Ticketmaster accused of legally scalping Bruce tickets

The Boss has spoken and Ticketmaster has come under his scorn. Fans hoping to purchase seats online Monday for Bruce Springsteen?s new tour through the ticket vendor were redirected to Tickets Now, a

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2009, 12:46 AM

Updated 5,637 days ago

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The Boss has spoken and Ticketmaster has come under his scorn.
Fans hoping to purchase seats online Monday for Bruce Springsteen?s new tour through the ticket vendor were redirected to Tickets Now, a higher priced offshoot of Ticketmaster?s Web site. Seats with face values between $65 and $200 were priced as high as $5,000 on Tickets Now.
Some fans and lawmakers feel the inability to purchase the tickets at face value from the same company amounts to legalized scalping.
Ticketmaster is blaming the online ticket lockout on a software glitch and claims to have fixed the issue. New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is looking into the situation. Milgram?s office and the state Division of Consumer Affairs are making online complaint forms available for any perturbed customers. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) is calling for a federal investigation.
Bruce Springsteen says he?s furious with the company and calls the practice a ?conflict of interest.?
AP wires contributed to this article.


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