Posted at 9:31 AM on April 10, 2006
by Ben Tesch
Ex-Bum, now Polinaut, Bob Collins, sends an e-mail:
So today I go online to order two tickets for next Friday night's game between the Twins and the Yankees. My son is a Yankee fan.
I go through the process and it adds a $6 "convenience charge" to the two tickets for a total of $90.00. Then, when I go to the final screen, there's another $3 charge for "handling." Now we're up to $93.00. Now you can print out your tickets at your computer right then. That'll cost you another $1.75 for a total of $10.75 in "extra" charges for buying someone's product.
The thing is, shouldn't there be a $1.75 discount for printing your own tickets? It's my paper, my ink, and my time and the Twins (or MLB.Com) doesn't have to spend any money on postage, envelopes, paper, ink, or a human to put it all together.