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  1. pheenix11

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    I'm thinking of buying some fanforwards on ticketreserve.com. I'm just wondering what the face value for AFC Championship game tickets usually is?

    Right now the fanforwards are around $220. Just trying to figure out if $220 + face value would still be cheaper than Ebay or Stubhub.

    Right now the Superbowl fanforwards are selling for $1190 (plus you have to add in face value of $700) so that is way too rich for my blood.
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    You can always wait and see if San Diego squeaks by for the 1 seed, then change your credit card address to a random address in SoCal and pick up tickets for face the Monday before the game from Ticketb@stard :)
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    You have LT's address? :D
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    if you do the math, that site is a terrible scam... think about it, they are promising tix... they arent doing it for free, so someone, the net consumer, is losing.
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    Yeah but I'll never get a chance at playoff tickets and if its cheaper than Ebay or Stubhub would rape me for, why not?

    My other option is to join the waiting list and exercise my fingers on the Pats ticket exchange. Although this year I'm guessing there won't be much available.
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    those $1890 fanforward seats are crap seats... you can always get SB tix for that price, without risking whether the pats make it or not.

    to answer your question though, my AFC championship tix will be around $175 for lower level sideline; fanforwards will be junk 300 corners, plus you have the risk of no game... junk 300 corners will probably face around $100, but im not sure on that one.
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    ive have gone twice w/friends who had no tix, to two dif home playoff games... dropped them off early at the tix office... they got tix for face both times... they missed the tailgating though... depends what you wanna do i guess.
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    stubhub will rape you for sure... all the unsold tix from stubhub go on sale on ebay in the last 48 hours... think about it, scalpers dont want the tickets at all... normal thought process for a scalper (they call themselves agents, but they are all the same): list for $500 more than i think they are worth on stubhub, which charges nothing unless they sell... if that doesnt work, 2 days before the game (sometimes one), ill sell them on ebay for whatever i cant get.
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    I actually kinda like the upper deck anyways, that wouldn't bother me.

    So I'd be looking at around $300. Considering that upper deck corners for the regular season are starting at $175, that isn't too bad. Except of course you have the risk of no game if the Pats lose.

    I'm down in Tampa so I have to plan ahead. :)
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    regular season upper deck corners face at $59, not $175... so sounds like a ripoff to me.. i always buy extra lower level tix for my friends for $125-150... i would never pay $100 for upper level... just gotta wait until 1-2 days pregame when the scalpers panic and dump them on ebay
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    i will make my own fan forward to you for 4 good lower level sideline seats for $250 each for the AFCC right now.. $250 each now, and if we make it, you only pay the $250 (already paid), plus face (about $175).
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    No thanks, I don't want to see Papa Kraft take away your season tickets LOL
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    you dont think every ticket offered as fanforwards on ticketreserve, or any site, is against season ticket holder policy?
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    I don't really fully understand how ticketreserve gets their tickets. They can't hold an inventory for every team because only 1 makes it. I'm guessing they take in all the transaction charges and the initial sales and then buy them on the open market once they find out which team is going.

    I found this:

    TicketRESERVE, which has grown to have 30 full-time employees working out of its office in Deerfield, Ill., spends much of its time working with the various sports leagues and associations, trying to line up tickets to the big events. (They don't purchase tickets from the general public.) Most leagues, Mr. Leach said, have embraced them.

    "In the NCAA Final Four market last year, we contracted directly with the NCAA for a ticket allocation of 1,000," he said. "Then we create the FanFORWARD Reservations off of that.

    "We did a very extensive and exhaustive legal analysis. In terms of anti-scalping laws, we went before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory bodies to ensure that what we're doing is kosher. We got all those approvals."


    http://www.ticketreserve.com/news.html?ugid=&contentId=700022750


    So it sounds like they get a certain amount from the league, sell those as fanforwards at the beginning of the season and then that finite amount is what gets traded all year.
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    lol... NFW! they get zero from the NFL! they cant hold any inventory, since they dont have access to the tickets... if fans from 32 teams all buy scam "ticketforwards" to any event then they have 31 losers for every winner, and can buy the tickets off ebay with the money from the losers... (google: ponzi scam)... if you actually think they have these tickets, simply ask them the row and seats... there is NO chance they will EVER tell you, since they dont have them, and they dont even know the seats! use your head... if you dont believe common sense, then contact the NFL offices, and ask if this scam company gets ANY tickets from them... guaranteed the answer is NO!
    lol.. what real company uses the term "kosher"? that's too funny! plus, the SEC has NOTHING to do with scalping laws... a little common sense goes a long ways folks.
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    Just wait until the week of the game. Buying off of that site you're bound to be paying close to $500, right? I paid $500 for the AFCCG in Pittsburgh in 05 a week in advance.

    Or, see what happens. I was ready to pay big money for last year's AFCCG, but instead it was in Indy, and they opened tickets up to residents of the state. One of my buddies crossed the border, and went to a random ticketmaster in South Bend where it's Bears country. We got 2 on the 50 for face.

    If you have $500, you'll go to the game. Bar none. I'll be at Gillette for the game (knock on wood, etc.) and believe me, with flight, hotel, food and a ticket (we'll exclude merchandise :D ) it won't be a $1000 trip.
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    Hmm I found this too:

    Brian McCarthy , an NFL spokesman, said the league has rebuffed Ticket Reserve's offers to join forces because the league "didn't see the need to move in that direction." He said the NFL is selling various Super Bowl ticket, entertainment, and accommodation packages to companies at prices ranging from $4,300 to nearly $10,000.

    For the Super Bowl, Leach said the company will have to buy upper-level tickets on the secondary market to fulfill its options. Yesterday on StubHub, the San Francisco ticket marketplace, the lowest priced seats in the upper level end zone cost more than $3,500 apiece and went as high as nearly $4,500.


    http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2007/01/23/big_game_options_yield_rich_profits/
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