17.5 C
Byron Shire
May 10, 2021

Overcharging and misrepresentation

Latest News

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods

Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me to a website I believed was official, selling tickets that they claimed were only roughly one per cent of remaining stock.

I paid for a five day pass at $886, and did not receive a payment confirmation or ticket in my email from Viagogo. But since I had provided my phone number I had phone calls from them asking me to confirm my details and they said the seller personalised my ticket and would send it.

The ticket came two weeks afterwards, when I had lost my confidence in the dealer Viagogo, and it was priced at $660 and a $200 booking fee. This total was not in line with the original payment amount. And neither were my ticket’s details, which admitted me to three days rather than five as stated.

I had no idea Viagogo had scammed other customers until I read an ABC article about ‘Viagogo fined $7 million for misleading consumers.’ I tried to call to attempt to discuss these anomalies with them but was directed to their website.

I was sure other people were left in doubt about their ticket purchases and lacking any proof they had bought a valid ticket. So I wish to complain and inform other consumers.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.