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Don't print tickets at home

Paying for convenience is sometimes why you're paying an extra fee. Paying to print a concert ticket at home instead of waiting for it to arrive by mail is fine if you need the ticket for a concert that night. But if you have a lengthy lead time before the event, you'll save by choosing the mail option.

Ticketmaster charges a $2.50 service fee to print at home through its TicketFast program. It doesn't charge a fee to have the ticket sent via standard mail. Alexander Petrucelli of Commack, N.Y., recently bought a concert ticket on the day of the concert and opted to pick it up for free at the box office.

"If I could purchase the ticket far enough in advance, I would use standard mail for no additional cost," Petrucelli writes in an email.


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