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Where do Ticketmaster fees go?

How fitting to read about the extra fees charged from Ticketmaster just as my newspaper included a "code" to use when ordering tickets for Ringling Brothers Circus ("A chance to break free of Ticketmaster," Feb. 26).

The code didn't work on their site so I called Ticketmaster. At first we thought the code wouldn't go into effect until Sunday but an agent double checked and said there was no such code. I then went back on the computer to the Ticketmaster site to see how much tickets would be without The Sun code. Tickets were $45 but there was a $8.50 fee per ticket added on.

So for a family of four (Pop, Grammy, grandson, and daughter) it would cost $214 to attend a matinee performance (during the week) of the circus. I would love to know where our $34.00 was going. Needless to say, this family will have to think twice before purchasing tickets.

Janet Silverman

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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