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Yeah, You Might Have Trouble Getting Those Sunset Junction Refunds

22 August, 2010 -- Los Angeles, California -- Alex Ebert performs a "group marriage" in the crowd, along with the rest of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros during the Sunset Junction Street Fair in Silver Lake. Photo by Chris Camargo via the LAist Featured Photos pool
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Woe unto those who bought their tickets to the Sunset Junction Festival ahead of time.

It looks like they might have trouble getting refunds from the organizers of the canceled event directly, according to the letters that are being sent out to irate ticketholders through the ticketing agency

Buzzbands posted a letter sent back to one of its readers and ticketbuyers have posted their own similar letters on Sunset Junction's Facebook event page.

Here's a snippet of the letter:

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As courtesy to you, we have been attempting to contact the event organizers for the last several days regarding customer refunds. Unfortunately, the event organizers have not responded to us and it seems, at this time, they are reluctant to issue any refunds for any tickets sold. Please be advised, as the Ticket Agency our normal course of action for any and all cancelled events, for which we processed the funds, would be to immediately refund all ticket sales to you. But complicating this situation and unlike the normal course, the ticket funds collected and the donations to the festival were all processed and collected through Sunset Junction’s own credit card processing account. As a result, we are unable to issue refunds without the cooperation of the event organizers as we do not have access to the funds.

The letter suggests that ticketholders contact their bank and dispute the charge.

The event's organizers sent out a tweet on Wednesday telling everyone to hold their horses: "As of now web site is down.Tickets/vendors money will be refund, it will take some time to clean up this mess Hope every1 understands thanks"

The organizers' website is back up, but there's no news on it. Ticketholders said that the event's organizers aren't picking up their phones. For what it's worth, we tried to get a statement from the organizers as well. No dice.