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05-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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BS. Team Finland games might be sold 80% but not all games in Finland.
Not saying that the 80% is correct, but most of the tickets were sold in packages. And I'm quite sure that Team Finland games are already more than 80% sold.

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The answers from Sulin... laughable.

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BS. Team Finland games might be sold 80% but not all games in Finland.
I can already imagine Kummola explaining the lack of people in the arena...

"Most of our tickets were reserved*. I just asked Sulin, he said around 95 percent. People must have fell ill or something. Juti just called, he said he had a bit of a flu and one or two players have been showing symptoms as well. They were all sweaty and had elevated heartrates after the game, so something's in the air. We can't help it if people fall ill and can't make the game."

"So, you're saying that people bought these very expensive tickets, but couldn't come to the game because they all suddenly got flu?"

"Yes, that's how it must be. And the tickets are actually very affordable. We called the NHL and asked, and tickets there are very expensive."

"They aren't, actually."

"We must both be mistaken then."



*Not actually sold, mind you.


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Well, used to be, politics in recent time have made sure we're not any longer!


But, Sweden keeps voting in left-wing politicians and parties. Which is ironic....

Finland is not much better. Yet, everything is still expensive in both countries including hockey.

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The answers from Sulin... laughable.
Sulin and Kummola are like a comedy sketch characters from Kummelit...but unfortunately they are reality.

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Do any of you fins have one of these:


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05-02-2012, 05:19 PM
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Do any of you fins have one of these:
I do. What's it worth to you?

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But, Sweden keeps voting in left-wing politicians and parties. Which is ironic....

Finland is not much better. Yet, everything is still expensive in both countries including hockey.
Nah, Sweden don't vote for left-wing politicans anymore hence the **** Swedish suciety nowadays. I blame all the stupid voters who thought anything was better than the previous left-wing rulers. They (the voters) were clearly wrong and now they're ****ed.

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Sure, why?

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Sure, why?
If he's looking to buy one, I was here first!

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If he's looking to buy one, I was here first!
I don't want to buy one. I just find it interesting that the dish-draining-closet seems to be very popular in Finland while almost unknown elsewhere.

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No offence, but this is kind of laughable.

Call when you have to win a lottery just for the opportunity to buy the tickets.
(World Juniors - Alberta)

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No offence, but this is kind of laughable.

Call when you have to win a lottery just for the opportunity to buy the tickets.
(World Juniors - Alberta)
Apples and oranges.

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Apples and oranges.
What do you mean?

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No offence, but this is kind of laughable.

Call when you have to win a lottery just for the opportunity to buy the tickets.
(World Juniors - Alberta)
Umm what is laughable? Cheapest ticket-packages for Alberta-games were 399CDN which is 300 for 21 games. Here ticket-packages are 265 and its for 4 games. Do you think that there would be a lottery in Canada if that would be the price?

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05-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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What do you mean?
Supply and demand.

Problem in Finland (or Sweden) isn't that there isn't enough tickets to go around (quite the opposite), so obviously we don't need the lottery.

And those who would like to see the games are forced to pay sums that are not in line with other same kind of events. Finnish (Swedish) Ice Hockey Associations policy is to make money and sacrifice the full stands.

I paid 350 euros for tickets to both semi-final games and I think it's reasonable, but paying more than 100 euros for seeing something like FRA - KAZ it's just poor policy.

But maybe it is laughable that most Finn's would prefer prices which wouldn't guarantee almost empty stands for some games...

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Supply and demand.

Problem in Finland (or Sweden) isn't that there isn't enough tickets to go around (quite the opposite), so obviously we don't need the lottery.

And those who would like to see the games are forced to pay sums that are not in line with other same kind of events. Finnish (Swedish) Ice Hockey Associations policy is to make money and sacrifice the full stands.

I paid 350 euros for tickets to both semi-final games and I think it's reasonable, but paying more than 100 euros for seeing something like FRA - KAZ it's just poor policy.

But maybe it is laughable that most Finn's would prefer prices which wouldn't guarantee almost empty stands for some games...
I see. So you expect empty seats to a lot of games?

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Now that they're dumping tickets at gas stations for pocket change, how long do you think it will be before someone who paid full price to go see USA-FRA will file a complaint with the Consumer Agency?

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I see. So you expect empty seats to a lot of games?
In few games in Finland, especially in round robin. But what I've read is that only about 50% of the tickets has been sold in Sweden, that means lots of empty seats in Stockholm.

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Now that they're dumping tickets at gas stations for pocket change, how long do you think it will be before someone who paid full price to go see USA-FRA will file a complaint with the Consumer Agency?
Who on Earth would pay full price to see USA-FRA? Basically every ticket sold to those games before these campaigns are through packages or given to sponsors.

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Now that they're dumping tickets at gas stations for pocket change, how long do you think it will be before someone who paid full price to go see USA-FRA will file a complaint with the Consumer Agency?
That wouldn't make for a very good case...

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Who on Earth would pay full price to see USA-FRA? Basically every ticket sold to those games before these campaigns are through packages or given to sponsors.
Someone from France could do it and it wouldn't be stupid, and then see the tickets being sold for 5€. If he went to complain, he would win the case I think because the value has just dropped so much.

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I don't want to buy one. I just find it interesting that the dish-draining-closet seems to be very popular in Finland while almost unknown elsewhere.
Thats true, when i've been abroad, i havent known where the hell they drain their dishes.. Where do you if you havent one?

Every house has that. Never seen 1 without it.


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I think thats allready cheap (laughing at the failure with the original pricing).. I've paid 7e for a Suomi-Sarja game (3th level hockey). Thought it was more interesting to have own town guys playing there.


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