Followers of BTS and SEVENTEEN expressed their grievances about HYBE’s live performance ticket gross sales plan.
Just lately, followers of Seventeen (Carats) have been outraged by the truth that they’d just lately launched a option to ebook tickets for Seventeen’s ‘Comply with to Seoul’ live performance scheduled to be held in July.
To start with, it was identified that the ticket worth has risen considerably in comparison with final yr’s live performance ‘BE THE SUN in Seoul’. Particularly, VIP seats rose from 168,000 received in 2022 to 198,000 received in 2023, and basic seats rose from 132,000 received in 2022 to 154,000 received in 2023.
As well as, the inflated worth is the quantity excluding the official fan membership membership (22,000 received), charges and different further charges required for followers to pre-order the fan membership. As well as, for single membership, you’ll be able to solely apply for one VIP or basic ticket for in the future out of the 2 days of the Seventeen live performance.
To make issues worse, even with such a big quantity, followers couldn’t select their seats. As a substitute, a lottery system is launched through the pre-sale to randomly assign seats to a set variety of folks. This implies followers pay the identical worth whether or not they’re sitting very removed from the stage or in an space with restricted visibility.
As well as, followers needed to pay for tickets prematurely with out understanding the place their seats have been. They’ll cancel your ticket inside 6 days with out a price, however you’ll find out which seat you get on the seventh day, till then you must pay the cancellation price.
There’s a regular basic sale after the pre-sale, however followers is not going to usually skip the pre-sale as only a few tickets are launched throughout this era.
Relating to the newly launched ticket gross sales technique, some followers even identified that it was unacceptable as a result of it violated Korea’s Truthful Commerce Fee rules. They’re even suggesting to accuse different followers of ‘unfair commerce’.
Since then, they’ve expressed their dissatisfaction and anger by way of social media and are demanding restraint from HYBE and Pledis Leisure.
In the meantime, in early Might, BTS followers additionally belittled Hive’s ‘dynamic pricing’ plan by way of social media. They began trending hashtags like #Oppose_the_inflated_HYBE_ticket_prices in Korean and #NoDynamicPricing in English.
Dynamic pricing is thought to be a really controversial technique of ticketing, which may drive followers to pay exponential costs for the prospect to see their idol.
It could be that Hive (together with subsidiaries comparable to Huge Hit Music and Pledis Leisure) is ruining the followers’ expertise with extreme greed, as a current downside that followers of BTS and Seventeen are having.