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Old 01-25-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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Anyone Else Feeling Screwed?

How stupid am I? In the past 30 days I have shelled out nearly 1/2 a month's pay on overpriced U2 items. $345 on tickets, $40 on membership, $375 on an IPOD, and $100 on the Complete U2. I am their dream "idiot" consumer or what? Anyone else feeling used and abused? I love my U2 but the corporate machine seems to have forgotten about us as fans and sees us just as $$$.
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Pissed off, Tired and Ticketmaster.....not a good combination!
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:03 AM   #3
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There are a ton of people who have not even gotten any tickets yet....like me. I would pay out the butt to have tickets to the show I wanted. I feel so screwed and used....$40.00 for their membership to get the best tickets, so they said. I hope that I will eventually get my tickets.
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There are a ton of people who have not even gotten any tickets yet....like me. I would pay out the butt to have tickets to the show I wanted. I feel so screwed and used....$40.00 for their membership to get the best tickets, so they said. I hope that I will eventually get my tickets.
Try the general sale. I got tickets today but I'm still going to try the general sale, because I'm sure they'll be better seats than the ones I have now. Since the numbers were so limited today, we all stand a good chance of getting something on at the general sale.
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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I don't know what I am going to do...well that is besides cry. I can't believe that this is happening. I wanted 2 tickets to the Chicago 7th show, and I can't do anything. All I am getting is the HTTP 500 Internal Error thing. Oh man am I . Is it Ticketmaster or U2 that has screwed everything up?
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:18 AM   #6
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Who isn't feeling screwed? Oh yeah, the 100 fans that got their tickets probably feel like they should play the lottery/powerball tonight since they didn't get screwed today.

Glad I spent $40 to become an official U2.com sucker.......
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:24 AM   #7
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definetely screwed........anyone try msg tix? i went on at 959, got right through and there were no msg standing left.....sent it through again at 1005 and no msg ANYWHERE left! it was a scam and we all bought it. they probably only opened up a handful of tickets and everyone and their mother signed up for the website. looks like it general sale for all!
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:12 AM   #9
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Principle Management NY: (212) 765-2372
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Make sure you send your complaint there so they realize how they ruined the band's relationship with its fans.
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i'm going to ask a really stupid question but when we bought the membership did they guaruntee that we would definately get tickets in the pre-sale? or a chance at getting better seats IF we got tickets at all then if we tried our luck in the general sale?

i haven't used my code yet cause i'm waiting for the TO shows so i don't really know.
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They guaranteed us ACCESS to the pre-sale, which in lawyerspeak, they did deliver on
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:21 AM   #12
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i'm going to ask a really stupid question but when we bought the membership did they guaruntee that we would definately get tickets in the pre-sale? or a chance at getting better seats IF we got tickets at all then if we tried our luck in the general sale?



This was never really clear but I think all the memberships promised us was a chance at tickets at the pre-sale.
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I'd say that me feeling screwed is maybe the biggest understatement ever.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:25 AM   #14
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No, they said TICKETS:
"Priority ticketing for the 2005 tour. You will be able to buy two tickets for any indoor U2 show or four tickets for any outdoor U2 show during your membership term"

That's not ACCESS or an OPPORTUNITY.

Write the Attorney General in your state.
If you paid by credit card, contest the charge since you did not receive all promised services, and the services you did receive were below the promised quality level.

FWIW, that "revolutionary" negotiated service charge is the STANDARD ticketmaster allowance for fan club ticketing. If U2 were really revolutionary, they would have eliminated it completely. If you buy tickets from R.E.M. or Pearl Jam or even, god forbid, Dave Matthews' fan club, you do NOT pay TM charges on the tickets.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:27 AM   #15
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This was never really clear but I think all the memberships promised us was a chance at tickets at the pre-sale.
well i guess there's not much we can do then. pretty shitty deal but i'm not really surprised cause i figured there would be more memberships sold then tickets available.
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