One Beehive reader decided to go the pre-sale route for Justin Bieber’s upcoming show in Fresno — and it was not a smooth experience. Marsha Conant wrote late this morning:
After spending 2 hours on line this morning trying to get Beiber tickets for my teenage daughter, I have nothing in hand except frustration! Joined the fan club but could not re-access the site to get the code to use after paying a $29 quarterly membership! The site is down, I am sure because of the tremendous volume! Tried to get info on the meet and greet VIP packages, was not successful. Tried to find out about the American Express pre-sale starting tomorrow as I have an AE card, cannot find anything. Did find secondary tickets already on sale, the best ones available on the floor were $707 and it went from 4 available to 2 right before my eyes! Pre-sales, memberships its all a gimmick to jack up ticket prices! And desperate parents play exorbitant amounts for tickets! This reminds me of the Hannah Montana tour a few years ago! That was also a mess!
She followed up a few hours later:
I relogged on at 12:30 pm and was able to get 2 tickets at $200 each. The original tickets were no longer available!
Wait a second. $200 to see Bieber? I thought this was supposed to be a show with a top ticket price of $79.50. I wonder how good/bad the seats for sale June 2 will be?
Any other pre-sale stories to share, Beehivers?