Apple iTunes Store customers furious over bungled Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ticket promo

“A large number of Apple Computer’s iTunes customers, who paid in advance for rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album ‘Stadium Arcadium’ in order to receive a Ticketmaster code that would allow them to purchase advance tickets for the bands upcoming tour, did not receive those codes before ticket pre-sales began on Tuesday and are now enraged with the iPod maker,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

Marsal reports, “Apple has made no official comment on the issue, though several customers who contacted the company’s various telephone hotlines were informed ‘Apple is aware of the problem’ and that it is ‘working to get the emails [with the codes] out as soon as possible.'”

Marsal has all the sordid details here.

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42 Comments

  1. First?

    Pre sales are a dodgy thing, often very few good tickets are released anyways, U2 had a big screw up with this last year with their tour as well (not u2 ipod related). ticket broker seem to get all the great seats anyways, now with presales just sooner…..

  2. Ohhhhhh, Apple . . . (2 … 3 … 4 …)]/i]

    “. . . Cause you had a bad day
    You’re taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around

    You say you don’t know
    You tell me don’t lie
    You work at a smile and you go for a ride

    You had a bad day
    The camera don’t lie
    You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind

    You had a bad day
    You had a bad day”

  3. “”A large number of Apple Computer’s iTunes customers, who paid in advance for rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album ‘Stadium Arcadium’ in order to receive a Ticketmaster code that would allow them to purchase advance tickets for the bands upcoming tour”

    How many was that? 20?

  4. but I’m sure people will get their money back. It’s only been a few hours. Apple screwed up but they might just fix it as they usually do.

    Why the hostility, Macfanboy? Get another virus on your Dell today? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. “Now they f$*k up at something so basic and the stock drops more than a dollar.”

    Stock doesn’t drop over stuff like this. Trust me the drop in the stock is just a regular daily occurence. If you are juding Apple’s stock price based on these kinds of stories, I’d suggest taking a course on investing.

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