OT: Ticket Thread - 2019/20 (Make sure to read rules on post 1 before posting tix!)

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  1. TP

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    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.

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    That jives with my list

    NBC has knocked out NESN for the 2 Montreal games in Boston as the Dec 1 game will be on NBCSN and Hometown Hockey in Canada.

    The surprise is this game

    Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
    Tue, Oct 22, 2019 7:00 PM || TD Garden

    as that will only be a regional game in Canada - HNIC usually gets both games in Boston on a Sat night
     
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    Presesaon tickets game 1 and 2 = $20 each, game 3 vs CHI on Sat $26 each. PM if interested, face is ~$70.
     
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    It looks like there's no more hard tickets for STH? Just a single season pass for all the games.
     
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    Talk about being cheap.. I mean individual tickets could not of cost that much..

    More info here:
    Season Pass
     
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    Wow - that “season pass” thing is awful. Probably in line with what other teams are doing, but a little bit of advanced notice would have been appreciated - this is something they should have announced at the time of season ticket renewals, and NOT after they have our money.

    Honestly, I can see an argument where it would be a deal breaker for some people. I know for a fact that my 81 year old dad wouldn’t be able to use a ticket on his phone. If you’ve got friends that are dividing up tickets, or if you’re having a “game draft” where everyone chooses their games, it’s just easier to deal with the physical tickets (with transfers maybe coming later).

    And I personally like to keep the commemorative tickets - even happily paid the extra $20 or $25 to get them. Now where does that $20 go? I guess it’s now just a “processing fee”.

    Hopefully they rethink this, but they really, really have been pushing the electronic tickets in terms of “safety” (read: not selling your tickets on a non-Bruins approved site) over the past few years.

    When I’m 81, what am I going to look at to remember the 2019-2020 Bruins Stanley Cup Victory? My iPhone XXXXVI, which probably won’t be compatible anyway? (Think back to any tech format from 40 years ago that still works today - some exist, but many don’t.)
     
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    At least they have taken away some of the mystery of what they consider excessive resales by telling us that 80% is the magic number. Although that seems kind of high.
     
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    I have certain people that I sell tickets to every year that ask for the paper tickets. Honestly, it's a huge pain in the ass but I feel bad saying no. It also makes it more difficult to track tickets and which games have been sold as every year, inevitably, my spreadsheet gets messed up somehow.

    I told those people that last year would probably be our last year dealing in hard tickets. I'm glad the decision was made for me.
     
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    Also, for those 80 year olds that don't have a smartphone, as long as it's not every game I'm sure your rep will be willing to leave a ticket at will call or something.
     
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    I hate not having hard tickets.
     
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    I think that you can in part thank the secondary market for the digital ticket movement. Teams don’t want to deal with fraudulent ticket issues.

    This also makes it difficult to sell games not paid for until the payment plan you are on covers it.
     
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    This is all to have season ticket holders sell of their exchange and take 10% from the seller and all the fees from the buyer. Faze out people selling on Stubhub or Ace or any other place.
     
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    how does this phase out other re0selling platforms. you'll still have the QR codes
     
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    Great question - I believe StubHub now asks sellers to send in a screenshot of their ticket. The buyer can then go into StubHub's app, and load the picture from there. If you had all ushers instructed to make sure that tickets were directly from the Wallet or TicketMaster app on the iPhone, you could essentially choke off StubHub. However, this would piss off people in several ways: lines would get long. STHs couldn't sell on StubHub. And if they were to roll out this platform, there would be folks - both buyers and sellers - who'd be confused about it.

    If the Bruins changed ticketing platforms, they could add animations to tickets - if you buy a Red Sox ticket on StubHub (an official Red Sox partner) and open it in the Ballpark app, it has a baseball that bounces back and forth. You can't take a screen shot of a moving baseball. Theoretically, ticket takers could check for the bouncing ball.

    StubHub has another option where you the seller transfers the ticket directly to the buyer. (I think that's how it works.) They can't really avoid that.

    They definitely want to make it easier to sell on their own platform. I've sold on both SH and TM, and don't have a personal preference - they do love that STHs are churning the tickets, allowing them to take a nice hefty fee from both ends.
     
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    it's comical that they specifically mention protecting your barcode, yet they also mention being welcome to 'wear your season pass proudly', i imagine hanging around your neck using the slot at the top of the pass.

    they also mention carrying it like a credit card, but in the image it looks to be significantly longer than a CC. i suppose we'll see.

    also, where did the bit come from with 80% being the reseller threshold? i'd like to read up on that.
     
