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Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #150: September 19, 2012, 12:41:28 PM »
They're trying to minimize it. They gave season ticket holders MONTHS of priority time, then had a limited sale with info sent out to people who had actually bought tickets during the season. And of course there were various anti-bot measures in place during the purchase process. There's not much more that they can do.

The Cubs were caught scalping their own tickets at one point last decade: they were selling them directly to scalpers without putting them up at the box office for face value. So it could be worse.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #151: September 19, 2012, 12:56:11 PM »
If that's the case, then cool. Still would like to see the numbers and what amounts were made available at each pre sale and what not. Just a curiosity at this point.

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« Reply #152: September 19, 2012, 01:13:15 PM »
The Mets have sold tickets directly on stubhub and I'm fairly certain the Nats have as well. As far as discouraging brokers, just the opposite, the team gets an extra premium on all transfers so they are making thousands every game from resales.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #153: September 19, 2012, 01:13:19 PM »
I am so psyched to have tickets for Home Games 2 and 3 of the NLDS!!!!  I actually hope I don't need the ticket for Game 3 and can use the refund from that ticket towards the purchase of an NLCS ticket.

I was in the waiting room for about 20 minutes.  I got in but then got timed out.  I then went back and got tickets for Home Game 3, as they were saying that Home Game 2 was sold out.  Immediately after I processed the transaction for Home Game 3, I refreshed my browser and tickets for Home Game 2 were available.

Upper Infield Gallery for each which is fine.  $35 is a fair price for playoff tickets for those sections.  I'm Row M for one game and Row B for another game. 

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #154: September 19, 2012, 01:17:51 PM »
By the way, per Peter Kerzel at MASN, the lower seeded team gets the first two games at home in the division series round.  That would be the 3d best division winner v. the second, and the wild card winner v. the best record.
http://www.masnsports.com/nationals_buzz/2012/09/a-primer-on-the-new-postseason-set-up-in-major-league-baseball.html
I found the MLB site useless on this point, and the Yahoo article only referenced the wild card winner as hosting.  Pretty lousy writing.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #155: September 19, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »
So it's a pretty safe bet that we'll be in the situation of hosting Games 3, 4, and 5.

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« Reply #156: September 19, 2012, 01:33:04 PM »
So it's a pretty safe bet that we'll be in the situation of hosting Games 3, 4, and 5.

Hopefully we'll be hosting just Game 3.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #157: September 19, 2012, 01:36:16 PM »
I saw tickets were available an hour ago for the 2nd and 3rd home games, but now none are available in any reasonable price range. I was hoping to get them when I got home (transactions over the phone are near impossible). My father got 3 tickets this morning (with the plan that I buy the last two) but we'll probably just zip to StubHub for the last two tickets. Gonna be a fortune, but should be worth it :)

A little misplanning on my part... but we should still be able to go, so that's good.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #158: September 19, 2012, 01:38:52 PM »
Have any season ticket holders here received their playoff strips yet?  My ticket rep told me last week that they'd be going out by this week.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #159: September 19, 2012, 01:47:22 PM »
Have any season ticket holders here received their playoff strips yet?  My ticket rep told me last week that they'd be going out by this week.

Nope. Not yet. Somebody said that they showed up in their MyNationals account but they're not in mine.

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #160: September 19, 2012, 01:51:39 PM »
For those curious about game times, I've found this incredibly helpful:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/postseasonpicture.jsp

It shows which *LDSes will begin on which day. Of course it won't tell you day game or night game yet.

Offline santanaf

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« Reply #161: September 19, 2012, 01:53:10 PM »
Nope. Not yet. Somebody said that they showed up in their MyNationals account but they're not in mine.

Mine are in my MyNationals account, but they haven't arrived at home yet.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #162: September 19, 2012, 01:53:45 PM »
Mine are in my MyNationals account, but they haven't arrived at home yet.

Same here.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #163: September 19, 2012, 02:04:07 PM »
Same here.

...and here (my tickets were actually listed in my account some days ago - all the way to the World Series).

