I need to get a couple of Thrashers tickets for two friends of mine (I shan’t mention who or anything, because it might be a surprise, and I’m atrocious at giving those away). Usually I’ll go through my season ticket rep, or I’ll poke around on Stubhub.com to see if anyone’s selling them at super cheap prices. My STH discount only goes so deep, though, and StubHub.com has some absurd fees. Why would I pay those things if I can just walk up to the box office and get a seat for the same price in close to the same value area? That, and the closer you get to the event date, the higher the prices.
I got a chance to try ScoreBig.com, and I was pretty impressed with how unique it is amongst ticketbrokers. The closest thing I can compare it to is Priceline. You go in, select the quality of seat you want based on section of the arena, and then you extend an offer of what you’re willing to pay per seat. Generally, most of the Thrashers tickets were around half off, with no fees and you don’t have to pick up your tickets from random places. Blues tickets were generally about 25% off, and considering the fact that most – if not all – of the home games are sell-outs, this’s pretty darn handy.
All in all, I had a great experience, saved myself a decent amount of money, and didn’t have to bitterly mutter to myself about Ticketmaster fees – which, let’s admit it, are the bane of everyone’s lives. There is a wait list for membership, but if you use the link contained in this blog post, you don’t have to worry about it. Think of me as your ticket hook-up.