Tag: Ticket Pricing

Got tickets to Saturday’s Bruno Mars show? The guy sitting beside you may have paid hundreds of dollars less | The Star

Got tickets to Saturday’s Bruno Mars show? The guy sitting beside you may have paid hundreds of dollars less | The Star

A seven-month Toronto Star/CBC analysis of box office sales for the show, part of Mars’s 24K Magic world tour, reveals the hidden tricks of the ticketing trade that allow manipulation of seat prices, create the appearance of scarcity and maximize revenues. The effect: fans pay more — or get left out entirely. The mysterious world […]

Ticketmaster Just Got Exposed For Using Secret Tactics To Trick Canadians Into Overpaying For Concert Tickets | Narcity

Ticketmaster Just Got Exposed For Using Secret Tactics To Trick Canadians Into Overpaying For Concert Tickets | Narcity

A CBC News and Toronto Star investigation has revealed something a lot of us have already suspected – Ticketmaster is ripping customers off huge. The two news outlets did some digging into ticket sales for Bruno Mars shows in Toronto over the last seven months and uncovered the shocking ways that the company has been […]

New downloads of MoviePass have plummeted as the service has introduced unpopular features | Connecticut Post

New downloads of MoviePass have plummeted as the service has introduced unpopular features | Connecticut Post

Sharp declines corresponded with changes to the service (seen above). Downloads dropped from 330,000 in June to about 240,000 in July after MoviePass announced its unpopular surge pricing feature, in which users would have to pay extra for popular movies during busy showtimes. Downloads then dropped to 80,000 in August after MoviePass announced it would […]

Sinemia’s $30 unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole | Engadget

Sinemia’s $30 unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole | Engadget

MoviePass attracted a lot of users with its $10 one-movie-per-day subscription plan, but as the last few months have shown, that price point was rather unsustainable. As its money troubles mounted, the company hit its subscribers with a number of sudden plan changes including surge pricing, limited film selections and, recently, a reduction to just […]

Dynamic Ticket Pricing doesn’t help fans, says AFLFA | Sports Radio

Dynamic Ticket Pricing doesn’t help fans, says AFLFA | Sports Radio

The AFL Fan’s Association has found prices went up for low-demand games more times than they went down in 2018. A review was conducted into dynamic ticket pricing, which was introduced by the AFL at the start of the 2017 season. Initially controlled by the AFL, it has since been handed over to the clubs. […]

To lure back riders, Railways set to scrap dynamic pricing on 40 trains | Business Standard News

To lure back riders, Railways set to scrap dynamic pricing on 40 trains | Business Standard News

Your next ride on the Rajdhani Express might be a little light on your pocket as the Indian Railways is set to scrap the flexi-fare — also called dynamic pricing — on 40 trains, according to a report in ‘The Times of India’. The flexi-fare scheme is reportedly being scrapped for trains that have shown […]

Tickets for the Blazers’ Season Opener Against LeBron James’ Lakers Are Crazy Expensive | Willamette Week

Tickets for the Blazers’ Season Opener Against LeBron James’ Lakers Are Crazy Expensive | Willamette Week

The second-most expensive ticket for a non-Lakers game is against the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, on Dec. 29, are between $62-$431. For comparison, the Blazers’ second home game, against the returning LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs, are $23 for the cheapest seats. The high prices for opening night are effectively the result […]

Airlines seek ‘less transparency’ on price | Travel Weekly

Airlines seek ‘less transparency’ on price | Travel Weekly

Responding to testimony from airline association Iata, de Blust said: “Iata says the GDSs constitute a bottleneck. But then how could the Lufthansa Group add a distribution cost charge of €16 to its fares and it seems this didn’t affect Lufthansa sales – or, at least, it didn’t affect Lufthansa sales in those markets in […]

Sinemia and Choovie bring subscriptions and dynamic pricing to Australia | Film Journal International

Sinemia and Choovie bring subscriptions and dynamic pricing to Australia | Film Journal International

MoviePass has been getting a lot of press in the U.S. but so far has not arrived Down Under. That is not to say it will not come here, but some industry figures have their doubts. Because most major chains do not have competing cinemas in the majority of their cities and suburbs, there is […]

Moviepass: A bold trendsetter slowly dying out | The Chronicle

Moviepass: A bold trendsetter slowly dying out | The Chronicle

Ted Farnsworth, the CEO of Helios and Matheson, has said that other start-up companies such as Uber and Amazon have, at various points, lost billions of dollars and are still around and very successful today.  This may be true, but the key difference between those companies and Moviepass was investor confidence.  Investors saw both the […]