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azaghal1981

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Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« on: February 19, 2010, 05:50:33 pm »
Seriously.


Some of us have used this language before when talking about LN on here. Now, it has more merit than ever.


Wal-Mart, Now with Live Nation Ticketing Outlets!

 
by
ERIKA H
 on 02-19-2010

Personally, I blame online ticketing for missing out on Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour. I despise waiting for the site to load, nervously refreshing the
page after I've already entered my credit card information, and panicking as the phone rings right when the site says I have five minutes to finalize my
order.

A new partnership between TMT favorites Live Nation Entertainment and Wal-Mart gives you another option. Live Nation executive chairman Irving Azoff announced
at the recent NBA Technology Summit in Dallas that ticketing outlets will open in select Wal-Mart stores across the US (about 500, in major cities). Rather
than go online, shoppers will be able to head to Wal-Mart's entertainment section for tickets to local concerts, sporting events, and other Ticketmaster
offerings.

$9.99 DVDs and Nickelback tickets in one shopping trip? Given the similar deal between Live Nation and Blockbuster, settled late last year, this might not
seem that special. But does Blockbuster have in-store fast food?

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hutch

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 06:02:44 pm »
Sounds convenient.

It would be cool if the 930 had some outlets.. 

sweetcell

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 06:36:58 pm »
has anyone used one of the blockbuster ticket dispensers?  i wonder if they're fast, and how tedious it is to throw back crappy seats and request new ones.

i'd hate to get to a blockbuster or walmart just before an onsale, and discover that there are 100 people in line in front of me. 

i'm guessing these machines are best for slower-selling shows... then again, i doubt tickets would be any cheaper so why not just order online?  (from TM/LN's perspective it would open up ticket sale to people who aren't accustomed to ordering tickets online, but i'm asking about ME!)
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azaghal1981

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 06:48:25 pm »
I personally think laying in bed, grabbing your laptop from off a nearby table and clicking a few buttons and typing in a few characters is more convenient. Especially if the price is the same.


Sounds convenient.
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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 07:13:53 pm »
For some of us, going to Wal Mart is way more inconvenient than the issues one might have with hitting refresh.  I think they need to put one in my apartment complex, that would be the best for me.

walkonby

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 08:12:54 pm »
but the ticket booths in walmart . . . will they censor the music you want to see in concert??

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010, 09:24:51 pm »
Sounds convenient.

It would be cool if the 930 had some outlets.. 
I do wish the same about 930. In regard to LN - I'm not stepping in my local Wal-Mart - that place (including the parking lot) is nuts and the workers are rude and less than helpful (can't imagine how long it would take to transact a ticket!). The one time I'd rather by online. ;)
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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 10:18:36 pm »
More like the 7-11 of ticket sales.

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 11:57:26 pm »
Seems to me that using self service terminals for  quick selling shows is a bit of a disaster... 

For one all it would take is a ticket broker and some muscle in order to monopolize one these terminals.

And you know everyone who does manage to be first at one of these is going to be expecting front row seats.
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walkonby

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 12:18:00 am »
and have you ever gone to walmart to ask for help in the electronics sections.  crickets . . . and when you do get somebody, they don't know shit besides the fact they hate their job and "why are you talking to me?"

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2010, 12:20:52 am »
and have you ever gone to walmart
Hell no.

walkonby

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2010, 12:35:33 am »
and have you ever gone to walmart
Hell no.

oh please . . . we all know your life consists of wiping down wet carts and saying, "welcome to walmart."


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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2010, 03:34:43 pm »
Given the similar deal between Live Nation and Blockbuster, settled late last year, this might not
seem that special.
I didn't even know that Blockbuster had something in-store. Has anyone used it?
sweetcell - it's a ticket dispenser (walk up to a computer and generate tickets)?
Are fees reduced at all?
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Ardamus

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 09:12:21 pm »
and have you ever gone to walmart
Hell no.

oh please . . . we all know your life consists of wiping down wet carts and saying, "welcome to walmart."



LOL, no wonder Julie is mad on this board. Flashbacks of that Wal-Mart job got him buggin' out.

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Re: Live Nation: Walmartizing the concert industry...
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 02:44:15 pm »
at walmart, if you're not happy with a purchase you can return it and get a refund.

livenation is now like walmart.

both local LN venues (warner & the lube) are participating in the 3-day return offer.
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