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Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2022, 10:37:19 AM »

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This has been kind of fun to watch and it seems like the fans are dictating their price for tonight, at least for Loge tickets.

Any loge tickets under $400 are getting scooped up within minutes - so if you want to go and have lower level seats fair market value is $330-400. Obviously this does not factor center court lowers.

Agreed, it's like real-life Econ 101.

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2022, 10:39:04 AM »

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At Vivid, bad balcony tix start at $220 and move quickly to over $450 for great balcony seats. You can't get out of the balcony for less than $440 and that's for bad loge seats.



Only $2700 per seat, max of four.
If I could get into a loge seat for $300 or less my buddy and I were talking flying in to Boston tomorrow and going to the game. Unfortunately, ticket prices and airline prices put the kibosh on that

You no longer in Everett?  Hope my random memory of that doesn't creep you out haha.

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Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2022, 10:39:06 AM »

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At Vivid, bad balcony tix start at $220 and move quickly to over $450 for great balcony seats. You can't get out of the balcony for less than $440 and that's for bad loge seats.



Only $2700 per seat, max of four.
If I could get into a loge seat for $300 or less my buddy and I were talking flying in to Boston tomorrow and going to the game. Unfortunately, ticket prices and airline prices put the kibosh on that

You no longer in Everett?  Hope my random memory of that doesn't creep you out haha.

Nick is a Florida man now.  I hear that it's because he vastly prefers Ron DeSantis over Charlie Baker, lol.
Decided moving 2 minutes from here was good for my health



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Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2022, 07:01:45 PM »

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I get that this post is about crazy resale pricing, but as a season ticket member, it starts with the insane prices that the Celtics are charging per seat.

My seat which is normally $160 is priced at $515 (times 2) for Finals. I canít afford to spend $2K for 2 games, so it basically forces you to sell for a high price, to offset any game(s) you go to.

Especially this season, when resale demand was really low, it would have been nice if the Celtics kept the playoffs pricing at a level that loyal season-ticket fans could actually afford to attend.

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2022, 11:05:40 PM »

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I get that this post is about crazy resale pricing, but as a season ticket member, it starts with the insane prices that the Celtics are charging per seat.

My seat which is normally $160 is priced at $515 (times 2) for Finals. I canít afford to spend $2K for 2 games, so it basically forces you to sell for a high price, to offset any game(s) you go to.

Especially this season, when resale demand was really low, it would have been nice if the Celtics kept the playoffs pricing at a level that loyal season-ticket fans could actually afford to attend.

It's crazy, isn't it? And it's very difficult to compare STM pricing because your price is all based on how long you've been a STM and what your base price is (although I do think that it's nice that longer STMs get favorable pricing).

But I'm going to circle back to the ridiculous Ticketmaster fees in the secondary market, which adds another 21% to the price of the tickets. Ugh.

Just taking a peek at the Finals, corner balcony seats are starting at almost $1,000, baseline + corner loge seats starting around $2,000, and it's just up from there. Do we need a thread to keep track of the laughable pricing for this series, or is the first trip to the finals in a decade enough to keep prices inflated?

Mike

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2022, 11:10:58 PM »

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I get that this post is about crazy resale pricing, but as a season ticket member, it starts with the insane prices that the Celtics are charging per seat.

My seat which is normally $160 is priced at $515 (times 2) for Finals. I canít afford to spend $2K for 2 games, so it basically forces you to sell for a high price, to offset any game(s) you go to.

Especially this season, when resale demand was really low, it would have been nice if the Celtics kept the playoffs pricing at a level that loyal season-ticket fans could actually afford to attend.

It's crazy, isn't it? And it's very difficult to compare STM pricing because your price is all based on how long you've been a STM and what your base price is (although I do think that it's nice that longer STMs get favorable pricing).

But I'm going to circle back to the ridiculous Ticketmaster fees in the secondary market, which adds another 21% to the price of the tickets. Ugh.

Just taking a peek at the Finals, corner balcony seats are starting at almost $1,000, baseline + corner loge seats starting around $2,000, and it's just up from there. Do we need a thread to keep track of the laughable pricing for this series, or is the first trip to the finals in a decade enough to keep prices inflated?

Mike

The pricing is crazy, and itís not just the resale tickets.  Those tickets being offered directly by the Celtics are near $1k for corner balcony.

I hope those of you who can afford to go have a blast.  Iíve got a better chance of getting in the arena to sing the national anthem than I do purchasing a seat.

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2022, 06:47:09 PM »

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I know the original thread was about the Miami series but, in the "for what it's worth" column, there is currently a pair of tickets, on the floor (opposite the Cs side), center court, and within a few seats of where Bob Kraft usually sits, available for sale on Ticketmaster for Game 6 vs GS.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what the ticket holder is asking (i.e, not necessarily what they will eventually sell for?

Highlight the line underneath this one for the answer.
Only $96,000. Per ticket. Before fees.

Mike

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2022, 06:52:17 PM »

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I know the original thread was about the Miami series but, in the "for what it's worth" column, there is currently a pair of tickets, on the floor (opposite the Cs side), center court, and within a few seats of where Bob Kraft usually sits, available for sale on Ticketmaster for Game 6 vs GS.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what the ticket holder is asking (i.e, not necessarily what they will eventually sell for?

