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Save on Rolling Stones tickets at PNC box office

Various presales are winding down this week, leading up to Monday’s general-public on-sale date for the Rolling Stones’ Raleigh concert, July 1 at Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium. And unless you’re interested in one of the high-end VIP packages with names like “Diamond” (a mere $1,749 per ticket) or “Emerald” ($1,249), there’s an array of comparatively moderate price pionts -- from $69.50 to $350, with mid-tier tickets going for $99.50, $150 and $250.

Buy them online from Ticketmaster and you’ll also pay an additional service charge somewhere between $13.46 and $31.50 per ticket, depending on the face price. But here’s a tip to save a few bucks: You can avoid service charges and pay just the face price if you buy tickets the old-fashioned way, in-person at the PNC Arena box office when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

Overnight camping is not allowed, but would be pointless anyway because there will be a lottery to determine the order of the line. The line for that will start forming at 6 a.m. Monday. See other logistical details about the on-sale drill here.