Front Gate Tickets, the Austin-based ticket seller that was partially owned by area concert promoter C3 Presents, has been purchased by ticketing giant Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment.
Ticketmasterhas to refund $1.50 for every ticket order since 1999, because they did not advertise that their huge processing fees were only for large profits. They have now opted to post a profits notice so that they can continue charging the fees. Tickets delivered by UPS will receive an additional $5 rebate for deceptive expedited fees.
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