Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by JAYHAWKS34, Jan 6, 2008.
i'm telling you guys its the only way to stop this ticket price maddness, its getting out of control
there is no way to stop it. The tickets are selling for what people are willing to pay for them.
agreed, its just getting nuts, so many people are just buying tickets to resell them
Actually not many. If most season ticket holders were reselling their tickets the price would go down, it is because very few people are the price is high.
In fact for the last few home Dolphins and Jets games you could buy scalped tickets for below face value, because many people were reselling.
Go back to eco 101 and study the supply-demand curve.
TheGodInAGreyHoodie are you a little slow, if you knew anything about the subject you would also know that it also depends on the game you idiot. Miami.. Jets.. . Hahha wow
Of course it depends on the game. Miami and Jets lots of people trying to sell tickets, very few trying to buy -- price goes down.
Green bay and NE lost people trying to buy, very few trying to sell price goes up.
But you said many people were selling, that is false, few are selling, many are buying.
I agree. Please everyone boycott tickets on ebay. That way when I bid I have no one outbidding me!
I thought I read that the Patriots organization actively was pursuing scalpers and taking away season ticket privileges from those that were caught. It was a few months ago, and the Patriots had won some kind of case where they had subpoenaed Ebay's Stubhub website. I hadn't heard of any recent news about that being here in Indy where scalping is not against the law. Are these people risking losing their season tickets?
Wouldn't some of those tickets be from the players?
Seems like alot of money can be made there for the lowest tier guys.
Well said. It's very simple, supply and demand.
Just quit before you've dug too deep a hole, Jayhawk.
its supply and demand
to deep into what?? seriously you are a tool
Your exactly right, and consider the product (Patriots tickets) in the equation. Not only is this "product" one of the best in the industry (the NFL), it is also one doing things no other "product" has ever done. In this historical season we could see ticket stubs from any game during the season sold on ebay for crazy money if the Pats finish 19-0. This product that the Pats are is creating a huge demand for non-fans even.
Short version: tickets are expensive, there is nothing we can do to change that. :bricks:
They should go after the season ticket holders that sold their tickets...but buyers?? That doesn't make sense.
Would that mean that a season ticket holder that bought tickets for his family should be punished?? Or, anybody that ever bought tickets would never be allowed to become a STH??
Buyers never knew there was anything wrong with buying from Stub Hub - hell, they advertise on radio & TV and guarantee the buyer safety. How would a buyer even know, or care, where they got their tickets?? For all most buyers know, they thought they came directly from the Patriots - people have no clue, they are not detectives. They bought tickets to a game, no criminal act there.
Go after the sellers, leave the buyers alone - or at least come out and warn them before taking action.
Jayhawk - At the time of this post, there are only 26 ticket options on Ebay for tickets to the Pats/Jags game. By comparison, when I tried to go to the Pats/Cowboys game, there were some 250 different sellers. The avg. ticket price on ebay for that game was well over $400.
So, I would fully expect that the ticket prices for the Pats/Jags play-off game to be at least that, if not MORE. Especially with such low supply and HIGH demand.
FGSSAND - They are going after the season ticket holders.
Yes, a season ticket holder is punished by the Patriots.
Scalpers = SELLERS, not buyers.
The report was that season ticket holders that were selling their tickets were in danger of losing their tickets. I googled and found this news report, but was wondering if the issue has been brought back up, as it seems that scalping is still occurring.
there will be a sh1tload more tomorrow; watch... the price will be higher because it is the first game that has really mattered to the pats since week 5.
as long as there is demand (and stubhub), there will be scalping... let's say 10,000 STH's lose their tix... who do you think gets them? 90% of them will be the same scalpers, who have their mother, son, cousin, etc, already on the list.
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