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    • tomstar3000
      Tom Chamberlain

      Nine Inch Nails only selling tickets in person at the box office. Do you think other big bands will follow suit, or is it really just about money and to hell with the fans.
      https://www.kqed.org/arts/13831858/nine-inch-nails-in-person-ticket-policy-is-beautiful

    • ia

      If ticket prices came down as a result, I’d be ok with it.

    • PJ
      Pj Kinsley

      I've wondered for a while if someone did box office sales only how it would end up... so this will be interesting for me to watch. I can tell you that it does take extra effort to actually go down to the box office and wait inline to buy tickets.

      The only problem is I see scalpers with the most interest and funds to send folks to the box office for them and then sell to the online crowd who prefer the convenience and don't mind paying a little more.

      I always thought of ticket masters convenience charges as more of a joke and a cash grab. Buying at the box office often reduces that charge so it should be interesting to see how they get their fair share of money from the ticket sales without the 12-25 dollar "convenience" charges they normally levy.

    • tomstar3000
      Tom Chamberlain

      Have you ever experienced the frustration of trying to buy tickets only to find out the show is sold out?! Ticket scalpers have elaborate robot ticket buying systems that can get through any captcha you throw at it.
      Ticket Master doesn't care though. They get their money. It's a terrible system. Most bands don't care, because they get their money too.
      Yay for NIN!

    • PJ
      Pj Kinsley

      honestly I usually have pretty good luck but I also have a citi card and a few other perks that often offer presale. So I’m the guy at work that 10am on the dot I’m spamming refresh on my browser and my phone ready to pick up a pair...

      I agree you don’t always get the best seats but I’m also not willing to camp outside a venue a day before for the best seats... so that’s where I get a little torn.

      What I feel will happen is they will just pay people a few bucks to stand in line and order it for them. Time will tell!

    • tomstar3000
      Tom Chamberlain

      Yeah, presale is great. So what if they pay people to stand in line. That levels the playing field. Otherwise the scalpers' bots buy all the tickets.

    • PJ
      Pj Kinsley

      I’d rather have a 30% chance of buying the best tickets online then go to the box office a day or two early and camp outside to get the best tickets but that might be just me haha...

    • tomstar3000
      Tom Chamberlain

      Sure, I could see that, but it's more like a 15% chance. In NIN case, it's at least a month out.
      The real problem starts when you want to see a band out of town.

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