Did you realize you may be paying more for concert tickets in Grand Junction than you need to?

Here is a word of caution that could save you a ton of money the next time you are buying tickets for an event at the Avalon Theatre or the Amphitheatre in Grand Junction.

You need to be extremely careful when you are buying concert or event tickets online. Otherwise, you may end up spending a lot more money than you need to. If you'll spend the next few moments with me, you'll learn how to be sure this never happens to you.

Here's What Happened To Me With A Recent Avalon Theatre Event

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I almost learned my lesson the hard way. Recently, I was buying tickets for the GJ Theatre Project stage production of Beauty and the Beast, being presented at the Avalon. I typed the words 'Avalon Theatre' in the Google search bar, and a number of options came up. I clicked on the first one I saw that said "Avalon Theatre" and began my search for tickets.

If the Ticket Price Seems Unusually High It Might Be

I found some available tickets close to the stage for $68 and my initial thought was "wow, that seems awfully high for this event." But, we really wanted to see the show, and I was within a whisper of making the purchase. Suddenly, my wife said, "Hey, this says tickets are $25."  As it turns out, she was at ticketmaster.com, which is the official ticket outlet for the Avalon Theatre. I immediately opened the Ticketmaster app on my phone and discovered she was absolutely right. The actual ticket price for the seats I was about to pay $68 for, was, in fact, just $25.

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You May Be Paying Too Much For Tickets To Avalon Theatre Concerts

There are websites out there that are selling legitimate concert and event tickets like vividseats.com, eventticketscenter.com, and ticketsales.com. However, these websites are oftentimes charging more than what the tickets are actually worth.

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The Disparity of Ticket Prices

Here's an example. Don McLean, the legendary American Pie singer is coming to the Avalon in July. Look at the ticket prices from this website for Upper Mezzanine Row 3: $39. When I clicked on this price and went to check out, the total for these two tickets was $113.69, including all the fees.

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Now, look at this ticket seller website. The same seats are selling for $31. So I click through on these seats to check out and the total price for these seats is $86.18. That's about $27 less than the previous site.

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But, now, look at the Ticketmaster site. The very same seats are selling for a much lower price of $17.71. After clicking through to check out, the total for these seats - with fees -  was only $49.52 - nearly $85 less than the first website I checked.

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The Bottom Line

The bottom line is this. If you are buying tickets for an event at the Avalon Theatre, be sure you are on the right website. Either start on the Avalon Theatre website - avalontheatregj.com - or go directly to ticketmaster.com. For your information, the Avalon website will automatically take you directly to Ticketmaster to find tickets for the show you want to see.

Yes, you can find Grand Junction concert tickets on other websites, but you may be paying more than you have to. Navigating the internet can be a slippery slope.

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