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Is Tix4Tonight Worth It?

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by bighouse304, May 27, 2016.

  1. bighouse304

    bighouse304 Tourist

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    We are headed out for four nights in a few weeks and we generally like to see a show every night. I've booked a couple shows already with MyVegas, but we were thinking of waiting to get out there and using Tix4Tonight. I've already booked Love and Rock of Ages. My questions are: Are there generally a good selection of shows each day? Are the service charges crazy?
    This is our 11th trip to Vegas and this is a big step for me to buy tickets on a whim when we get there. I have the tendency to go into "Clark Griswold" mode when we travel!
     
  2. eaglejohn

    eaglejohn High-Roller

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    see their site for shows available. You can also call their 800 # for tickets day of show. I think 11 outlets in vegas.
     
  3. lionelhutz

    lionelhutz Low-Roller

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    we used it midweek in September to get shows for Mystere.
    paid less than half price, was definitely worth the half-hour we spent waiting in line to buy tickets.
     
  4. justdeb

    justdeb Low-Roller

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    i've always wondered if they are a good deal. i see people standing in line, but never bothered to ask about it.
     
  5. tom.mckenzie

    tom.mckenzie Low-Roller

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    I use them all the time. I generally stay downtown, so I use the outlet at 4Q, which never has a long line. When they had one at Bill's, the lines there were always long, but I'd go to the one at Casino Royale. They also used to have a VIP pass you could prchase for $25. That got you access to the much shorter VIP line for a year.

    It seems to me their fees are less than the Ticketmaster fees you pay when you buy online direct from the casinos.


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  6. KKB

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    They definitely can be. I like to book no more than 3 shows for a 7 night trip, then we can add more if we want when we get there--the nice thing is you can see what shows there are & the prices before waiting the whole time.
     
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    crapsguy5000 Low-Roller

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    I find that they are cheaper than the discount sites online. You can print a coupon out off their website to save you the service fee charge. Also, if you bring your receipt back the next day and buy another show you get the service fees taken off.
     
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  8. vegasvic

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    It's a crapshoot. Sometimes a good deal, sometimes higher than you can get elsewhere. Like anything else in Vegas there is no one resource to get the best price every time, whether it's airfare, hotel or shows. If there's a show you definitely want to see then get your tix in advance. If you don't care one way or another then take a shot at this place and if you think it's too high, don't buy.
     
  9. eaglejohn

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    you can call their Ticket Purchase Line 877-849-4868 day of show, or to get an idea of price
     
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    I tried to use them once. There were only a handful of people in line and t was about 700 degrees out. I swear the people at the counter were renegotiating a mortgage or something because i stood there at least 30 minutes and the line didnt move at all. finally threw in the towel..

    walked by about 30 minutes later and it was the same two ladies at the counter. No idea what sort of tickets they were getting but it must have been something good.
     
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  11. Ace-n-Lucille

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    hee hee. loved this.
     
  12. Boogaloo

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    Yeah, I hate it when people come to the front of the line not knowing what they want, and asking the bored cashier who doesn't care about their opinions on what to see. That and for some reason there's a great disparity in crowds among the locations. For example, the one outside the Showcase mall almost always seems to have a long line outside, while the one IN the mall (about half a block away) usually only has a few people in their queue.

    As to whether it's worth it, as others have said, it can be, but check online first to see if you can get a better deal with less aggravation (keep in mind thought that the T4T prices include all taxes and fees, whereas various offers advertised online do not).
     
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  13. ron_ron

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    - Did my research other online sites vs. theater :blink:
    - Location - Bally's Grand Bazaar
    - Show - Mystere but clerk gave us more show options :goofy:
    - Line wasn't too long and moved quickly.:whistle:
    - Staff brought iPads down the line, so you can browse the shows and price :rolleyes2:
    - Price- less than half of what I saw online :cool:
    - Seats - great center view:shy:
    - Overall thrilled with the deal:wiggle:
    - Risk - some shows maybe sold out if you wait the day of - but if its a weekday - you should be good:peace:
     
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    lol, I could tell the EXACT same story, down to the seat location, but my experience was different because we got stuck behind a group that took forever (like, half hour or so) at the only kiosk that was able to process credit cards.

    still worth it though
     
  15. leo21

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    They will upsell you, try to sell you more shows and try to get you a reservation with Tix4Dinner if you let them. It's not a hard sell and they don't even push it if you are firm on your choices but I am thinking they were into the pitch. For the OP, usually if you buy one show, they will give you a coupon for a discount if you come back the next day.
     
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    It's a combination of T4T trying to upsell and some customers being clueless. They'll ask opinions on every show, every seat location, it takes forever. They are the same ones who study the drive-thru McDonalds menu for 10 minutes before deciding what to order. Or wait until the cashier has rung up a full cart of groceries and then start trying to find their checkbook (yes these people still use checks) :).
     
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    I use them exclusively. There are some shows that you cannot purchase at T4T. But for the shows that can, I like the service. I always use the booth at Town Square and arrive exactly at the 10:00a open time. Never a line and never a wait. I'd say 90% of the shows I have seen have been purchased through T4T, and I've seen many!
     
  18. bignig135

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    We use Tix4Tonite all the time, they sell the vast majority of Vegas shows, except the headliners at Caesars, although occasionally they even have small discounts available for them too. Be wary of any online companies, who might well add on hidden charges at the end of your transaction. As mentioned, staff walk up and down the queue with ipads to advise you what's on and for some shows they sell for the following nights show too. If you buy general admission tickets and are unhappy with the position, midweek certainly, you can tip the usher a few bucks and get moved forward. The price advertised on their screens is what you pay, which in Vegas isn't always the case! A lot of ads fail to mention local taxes or entertainment taxes or discount only given if you bring your great grandparents and their grandparents too!
     
  19. rvallez6

    rvallez6 Low-Roller

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    this is my exact experience too.. the deals were pretty good, but it takes forever. even if the line looks short. They try to upsell and they provide information to all these different shows, so it takes a very long time.
     
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    We end up using the at least once a trip for something impromptu. We used them to see Mystere because we needed something to do and they had a decent price. They were second tier tickets, but that particular day for the show happened to have room so they put us in the first row. We used them last year to be tourists and take the Big Bus tour.