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Offline PebbleBall

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #125: September 19, 2012, 10:53:48 AM »
I think the resale  market will be fair.

In other words, most of the ticket demand is from re-sellers.


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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #126: September 19, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »
I have to book a flight ahead of time (have to take off work, etc). Bad enough I'm flying to Tampa next week to see USF play FSU... but now I'm making it back to back weekends on the road. If I had the tickets in hand, I would have felt 100x's better. Stub Hub and Ebay are asking for an arm and a leg already.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #127: September 19, 2012, 10:58:35 AM »
In other words, most of the ticket demand is from re-sellers.



Maybe. Then the free market will decide the true value of these tickets. I don't plan to resell a single one, just so you know where I'm coming from.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #128: September 19, 2012, 11:00:19 AM »
Got 2 tickets section 406 for Game 1 NLDS, meh. Will try again Friday

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #129: September 19, 2012, 11:02:20 AM »
Got 2 tickets section 406 for Game 1 NLDS, meh. Will try again Friday

Do you think that they are holding back tickets for Friday? I'm wondering the same thing. Artificial demand.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #130: September 19, 2012, 11:05:23 AM »
If that's what it is, that's a pretty crappy thing to do. If it's a legitimate attempt to ensure everyone has a chance to get tickets then ok, fair enough. Being around the business side of the house though I tend to think it's just trying to manipulate the market to drive up demand.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #131: September 19, 2012, 11:14:57 AM »
They're offering tickets again for Game 1... Party Suites tickets. Nothing else though... sucks!

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #132: September 19, 2012, 11:18:13 AM »
Can't wait until we suck again TIC

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #133: September 19, 2012, 11:19:25 AM »
Do you think that they are holding back tickets for Friday? I'm wondering the same thing. Artificial demand.

i hope this team goes to hell if that is the case.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #134: September 19, 2012, 11:38:16 AM »
Question - if we have the 2d best record in the NL and win the division, would we still have the first two games on the road, most likely against the NL West winner?  Or would it be the normal 2-2-1 format?

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #135: September 19, 2012, 11:40:00 AM »
Question - if we have the 2d best record in the NL and win the division, would we still have the first two games on the road, most likely against the NL West winner?  Or would it be the normal 2-2-1 format?

I believe all Division Series this season will be the 2-3 format.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #136: September 19, 2012, 11:40:51 AM »
Well... I ended up with two individual tickets in the PNC Diamond Club section (could only get them in singles, no pair). I bought mine initially, but I told my dad he could have that ticket if I couldn't get another one on the next go around (I could always buy a ticket off a scalper). My dad is disabled and his vision is going south for the most part, so good seats matter IMO. Fortunately, I got a second seat in the PNC Diamond Club section a section away and a couple rows different. Life is good... Proverbial gun removed from my head. Time to pony up for a plane ticket.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #137: September 19, 2012, 11:40:56 AM »
Question - if we have the 2d best record in the NL and win the division, would we still have the first two games on the road, most likely against the NL West winner?  Or would it be the normal 2-2-1 format?

Every report I've seen says it's the 2–3 format for all division series this year, presumably because they figure it would be unfair to use one format in one series but another in the other. (Although that wouldn't be unprecedented in recent pro sports history—for a time in the 1990s the NHL gave Western Conference teams in series involving Pacific Division clubs the choice between the standard 2–2–1–1–1 format or a 2–3–2 format due to the travel involved.)

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #138: September 19, 2012, 11:43:20 AM »
Second best record still puts us at home for Games 1 and 2. If we have the second best record, we play Games 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday. If we have the best overall record, we play Game 1 on Sunday. USF plays Temple in Philly in football that day (I played at USF back in the day). I might be able to pull off a doubleheader on Saturday depending on game times and how the Nats finish. Here's hoping for no lower than the second best record or I'm totally screwed with my ticket!

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #139: September 19, 2012, 11:43:36 AM »
Question - if we have the 2d best record in the NL and win the division, would we still have the first two games on the road, most likely against the NL West winner?  Or would it be the normal 2-2-1 format?
Yes, still the 2-3 format. The reason is that they decided to add the extra wildcard so late that tv schedules were set and they could not fit a second travel day into the division rounds.  (Which, to me, is absurd reasoning.)   

