After taking over the DVD rental market Redbox has their sites on selling tickets. And though they won’t be selling the tickets for $1, that will be the only service charge for the tickets that will be sold at face value or less. Currently tickets are sold by Ticketmaster through boxes in Walmart stores but the ticket surcharges are much higher and it’s yet to be seen just which shows will be available through Redbox.
More than likely the service is being set up to sell off tickets for events that are not selling well at the box office. One of the first concerts on sale at Redbox is the Carrie Underwood show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Tickets are still available at face value through Comcast tickets but with Redbox fans can save on the service charges which usually run $12 or more per ticket.
Justin Bieber tickets will most likely never be sold on Redbox unless he suffers a major fall from grace but for many fans this will take the place of running out to the venue box office to save the service charges. The $1 charge is cheaper than the gas and the time savings alone makes finding a local Redbox the better choice.
Redbox is starting to sell tickets in the Philadelphia area first before venturing out to Los Angeles in early 2013. Plans are to eventually take the ticket sales nationwide and provide fans another alternative to avoid the high service charges on tickets.