How much money have you "saved" from the lockout so far?
Just a guestimate of how much money you haven't spent because of the lockout.
For me, probably about $750. I was going to take my inlaws and wife to the Pens home opener and would have gone to the Pens v. Blues in St. Louis with my wife. I was also going to get my wife a Crosby jersey.
How about others? I know some people spend a lot more on hockey than me.
Canceled Cable -- not turning it back on until the playoffs atleast. $600
Tickets -- By now, the wife and I would have gone to two games. We used to go to more, but we go less frequently in exchange for getting seats on the glass. $500
Probably would go to another two games, so close to $1000 on tickets
Several hundred. Was going to get a white Kane sweater, a new hat, and (with my new job letting me afford it easily) likely tickets to at least two or three games already.
On the flip side, I've gone to an AHL and a USHL game so far this year that I wouldn't have otherwise, but that's a drop in the bucket comparatively. Early next year, I'll probably be buying a Wolves AHL sweater, so that'll cut into the overall savings, but it'll still be decent chunk of money saved overall as I probably would've gone to another two or three Hawks games in 2013 as well.
Hard to tell. I bought 3 pairs of tickets when they went on sale. 2 of them would've happened by now, I believe. So that's about $300 there, that's still sitting on my credit card. Might have sold them, though, so it's possible I've lost money on the lockout.
At least a couple hundred. Would've had tickets to a few games in SJ over this break, had NHL Gamecenter, and was planning a trip to take the train down to the Twin Cities to catch the Sharks @ Wild game in March. $150 for the train, $80 for the ticket, around $150 for Game Center, and probably around $150 for games in SJ I would've gone to. So a little over $500 in savings. Thanks Don and Gary!
Considering that I would have went to probably ten games by now and got $30 seats, food before or after each game for around $15-20, and also paid for Center Ice, that's probably around $700 that I'ved saved. It's not worth it though
Love the people saying they cancelled cable. I did as well, as soon as the playoffs were over and I haven't looked back. I could talk about tickets, gas money and money at the games and it is definitely a lot. However, cancelling cable has probably been the most gratifying as it is not by any means a necessity and you don't really grasp that until you start living without it. The prices have just become outrageous. No matter how much money you have, the product is just flat out not even close to worth what they expect you to pay. You have to stand up for yourself as a consumer.
Hard to say, I'm not buying any NHL merchandise for a long while, and if we didn't have a lockout I might have bought a Canadiens hat for my brother. I may have saved more however, I was looking at perhaps buying tickets for my family to go see the Habs and Sabres in Buffalo on December 15th, or selling my soul to the devil to get Habs-Leafs tickets in Toronto on December 22nd. Going to a game in Toronto was a pipe dream and I probably still couldn't afford 4 tickets in Buffalo, but now that there's no games around Christmas when I'm home from university I won't even think about it.
That would have been proceeded with a stop in Ann Arbor which I ended up doing anyways. The NY/NJ portion of my plan got scrapped but that would have been right after Hurricane Sandy. So the lockout incidentally allowed me to avoid that. Combine the trip savings + ~$170 for NHL Game Center and I've probably saved about $700 so far.
The Sharks still have my STH money for this year, and have given me no indication of when they plan on returning it.
Same boat but you can't deny the traveling / game expenses. For season ticket holders, at least me, you never really add it up but let's say $15 in gas money and $35 on average at the game. $50 x 41 games = $2050 right there. Let's say you only go to half of them for whatever reason, it's still $1000. Nevermind the fact we don't have put up more money next year. That's more of an opportunity cost savings but unless you went on really, really nice vacation, you'll pocket most of it.