The only way to avoid the high service fee is to buy at the box office.
You lose the convenience but may keep $15 to $20 per ticket.
Buy through Ticketmaster and you’re subject to their fees.
Can you get scammed on Ticketmaster?
The only way to know your tickets are the real deal is to buy Ticketmaster Verified Tickets directly from Ticketmaster or Live Nation, or get them at the venue box office. Ticketmaster Verified Tickets are 100% authentic and guaranteed to get you in, including Fan-to-Fan Resale Tickets.
Do you have to pay Ticketmaster fees at the box office?
Does Ticketmaster charge fees when you go to the venue to purchase tickets? Yes, now you pay all fees no matter what you do. It used to be, for generations, that if you dragged yourself to the venue and bought tickets in person from their box office… you could pay face value.
What is the Ticketmaster service fee?
It’s not until one clicks through the site that the fees are broken down, with a $2.50 facility charge, which goes to the venue operator, and a $7.80 “convenience charge,” some of which goes to Ticketmaster, the promoter, credit card companies and artists.
Why are Ticketmaster fees so expensive?
Ticket prices are usually determined by the venue and performer so if the performer is popular and demand is high, then ticket price is expensive. Ticketmaster and all resale sites charge so called Service Fee which is going to be their revenue.