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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 15th, 2022, 1:02 pm
One thing that I noticed is that to buy a single day ticket online, the "processing fee" is 11.99! The base ticket price is 34.99 (military) or 39.99 Both of those price points are less than the base ticket price for Kings Island.

The "processing fee" is pure profit!!
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Postby anewman35 on June 15th, 2022, 9:05 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:One thing that I noticed is that to buy a single day ticket online, the "processing fee" is 11.99! The base ticket price is 34.99 (military) or 39.99 Both of those price points are less than the base ticket price for Kings Island.

The "processing fee" is pure profit!!


And what is the ticket price, then, if not 'pure profit'? Do you think they're a non-profit organization?
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 15th, 2022, 9:30 pm
anewman35 wrote:
CoasterRiderSC wrote:One thing that I noticed is that to buy a single day ticket online, the "processing fee" is 11.99! The base ticket price is 34.99 (military) or 39.99 Both of those price points are less than the base ticket price for Kings Island.

The "processing fee" is pure profit!!


And what is the ticket price, then, if not 'pure profit'? Do you think they're a non-profit organization?


Obviously Six Flags is FOR Profit.... What I meant was that Six Flags makes the ticket price lower (than Kings) but then has the $12 "service fee" . It's a way to make the tickets "appear" cheap before adding that fee on!

Same thing happened with the 4 meal pass ($40 + $8 in taxes and fees).

I will say that I'm actually glad all the Free Friend days are gone because those weren't helping out the bottom line at all.
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Postby SFGAM__man on June 15th, 2022, 11:10 pm
This is basically blatant false advertising but very common especially in the travel industry. Hotels, rental cars, theme parks etc will advertise one price then when you get to the last screen when you're about to purchase it has fees added on, and they figure since you already made the mental commitment to make the purchase you will go ahead with it. There was one time I was going to book a hotel + theme park ticket at Mt Olympus for an advertised price of $150, then when I got to the last screen there was a $100 in fees added on, so after fees and taxes it was $300.
Hotel and rental car companies will try to get their prices as low as possible for the aggregator sites so you chose their hotels then when you go to book they add on the resort fees. The aggregator sites have now added a "total cost" check box that includes the fees and often you get totally different results. Its the same for stub hub/ticketmaster etc, after you click the "include fees" box the price is totally different. Many other countries have banned this practice but as usual here the industry lobbying groups have kept it going.
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