Portland, OR asked in Consumer Law and Antitrust for Oregon

Q: How do I start a class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster for scalping, or price gouging tickets for a Nov 2023 concert

The tickets were being sold for outrageously high prices and there were third party tickets being sold on the Ticketmaster site with those high prices. When I attempted to buy a ticket the prices were not in my means. I kept returning to the website hoping for a price drop and the pop up msg on the ticket page kept warning that tickets were going fast and how I risked missing the concert if I waited too long. I bought a seat for 359.00 in the last row of section 201. 3 days later seats in the same section and row as the one I bought dropped to 227.00. It's a long story the many emails gone back and forth. I don't want a refund, l just want to exchange for a better seat that Ticketmaster is selling at a lower price than then what I paid. They can keep the money, I just want to exchange for the better seat. They say no.

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You don't identify why you think you have a claim. They routinely disclose that some of their tickets are being re-sold at higher than initial venue prices and may change at any time. You waited, then you pounced, only to find that you would have been better off waiting longer. That was a choice you made - not them. If the price went up instead of down, would you have offered to pay them additional amounts? It was your decision whether to buy; it was your decision about how much you were willing to spend; and it was your decision of when to buy based upon your perceived risk/reward. Your decision - own it. Class action? Even if feasible, you have $100,000+ to fund such a suit?

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