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    Not happy with this Season Pass thing. I like being able to give my Nephew or cousins hard actual tickets as gifts. it just looks better than "I'll transfer you the ticket whats your email?"
    Will they also be going to rotating Bar codes to stop the stubhubs?
     
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    Habs games are much better on NESN. I don't need to hear NBC trying to praise Montreal!
     
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    It depends on the game time, team performance, opponent, seat location, when you buy them, and where you buy them from. Premium games (Saturdays, opening night, closing night, Original 6 teams, Black Friday, games around the holiday season, divisional games at the end of the year if we're on the edge, and of course this year the Blues) obviously go for more, while non-premium games (weekdays, bad Western Conference team, pre-season, end-of-season games if we're out or have the Presidents Cup) tend to go for less. You can probably get in for $20-$25 to a weekday preseason game if you buy a high balcony seat on StubHub, and I have no idea what the best price on a really good center ice loge seat for a weekend Habs game would be. $300?

    I'm curious what the "season pass" will look like. If they're smart. it'll be the same size as a credit card - they already give a "STH Card", so why not add a scan-able bar code on that? The picture made it look big and clunky, and if you wear your STH pass around your neck as a lanyard like some dang VIP pass at a conference, I will be silently laughing at you. :laugh:

    The phone-ticket is a huge trend - just got an email from a theater subscription that says they're doing phone-only, too. I'd love the data on how often fraud ACTUALLY happens, because I'm a little skeptical.

    As far as the 80% resale number:

    I find that reasonable. If your group is only going to go to 8 or 9 games, and you're going to resell all the other tickets to strangers online, I get why they want to hit you with a higher price to make you rethink and move into a different plan like their overpriced Game Plans. And, to me, that also says that if you're selling even 30% of your tickets (13 or 14 games), you prooooobably will be fine - again, reasonable. It's not really their responsibility to make sure you have a viable side hustle, but STH tickets should be priced so they can make a small bit of money on an average ticket sale, because committing to a full season as early as March is a fairly big ask.
     
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    Agreed on the existing STH member card making a sensible place to incorporate this.

    And thanks for that additional info on the 80%!
     
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    For the record, I would still be a little wary of selling exactly 32 tickets just because it's 80% of the 41 regular season games; it's not a promise, it's probably just more of a guideline and "reminder" that personal STHs accounts are personal. I'm sure if asked they'd say they reserve the right to review ANY account, so even if you're only selling 50-60%, you could theoretically be "at risk". Heck, any STH can be assigned completely different seating during renewals or not offered a renewal...that's the fine print, but they probably don't do that often for PR reasons.

    But kudos to them for the clarification - heck, the first year they rolled out the "reseller accounts", I could imagine folks being nervous about selling only 10 or 11 tickets.
     
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    The concept of a HARD TICKET means more to older fans and honestly was the most secure guarantee of entry.

    British soccer teams have been using a smart card for STH's for almost 10 years now and apparently, it has eliminated fraud.

    For older fans, there is going to be a problem. I know people my age who resist smartphones.
     
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    yeah, i'm not even close to approaching that margin. this 'high volume reseller' flag has been bandied about for a few seasons now, with no clear answers on what it meant, let alone an estimation. so it's nice to see something a little more firm.
     
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    So I am old.

    We will have a "smart card" get into the games ? How does that work ?
     
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    Click here for some info: Season Pass

    Basically, you can still get in with the square QR barcode tickets on your phone. You'll also have a second copy of all 44 games on your smart card, so you can scan (swipe?) it at the Garden for entry. I assume they give out one smart card per seat. And if you sell or transfer your ticket to a game, that individual game gets "deleted" from your card.

    They also say this:

    *Your Season Pass is not replaceable. However, you can continue to manage your mobile tickets in Account Manager.

    *Your Season Pass includes your game ticket, Pro Shop discount, seat location, and account number. Any applicable memberships or credit might also be included.

    *Yes, your Legends passes and any applicable food and beverage credit will be located on the back of your Season Pass.

    I have no idea if Legends has (or will have) QR code passes just like tickets. It does sound like they're combining the "STH ID card" and "Season Pass".

    Hopefully there's an easy way to deactivate the Season Pass - if people lose credit cards, people will lose this.

    Admittedly, I do notice a lot more people actually using the QR codes at the gate...but I do like the "commemorative" aspect of hard tickets. My game 7 ticket could have been framed if they'd won...what do I frame next year? My phone? My Season Pass?
     
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    Love what you did there :thumbu: And take picture of your smartphone screen and frame that :laugh:
     
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    Thanks...I don't like it.

    So I go to the games with my sister who lives in JP. I live in NH. I assume we will each have a card....What happens when my daughter is home and going to the game to sit in my sister's seat ?

    Sigh....I hate getting old
     

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