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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:05 PM

I've heard the exchange is adding $50 to the asking price of tix can anyone confirm or deny that?

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

That's steep....haven't heard that :eek:

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

Check that I believe I got the real scoop, it's 20% not a flat $50. That's actually better than stubhub who gets 25%, 15% from the seller, and 10% from the buyer. However the ticket exchange has much less work to do, and is supposed to be a service to PSL owners 20% to list tix still seems steep.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:50 PM

expect a big "screw you charge" at any of those online sites. I know from experiance.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:56 PM

Ticketexchange goes ahead and adds their buyer fee on top of what the owner of the ticket is asking for them (at least with PSL owner tickets they do). I don't know the percentage offhand. So it's not quite such a surprise for the seller because I think what is listed is what they pay - unlike stubhub where your fees are added on top of that (easier to end up paying more than you want). Then ticketexchange charges the seller 10% of the selling price so the credit you get is 90% of what you asked for. I sold my MNF tickets with ticketexchange and I didn't have to do a thing - not even mail the tickets. They took care of canceling my number and e-mailing the buyer my tickets.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

I have a club level seat for sale on Ticketexchange that I can't use Saturday. I was surprised by the fees at first. They just tell you up front the fees as opposed to other sites where you don't see fees until you check out. I hope my tickets sells. I just want to recoup my money at this point. No one is buying clubs seats it seems and this is the playoffs. Oh well.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:36 PM

With Ticketfast tickets can you email someone the attachment if you sell it to them other than sending it FEDEX or whatever?

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:36 PM

20% is excessive no matter how you cut it, they charge the buyer $4.85 in service charges on top of that.

I can see justifying stubhubs 25% since they assume all the risk in ticket gaurantees, actually they're basically a clearing house for brokers, so it is what it is.

However ticketexchange/ticketmaster has 0 risk, it's their tickets re-issued through their system, so basically they profit on the tickets twice doing nothing more than re-printing them.

So basically the Panthers mark up playoff tix 40% over regular season prices, the owner marks the playoff tix up 90% (hoping for a large demand) then the exchange tacks on 20%... Yep that's where the insane prices are coming from, and why nothing is selling on ticket exchange.

To sale tix for a light demand game the PSL owner is going to need to to mark up no more than 10%.... for a total of 30% over playoff face, which is about what they are selling for on e-bay.

If anyone with a good pair of lowers is interested in pocketing that 20% instead of giving it to the exchange PM me :)

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

I have a club level seat for sale on Ticketexchange that I can't use Saturday. I was surprised by the fees at first. They just tell you up front the fees as opposed to other sites where you don't see fees until you check out. I hope my tickets sells. I just want to recoup my money at this point. No one is buying clubs seats it seems and this is the playoffs. Oh well.


No one is buying much of anything at this point. Our market isn't big enough to fill BofA in this economy without competition with a big draw, that went out the window when ATL went down.

Yes it's a playoff game, but the stadium hasn't been full for month's, why anyone would think $300 + tickets would be in demand is beyond me.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:58 PM

Yeah the fact that is Arizona is not helping.