I’m going to have a rant here.
So I’m thinking about going to Cisco Live Europe because it’s in London this time. I head over to check out the options. When I think about heading to the checkout, I get two things. One is the VAT – now, it’s never nice to realise that VAT is an extra and its kind of creepy to add it after but VAT varies in different parts of the world so maybe fair enough.
But the booking fee, now that’s really unpleasant.
Thats £30 or USD$50 to buy a ticket.
Let remember that London is one of the most expensive cities in the world for food and accommodation – say £80 a night for a hotel. Even public transport costs a bomb (and I live in the UK).
What about Cisco Live US.
So I checked the US event, they don’t have a booking fee. Now that’s a little bit unfair and makes it even harder to choke on.
The EtherealMind View
I have to pay for Cisco Live out of my own pocket, not some quasi-unlimited corporate fund. If I’m paying 1200 pounds for an event I don’t want to be ripped off by a booking fee. But £30 !!!! Five quid maybe even ten, but that’s surely a ripoff. The event organisers (who aren’t Cisco by the way) are getting a bit greedy here.
So it’s £250 pounds more than I was expecting, and now I have to think again.
Is it worth going ? Is anyone else going ?