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[read!!, interesting] Hockey tickets, selling individually

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by macdonjo3, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ok, when I was a kid, about 10 years old, I was still like what I am now: a person looking to make money in any way, and I am still thinking about doing an idea I thought of a while ago. So my dad had season tickets to the Buffalo Sabres, and still does. Anyways, about 3 or 4 years ago, the buffalo sabres made the playoffs and when the series went against a near by rival city, the tickets were over $1,000 a piece! So buying them at lets say $150 in bulk, thats $850 per seat per game! A series is 4 to 7 games and I think it did go to game 7 so thats 2 seats x 7 games x $1000 = $14,000 and probably buy them for online a few grand. Not sure the exact price but EASILY double your money. So thats pretty good for just listing the tickets and mailing them. Ok, I just found out the price of the tickets for regular season:
    It is $84.00 per game, which is $3,444.00 per season. So it is $84.00 per game. Here are the prices for a game if you buy the ticket individually, (directly from the sabres too).
    $233 $173 $132 $114 $99
    Those are the range of prices depending on the opponent. They run out quickly individually so people go to places like eBay, although the prices are higher. So the average per season ticket is lower than the lowest value of ticket. We are talking same seats and everything. So buying bulk is the way to go. The average ticket individually is $132. So lets say $150 on eBay. Thats a $68 profit per ticket I beleive. So $136 per game. Not bad for minimal work, but when a big rival comes, they will be selling for $233 each and $500 on eBay so thats $250 per seat so $500 profit per game. :)

    What are your guys thoughts on this? I am curious. Although I don't have that money to invest yet, it was always an idea that caught my eye.
     
  2. mchurchi

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    The economics fo your idea certainly make sense.

    I am from Vancouver and have had a similar idea.

    I looked into it a few years a ago and this is what i found:

    In Vancouver (not sure if its the same in Buffalo) you can APPLY
    to buy season tickets. BUT, you must first put down a deposit
    on the seats (100 or 200$ per season ticket), then wait 3 YEARS....

    Therein lies the rub. Do you have 100$ per seat to bet now that the sabres
    won;t tank in 3 years? In Vancouver we just signed Luongo i think forever, so hes not going anywhere (i hope).

    Maybe a better idea is to bet on the big teams with young players (Pitsburg penguins?)


    Good luck to you!
     
  3. macdonjo3

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    Well for goalies. Vanacouver has Luongo with a 0.92 save percentage and Buffalo has Miller with 0.95 save percentage. My dad knows the director of the buffalo sabres (he is the top of the top). So my dad could get us an extra pair of seasons tickets. I know the Toronto Maple Leafs have a 10-15 year wait as all of there home games can be resold for $500+ each. I am talking 200 club level which is the best seats. You also had the olympics there yesterday. Those tickets were selling for $10,000 each out front...
     
  4. cc1981

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    hmm does season ticket mean you get individual tickets sent to your home for every single game? if not, how can you resale single matches?

    where i live we just show the season ticket that is valid for every single game... so no resale possible!