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Ticket scalpers vs. ticket brokers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oz, May 26, 2007.

  1. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I'm not used to chasing down tickets, by any means. I like to buy my tickets to an event from the source and that's that.

    But with The Police this summer, that simply can't happen. So I'm browsing through craigslist, stubhub.com, ticketsnow.com and some other sites and was curious about something ... would it be cheaper to get tickets from a ticket broker on the Internet or by simply scalping tickets when someone's trying to find anyone to take them off his hand as the show nears?

    As you might tell, I haven't dealt with ticket brokers and dealers much. Last time I scalped tickets was two years ago, for a soldout Nats game at RFK, if you can believe that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Dunno, but I've always found Stubhub and findtickets.com to be outrageous on prices.

    I'm going to press my luck for a Ducks-Sens Game 1 ticket tomorrow morning on TicketMaster. If I can't get it, I'll stalk the street and try to get one Monday afternoon before the game. No way I'm paying $327 apiece (best price on Stubhub.)
     
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    And you should get tix near face that way.
     
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Ticketmaster.com, stubhub.com etc. have become the norm in terms of getting hard-to-get tickets for me. It sucks, but who has time for wristbands anymore? Got Police tickets online for Dodger Stadium show via Ticketmaster and, aside from the fees TM puts on, I got my tickets for face value. I splurged on a Game 1 Sens-Ducks ticket since I wasn't sure Ticketmaster would even have any more to sell. I have a few friends who want to see a Cup finals game, too, so, like Buck I'll be on the computer hoping to score some tickets at a "reasonable" price, too.
     
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Scalper! Did you call me a scalper? I perform a service, gentlemen, and this service costs money. Now, do you want the tickets or dontcha?
     
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Thanks for showing up Damone. I've already seen Cheap Trick and I have no interest in taking my little brother to see Earth Wind and Fire!
     
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Those kids were there for the Van Halen tickets. Tweny bucks apiece.
     
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    No, I don't have any Blue Oyster Cult. Now get outta here; you're bad for business.
     
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Damone also knew how to impress Deborah Harry ... a Fathead version of her anyway.
     
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Don't panic.

    And, be willing to miss the opening couple minutes.

    Of course you could get Born in the USA'd.

    In August of 1985, my future wife and I trekked from Bethlehem (OK, not THAT Bethlehem) to Giants Stadium for one of the dozen Springsteen shows there.

    I had double face (about $150).

    Not a whiff.

    I LISTENED to a hell of a concert (for some reason, I'll never forget him wailing "I want to spit in the face of these badlands." as the place exploded).

    At intermission, I tried again with my $150.

    Crickets.
     
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Well, TM was a bust. No go online or by phone. Guess I'll be stalking Katella on Monday afternoon ...
     
  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Buck and I have already spoken about this, but how stupid is it that the NHL starts the finals in Anaheim on what'll surely be a busy day and night on the roads AND that the Ducks game starts at 5 p.m. and an Angels game starts at 6 p.m. literally across the street.
     
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