Fees

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.

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