App is Bad Website is Even Worse
So, I log onto Ticketmaster to purchase 2 tickets to an upcoming concert. Find the show no problem get the tickets I want no problem. When it comes to placing the order it says, you must log on to use express checkout payment method. Oops on me, forgot to log on. So I log back on and ‘Place Order’ and it tells me the same thing. Okay. Let me close the browser and delete all cookies because the website is dumb. Did all of that and try again. Sign into my account and go to ‘Place Order’ still the same error.
Okay maybe I’m an idiot. Let’s try from the phone. Go go onto the app, where I’m signed into my account, see the show I want to purchase tickets for. What do you know?? Clicked the show I want and it just gives me a blank white screen for 15 minutes.
Alright so know I have to attempt to speak to customer service. I click through everything and when I get to the Contact Us page there’s numerous ways to attempt to contact them, email, letter, live chat, numbers for already purchased tickets, and a Call Us section. Do you think they left their customer service number under the Call Is section??? Nope they did not. So onto of all the extra money I have to spend per ticket, their website and app does not function properly. If you can stay away from ever using this monopoly to purchase tickets.
In the end I created a fake email so I could log on and purchase my 2 tickets. I guess if you want everything to work just keep making fake emails.
Ticketmaster caused my credit card to be declined
By Runner in Tampa
I spent all day trying to purchase 2 tickets which should have been a very simple transaction! My credit card was declined by my credit card for suspicious activity. Once I went back and ordered through PayPal it went through but the Ticketmaster app said to call my cc company which I did and they said they show it was approved and to contact the vendor. I then finally found an actual phone # to contact Ticketmaster (must not want to be called!) and had them call me back since the wait time was over 15 so I can get some work done. When they called me back, it was an automated machine stating to call them back if I still needed assistance! So I called back and this time I wait on hold for about 15 minutes to then be told I need to call Fraud department to push it through! I get to fraud department and was told sorry for the inconvenience but wait for 10 minutes before starting the process again and it should go through!
I had this same issue when I booked my last 2 tickets from Ticketmaster and asked if I could call to have someone book my tickets for me in the future since this is so time consuming and shouldn’t take me all day to purchase tickets! I was told they can’t take orders over the phone!!! Ticketmaster needs a better payment process since the current process is the worst I have ever had to experience!
Do NOT use app for popular events!!
Let me save you all from getting screwed out of those hard-to-get tickets at initial sale time: DO NOT USE THE APP!! Let me explain what will happen to you using my own experience. One hour before the start of the sale, the app put me in a virtual “queue.” When the sale started, it showed me where I was at in line, real-time. I was “2000+” behind which I learned the hard way is the maximum the app will display. As you wait it will give you minute by minute updates of how all of the good seats are selling out while your place in line continues to be “2000+.” I thought I should wait because every time I called the number it was busy. Finally, after 39 minutes and all the good seats were sold, I was still 2000+ in line and it looked like it would be at least another hour before I get to the front of the queue. In desperation, I called and the line was no longer busy! I was able to cut in front of everyone in the queue with that call and purchase the tickets. Word to the wise - do not use this app if they put you in a queue longer than 50 people. It’s a total joke and you’re better off just trying to call. By the way, as I write this I am still in the queue. Horrible experience. I’ll try to enjoy my mediocre tickets.
Ticketmaster SCAM PLEASE READ
By MMO clicks
Tickets for any concert are all worth EXACTLY the same. But because of “popularity” ticket prices fluctuates. Ticketmaster likes to use this to advantage to scam more than what it’s worth on everyone buying tickets. The concert I was going to had seats ranging from $50-$300 nosebleeds to floor seats. But because tickets were not selling as quickly in a timely manner as TM has hoped. They dropped all seat prices to $20, equalizing nosebleeds, mid seats, and floor seats to “$20”. I already purchased two tickets days before for $50 ea. Not including tax and service fees. I’m paying $150 for crappy seats. When floor seats are now ONLY $20!!! I can’t even get the difference in money back because of their “agree to no refund” BS policy. Everyone going now gets the pay only $20 for ANY seats now. I paid 7x the price that people are getting for a fraction of what it was originally sold for. Ticketmaster monopolized and control ticket prices whenever they want and I think someone needs to stand up against this giant business because they are seizing money and making up “agreements” to trap everyone into paying their outrageous prices. I’ll be writing to the Better Business Bureau BBB and contacting my credit card to dispute this problem. Ticketmaster is trash 🗑
Monopolizing Costs with Treachery
By the Angry People of MCR
I downloaded this app, just briefly, the day before I would need it to purchase tickets for a major, very popular, music event. I attempted to login to my account on my PC separately the next day in order to update my payment information before the queue would open but conveniently could not because they were having ‘technical difficulties’ and many others online were also complaining of being unable to log into their accounts. So, I was unable to streamline my future purchasing process but that was shown to be irrelevant as I will reveal thusly.
