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Beware of price discrepancies when buying show tickets online

October 10, 2017 07:08 PM

When you're buying tickets to a show online, be sure to check the source.

Some of you have contacted NewsChannel 13, asking about price discrepancies for a show at the Cohoes Music Hall.

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We wanted to know why some people were paying $52 for tickets that were supposed to be $25 apiece?

We went online and typed in, tickets for "Always Patsy Cline," that's the show in question. Sure enough, the second result that came up, at first glance appeared legit.

It had "Cohoes Music Hall" in the URL and linked to a page for ticket sales. That's where we found tickets for $52.

However, when you go back to your search results and scroll down, you'll find a link for the Palace Theater's website.

The Palace runs Cohoes Music Hall and that's where the correct ticket sale price of $25 can be found.

Going back to our search results, we noticed one thing that should stand out. It's a little square with the word, "ad" inside. It's highlighted right next to the link.

Bottom line, if you see that word, double-check the source and think twice before you click "buy."

For full disclosure, Benita Zahn stars in "Always Patsy Cline."

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