Back in 2011, I shared a Ticketmaster news story on the then “PiercingMetal Musings” blog and offered up my own thoughts about the circumstances HERE as it outlined that the mighty Ticketmaster was going to be refunding some of the fees it had hit us with over the years. Now the time has come for the settlement of that case which amounted to a $400 million dollar class action lawsuit over the often ridiculously high fees. The settlement comes in the form of vouchers and some discount codes that you can use to enjoy some shows for free.
Of course you realize that these shows are not completely free since you have already paid for them in a sense based on the high fees. Still it’s pretty cool that a settlement is making good. Score one for the little guy right? The suit affects about 50 million people who bought tickets on Ticketmaster between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013 and paid the company’s ridiculous overcharges. Emails alerting members of the class started going out last month under the subject, “Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster Class Action Settlement – Notice Regarding Discount and Ticket Codes,”. Make sure you check your respective email accounts for that notice AND also check your spam folder since you never know if it was directed there by your provider. I should also let you know to make sure that you weren’t using an older email address that you forgot about for some reason. I know that I used my ancient AOL address for Ticketmaster before moving to Hotmail and now the personal Gmail.com account. I guess it’s the same exact account that I always had but I am not sure since it doesn’t show me any history of purchases. More on that later though so back to business. In case you missed the email somehow, more about the settlement can be learned at THIS LINK.
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