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Sunday, May 23, 2004
 

Ticketmaster and Antitrust: Does Ticketmaster border on violating antitrust laws? At most venues, for most events, your only option is to use Ticketmaster, unless you want to drive to the venue box office. There are a few minor competitors (i.e. tickets.com), but nothing major. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?





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Anonymous fantasy football -- 2/10/2006 7:51 PM  


I'm not an expert, but in a competitive market, Ticketmaster wouldn't be able to charge $12 on a $30 ticket. All they have to do is take the order, print it, and ship em. Their costs are probably so high because they have to bribe the venues with big bucks to get an exclusive deal. It has to be a monopolization violation under Section 2 of the Sherman act. Ticketmaster uses their market power to buy exclusive access to almost every venue. No one can compete leaving the consumers no choice but to make ticketblaster stronger and stronger.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 4/21/2006 9:55 PM  


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