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The use of stubhub by major league teams basically allows them to sell tickets for a discount that they don't want to admit they are selling for a discount.
It's basically a supply-demand correction. But it will work against fans (at least in terms of prices) when a team is winning and selling a bunch of tickets.
Enjoy the benefit while you can.
I agree with FOC. I don't understand why they don't offer more incentives to buy early and lock yourself in to a few games.
When I go to Citi I generally buy from a 3rd market PRIVATE source, over the years I've forged a good relationship with a few private re-sellers on Ebay and Stub-Hub and they contact me via email and offer me certain games at about 1/2 price or rather 2 for 1, my favorite is they guy who has tickets in section 107 row 12, right above the tunnel where Mr Met comes out, there are only 4 seats in that row and most of the time the other 2 seats were empty so me and my friend or a date were able to enjoy more space, no body can walk in front of you and there is about 4ft behind them so nobody is kicking your seat either...as for stub hub it's getting harder to find the private resellers due to how the network is set up, Ebay was the way to go last year, no excess fees and real paper tickets mailed to me...
One last thing about Stub-Hub...The Mets may follow the Yankee's lead and dissolve their partnership with S.H. when the current deal runs out...opting to start their own 3rd market service...or so the rumors I hear....
It doesn't change the fact that if the team or a private seller is gonna sell the tickets for less than face value someone shouldn't snatch them up.
Dynamic pricing does not come close to dropping ticket prices to their actual sales value for the demand. Not when the team is losing consistently.
Tickets on stubhub often get sold for next to nothing. The team won't directly offer that.
But they benefit tremendously when those fans park their cars and enter the park.
Stubhub, without doubt, accomplishes that in a way the team - even with dynamic pricing - will never try on its own.
I'll be at the March 15 spring training game. Mets vs Braves at Disney World. One $35 ticket ended up costing me $49
March 11 game Mets vs Tigers in Lakeland. Two $23 tickets cost me $57.
They all pull this crap. I think it is income they don't have to share with the visiting team.
I can't wait until I'm retired in years from now and (hopefully) I'd be able to go down to Florida for a month and go to a bunch of Mets ST games. Seems like something that would really be enjoyable.