OT: Official 2013 ticket thread Part 7 (ALL ticket talk HERE)(RULES IN FIRST POST)

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  1. TP

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    Previous thread: http://hfboards.mandatory.com/showthread.php?t=1429105

    Here you can announce you have tickets to give away, to trade for future games, to sell at or below face value to other fans. You can also make requests to purchase tickets for certain games.

    Tickets can be bought/sold for personal use and cannot be sold at more than face value plus postage/UPS/FedEx charges.

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  2. Looch

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    Not that the world series didn't have anything to do with the soft market for last night's game, but I would argue it wasn't the main factor. The fact that is was a mid week October game was the biggest factor. The next biggest, imo, would be that the B's generally still have their box office tickets grossly overpriced even when the secondary market is in the tank.

    Last night there were tons of tickets on ticketsexchange in evert section that season tickets holders were trying to dump at face. And Stubhub prices were just as cheap and even cheaper in many locations. Considering the box office price are suppose to be "dynamically" priced, they certainly do a poor job of staying competitive when the market is in the tank.

    I have no idea wheat the building looked like last night since I was at Fenway and didn't get home till 2 this morning. But I'm guessing they wouldn't have had a hard time selling their public sale left overs if they were charging the real market price. Too often the box office prices are inflated over the secondary market because they think buyers are naive and will pay their prices because the are "face value" and "bought directly from the team". If the sell out streak ended last night, it wasn't due in main part to the world series. It was do to box office management ignorance. That said, I'm sure they will take a page out of the Henry ownership's book...most sell out streaks are manipulated in some form or another.
     
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    Right, got me a ticket for tomorrow nights game. Will they be able to scan the ticket on my phone without any problems?
     
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    Yeah, that's not me you quoted. A. I was at Fenway freezing my ass off and B. I would never use that awful run-on sentence. :laugh:

    Although now that I think about it, I wonder how full the Garden was last night....when I caught Bruins in 2 when I got home, it looked like there were a fair amount of empty seats in the lower bowl.
     
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    Empty. Dead. Awful crowd.
     
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    You won't have any issues using your phone. Works flawlessly from all my previous experiences.


    My apologies. The board won't allow you to quote posts from old threads (the previous ticket thread was closed). I meant to quote MarshmontMcSlewfoot. I attempted to cut and paste usernames in an attempt to make sure the right posters received quote notifications. I obviously failed miserably. Not sure where I went wrong :laugh:

    It wasn't as cold last night as I thought it would be. It helped that I we were close tot he field and not high enough to get much wind though. I was actually a bit colder for game one sitting in G13 row 2. My friend treated last night and bought us FB 28 row J seats. Spectacular seats. But not anywhere near the energy down there that I felt the night before up in the grandstand. It probably didn't help that the entire box next to us (fb 29) was filled with mlb execs/suits that were going up and down between their seats and their suite. Eh, at least they were nice guys.

    ...I've got he sox in 7.
     
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    Crowd looked pretty weak last night, but I certainly expected it. I'm very interested to see if this Sox series goes 7 cuz I think the Bruins host Anaheim that night. If I can get in for next to nothing, I might have to jump at that chance.
     
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    That is going to be a great crowd because it is going to be made up entirely of people who definitely want to be there.

    Since we're in the age of smartphones, I think a lot of people were distracted looking at their phones last night instead of paying attention. The shot disparity and the Bruins 1st period sluggishness really didn't help matters neither.
     
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    Based on Kate08's comments, last night's crowd was "Empty. Dead. Awful crowd." Just curious why you think going up against a similar World Series home game on a weekday would draw a completely different crowd at the garden? If anything, it being a game 7 would garner even less attention than last night.


    I'd expect the circumstances to dictate a very similar crowd. B's will still charge more than market for their left over public sale seats. Morning/afternoon day of game, balconies will probably be had at $20 and loges $40-50 on SH. Box office prices will be $75 for balcony and $100-$110 for loge. I'll likely get an email from my Rep a couple days before (like I have a few times already this year) "if you or any friends are interested, I have access to balcony seating starting at $75 and loge seats stating at $110."

    These are some email titles I have received from my rep this year (these are generic emails that are sent out to all his ST account holders)-



    This pre-season one is by far the best one! They seriouslys had preseason prices starting at $75 in the balcony for their worse seats when they were being sold on the open market at $12-$15. Loges on the end the B's shoot twice were $40-$50...they had them at a "special" price of $125.




    Two days after I got the first opening night suite offer for $3,600 I got an updated suite offer for half price at $1800...