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #140: September 19, 2012, 11:46:52 AM »
Second best record still puts us at home for Games 1 and 2.

Sorry, but no, it doesn't.


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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #141: September 19, 2012, 11:49:25 AM »
Second best record still puts us at home for Games 1 and 2. If we have the second best record, we play Games 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday. If we have the best overall record, we play Game 1 on Sunday. USF plays Temple in Philly in football that day (I played at USF back in the day). I might be able to pull off a doubleheader on Saturday depending on game times and how the Nats finish. Here's hoping for no lower than the second best record or I'm totally screwed with my ticket!

??? I think you're confused. The postseason will be seeded as follows:

#1 v. wild-card winner; wild-card winner gets first two home games and #1 gets the last three

#2 v. #3; #3 gets first two home games and #2 gets the last three

For the Nationals to be at home for Games 1 and 2 they'd need to have the third-best record of the division winners or else be a wild-card team.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #142: September 19, 2012, 11:51:43 AM »
If that's what it is, that's a pretty crappy thing to do. If it's a legitimate attempt to ensure everyone has a chance to get tickets then ok, fair enough. Being around the business side of the house though I tend to think it's just trying to manipulate the market to drive up demand.

I'm going with "a legitimate attempt to ensure everyone has a chance to get tickets." Sort of.

They probably have held a few back so the general public isn't pissed about only having crappy tickets available when the sale goes live Friday. It's good marketing and good customer relations.

Nothing to be paranoid about. They obviously don't have to do anything to drive up demand, if today is an indication.

If you think about it, they've already kind of limited sales by limiting it to only 4 per person per game.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #143: September 19, 2012, 11:54:45 AM »
Sorry, but no, it doesn't.



Seed #2 probably has the Nats going to SF for the first two games and then 3-5 games will be here.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #144: September 19, 2012, 11:56:06 AM »
Yeah, but I would have to say alot of that demand it people using bots to buy up tickets to re sell. I wish there was a way to filter that out. I would also be interested in seeing the numbers of what sold today vice what is being released on friday and what is being held back altogether (for the other team, MLB, etc.)

We got lucky and got four... probably only going to use two though.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #145: September 19, 2012, 11:58:30 AM »
1995hoo... Thanks for pointing that out. I just read the article online with the Washington Post. What I read from a MLB site was different. I about just bought a plane ticket. Now, I have to wait it out... Damn... This is going to get pricey!

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #146: September 19, 2012, 11:58:37 AM »
Seed #2 probably has the Nats going to SF for the first two games and then 3-5 games will be here.

And possibly just game 3.  That's right, could be a sweep (either way).  That's one reason (among many) that this system reeks from lack of clear thinking.  After all of this (possibly best record in MLB) we could end up with exactly one home game.


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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #147: September 19, 2012, 12:03:14 PM »
Yeah, but I would have to say alot of that demand it people using bots to buy up tickets to re sell. I wish there was a way to filter that out. I would also be interested in seeing the numbers of what sold today vice what is being released on friday and what is being held back altogether (for the other team, MLB, etc.)

We got lucky and got four... probably only going to use two though.

"Vice"? Do you mean "versus"?  :confused:
 

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #148: September 19, 2012, 12:18:28 PM »
Yeah, but I would have to say alot of that demand it people using bots to buy up tickets to re sell. I wish there was a way to filter that out.

I have no idea if that's the case. Either way, resellers will put them on the market and no matter the price dictated by the market, they will sell out. I can't imagine resellers will get stuck with inventory. They will simply drop their prices, even below face value if they have to.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #149: September 19, 2012, 12:37:07 PM »
I'm going to have to blame autocorrect on that on, but yes I did mean versus.

I know the prices will be what the market is willing to spend, I just wish there was a way to cut it out more. Let's be real, people are buying these up to re sell for profit and ultimatelymake a quick buck off of others. I'm not dumb enough to think you can eliminate this completely, I just wish there was a way to minimize it, that is all.