I posted all 81 games on StubHub, about 1 week ago, maybe less - already sold 6 games. Craziness. Lost a few bucks here and there but even made a few bucks on some. Diamondback games, a Phillies game and some of the Cardinal games.
I hate to lose a few bucks right away. but some of these August games being sold now pretty much at face is okay because I was getting killed on the premium games last summer. One thing I take away from last year is to just be happy that they are sold and I am getting face for them.
Unless they get good - and I want to shoot myself for getting rid of all of the Cardinal games for face.
Nice! I have sold a big whopping zero.
Did you guys create an individual listing for each game or is the option to list them through the Cubs website available to you already?
Woohoo! Finally sold one on there!
I'm going to the Saturday game May 4th vs. the Reds. If any season ticket holders are having problems selling that game, I'll be interested.
Maybe bro-rate the tickets a little bit.
Seeking some advice here:
Cubs have done their due diligence and have called to follow up about season tickets. Have had discussions with brother in law about going in together on a couple of seats, fully expecting losses, with the hope of eventually breaking even in future years. He is not in position this year to buy, but thinks he might be next year.
Have considered purchasing the 56 game bleacher combo, just one ticket. Looking to use this as a line placeholder essentially. Goal would be to upgrade next year to regular seating and purchasing an additional seat. I would be selling pretty much everyone of these seats, or attempting to.
If I am buying a single ticket only, would the bleachers be the best route to go? Again, I expect a loss, just curious how much of a loss I should expect. Also, in general, if the Cubs are "good" in the future, is it reasonable to expect to break even?
Just curious what you guys think, trying to make this decision without interjecting too much emotion.
From my experience, single tickets have absolutely no resale value at all. However, if you were to buy a single ticket just to "become a season ticket holder," I would go the cheapest way possible. If that means section 503 row 9, then do it. Pay as little as possible this year if that is what you want to do.
Whatever you do, do NOT buy a full season ticket plan for 1 ticket. You will get destroyed in every April/May/September/October game. The nights/weekends/holidays plan would be alright, but you would still lose money.
I personally would buy 2 tickets together. If the cubs are somewhat competitive this season and expect to be contenders next year, you might not get the opportunity to add a seat to your package next season...and that means you're stuck with 1 ticket only.
Take the loss this year and hope for the best next year and the following years.
The 56 game bleacher package is the only non full season plan available. I just thought that if I HAD to sell 1 ticket, bleachers would probably be best.
In competitive years, have you at least broken even?
I would think selling 1 bleacher wouldnt be awful.
I have sold 18 games so far this year, have mostly broke even which I am fine with so far.
This year, for a prime game in the 200 level, those same seats now cost $50 a ticket, not counting the ridiculous taxes and fees. After all the taxes, it's close to $60 a ticket. Ticket prices have nearly doubled.
That doesn't mean money can't be made. Cubs tickets will always have resale value when the team is winning.
I appreciate your feedback. I really don't know what to do. Obviously a significant monetary investment and a gamble as well. I really hate the thought of giving up my spot in line though. I would only be able to come to 5-6 games a year at best, so each year I would be needing to sell a significant amount.
Just can't decide if the plan for this year would be a huge mistake or not.
I've now sold 20 games already and only have 36 left.
Like Croce has said if you can afford to lose some money this year it would be worth it and thats kinda what I would now tell you as well. I am very happy I did, and hell at this point I have raised my opening day tickets up quite a bit cuz I honestly plan to go to that game now. Hell I have only sold one Marquee and one platinum game so far, so I have mostly gotten rid of the lower priced games that I thought would be tough to sell.
Mind saying what you are typically selling for? Can message me if you would rather.
Pretty much face value. Selling a lot through my work and through Facebook. A few through stubhub as well. I definitely won't make money though I wish I would have been smarter with pearl jam.