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« Reply #164: September 19, 2012, 02:12:32 PM »
My regular tickets for 2013 are listed but there's no reference to the scripts. I did get an email confirmation and my cards were charged so I know the transaction was done.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #165: September 19, 2012, 02:17:54 PM »
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/ps.jsp

And I assume that the NLDS series starting on Sunday Oct 7 involves the 1 seed and the play-in winner.  We could in theory have 5 straight home games here (NLDS games 3-5 and then NLCS games 1 and 2)

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #166: September 19, 2012, 02:28:19 PM »
Wow.  So they could be billing us for the World Series on the day they are knocked out of the playoffs (10/10)?

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« Reply #167: September 19, 2012, 02:44:35 PM »
...and here (my tickets were actually listed in my account some days ago - all the way to the World Series).

I just tried to transfer the tickets to myself so I could print and email them to people as needed. When I did that in the system they come up as "Invalid"

This is most likely due to the fact the dates, times, and opponents haven't been defined yet, but I found it funny.

Offline Dave B

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #168: September 19, 2012, 06:15:35 PM »
tickets on stubhub right now are 51 and 59 dollars for games 3 and 4. that'll probably come out to $63. 21 dollars more than the cheapes this morning. that is hardly costing a fortune

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #169: September 20, 2012, 10:07:34 AM »
tickets on stubhub right now are 51 and 59 dollars for games 3 and 4. that'll probably come out to $63. 21 dollars more than the cheapes this morning. that is hardly costing a fortune

Those are for the cheapest seats in the house, I bet. I checked the price of tickets of tickets in my section on SH and they are going for 2.5 face value minimum. I think that will moderate as the market settles but who knows.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #170: September 20, 2012, 10:13:23 AM »
tickets on stubhub right now are 51 and 59 dollars for games 3 and 4. that'll probably come out to $63. 21 dollars more than the cheapes this morning. that is hardly costing a fortune

List a ticket for sale and put the price at ~$5K, this will give you access to the actual sale prices, sellers on Stubhub ask for a lot but the true market gauge is the quality sold and the sale prices.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #171: September 20, 2012, 10:19:47 AM »
Updating (current availability/price at right of each line):

NLDS
Game 1 - 4,042 left starting at $64 3,730 left starting at $74
Game 2 - 4,305 left starting at $63.89 4,777 starting at $51
Game 3 - 3,876 left starting at $64 4,276 starting at $59

NLCS
Game 1 - 2,013 left starting at $115 2,103 starting at $124
Game 2 - 1,833 left starting at $100 1,927 starting at $110
Game 3 - 1,989 left starting at $125 2,100 starting at $125
Game 4 - 1,695 left starting at $149 1,814 starting at $149

World Series
Game 1 - 1,761 left starting at $472 1,878 starting at $494
Game 2 - 1,670 left starting at $375 1,788 starting at $477
Game 3 - 1,673 left starting at $450 1,792 starting at $450
Game 4 - 1,669 left starting at $500 1,788 starting at $500


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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #172: September 20, 2012, 10:27:00 AM »
Laughing at those WS prices. Who can afford $500 plus per ticket for probably really bad seats :money: :money: :money: :money: :money:

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #173: September 20, 2012, 10:38:06 AM »
Laughing at those WS prices. Who can afford $500 plus per ticket for probably really bad seats :money: :money: :money: :money: :money:

I took a look at that specific price for WS Game 4 - these are three listings, in sets of 2 to 4 tickets each, through rows DD, EE and FF of section 137 (right field corner, just to the right of Nats bullpen).

There are a pair going in my row for $942 each.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #174: September 20, 2012, 10:47:51 AM »
There are a pair going in my row for $942 each.

Perhaps some of you don't look at Stubhub often, but I do.  I find these sort of ridiculously priced tickets all the time. For example a seat close up in section 116 for a nothing special regular season game selling for $600 while an equivalent seat is selling for $75.   $942 is not market value for those two seats.