I was thinking of taking the family to a Detroit Tigers baseball game in July. Four seats in the outfield are $17.00 each or $68 total. Not bad, I say to myself.
But then the fees get added on.
There is a $4.75 per ticket “convenience fee” for a total of $19. The higher the ticket price, the higher the convenience fee. That $4.75 works out to 28% of the ticket price. Ouch.
Then there is a $4.10 “Per Order Fee”. Wait a minute. What is that for? Shouldn’t the Convenience Fee cover whatever the Per Order Fee covers?
So that’s a total of $23.10 in fees. That is 34% of the ticket price. Or a total of $91.10. That’s when it hurts. That’s when I’ll be spending $23.10 less on items at the ballpark.