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Ticket Service Charges

How many times have you purchased an entertainment ticket online and the service fees to purchase said ticket surprise you?  Me: so many!  It feels like a rip off.

A few weeks ago I went to an event with some girlfriends at Bang Bang Pie in Logan Square.  The tickets were $10 for treats from Bang Bang Pie, Big Gay Ice Cream, and 3 Floyds Brewing.  

I was not surprised to see a $2 service charge for the ticket.  I was surprised to see it went to charity.

They set-up the event on Brown Paper Tickets, which doesn't charge service fees to use their service and includes the option to donate to charity instead.  

If you're setting up an event with tickets soon, I think Brown Paper Tickets may be the way to go.  It's win win!

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