Later, after waiting in queue for a half hour the tickets that were shown as available could not be purchased when selected. Later that day, many more tickets were available but only about a third of them were listed as a ‘verified’ reselling of the ticket but the rest didn’t say they weren’t new, while all the tickets were 3-4 times the price of the original. At the same time the band appeared to believe that all the tickets were sold out to all their events and had set the prices for their own event to be between $59-$200. So, in conclusion Ticketmaster is a scam making millions off of the deception of their hosts and customers.
The Ticketmaster site would not allow me to purchase my tickets using my home PC, even though I was logged into my Ticketmaster account. It kept giving me an error message telling me to purchase from a laptop or mobile device. The problem I have with ordering from my phone is that the mobile application does not allow you to select the specific seat location that you want. You have to take the 4 seats (or however many you are searching for) that the system finds for you. I was wanting our seats to start on an aisle and even though the website showed the aisle seat was available, the mobile system would only give me 4 seats beginning from inside & working out toward the aisle. So lame! I understand why they want to sell the tickets in that manner, but why not put the needs of your customers first & allow the customer to dictate what seats they buy? What is the point of leaving one aisle seat open? Don’t drive people to your mobile app, where the customer has less functionality (unable to choose seats).
No way the service is 4.7 star worthy
I have dealt with Ticketmaster for years...it’s hard not to if you want to attend most events. This is my first and last app purchase. Monday I purchased tickets with insurance that wouldn’t store in my wallet. Okay np. I checked the app for confirmation; no record I bought tickets. Checked my bank account, funds immediately withdrawn. Emailed. No answer. Emailed insurance company who at least responded but still haven’t received any email acknowledging my purchase. 5 days later, still confirmation of purchased tickets. Still no response to my now 2nd email. Also, my tickets, my Exact Seats are still for sale?!?! So my money has been taken and the only proof provided are my screenshots and bank statement. Nice job. My fear is heading to the event with screenshots of tickets to be told it’s no go then Ticketmaster further declining to help because it’s past the event time to cancel. I should’ve sprung for the extra money to print or have the tickets mailed or maybe, just maybe a multi billion dollar company shouldn’t be shaking me down. Bad enough the cost increased by $60 after the “fees”. Don’t. Just don’t. Or, spring for the actual paper tickets like in the old day. #madaf
They’re gonna steal your money
Before you’re gonna purchase anything from Ticketmaster, read my story FIRST.
I’ve purchased tickets for Jim Jefferies like a Christmas gift and was really excited about it. I trusted Ticketmaster so what can go wrong, I’ve purchased before, but there wasn’t any problem before of course. Since the Covid started they cancelled more than half of their events, which is totally understandable. What’s not is that they WONT give you your money back! My tickets was for almost 300$ and with everything what was going on, business went down and I really needed my money back. When I was texting them, their customer service was the worst I’ve ever experienced. They told me that I didn’t purchase tickets through them even tho I obviously did! I’ve purchased numerous tickets before even was selling them myself. I even sent them screenshots and they told me they didn’t get any. So they basically stole 300 from twenty year old girl who was unemployed and in a really bad life situation. I’m very disappointed and sad that some business like this still working and earning money on people like me..maybe some day it can be you too.
Purchased tickets...NO SEATS upon arrival!
Last night Valentines Day at the Bocelli concert there was no seats nor even a row for the “floor” tickets I had purchased from Ticketmaster. I was sold 2 floor tickets by Ticketmaster and these were part of a wedding proposal. They included VIP lounge. When we arrived to the venue there was no Row 19 and we were told we would have to sit off the floor in a corner seat and that they could not guarantee we would sit together. This led to a very difficult situation and the romantic experience for the night was ruined. We never did get our seats. This is highly unethical and something must be done. Amalie Arena should also take some responsibility in this as they were to set the seating. We saw that duplicate seating had been set up for lower numbered rows and ours eliminated. The show was oversold at our expense. We expect compensation as this was obviously not a mistake. You charge more for floor tickets and this is the service you give your clients. It was certainly not the Valentines evening linked to proposal that I envisioned. It will be interesting to see if Ticketmaster provides a refund for this debacle? Buyer beware when ordering floor tickets.
Ticketmaster screws me again
I am a huge concert goer. I hate that I have to use TM for everything but no other options if I wanna go to shows. Got screwed this morning on the most frustrating ticket buying experience EVER for one of my favorite bands. One browser wouldn’t let me buy tickets - says to use another browser or app. Log into other browsers and app, they say can’t get in queue bc I’m still in queue in another browser and to return to that browser. Finally figure out to log out of original browser, and log into the app. Find some decent tickets 15 minutes into the sale (fans know that every minute is precious and I’m stressing out here). Won’t let me buy the tickets. Enter my card number over and over again. No error message, no anything - just says “please wait while processing”, then refreshes back to the card entry screen. Lost those tickets ultimately. I was finally able to buy some tickets 15 rows further back and just completed my transaction. This is 40 minutes into the process with lots of frustrated tears and yelling at my screen and now I just feel angry and unsatisfied. Thanks for nothing TM. 😡