News website scorns ticket agency while plugging ticket agencies
Rabid Bitterwallet reader ‘andy of yarm’ dropped us a line earlier with a link to the Teesside Evening Gazette’s website. The site features the horrific tale of similarly rabid 12-year-old JLS fan Jasmine Robson of Teesside, who is broken of heart following a ticket purchase fiasco.
Jasmine’s mum ordered tickets for a JLS gig from a third-party reselling agency, Magnitude Events, but mother and daughter were gutted beyond words when it turned out that the agency had seemingly scarpered with their cash and that the tickets didn’t even exist.
Mum Vicky said: ““When we saw the website was down there were a lot of links and people were all asking ‘what’s happening to Magnitude Events?’,” with the Gazette adding that Vicky had found the firm through a link on a legitimate website. A legitimate website such as the one for the Teesside Evening Gazette we assume.
But what’s this when we scroll down to the bottom of the Gazette’s coverage of the story and take a look at the Google Ads below…?
Oh dear. Fail, as we believe they say in the playgrounds these days.