Highlight the line underneath this one for the answer.
Only $96,000. Per ticket. Before fees.

Mike
YIKES!

I think spending a fraction of that on a great home theatre kind of setup would probably be a bit more worthwhile

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2022, 08:06:42 PM »

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I made another thread about this regarding the Finals.  If anyone is interesting in selling two tickets, please let me know!
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Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2022, 12:41:13 PM »

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I get that this post is about crazy resale pricing, but as a season ticket member, it starts with the insane prices that the Celtics are charging per seat.

My seat which is normally $160 is priced at $515 (times 2) for Finals.


I used to have season tickets during the Pierce Allen Garnett era and this always drove me crazy.  The price for each round goes up, and you pay all of this upfront before the playoffs even start.  They also charge you for 4 home games per round and in some cases this won't happen because the series ends or the C's don't hold home court.

I don't remember exact numbers but you pay for something like 44 games (includes a few pre-season) before the season starts.  Then you get the "playoff tickets" bill that can only be 16 games maximum.  You figure it's only about a third of the games and it should be a smaller bill.  Again I don't recall exact numbers but it comes out to something like 40-50%+ of what you paid for the regular season - it's enough that it makes you do a double take.

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2022, 03:06:16 PM »

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I get that this post is about crazy resale pricing, but as a season ticket member, it starts with the insane prices that the Celtics are charging per seat.

My seat which is normally $160 is priced at $515 (times 2) for Finals.


I used to have season tickets during the Pierce Allen Garnett era and this always drove me crazy.  The price for each round goes up, and you pay all of this upfront before the playoffs even start.  They also charge you for 4 home games per round and in some cases this won't happen because the series ends or the C's don't hold home court.

I don't remember exact numbers but you pay for something like 44 games (includes a few pre-season) before the season starts.  Then you get the "playoff tickets" bill that can only be 16 games maximum.  You figure it's only about a third of the games and it should be a smaller bill.  Again I don't recall exact numbers but it comes out to something like 40-50%+ of what you paid for the regular season - it's enough that it makes you do a double take.

This is different this year -- they charge as game become necessary: two to start the series and additional charges as games are won. However, you could list them as soon as the playoffs started. I was a big fan.

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2022, 07:31:40 PM »

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I know the original thread was about the Miami series but, in the "for what it's worth" column, there is currently a pair of tickets, on the floor (opposite the Cs side), center court, and within a few seats of where Bob Kraft usually sits, available for sale on Ticketmaster for Game 6 vs GS.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what the ticket holder is asking (i.e, not necessarily what they will eventually sell for?

Highlight the line underneath this one for the answer.
Only $96,000. Per ticket. Before fees.



Mike
YIKES!

I think spending a fraction of that on a great home theatre kind of setup would probably be a bit more worthwhile

Home theater. Or maybe an entirely new home!

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2022, 07:39:21 PM »

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I know the original thread was about the Miami series but, in the "for what it's worth" column, there is currently a pair of tickets, on the floor (opposite the Cs side), center court, and within a few seats of where Bob Kraft usually sits, available for sale on Ticketmaster for Game 6 vs GS.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what the ticket holder is asking (i.e, not necessarily what they will eventually sell for?

Highlight the line underneath this one for the answer.
Only $96,000. Per ticket. Before fees.



Mike
YIKES!

I think spending a fraction of that on a great home theatre kind of setup would probably be a bit more worthwhile

Home theater. Or maybe an entirely new home!
I wish a house cost that little in Australia!

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2022, 07:48:45 PM »

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I know the original thread was about the Miami series but, in the "for what it's worth" column, there is currently a pair of tickets, on the floor (opposite the Cs side), center court, and within a few seats of where Bob Kraft usually sits, available for sale on Ticketmaster for Game 6 vs GS.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what the ticket holder is asking (i.e, not necessarily what they will eventually sell for?

Highlight the line underneath this one for the answer.
Only $96,000. Per ticket. Before fees.



Mike
YIKES!

I think spending a fraction of that on a great home theatre kind of setup would probably be a bit more worthwhile

Home theater. Or maybe an entirely new home!
I wish a house cost that little in Australia!

They donít cost that anywhere near Boston either, to subdue your jealousy.

Re: Demand for Game 6 tickets is laughable
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2022, 07:53:11 PM »

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I know the original thread was about the Miami series but, in the "for what it's worth" column, there is currently a pair of tickets, on the floor (opposite the Cs side), center court, and within a few seats of where Bob Kraft usually sits, available for sale on Ticketmaster for Game 6 vs GS.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what the ticket holder is asking (i.e, not necessarily what they will eventually sell for?

Highlight the line underneath this one for the answer.
Only $96,000. Per ticket. Before fees.



Mike
YIKES!

I think spending a fraction of that on a great home theatre kind of setup would probably be a bit more worthwhile

Home theater. Or maybe an entirely new home!
I wish a house cost that little in Australia!

They donít cost that anywhere near Boston either, to subdue your jealousy.
Excellent. Unaffordable housing for all (or few?)! The median house price in Melbourne was $1.1 million Australian dollars last I checked. Yucky