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What would you do?

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/30/jackson.refunds/index.html

People that had tickets to Michael Jackson's concerts in London can either receive a full refund or a commemorative ticket and forfeit the refund.

What would you do? 

Seems kind of ludicrous to me but then I thought what if it were for a musician I really truly love and am a huge fan of???  I might then... 

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Re: What would you do?

  • If it was someone I was obsessed with, it might be a nice thing to have. I don't know that it would be worth over $100 though! But my Michael Jackson is Garth Brooks - if I had tickets to his last show and they offered something like that, I would likely take the commemorative ticket (depending on our financial situation at the time). (and p.s. - no comments about Garth Brooks - I know, it is so typical, but I have a lot of great memories related to his songs, and I'm one of those typical fans).
  • eh, I probably woudn't - even if I liked the guy.

    The concert promoter is just trying to recoup as much $$ as possible by keeping the ticket revenue and giving out cheap "souvenirs". The promoters invested over $20 million already in this concert series and had hoped to get over $100 mil in return but now that he is dead and the cause of death is yet to be determined, it is unclear whether their insurance will cover the $$ already spent.

     They are just trying to keep whatever money they can and they are hoping that the sentimental public will buy into their ploy . . . and you can bet that while some may keep whatever tricket their ticket is exchanged for, a LOT of people will just throw them up on eBay and try to make a profit.

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    If it was someone I was obsessed with, it might be a nice thing to have. I don't know that it would be worth over $100 though! But my Michael Jackson is Garth Brooks - if I had tickets to his last show and they offered something like that, I would likely take the commemorative ticket (depending on our financial situation at the time). (and p.s. - no comments about Garth Brooks - I know, it is so typical, but I have a lot of great memories related to his songs, and I'm one of those typical fans).

    I love Garth Brooks too!  Big Smile

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    image mikeandmonica:
    If it was someone I was obsessed with, it might be a nice thing to have. I don't know that it would be worth over $100 though! But my Michael Jackson is Garth Brooks - if I had tickets to his last show and they offered something like that, I would likely take the commemorative ticket (depending on our financial situation at the time). (and p.s. - no comments about Garth Brooks - I know, it is so typical, but I have a lot of great memories related to his songs, and I'm one of those typical fans).

    I love Garth Brooks too!  Big Smile

     

    ETA: I forgot to answer the question... I'd probably want my money back. But, it might depend on how bad I needed that extra $100.

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  • image razamataz:

    The concert promoter is just trying to recoup as much $$ as possible by keeping the ticket revenue and giving out cheap "souvenirs". The promoters invested over $20 million already in this concert series and had hoped to get over $100 mil in return but now that he is dead and the cause of death is yet to be determined, it is unclear whether their insurance will cover the $$ already spent.

    They are just trying to keep whatever money they can and they are hoping that the sentimental public will buy into their ploy . . .

    Agreed.  It just might work too seeing how much of a frenzy MJ caused all over the world. 

    Someone said on the radio that he was insured for 10 concerts but some contract he signed locked him in for 50 concerts.  This person was under the impression he didn't know until after he signed that it was really for 50.  I have a hard time believing his people didn't read all his contracts with a fine tooth comb but you never know.  Sounds like a big mess to me! 

    If I had bought a ticket I'd want my money back.  But...I wouldn't have bought a ticket in the first place so it's kind of hard to say :-)

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  • Michael Jackson was a lot of people's Elvis and The Beatles. I'd bet that you'll start to see those tickets up on ebay and that people will pay well for them.
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    Agreed.  It just might work too seeing how much of a frenzy MJ caused all over the world. 

    Someone said on the radio that he was insured for 10 concerts but some contract he signed locked him in for 50 concerts.  This person was under the impression he didn't know until after he signed that it was really for 50.  I have a hard time believing his people didn't read all his contracts with a fine tooth comb but you never know.  Sounds like a big mess to me! 

    If I had bought a ticket I'd want my money back.  But...I wouldn't have bought a ticket in the first place so it's kind of hard to say :-)

    This is what I was going to say! 

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  • Part of me would want to hold onto it. But I agree a lot of those will end up on ebay. Some idiot was trying sell Moonwalker DVDs for 10k and 15k earlier this week. I doubt people will pay that much, but the ones for $80 were still being bid on.
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