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Furious Harry Styles fan says they'll struggle with rent after paying hundreds on two tickets

Dominic Smithers

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Furious Harry Styles fan says they'll struggle with rent after paying hundreds on two tickets

Harry Styles is just about the biggest popstar on the planet right now, and tickets for his tour are like gold dust.

So you'd assume that anyone who actually managed to get one would be over the moon, right? Wrong.

One fan who managed to bag a couple for an upcoming concert has been left absolutely fuming after forking out hundreds.

The person - who wishes not to be identified - and their mate had saved up what they thought was the £155 each they needed to secure their spot.

However, when the 25-year-old logged into Ticketmaster, the frenzy to make it to the checkout before the site crashed got the better of them, and they rushed her purchase.

And, sadly for the fan, they only realised once they'd handed over the money that they had actually paid a staggering £697.45 for both tickets.

I mean, I've got as much time for the ex-One Direction star as the next man, but Christ on a bike.

One fan was left severely out of pocket after paying £700 for two tickets to a Harry Styles gig. Credit: PA/Alamy
One fan was left severely out of pocket after paying £700 for two tickets to a Harry Styles gig. Credit: PA/Alamy

The fan says they wishes they'd spotted the error before paying, because they definitely would have questioned her decision had she known.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, they said: "I would not have paid that amount willingly as I can’t afford it.

"At this price, I’m now going to struggle with basic things like grocery shopping and covering my rent. The prices are absolutely not fair in the current cost of living crisis."

They are now trying to get a refund for her tickets.

According to the report, the disparity in the price is due to Ticketmaster's dynamic pricing system, which basically sees prices change depending on the demand.

So, with artists like Styles, where people are falling over themselves to get hold of them, the prices will be inflated quite considerably.

Fancy seeing him live? I hope you've saved up. Credit: lev radin/Alamy
Fancy seeing him live? I hope you've saved up. Credit: lev radin/Alamy

The change to the site's systems has not gone down well with fans, who have been quite vocal with their anger.

One user said: God I f***ing hate Ticketmaster. There’s a special place in hell for whoever came up with this dynamic pricing bull***t."

Another blasted: "An artist using dynamic pricing on Ticketmaster gives me the biggest ick, it’s just sick."

"Dynamic pricing on Ticketmaster should actually be illegal," put a third.

While another added: "Ticketmaster dynamic pricing has got to be illegal in some way."

LADbible has contacted Ticketmaster for comment.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Alamy/True Images/Alamy

Topics: Harry Styles, Music, UK News

Dominic Smithers
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