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Lying Broadway discount flyers

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#1
Posted: 1/22/20 at 10:32pm

Okay. I have a major, major problem with the latest crop of discount flyers that are being mailed, and by latest, I mean this has been going on for about a year now. 

I'll start with the one I just got today. A discount flyer for COMPANY. And if anyone wants to use it, the code is CMDRM116

The flyer says orchestra from $99.00 (regularly $149 - $179) and mezz from $79.00 (regularly $99.00 - $179.00). I have just looked at multiple dates, and THESE PRICES DO NOT EXIST

The discounted tickets for the worst seats in the orchestra are $109. For slightly better seats, they are $119.00. 

And for the crappiest mezz seats possible, you will pay $89.00, not the $79.00 stated in the flyer. For slightly less crappy mezz seats, you will pay $109.00. If you are feeling brave, you can also pay $59.00 for a few sketchy looking mezz seats, and those are not even discount seats. I imagine they are obstructed or something. 

And I am checking weeknights. I can only imagine what weekends are going for. Didn't even bother to look.

What is the point in sending out a discount flyer if the producers are not going to put up any seats priced as stated with the code?

I guess their greedy thinking must be - "We'll send out a code with fake prices, get them to the website, and then they will just say 'oh well, it's just ten or twenty dollars more than was stated - I'll just buy it.'"

I find this to be total greed and misinformation. 

As mentioned, this has been going on for a while now. I'm just using COMPANY as an example. 

The whole thing is pretty pathetic. GRRRRRRRRR.

 

Updated On: 1/22/20 at 10:32 PM
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Lying Broadway discount flyers#2
Posted: 1/22/20 at 10:59pm

Not sure where you're looking, but mezzanine row H in its entirety is discounted to $79 every day of the week, and on some days it's $59. As far as the orchestra seats are concerned, there are $99 regularly-priced orchestra seats available. Maybe the regular prices in the flyer aren't quite accurate, but who cares?

So, since everything you said about the COMPANY discount is basically untrue, what exactly is the point of your rant?

Updated On: 1/23/20 at 10:59 PM
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Lying Broadway discount flyers#3
Posted: 1/22/20 at 11:02pm

While I do agree that some of the flyers lately have been deceptive as HELL, you are technically wrong. There are $99 dollar seats. Looking at the April 8th matinee for example, I narrowed the search pricing bar to just the $99 dollar price range. They are rows N,M,L and I all seat 18. The other side of the orcheststa we have rows N and M seat 17 for the same price. I don't know what exactly is up with these particular seats in each row, but those are the discount seats. Yeah, it's shi*ty to put like less than 10 seats at those prices, but they do exist. 

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Posted: 1/22/20 at 11:02pm
I only clicked cause I thought "Lying Broadway" might be some new clever off-broadway parody show I'd want to see.

Very disappointed. GRRRRRRRR.
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Lying Broadway discount flyers#5
Posted: 1/22/20 at 11:04pm
I had been looking at the Company discount too. The price offerings seem to increase in mid April. I picked a random date (3/18) and they had Row E in the mezzanine for $89 (for seats close to the center). There were some $79 seats.but they were off to the side.
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Lying Broadway discount flyers#6
Posted: 1/22/20 at 11:11pm

This is a stupid question, but how does someone apply discount codes? I tried to use one for company and girl from the north country today but couldnt find a place to enter a code. Normally I buy tickets in person, so I haven't used telecharge in forever.

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#7
Posted: 1/22/20 at 11:13pm

dianamorales said: "This is a stupid question, but how does someone apply discount codes? I tried to use one for company and girl from the north country today but couldnt find a place to enter a code. Normally I buy tickets in person, so I haven't used telecharge in forever."

http://www.telechargeoffers.com

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#8
Posted: 1/23/20 at 12:48am

Isn’t there always fine print that says the offer can be revoked or modified at any time?

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#9
Posted: 1/23/20 at 7:22am

smidge said: "I had been looking at the Company discount too. The price offerings seem to increase in mid April. I picked a random date (3/18) and they had Row E in the mezzanine for $89 (for seats close to the center). There were some $79 seats.but they were off to the side."

Ticket prices go up after the opening by $10-30,  so it makes sense that these discount codes either don't work or become lower.

 

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#10
Posted: 1/23/20 at 8:20am

ModernMillie3 said: "While I do agree that some of the flyers lately have been deceptive as HELL, you are technically wrong. There are $99 dollar seats. Looking at the April 8th matinee for example, I narrowed the searchpricing bar to just the $99 dollar price range. They are rows N,M,L and Iall seat 18. The other side of the orcheststa we have rows N and M seat 17 for the same price. I don't know what exactly is up with theseparticular seats in each row, but those are the discount seats. Yeah, it's shi*ty to put like less than 10 seats at those prices, but they do exist."

That's the thing. Those seats are all priced at $99 as regular prices. Those were not originally priced as $149-$179 as advertised on the flyer. You don't need the discount code to get the $99 price for those seats.

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#11
Posted: 1/23/20 at 10:12am

Here is the actual disclaimer:  Prices include a $2 facility fee. Standard service fees apply to all online and phone orders. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Other restrictions may apply. Offer good for performances 3/3/20 - 7/5/20. Dates, times, prices and cast subject to change without notice. Pricing valid for select performances. Blackout dates include 3/22/20, 5/23/20, 5/24/20, and all Saturday evenings. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time.

 

They have legal department verify all of this.  

 

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#12
Posted: 1/23/20 at 10:40am

If you're able, I would always recommend going to the box office with a discount flyer or code. They sometimes can pull up seats more easily than you can on Telecharge Offers, and I've had multiple box office employees offer me a seat not included in the discount for the discounted price. (It's always been a seat a row or two ahead of the lowest priced seats, so it's not like I'm getting sold a premium orchestra seat for last row mezz prices, but it's nice to get something a bit better.)

Plus you don't have to worry about handling fees, so everyone wins.

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#13
Posted: 1/23/20 at 11:25am

When you go to the box office, do you need the physical flyer or can you just provide them with the code? Also if you have the physical flyer, do you have to hand it to them or can you keep it for future use?

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Lying Broadway discount flyers#14
Posted: 1/23/20 at 12:33pm

Wick3 said: "When you go to the box office, do you need the physical flyer or can you just provide them with the code? Also if you have the physical flyer, do you have to hand it to them or can you keep it for future use?"

It may depend on the box office, but these days they’ll just ask you for the code.  

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