AxiomOfChoice
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September 5th, 2014 at 7:54:15 PM permalink
This is probably the wrong forum for this, but I'm not sure of the right one. Should we have a separate sub-forum for discussing comps?

Anyway, I often get offered free tickets to events that I'm not particularly interested in. Usually these aren't worth much, so I don't care, but some of them can get quite expensive. For example, next week, I could get two free tickets to the Mayweather / Maidana fight if I wanted to. The very worst of these tickets are selling on stubhub for $500 a pop (the $500 seats are in the top level, in the corner of the arena -- the worst seats in the house). The better ones sell for more.

I was looking for ways that I'd be able to get my comped tickets and sell them. The problem is that the pick-up for the tickets is always the day before the event, and I won't know my seat numbers before then, so I wouldn't be able to list them in advance. Stubhub has this thing called "LMS" (last-minute services) where you give your tickets to them in advance and whoever buys them can pick them up right at the venue. But even LMS requires that you deliver your tickets to them 2 days before the event -- I won't have them that early.

Have people done this before? How did you sell them? Standing around outside an event trying to scalp tickets is not my style -- I'd prefer something with very little effort or interaction with people on my part. LMS would be perfect if not for the 2-day delivery rule.
wudged
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:10:30 PM permalink
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Mayweather / Maidana fight



It's too bad LarryS has been banned...
mds
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:10:56 PM permalink
If you were to say on this site (If the Wizard would allow it) "I have eagles tickets for Oct 10th or whenever someone like me would jump all over it. I would pay you. Not top dollar due to the situation but you would make extra money. I think either doing that or craigs list might work. But that is tough due to people being ripped off on Craigs list.. they don't know you we do. Kinda..
AxiomOfChoice
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:15:35 PM permalink
Quote: mds

If you were to say on this site (If the Wizard would allow it) "I have eagles tickets for Oct 10th or whenever someone like me would jump all over it. I would pay you. Not top dollar due to the situation but you would make extra money. I think either doing that or craigs list might work. But that is tough due to people being ripped off on Craigs list.. they don't know you we do. Kinda..



I certainly don't want to spam this site with stuff like that. I understand why people are nervous about CL because it's easy to counterfeit tickets now. That's why stubhub is great -- they guarantee that you will get into the event. They actually have tickets, and if there is a problem at the door you can call them and they will set you up with something similar.

Anyway, I can't be the only person who has thought of doing this, especially for events that are highly in demand like a Mayweather fight. I'm just wondering how other people do it. I'm thinking of emailing stubhub's LMS and see if I'd be able to somehow sell through them.
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:17:48 PM permalink
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It's too bad LarryS has been banned...



Axoium would have a better chance if people knew who Mayweather was. Selling tickets to some guys fighting in a ring? Hogwash :)
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:19:05 PM permalink
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Axoium would have a better chance if people knew who Mayweather was. Selling tickets to some guys fighting in a ring? Hogwash :)



If this doesn't pan out I'm gonna start selling buffet comps for $10
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:29:48 PM permalink
Problem with Craigslist are they're likely to be dirty. On phone they agree, then the real low stuff happens when you meet them and yes they renege. I would just grab phone numbers for as many as you can explaining the situation then something like a live auction to get the best price.
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:33:20 PM permalink
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If this doesn't pan out I'm gonna start selling buffet comps for $10

Think a high profile AP was banned at MGM for selling stuff like this. I know others have lost their cards.
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:36:06 PM permalink
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Think a high profile AP was banned at MGM for selling stuff like this. I know others have lost their cards.



Do you mean the Borgata?
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 5th, 2014 at 8:38:25 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Think a high profile AP was banned at MGM for selling stuff like this. I know others have lost their cards.



Really? Why would they care?

They are giving me the tickets to get me to show up and gamble. I am showing up and gambling -- they have accomplished their goal. Do they really care if I actually go to the event or not?

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