Posted by William Charles on January 23, 2019
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Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by William Charles

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Recap: Bonvoy Guide, Mastercard Fined $648M & More

 

  • How I did on those Patriots vs Chiefs AFC Championship Tickets by Miles Per Day. TL;DR, not good.
  • Reader David B reports that American Express is no longer counting donations made on Facebook towards minimum spend requirements. Even though the transaction goes through network for good American Express is stating that this is being treated as a P2P transaction.

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Sam
Sam

Buying tickets to immediately resell them is despicable. Don’t promote that kind of thing.

Dylan
Dylan

Well they didnt do well anyway.

Franholio
Franholio

Uh no it’s not

frogger
frogger

Why is it despicable? It is just arbitrage. The venues benefit as their tickets are sold quickly and people can get tickets without the hassle of going online at the exact moment they are on sale. I used to do it all the time. You have to know what events are going to sell out and if you make a mistake you are stuck with a ticket. Stubhub’s outrageous fees are what you should be mad about.

Also a lot of time it is the promoters selling the best tickets on the resale market.

Frank

Not a fan of resellers but you are right about the promoters. Most of the time a large % of the tickets are already sold to promoters before the tickets go on sale which drives the bulk of the reselling.

The real problem is the artist wants to get paid $Xm but also show that tickets are available at face value for barely over $Xm in total. The only way for that to happen is mark them up immediately when selling to a promoter who then is the “bad guy” and resells at a crazy price (“crazy” as in high, technically its the correct price because that’s where the tickets clear). Artist can then say “We’ll it was a $10 ticket, blame the resellers for making it $100”

Carl
Carl

I really don’t need to hear about this dude’s forays into low level ticket scalping. DoC, you’re better than this.

frogger
frogger

How is this different than opening checking accounts or credit cards just for the bonuses? Just someone trying to make a dollar from their couch.

JF
JF
Dave P
Dave P

Thanks for sharing. The redesign for the Amex Luxury and Business SPG/Bonvoy cards are pretty sharp looking. But the redesign for the basic SPG personal? Ugggggly!

DK
DK

Didnt see anything about nights and flights in that Bonvoy update. Is it going away?
A quick google search couldnt find hard data either.

JF
JF

It’s covered under “Travel Packages” in the FM article.

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