MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island lawmaker has proposed a measure to try to minimize the frustration of buying concert tickets.
Many people have experienced the process of trying to purchase tickets online or over the telephone, only to find the show is sold out within minutes.
New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine has introduced a new bill to make ticket buying easier.
“What the bill does is require that as soon as an event is advertised, there’s got to be an honest notice as to how many tickets actually will be available for the general public,” Lavine told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “People will end spending literally hours on the telephone or on the computer trying to arrange to get tickets under the belief that they have an equal chance with the 14,000 or 15,000 other people.”