Ticketmaster and Walmart join forces to make your life even more convenient

Know what'd be really convenient? Like really, really convenient? If everything in our lives was completely automated and available from one giant place. Need your oil changed? Walmart! Need Fig Newtons? Walmart! Need Lady Gaga tickets? Walma-- wait, what?

In a deal announced today, corporate conglomerate Ticketmaster (which is owned by Live Nation) will start setting up kiosks in Walmart stores, offering shoppers a one-stop point-and-click shop where they can purchase tickets to all their favorite sporting, theater, and music events.

"By integrating ticketing into Walmart stores, we are able to offer fans this very convenient way to learn about upcoming events, purchase and take home tickets without leaving their neighborhood," says Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard. "In addition, Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers."

The kiosks are being tested out in New Jersey, where they are bringing Ticketmaster to 26 Walmart stores. 

Now if they can just figure out how to bring the concerts themselves to Walmart, we'll never have to bother with this whole walking thing again.

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A lot of area Wal Marts are already Ticketbastard outlets,Their machine seems to work a slight bit quicker than me at home/work as you don't have to re-type those verifying words in, when trying to lock in a pair.Got my Duran Duran tix from the Wally in Woodbury- the only pain being a Wal Mart associate has to be standing by to complete the transaction thru their register in Electronics.


What do you get when you combine TicketMaster with Wal-Mart?

You get people in Three Wolf Moon shirts buying Three Dog Night tickets at three in the morning.

But seriously, you get to get in your car and drive to a Walmart (WHY?!?!  Why are you doing this?  Did the doctor say you could drive after that massive brain damage you've obviously suffered?), park your car and go inside, enjoying the "show" on the way in, to go to some kiosk and print your ticket AND PAY THE SAME SERVICE FEE YOU WOULD HAVE HAD YOU BOUGHT ONLINE!

It's a match made in hell and I, for one, would rather stand in a line all night outside of a venue then have to go to a Walmart for a concert ticket.  Besides, who thinks Walmart shoppers care about the arts or, if they do, have the money to spend on concert tickets?  They better focus on selling Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith tickets.

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