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January 31st, 2005

Watchdog! & Ticketmaster USA @ 05:49 pm

arcmorality:
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BBC’s ‘Watchdog’ reviews U2’s U.K. ticket sales

The BBC’s consumer complaints programme, ‘Watchdog’ will be doing a feature on ticketing arrangements for U2’s shows in the U.K. on Tuesday night’s programme (Feb 1, 7pm GMT, BBC1). The show’s producers hope to interview a representative from Ticketmaster and will apparently discuss complaints from U2 fans regarding U2.com’s $40 membership charges. (source: M.C.)

Ticket ‘brokers’ in the U.K. are selling tickets for prices between £200-500.

For those of you in the States that didn't get tickets. Ticketmaster are contacting everybody who didn't manage to get tickets using their presale code. See @u2.com for more info.
But it would seem as if U2 have got there backsides in gear. No doubt all the bad press will have helped.

Hopefully things will be sorted out for those without.

 
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From:kevvvy
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Pity its that slimy cunt Nicky Campbell thats on it now and not Anne Robinson!!
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Aye, but he can be abit of a cunt as well. Tho I'm still not sure what they can say, cause everybody in the UK that wanted tix, got tix eventually. TM said sorry last week & sorted it out.
So I'd expect the angle they'll be taking is the $40 crap.
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From:scaryrich
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
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i didnt!
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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and your a member of u2.com?
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From:scaryrich
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
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thought i was, until i tried logging in on presale day
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Did they debit your CC??

If u2.com members couldn't get tix via the site. They were taking orders via the phone & email, as long as you had a code.
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From:scaryrich
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
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the $40 payment never went through, but i didnt realise until the day when i didnt see a code. u2.com sent me an email with my username/password, just not the follow up transaction confirmation email.

but hey, theres still hope for dublin general release, not much hope mind
From:hfrogg451
Date:January 31st, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Finally, this is democracy in action! Enough people complain and get enough press attention for an extended period of time and someone has to do something! This is why reporting and real journalism (not Fox Fucking not News) is so necessary. There is no democracy without a voice of the people force it because power will always want to remain in power! Hopefully, the bad press will continue and U2 PM and ticketmaster will do something! Even if we can't make over all significant change it at least feels good to hear something is happening to make small change.

-Angry little voice in America.
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From:aralitia
Date:January 31st, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad I sent an email to watchdog now!
At least I know I'm not the only one who felt ripped off.

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