within 5 minutes of being open for sale I was offered limited view seats in upper balcony at $500/seat.
There ya go da, it does happen
and HoneyRoses next post also confirms it.
You cannot blame it all on customer ineptitude, whatever your own experiences...
They play so many 'games' that we even have disagreement here, exactly what they want, lack of certainty about anything, so as soon as they sense the slightest 'gold rush' for tickets, back to their tricks they go, that you deny they play, or for some strange reason feel are justified
Here's an example of what you are proposing (and would probably scream like hell if it happened..)You want something on eBay and it has a Buy It Now price... you decide to nab it at the BIN price rather than risk the auction process or another nabbing it earlier
The seller then emails you, saying, sorry, I had 100 Private mails showing huge interest, but although you went for BIN first - I'm NOT going to sell it to you, because 'I think' there's a good few out there who will buy it a higher BIN price when I tout it up there again...
Against eBay rules, yes, and what we're saying is so should this same practice of offering, then (artificially) withdrawing said sale, like teasing a child, but plain and simple GREED! Setup your tour and set your price... if it does well, increase the price for the next one.
Even set a block of good tickets at an extortionate price, but with clarity.
.. (and maybe have to sell them cheap like all traders when things aren't moving), not this duplicitous nonsense.
This is what business
is about - a fair game, set your bottom line, your profit margin and take a small risk, it's wanting guaranteed
almost unlimited profits at any
cost to anyone
that have got us into this worldwide pickle - see the parallel
It's a recent thing, suppose you can justify that as 'the way of the world' - well, a nasty one for sure, wasting enormous time, emotional energy and not to say hard earned cash from those who perhaps can ill afford it.