Consumer Information

New Law Proposed In Ontario

In case you missed it yesterday, the Government of Ontario has proposed new regulations in regards to the resale of concert and event tickets within the province.

As stipulated in an official June 26th press release, the proposed measures include:

  • Banning the use and sale of ticket-buying software – also known as ticket bots – that are used to block legitimate fans and scoop up the best seats the moment an event goes on sale
  • Forbidding the sale of tickets on the resale market that are not owned or possessed by the seller (i.e. speculative tickets)
  • Continuing to restrict the resale of tickets unless they are verified by the primary seller, or the reseller offers a money-back guarantee.

Also included in the proposed measures are new rules in regards to transparency:

  • Primary ticket sellers would be required to disclose the number of tickets that would be available through the general on-sale, as well as the capacity of the event
  • Ticket resellers and online resale platforms would be required to disclose the original face value of the ticket and precise seat location, as well as the identity of a commercial reseller
  • All ticket-selling businesses would be required to disclose the all-in price of a ticket up front, plus clearly indicate the currency.

The “Ticket Sales Act” will be introduced to the Provincial Parliament in the fall.

New Shipping & Handling Offers

Amazon Prime members in Calgary and Edmonton can now get free one day deliveries, like in Montreal.

Members in Toronto and Vancouver are eligible for same day deliveries, free. And members in the other larger cities of Canada are eligible for two day deliveries, also free.

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New Hardware For DJs

The Evermix Mixbox 2 DJ Set Recorder is a device that enables DJs to record to their cell phones and upload these recordings to the evermix.fm website, a site where fans can access the latest tracks by the world’s best DJs.

click here for more information on this product’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

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Free Shipping on Orders Over $25!

One Day Deliveries Expand To Montreal

Amazon Canada have expanded their free one-day shipping to Montreal for Prime members.

Accelerated shipping had been introduced to Vancouver and Toronto recently and yes, a minimum purchase of $25 will be required for Montreal shipments as well.

Prime member orders under $25 to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and most of Canada’s other major cities are still eligible for free two day shipping.

Please note that Canadian electronics retailer Newegg.ca also offers a discounted shipping program called Premier at $69.99 per year.

Ontario Wants Help To Curtail Ticket Bots

The provincial government of Ontario is now consulting the public in regards to ticket bots.

“Ticket bots” enable companies and individuals to purchase large numbers of tickets to popular events almost instantaneously, requiring many regular consumers to pay significant more to see their favourite team, musical act or theatrical performance, as seen on CBC’s Marketplace.

A survey can be found by clicking here until March 15th, 2017.