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No Fees Tickets: Are They Actually Cheaper?

February 18, 2022 by Vivid Seats


We all love a good deal, but are “no fees” tickets really the most bang for your buck? Tickets with no fees can be misleading, because the final price actually can be more expensive.

Some sites often promote having no service fees on their tickets, but instead of being straightforward with their pricing, they instead sell their tickets for a higher price, so it’s not the best deal for the consumer.

Seats in the same section and row can be more expensive on a “no fees” site. Below, see price comparisons from a no fees marketplace on the left and Vivid Seats on the right:


Since Vivid Seats is the leading independent ticket marketplace in North America, our massive inventory of tickets makes it easy for fans to find a great deal.

At Vivid Seats, it's our goal to bring you the best bargain on tickets. In order to do so, we have service charges applied to every order. The service charge covers the cost of all company operations required to facilitate transactions and maintain our industry-leading customer service.

Specifically, it covers the costs associated with finding and listing thousands of tickets to events worldwide; maintaining rigorous web security and online privacy measures; coordinating shipping and delivery of thousands of ticket orders; and supporting an in-house call center that delivers premium customer support over extended business hours. We strive to offer the lowest ticket prices in the industry and be your go-to source for great, affordable tickets!

All screen shot price comparisons taken on 8/17/2021.

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