The Stones - O2 and NJ

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The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:04 am

Anyone going? I'm going to be in the US around that time, so I'm considering it, but my wallet has crawled up into a ball in the corner and is crying itself to sleep.

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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Mikeh » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:40 am

I've never like the Stones and at £104 - £450 for a ticket plus £31 booking fee, I think I will give them a miss on this occasion.

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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:44 am

Well, if you've never liked them, the ticket price is kind of irrelevant.

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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:37 pm

Way out of my league. I've always wanted to see them, but at these prices I will pass.
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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:18 pm

The prices are an offensive joke. I would strongly advocate boycotting.
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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:32 pm

What a boycott would really mean in this case is 'People who can't afford the tickets don't buy them'. That's why I didn't go see the Eagles last time they came through Australia. I didn't have the cash. I didn't really consider it a boycott.

Would I have liked the ticket prices to be lower? Of course, then I could've afforded to go. But they've perfectly within their rights to charge whatever the hell they want and as long as they have fans willing to pay those prices, it's a perfectly sound business practice.

I may or may not be one of them in this case, but I'm not going to cry bloody murder if I can't afford to go.

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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:44 pm

Sound business practice my arse. Like they need the money. It would be beautiful if people stayed away in their thousands.
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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby HopeYou'reHappyNow » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:52 pm

If I'm honest, I could afford the lowest two price tiers - but, out of principle, would not pay that kind of money for a concert. It's extortion. I'd love to have gone to the O2, but it's an elitist event for the rich. By pricing tickets this way, normal working class people have been told that they're not important. Still, what can you expect from a bunch of out of touch millionaires?

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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Sound business practice my arse. Like they need the money.


Who cares if they need the money?

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Re: The Stones - O2 and NJ

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:09 am

It just makes it all the more obscene. At their stage in the game, wouldn't it be commendable to see them saying 'let's give as many of our fans a chance to see us as possible' with a fair pricing policy. The fact that they can do this and exploit people foolish enough to pay prices beyond any sense doesn't justify it in any way.

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