Vivid Seats is being accused of using a bait-and-switch scheme to take advantage of consumers. Allegedly, they are advertising “the industry’s best ticket prices,” but then charge the original ticket price. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because we wrote about it recently as a new perk on the Capital One Savor Card.
Plaintiff Howard Derdiger reportedly experienced this scheme in December 2018. Derdiger says he received an email advertising a 10 percent discount, prompting him to purchase four tickets to a Bob Seger concert totaling $1,269.08. Upon purchasing the tickets, Derdiger realized that his tickets cost $245 a piece instead of the $220 ticket price that was reportedly advertised. He was allegedly not given a refund despite complaining to the company, as per TopClassActions.
The Vivid Seats class action says Derdiger would not have purchased the tickets had he known that the ticket prices were falsely represented. The problem has reportedly affected numerous consumers. let us know if you have purchased tickets from Vivid Seats in the past ans whther you have noticed this bait-and-switch scheme they’re being accused of.
The Vivid Seat Bait and Switch Class Action Lawsuit is Derdiger v. Vivid Seats LLC, Case No. 1:19-cv-01904, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.