    Don't get me wrong here, I love my rep. He does his job well. But I'm all but certain I'm in the majority and speak for most of his account holders when I say we all find these emails extremely humorous...and hope they don't stop!

    STH's are generally pretty aware of current secondary market prices, even if they don't sell the majority of their tickets. It would make sense for the B's to be sending these emails out to their "cyberbear club" subscribers who may be a little more naive about secondary market pricing. But the majority of STH's know they are going to go to stubhub 90% of the time and find the same tickets their rep is offering them and are going to pay 10-30% less. And it regularly is about 20-25% less from what I have seen.


    If your not a baseball fan, I'd definitely think (as Mr. Dobbins said) you'd have the 31st circled on your calendar as the possibility of seeing the cheapest game of the year. But, to each their own.


    p.s- If you want tickets to the Halloween game right now, they start at $42 on SH...not $60 ;)
     
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    No worries. I was just reading it and I thought "that doesn't sound like me." :laugh:

    We were up in RFB 94 row UU....it wasn't crazy cold (we dressed to the nines for the situation though, down to the gloves) but every once in a while you'd get a breeze through the boxes that got you a good shiver. As one would expect a pretty good crowd there, at least until the wheels came off.

    When (and not if, of course) it goes 6 or 7, I'll be curious to see what a G6 price comes out looking like if it's an elimination and not a clinching game for the Sox. It might not be good for my psyche (or my wallet) to go to a G6, but I kinda want to.

    I know I can't be in public for a G7 though. :laugh:
     
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    So many empty seats last night. Can definitely score cheap tickets if people are looking.

    I was watching my MLB At Bat app as soon as the the game started because the B's were fairly boring. Hoping they show the game between periods tomorrow.
     
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    I believe there was a delay on the orange line last night which made a lot of people late yesterday. If you watch after the first period the lower bowl did fill up
     
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    Single ticket for the Bruins / Devils game on 10/26.

    Row 15, section 305, seat 21. Right on the aisle, near the best beer guy in the Garden AND the bathrooms. Great seat neighbors and a great view on the end the Bruins shoot at twice. Asking $50.00 or best offer.

    I'm selling my tickets using BoxRowSeat.com, so these are genuine Ticketmaster PDF tickets you purchase and print at home, guaranteed by the BoxRowSeat Guarantee.

    Buy securely and download instantly (or leave an offer and a deadline) --> http://www.boxrowseat.com/l/FkuTvUeVxDq

    ...or stay home and watch the Sox. I don't want to tell you how to live your life.
     
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    How did last night's game sellout?
     
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    Still got those?
     
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    I thought it filled up to almost full. It was a quiet crowd but IMO was almost sold out.

    GahdenRinkRat did leave after the first period though.
     
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    I'm sure the empty seats were STH's who blew off the game for the Sox and weren't able to sell their tix so the seats stayed empty. B's still got the $ for those seats so technically a sellout.
     
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    I was one of them. Couldn't give my ticket away.
     
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    After more thought about it, I think Looch is right on the Thursday thing and I am wrong: A lot of people who do go Thursday will be distracted by a Red Sox WS game 7. That is if the STH even show up, because there will be empty seats.

    As a hockey fan in general, it's the last chance to see Teemu Selanne live this Thursday so thats the appeal for me. But clearly that won't hold true for everyone.
     
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    Got tickets for the Ducks, still considering 11/7 vs Florida.
     
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    I'm overseas and just recently got back to a city with time and internet to list my tickets.

    How is stubhub this awful to use and how in gods name do they get to take such a rich cut?

    Like a fool I downloaded a large portion, so they're all attached, and now I can't just select the one game I have to delete slowly the ones that shouldnt belong.

    Transaction fee/etc... do not cost 30%.

    Does anyone recommend a better site to sell on?
     
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    The cut stubhub takes is to cover their guarntee that fans get via using their site. Fans could buy e tickets on Craigslist. But have a much higher risk of being scammed. Stubhub will get the buyer new tickets in minutes
     
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    Thursday is shaping up to be the cheapest ticket of the year:

    less than $40 to get in the door
    less than $70 for loge
    less than $100 for club seats

    And we're still 3 days out.
     
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    I gather you work for them. Shouldn't product reps not be allowed on here? Isn't there some literature about that someplace.

    30% is ridiculous. No other way to say it then that.

    I imagine scams don't happen frequently, regardless of what you say.

    Two tickets to the sox game 6 for 44xx, i get back 34xx. Thats absurd and is highway robbery.
     
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