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Postby Sammy's Boombox » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:32 pm

Old Style wrote:I haven't even received the e-mail with tracking info yet.


Mine went to my spam. Which is weird because Cubs emails never go there
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Postby David » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:24 pm

Not a surprise, but damn

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David wrote:Not a surprise, but damn


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Postby Tryptamine » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:39 pm

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That's ridiculous. I don't want to hear a damn thing about not being able to afford Jansen and then pony up for Otani next year. Between this and the post season income they should be bringing in damn near an extra 100M a year.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:42 pm

I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.
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Postby David » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:44 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.


Maybe after the additional StubHub fees were figured in (for the buyer)?

I don't personally believe it, but it might just be my section. I heard others talk about profiting well on every game.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:15 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.

It's likely true on average. Bleacher seats are often overpriced and seats in the lower bowl are often outrageously purchased over face.
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Postby Brian707 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:22 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.



I would think they can next year, even with the 20% increase. The Hawks tickets kept increasing since 2010 around 20%, to the point where profits by STH's now in 2016 barely make a profit.

In 2010 upper level $300s were $12 and could be sold for $75 a ticket on average. Now those tickets are $65 and resale is still around $75. Not much profit to be made.

I see the same thing happening to the Cubs as they continue to win the World Series eventually if tickets continue to go up 20% the profit margin will dry up.

The real money to be made by Cubs STH will be the playoffs down the road
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:58 pm

Yeah, my dad and uncle made bank off of their tickets this season; I kept warning them that something like this was gonna happen and they should have sold their tickets to the first WS game at Wrigley. Coulda probably paid for all of next season.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:08 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.

Yeah, after fees I'm guessing I was around 20% profit on the regular season games I sold on StubHub, and that doesn't factor in the early season games that I sold at or slightly below face value outside of StubHub.

I'm certainly not complaining. I went to a bunch of regular season games, 2 NLCS, and a World Series game, and still came out ahead for the year, but there's no way I could come close to 96% above face for the regular season.
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Postby David » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:12 am

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SouthSideRyan wrote:I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.

Yeah, after fees I'm guessing I was around 20% profit on the regular season games I sold on StubHub, and that doesn't factor in the early season games that I sold at or slightly below face value outside of StubHub.

I'm certainly not complaining. I went to a bunch of regular season games, 2 NLCS, and a World Series game, and still came out ahead for the year, but there's no way I could come close to 96% above face for the regular season.


I'm skeptical too, but it's not about how much you got...it's about how much buyers paid.
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Postby The Logan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:31 am

Are there legal regulations season ticket holders have to abide by when selling their tickets online? Like if they sell online are they only legally allowed to do so through StubHub?
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Postby Old Style » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:51 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:I'm callin big ol [expletive] on regular season tickets re-selling for 96% above face value this year.

Certainly didn't happen in the bleachers.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:08 am

The Logan wrote:Are there legal regulations season ticket holders have to abide by when selling their tickets online? Like if they sell online are they only legally allowed to do so through StubHub?

No, but I don't think there are any other good options.
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Postby The Logan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:40 am

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The Logan wrote:Are there legal regulations season ticket holders have to abide by when selling their tickets online? Like if they sell online are they only legally allowed to do so through StubHub?

No, but I don't think there are any other good options.


Someone should make one.

P.S. I'm debating looking into making an online marketplace that puts sth in direct contact with buyers, not unlike something similar to Let go, but not app based, skipping the middle man. Lots of logistics, but it could be worth exploring.
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Postby David » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:18 pm

Looks like mine went up about 14%
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Postby Brian707 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:01 pm

The Logan wrote:
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The Logan wrote:Are there legal regulations season ticket holders have to abide by when selling their tickets online? Like if they sell online are they only legally allowed to do so through StubHub?

No, but I don't think there are any other good options.


Someone should make one.

P.S. I'm debating looking into making an online marketplace that puts sth in direct contact with buyers, not unlike something similar to Let go, but not app based, skipping the middle man. Lots of logistics, but it could be worth exploring.



Could you create a email group here? I would love to join as a buyer. No fees for either party If you get a group of say 20 people for example and the Reds are in town you could say I have 4 tickets in Sec XXX row XX $100 each Selling either 2 or 4 tickets
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Postby Sammy's Boombox » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:47 pm

I happen to think my seats are some of the best value in the whole park (Terrace Reserved Preferred). On the regular season games I sold last year I would not be surprised one bit if the buyers paid on average double what I paid for the tickets.

My tickets went up like 12% or something like that. Don't have the exact numbers in front of me. I don't mind as I fully expect to make up that difference just from selling Opening Day and the ring ceremony Game #2. (I had planned on going to these, but my wife is due with our son the week before so that's not happening). Not to mention I sold one World Series game that will more than pay for my entire 2017 season ticket package.
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Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:48 pm

My seats are UD midfield, 7 rows back. This year, I struggled to get face value at re-sale all season. Thinking about moving to the bleachers, as it seems these re-sell a lot better. People with bleachers or UD seats, what do you think? I'll typically go to 25% of the home games and sell the other 25% of my half-share.
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Postby David » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:50 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:My seats are UD midfield, 7 rows back. This year, I struggled to get face value at re-sale all season. Thinking about moving to the bleachers, as it seems these re-sell a lot better. People with bleachers or UD seats, what do you think? I'll typically go to 25% of the home games and sell the other 25% of my half-share.


I'm in the very front 200s and I struggled to get back face (after fees) for most of the first half of the season. In the second half it picked up and I was profiting nicely on weekend games, at least. Weeknights were still nothing to write home about.

Nevermind that the seats are basically the same as the back field boxes. People just don't realize it.
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Postby Old Style » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:58 pm

My tickets sold for almost exactly what they will cost in 2017, so almost 20% over face. I have the nights & weekends package in the bleachers.
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Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:59 pm

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Castro's Spray Chart wrote:My seats are UD midfield, 7 rows back. This year, I struggled to get face value at re-sale all season. Thinking about moving to the bleachers, as it seems these re-sell a lot better. People with bleachers or UD seats, what do you think? I'll typically go to 25% of the home games and sell the other 25% of my half-share.


I'm in the very front 200s and I struggled to get back face (after fees) for most of the first half of the season. In the second half it picked up and I was profiting nicely on weekend games, at least. Weeknights were still nothing to write home about.

Nevermind that the seats are basically the same as the back field boxes. People just don't realize it.


If what you're saying here is that your seats are better than joe schmoe thinks they are because of their positioning, I'm riiiiiight there with you. Which is why I want to move to the bleachers. The rubes overpay for those, and when I want to go to a game to actually enjoy it, I'll swap them out for grandstands day of.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:10 pm

We tried to go nights and weekends to full season last year and they basically laughed in our fat faces. I don't think you'll be able to switch to bleachers unless there's a host of people that were just in it for the 1st WS.
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Postby David » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:18 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:We tried to go nights and weekends to full season last year and they basically laughed in our fat faces. I don't think you'll be able to switch to bleachers unless there's a host of people that were just in it for the 1st WS.


I wonder how limited they are on the allotment of bleacher season tickets anyway.

I read somewhere yesterday that the overall STH base is about 10k.
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Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:26 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:We tried to go nights and weekends to full season last year and they basically laughed in our fat faces. I don't think you'll be able to switch to bleachers unless there's a host of people that were just in it for the 1st WS.


You can't got back to nights and weekends from full season, either. Weird.
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