Ticket Prices 2013-2014
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12-15-2013, 03:35 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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I've had a share in tickets for 20 years... And even in the bad years I've done okay.
I have no trade secret, and surely there are more resale tools today then there were 20 years ago, but if you are in it to survive (not make a killing profit), then I recommend:
1. Build a list of regular buyers who will commit to take a couple of games off you in the fall, before the season starts.
2. Commit to half a season on your own / with your buddy. We'll take 1/3 together, I'll take 1/6 for myself to use, as will he, and we'll sell the rest.
3. Commit to what you want early (in the summer, when the schedule is released.) I work two blocks from the Garden; my buddy works downtown. So its safe to say that unless there is a special occasion, we sell all the weekend games outright. If I already know I'll be skiing the Wasatch in January, I know that those games are on the block. I usually end up with 2-3 games per month, and try not to see any team twice if I can avoid it.
4. Get the liability off the books as soon as possible. Sell early if someone is willing to commit. I personally give up the opportunity to make a killing on a one-off game (
Pretty much what I do. Schedule comes out, and within 3 days, I decide what I am keeping. Have 3 regular buyers who take anywhere from 5-8 games each. Games like this past week (Nashville on a tuesday in december, Columbus on a thursday in december), I make sure to get rid of quick. I sell for the price I paid. Can't remember the last time I ate a non pre-season game ticket.
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