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Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #225: September 26, 2012, 12:10:11 PM »
Not likely because if the games aren't played people will get full refunds or credit applied to next season. The only risk for the ticket holders is if the games are actually played and demand drops significantly.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #226: September 26, 2012, 12:27:02 PM »
another loss tonight and prices should decline by 50%.

That might be a little over the top but you may be on to something. People are not going to buy tickets for games they think might not get played. At the very least, enthusiasm will wane for a team that limps into the playoffs.

So if prices drop, it's then the perfect time to jump in. I'm a contrarian through and through.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #227: September 26, 2012, 02:11:04 PM »
That might be a little over the top but you may be on to something. People are not going to buy tickets for games they think might not get played. At the very least, enthusiasm will wane for a team that limps into the playoffs.

So if prices drop, it's then the perfect time to jump in. I'm a contrarian through and through.

So, you're more of a value investor than a growth investor? :-)

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #228: September 26, 2012, 03:02:35 PM »
So, you're more of a value investor than a growth investor? :-)

Yea, I guess. But I'm a contrarian with everything else in life.:-)

Got my NLDS tickets in the mail today. Just the ones from the STH presale, not the scripts. 4 tix for all three games. With the 6 in scrips that will make my partners, family and friends very happy. I can't imagine they won't be snapped up.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #229: September 26, 2012, 03:03:58 PM »
Tickets over looking Nats bullpen for first two home playoff games.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #230: September 26, 2012, 03:10:54 PM »
Tickets over looking Nats bullpen for first two home playoff games.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #231: September 27, 2012, 08:58:00 AM »
Tickets over looking Nats bullpen for first two home playoff games.

All I saw was "overlooking the bullpen" and thought I was gonna have a chance to do the "finga gunz" with the man himself... sadly I will be overlooking the visitors bullpen.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #232: September 27, 2012, 10:05:05 AM »
All I saw was "overlooking the bullpen" and thought I was gonna have a chance to do the "finga gunz" with the man himself... sadly I will be overlooking the visitors bullpen.

Smithian is now a celebrity. He will be mobbed during the playoffs. I personally want an autograph. On one of those big sponge fingers, of course.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #233: September 27, 2012, 11:48:56 AM »
does anyone know when they will finalize the schedule?  I see game 3 of the NLDS is either tuesday the 9th or wed. the 10th.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #234: September 27, 2012, 12:58:18 PM »
I think it depends on whether we are playing the wild card team or not.  The 2d and 3d division winners would play game 3 on the 9th while the wild card v. the top record would play game 3 on the 10th.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #235: September 27, 2012, 01:56:22 PM »
The schedule is already set, we just need to find out where the Nats are seeded and we'll know the date and opponent for each game. Only the start times are unknown.

To be safe I've told my wife to assume that I'm booked for the entire month of October, if she was to make plans she'll need to arrange for a baby sitter.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #236: September 27, 2012, 02:18:54 PM »
The schedule is already set, we just need to find out where the Nats are seeded and we'll know the date and opponent for each game. Only the start times are unknown.

To be safe I've told my wife to assume that I'm booked for the entire month of October, if she was to make plans she'll need to arrange for a baby sitter.

I'm hoping for a #2 seed. My anniversary is on Oct 12, and if it goes to 5 games as a #1 seed, I've got major decisions to make.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #237: September 27, 2012, 02:31:16 PM »
I'm hoping for a #2 seed. My anniversary is on Oct 12, and if it goes to 5 games as a #1 seed, I've got major decisions to make.

Easy, celebrate on the 13th, no chance of a game on that date in any scenario. (except a rain out)

My anniversary is on 10/3, i'll be at Nats Park.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #238: September 27, 2012, 03:08:19 PM »
Not sure if this is frowned upon or not, but if anyone is looking for Home game 2 tix to NLDS, I have a pair in 142 that i'll let go for face.  A Friend picked up 4 the same day in 104 and we plan to sit together leaving me with 2 I can't use. 

