Sunday, January 08, 2012
Consumer tip: watch delivery options when buying theater tickets on the web
This is not really an id-security issue, but it is a consumer issue.
On Tuesday, Dec. 27 I bought a ticket for a performance of “Jersey Boys” at the National Theater Jan. 5. I thought the price was about $125, from the National’s website. I checked an option to have a ticket mailed. I later discovered that this convenience had cost an extra $29. Maybe FedEx makes sense close to performance date, but there was time. And the ticket when delivered was exactly the same e-Ticket I had printed out the same day. And the price printed on it was just $66.
I didn’t have any problems at all in early December with “Sister Act” in NYC from Broadway.com, and the total for that show as just $51.50. But Jersey Boys in Washington turned out to be a rip-off. I will say, I haven’t run into anything like this with the Kennedy Center.