Over the weekend Live Nation / Tickermaster CEO Irving Azoff tweeted:
"New TM full disclosure pricing! http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D00448D1A496EA9?brand=&tm_link=tm_homeA_g7&hot_ticket_brand=home".
In addition to Azoff's failure to use a URL shortener, those following the link to buy Carrie Underwood tickets will have something else to be annoyed about. Ticketmaster's response to the consumer demands for all-in ticket prices does not eliminate all ticket fees. In Azoff's handpicked example, additional fees of $6.50 were added at the very end of the transaction.
UPDATE: Ticketmaster explains its new fee policies and promises more transparency starting with a new corporate blog Ticketology. It first post also announces as 3 day return policy for all tickets bought at Live Nation venues.
Our test purchase of two tickets showed:
"all in pricing will mean that print at home and order charges go away. tm cant control that."