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #239: September 27, 2012, 03:34:57 PM »
Updating StubHub availability from yesterday (lined-through price on left is from my post of yesterday, price at right is from right now)

NLDS
Game 1 - 2,703 left starting at $97 3,014 left starting at $95.90
Game 2 - 4,818 starting at $78 4,941 starting at $72
Game 3 - 4,942 starting at $74 5,073 starting at $70

NLCS
Game 1 - 2,693 starting at $124.99 2,695 starting at $124.99
Game 2 - 2,453 starting at $124.99 - no change since yesterday
Game 3 - 2,698 starting at $137 - no change
Game 4 - 2,440 starting at $149 - no change

World Series
Game 1 - 2,467 starting at $480 - no change
Game 2 - 2,403 starting at $480 - no change
Game 3 - 2,407 starting at $500 - no change
Game 4 - 2,397 starting at $580 - no change

...about the quotes from NLCS Game 2 onward - either there's been no change, or StubHub hasn't updated its records (earlier today there was no change to any of the quotes)

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #240: September 27, 2012, 05:22:52 PM »
I see game 3 of the NLDS is either tuesday the 9th or wed. the 10th.

the top record would play game 3 on the 10th.


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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #241: September 27, 2012, 07:01:32 PM »
Holding steady at about 60-80 tickets sold per day for game one.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #242: September 27, 2012, 07:03:13 PM »
...about the quotes from NLCS Game 2 onward - either there's been no change, or StubHub hasn't updated its records (earlier today there was no change to any of the quotes)

Most likely no change.  Those are the games that were only available via strips at this point so there are a lot fewer tickets available and the highest percentage in the hands of fans who actually plan on using them.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #243: September 27, 2012, 07:04:58 PM »
Not sure if this is frowned upon or not, but if anyone is looking for Home game 2 tix to NLDS, I have a pair in 142 that i'll let go for face.  A Friend picked up 4 the same day in 104 and we plan to sit together leaving me with 2 I can't use. 

Based on the numbers OldChelsea posted I'd list those on StubHub at the low end of the current price range and get your money back before risking prices dropping.

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #244: September 27, 2012, 09:27:02 PM »
about a 9-10 dollar drop in game 2 and 3 prices and an increase in supply. now they announce SRO tickets will be available on gameday. that should cool the secondary market further as people hope for tickets. only thing that might create a jump is when we know the opponent and cardinals and braves fans start buying. you got a couple days or week before that is settled

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #245: September 27, 2012, 09:34:41 PM »
about a 9-10 dollar drop in game 2 and 3 prices and an increase in supply. now they announce SRO tickets will be available on gameday. that should cool the secondary market further as people hope for tickets. only thing that might create a jump is when we know the opponent and cardinals and braves fans start buying. you got a couple days or week before that is settled

That's not the only thing at all. 

  • Nats haven't clinched
  • Results of the first two playoff games on the road if the Nats do clinch

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #246: September 27, 2012, 09:50:23 PM »
That's not the only thing at all. 

  • Nats haven't clinched
  • Results of the first two playoff games on the road if the Nats do clinch

people will get their money back (thought maybe they dont know that)

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #247: September 27, 2012, 09:52:21 PM »
So do they have dates for the NLDS yet?

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #248: September 27, 2012, 10:33:34 PM »
So do they have dates for the NLDS yet?

It depends if we're the #1 seed (series starts vs. WC winner on Sunday 10/7 with 2 road games, day off, up to 3 home games) or the #2 seed (series starts on Saturday 10/6 vs. Giants, same format)

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Re: Playoff Ticket Secondary Market Watch
« Reply #249: September 28, 2012, 08:14:27 AM »
Updating StubHub availability from yesterday (lined-through price on left is from my post of yesterday except for NLCS Game 2 onward, which is price from this past Sunday; price at right is from right now)

NLDS
Game 1 - 3,014 left starting at $95.90 2,996 starting at $94.95
Game 2 - 4,941 starting at $72 4,915 starting at $69.95
Game 3 - 5,073 starting at $70 5,079 starting at $65

NLCS
Game 1 - 2,695 starting at $124.99 2,689 starting at $124.99
Game 2 - 2,453 starting at $124.99 2,491 starting at $124.99
Game 3 - 2,698 starting at $137 2,731 starting at $137
Game 4 - 2,440 starting at $149 2,463 starting at $149

World Series
Game 1 - 2,467 starting at $480 2,486 starting at $480
Game 2 - 2,403 starting at $480 2,422 starting at $580
Game 3 - 2,407 starting at $500 2,432 starting at $500
Game 4 - 2,397 starting at $580 2,416 starting at $580