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01-19-2013, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BigZ65 View Post
It's been logistically annoying, and a lot more work than I want to do, especially with the tight window and having to get everyone/everything organized. Were the Jets planning on rolling this out for the 2012-13 season or did they know 100% that the lockout would happen in the summer? Seems like they could have introduced this system in the summer and not forced the panic. I think the big issue is that it was thrust on STH's in stealth fashion. It went from, your package will arrive within 2 days of the schedule, to getting a booklet and a card when everyone was expecting tickets. Being a STH of the Jets and Bombers (as well as long-time customer of the Moose), it was something I'd expect from the Bombers. True North have usually been pretty good about communicating with their customers.
This is so true. (I have never been a Bomber STH, and this is my 10th year with the Moose/Jets.) "Stealth" is a good word for this.

When I got the package I thought "WTF did they send me such a big folder for Jets Gear cards?"

They sent me 35 emails since last season and NOT ONE said anything about cards replacing tickets.

Originally Posted by Gm0ney View Post
While I sympathize with the "quit your whining" crowd, I don't think the fact that TNSE has brought the NHL back to Winnipeg gives them carte blanche to nickel and dime everyone on idiotic fees.

Sure, Chipman opened up his (and Thomson's) wallet to the tune of $170 million, but 13000 opened up their considerably smaller wallets to the tune of $500 - $1000 per seat for a deposit (i.e. an interest free loan). They also pay one of the highest average ticket prices in the NHL. There wasn't a lot of complaining though - you have to pay to play in the bigs, right? I mean, we yell out "True North" during the anthem...we're grateful, ok?

But I don't think it's unreasonable that a STH would be upset that they were losing something of value (nice printed ticket books you could split up with a STH group) - and not only that, but the prospect of being charged $2.50 to do something that used to cost nothing (handing out tickets). As I've said about 3 times before in this thread, that adds up to about $175/year in fees if you've got a group of 4 sharing 2 seats. Also, those fees are ridiculous in the first place. The concession stand might as well charge $2.50 to put your popcorn in a bag or your beer in a cup - in fact the profit margin on the ticket printing and forwarding "convenience fee" is probably even higher.

All fees and charges of any type have to be factored into the price of a ticket. Maybe the Jets have worked with TicketBastard for too long now. Maybe next year they'll announce that tickets have been reduced by $5 per seat. Then afterwards say there is an administration fee of $2, convenience fee of $4, oxygen utilization fee of $2, floor usage levy of $1, and a stair replenishment fund assessment of $250 per season.

BTW, when Moose tickets were bought direct from your Moose rep there were NO fees whatsoever.

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