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Redbox begins selling event tickets in Los Angeles

Redbox joins event ticketing industry, begins selling tickets from kiosks in Los Angeles

By Charles Gantt on Jan 25, 2013 10:32 am CST - 0 mins, 48 secs reading time

Yesterday Redbox announced that it has begun selling tickets to sporting events, comedy shows, theme parks, nightclubs, concerts and more at its kiosks around Los Angeles. That effectively puts Redbox into the event ticketing game with 1,300 retail locations from day one. Tickets are also available on the company's website.

Redbox begins selling event tickets in Los Angeles | TweakTown.com

Buyers are able to print them off at home or pick them up at the event's box office. Some of you may remember that Redbox did a trial run of this service in Philadelphia last year and we are guessing that it was a success. The only setback to buying tickets through the new service is that premium seats will not be available.

So what does Redbox get out of this, one might ask. The answer is simply $1 per transaction in the form of a processing fee. This is a much lower price than what other ticketing services charge and could set Redbox up for a nice 2013 earnings report.

Charles Gantt

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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