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    yitzchokm
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    I just got off the phone, trying to purchase a ticket to the syium ha’shas. The ticket cost (the cheaper $18 is sold out) is $36. Seems fair. What is a bit of a shock is the “shipping fee” of $8 (on the $18 ticket that’s a roughly 45% shipping charge). I offered to pick it up, but the rep said the fee is fixed, even if I choose to pick it up in person.

    Any thoughts?

    #859138
    Josh31
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    Separate and large shipping fees are such a turn off to me that I would rather pay $28 for an item with shipping included than $18 plus $8 for shipping.

    #859139
    The Frumguy
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    I was thinking the same thing. It’s quite outrageous for such a high “handling / shipping” fee (I guess they like “handling” your money). And who said Agudah isn’t going to be making any money on this??

    #859140
    Feif Un
    Participant

    They need to pay for that mechitza somehow…

    #859141
    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    You are only complaining because it is the Siyum. If it were a rock and roll concert or a sporting event, you would not have an issue.

    These are the general charges by the box office.

    #859142
    yitzchokm
    Participant

    Josh31

    true. i guess in the subconsciousness, it makes more sense.

    Frumguy,

    I don’t mind Aguda making money of it. I would think, though, that it’s deceptive advertising.

    Untimely, since i have no other venue to buy this ticket, they win. BUT……….

    #859143
    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    Calling something a shipping fee when it clearly is not is dishonest. Shipping on a piece of paper is 44 cents.

    #859144
    dash™
    Participant

    You are only complaining because it is the Siyum. If it were a rock and roll concert or a sporting event, you would not have an issue.

    These are the general charges by the box office.

    If a concert producer was charging such a high handling charge and was providing the same level of service the complaints would be there.

    $8 is definately too high for a service that sells seats without the ability to know beforehand what section thay are in and provides no indication or choice of how or when the tickets will be shipped (or if the order is even being processed).

    #859145
    avhaben
    Participant

    It’s called a Shipping AND HANDLING fee. And it is a standard business practice on ticket events.

    #859146
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    If you pick up a ticket IN PERSON you can avoid the fee on normal events.

    However if you use a ticket service like Ticketmaster there are fees.

    I have no problem with the fees using a ticket service, but there should no fee for pickup for the tickets

    #859147
    writersoul
    Member

    Even a ticket to a sporting event isn’t that much of an s&h fee.

    But whatever. Josh31: I think the same way when they have things where they sell stuff for tzedakah and it’s quadruple the price. I always think to myself, I’m not paying $4 for a slice of pizza, I’m giving $4 to tzedakah and getting a slice of pizza free!

    #859148
    Bowwow
    Participant

    This is standard when buying tickets to events in a venue such as this.

    #859149
    yitzchokm
    Participant

    nishtdayngesheft,

    avhaben,

    Bowwow,

    In normal sporting events, yes, Ticketmaster will charge a fee for giving you the ticket. that’s because they make their money by charging this fee.

    When selling tickets to the syium on the other hand, people (at least I) don’t expect Aguda to take the extra fee.

    #859150
    gabie
    Member

    Just cause you don’t like it, doesn’t make it wrong if its a standard practice for ticketing events.

    #859151
    apushatayid
    Participant

    As a matter of policy, for non football events at Met Life Stadium, there is a parking fee of $25 per CAR. Your $18 ticket actually costs you $58 if you drive to the Siyum.

    As far as handling fees. $8 for an $18 ticket is not crazy. For a $25 ticket to tomorrow nights Rangers game at MSG, Ticketmaster charges a fee of $12.5. The only thing that would not be right, is if nobody tells you there is an $8 fee per ticket (is it $8 per ticket, or per order, perhaps they will send it Fedex or UPS so that the shipment is trackable and traceable) and bills you for it anyway.

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