Re: Bruins raise ticket prices more than the amount reported in the Globe
posted at 8/4/2011 10:44 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Bruins raise ticket prices more than the amount reported in the Globe
In Response to Re: Bruins raise ticket prices more than the amount reported in the Globe : The scam is a flim-flam, bait and switch, sleight of hand. It is the three card Monty of ticket sales. The Bruins demanded a deposit on an item that couldn't actually be purchased for several months, and then refused to sell me the item I put a deposit on. How thick do you have to be to not understand that. If it happened at a retail store the AG's office would be all over it.
Posted by bigbadbruin72
How thick do you have to be to understand that you were never guaranteed that ticket as there was no contract, no paperwork, nothing to guarantee you that ticket. You were only guaranteed the option to buy tickets, you weren't guaranteed your seat as you have provided nothing to say that (they've offered you more expensive and less expensive seats and fullfilled their side of the deal). It's not a bait and switch as they aren't replacing Bruins tickets with tickets to the Boston Blazers. Its not a scam as they are not just taking your money without fullfilling their end of the deal, and it's not a sleight of hand as they are not stealing money from your pocket.
The AG isn't all over it because you have no case. What would you bring with you to a court case? You think the AG would go after a retailer but not a sports arena? What's the logic behind that comment?
AND YOU DIDN'T PUT A DEPOSIT ON A SPECIFIC SEAT. Why is that so hard for you to understand. You were putting a deposit down for an option to buy tickets, not your seat. The Bruins fullfilled their obligation and offered you tickets.
Roller, ok, fine you don't get a discount but they're not selling the tickets at a higher price than the box office and your deposit will be deducted from the total price. I fail to see a scam here. You bought an option to buy 10 tickets, you'll get 10 tickets.
To be honest, given how quickly they'll sell out, the Bruins could charge you more than face as you are guaranteed 10 tickets in a 10 game pack whereas it would be hard to get 10x2 tickets to games this season given the success of the team.
I also fail to have sympathy for you when you will most likely be able to sell your tickets at higher than face value for each game.
If you feel so strongly, find a lawyer and see what they say. I'd love to hear what he tells you and I'd love to be wrong about this as I hope you win.
Tickets are expensive, I agree. You've come on here to complain about a scam and how the Bruins lied. If you actually had a case, you'd be pleading it in court rather than complaining on a message board.