Bird26 May 2012 at 3:19amPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
Tix for Chicago go on sale Tuesday. Stubhub is showing tix available now. Yeah, I remember the "good ole days" out on the pavement, waiting all night, but it's really just that corrupt now, huh?
Pat Parker26 May 2012 at 3:01pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm with you on this one, Bird. Although nothing is officially even shown yet for Philly -- nothing on ticketmaster, live nation, comcast (the usual places that sell the tickets), I did already find a link to lots of tickets that will be available and guaranteed to be mailed out by a specific date. These brokers are apparently guaranteed certain tickets and put them up early. It's sad, really, but what happens is that people will buy them for the "convenience" of it all.
Ela26 May 2012 at 5:43pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi Pat and Bird,
I think that the brokers are advertising tickets and locations they think they will be close to being able to deliver. They may not get section 2 row H, seat 1 and 2. Once the tickets are on sale, they'll have individuals buying. Then when they have the tickets bought, they may be Sec. 2 row J, seat 9 and 10. Okay, if by some chance someone already bought the tickets they advertised, they will contact them and say, I don't have row H, I have row J, are you okay with that? It's close enough. Likely those first advertised tickets didn't sell, and they'll go in and modify what they have to match what they got once the sale started. I do have some experience with this. I have bought from brokers before, and I have sold tickets through brokers before. Pat, my 3rd row seat that I bought for PG in Saratoga last summer was bought through a broker. That was a last minute decision for me to attend that show. I went through the gate with a printed ticket that had a guy's name on it. He bought it, didn't want it, but I did want it. He may never have intended to go to the show, or plans changed, who knows. It worked for him, and worked for me. It's a different time, and different ticket methods out there now. I remember camping out with friends to be at the beginning of a line in front of stores that have Ticketmaster, so that we could get the best tickets too. Changes...but I'm glad I'm not having to camp out for tickets!
Bird26 May 2012 at 6:47pmPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
Right, we used to camp out and still end up pretty far back. Of course, every show, we go through this conversation. I think Ela's assessment is on target. I, too, have bought from brokers, but these stub.hub seats on the floor are beign advertised at $650. That's pretty step for me.