EA v. Ticket Master in 'Worst Company in America' Semi-Finals

April 5, 2013 -

Electronic Arts continues to roll over the competition in the Consumerist's tournament to decide the "Worst Company In America 2013." The semi-final round of winning this dubious distinction for bad service pits Electronic Arts against Ticketmaster, while Comcast will attempt to defeat Bank of America. The winners of this competition will go onto the finals.

So far EA has crushed Anheuser-Busch InBev, Facebook, and AT&T. In EA's latest round against AT&T it won by a margin of 84-16 percent. Ticketmaster beat out Equifax, Sallie Mae and Carnival. Both semifinal matches went live at noon ET on Friday. The final combatants will be announced on Monday, April 8.

The Worst Company In America 2013 competition is determined by the community at large, who has so much anger and ill will towards companies for their various transgressions against customers that they can get a little revenge by winning them an award they likely are not really all that keen on receiving.

You can learn more about the competition here. Thanks to E. Zachary Knight for the link.

 


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Re: EA v. Ticket Master in 'Worst Company in America' ...

god, EA is going to win again because of the publicity, isn't it?...

Its bad when the flood of votes counts a video game company worse than Bank of America.  Granted, EA is bad, but when BoA can ruin your life without you even doing business with them...people just need some perspective.

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Re: EA v. Ticket Master in 'Worst Company in America' ...

Hmm, what do people have against ticket master? Never seen any negative press against them.

Re: EA v. Ticket Master in 'Worst Company in America' ...

Arbitrary fees tacked onto the price of tickets, sometimes doubling the cost. They charge you a fee if you want to print your tickets yourself, as an example. Then the fact that 80-90% of concerts people might want to buy tickets for force you to buy them through Ticket Master.

There is also the fact that they were running their own scalping service. They would have tickets go on sale through the main service just to sell out of the best seats in less than a minute and all those seats then popped up on their scalping site.

Go to Google. Type in "ticket  master site:consumerist.com" Then read through it all. That should give you a much better idea of why they are featured in this poll nearly every year.

Re: EA v. Ticket Master in 'Worst Company in America' ...

Worse, every other ticket seller out there just duplicated the Ticketmaster model, so everybody charges ridiculous fees.

 
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