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#21 DJ Eco

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:05 AM

Yeah that's outrageous. Instead of getting a semi flexible plan for $1800, you can pick 13 games of your choice for half the price. The marketing for this team is clueless. Its a suckers deal to buy one of these plans. Unless you want the playoff priority I guess.

 

Looking at the three packages, Weekday Plan looks like the weakest. Otherwise the other two plans feature games that are typically expensive on the secondary market. When the team is doing pretty decent, tickets for games like Chicago, New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philly, LA, and Boston are hard to come by for less than 50-60 (and more). Bandwagon effect, I guess?

 

Also, you'd be surprised how many people "just don't use" StubHub/secondary market. People above a certain age, parents with kids, etc... I sold a couple games last season that I couldn't make it to (one of which was LA Kings, for example), and sold it at the price printed on the ticket, which is obviously higher. My buddy bought the two tickets, and thanked me a million times because he a) doesn't use StubHub (but I even checked, and prices on StubHub were pretty high for the Kings game), and b) trying to buy them on TicketMaster, there were only tickets in the 60-70s range. Many people/demographics just don't go to the secondary market for whatever reason. 


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#22 DevsMan84

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:33 AM

Looking at the three packages, Weekday Plan looks like the weakest. Otherwise the other two plans feature games that are typically expensive on the secondary market. When the team is doing pretty decent, tickets for games like Chicago, New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philly, LA, and Boston are hard to come by for less than 50-60 (and more). Bandwagon effect, I guess?

 

Also, you'd be surprised how many people "just don't use" StubHub/secondary market. People above a certain age, parents with kids, etc... I sold a couple games last season that I couldn't make it to (one of which was LA Kings, for example), and sold it at the price printed on the ticket, which is obviously higher. My buddy bought the two tickets, and thanked me a million times because he a) doesn't use StubHub (but I even checked, and prices on StubHub were pretty high for the Kings game), and b) trying to buy them on TicketMaster, there were only tickets in the 60-70s range. Many people/demographics just don't go to the secondary market for whatever reason. 

 

A lot of people are still nervous and don't trust those sites for whatever reason.  Never had an issue with any tickets I have purchased from SH and I must have had at least 40 transactions with them over the years.  I even sold a pair on there before and while their fees are a bit more than I like, they made it pretty simple to sell and I had hard copy tickets.

 

I usually SH my way into games because most often it is the cheapest route as I usually get tickets for half the price than at the box office.  The trade off is that I rarely get to see games where they play the Rags, Flyers and Pens but I see a ton of the Isles, Sens, Carolina, Florida, Tampa, Buffalo and Columbus.  I am just happy to be at a game.

 

Plus I tend to go more during the week than on weekends so that always helps with the prices lol.


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#23 DJ Eco

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:09 AM

A lot of people are still nervous and don't trust those sites for whatever reason.

 

Agreed, it's that simple. People age 40 and below live and breathe with StubHub (I know I do; concert tickets, hockey, soccer, etc.), but generally speaking, I think it has that negative "scalper" connotation from back when scalping was being super enforced/prosecuted in the 90s.

 

My dad in particular, I think he had a bad Ebay experience buying tickets for something, so he immediately writes off StubHub as "probably the same thing" and wouldn't use it unless I got the tickets for him.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

i have never had any issues with buying from the secondary market either(knock on wood).. and ive bought from all different sites not jsut stubhub. However if people are worried about purchasing from stubhub a site that is completely legitimate they even have like a 100% guarentee or whatever it is if your ticket doesnt work they refund you.. i have also sold on stubhub several times and it is smooth. i went to over 20 games last season atleast 17 of those games bought off stubhub.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:59 AM

I went ahead and went in on a multi seat 13 game plan with my folks. Having to pick and choose games is nice and gives you flexibility but the cost differential to selecting one at a time games as they come really is overstated. You'll pay markup for sure on the good games especially if the team plays well and you have to find a section you want.

I'm fine with my plan. I hope we do get a little sweetener though aside from just the same seats and the playoff priority.
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

The playoff priority is a huge help. I was paying just over $100/seat for Stanely Cup Final tickets during our last run. Good luck finding that on the secondary market.

 

And yes, the reps are annoying in the offseason, but that's how it is when you work on comission. Once the season starts, having a rep to call is a big help for extra seats, extra games, concerts, etc.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:27 PM

Thing is how often are the Devils in the Finals these days?  Ive been to at least 1 game in 4 of the 5 finals the Devils have been with and so at least to me it's not a huge deal anymore.  To some people it is and this is where it helps them but for me, after the first round I don't bother as I got 1st round tickets last night for almost half the price.

 

Also from what I hear about the reps, the range of quality with the rep is still a concern.  Some have said they are helpful and awesome and others have said theirs won't return any of their emails and phone calls once they fork over the money for the ticket plans.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

But when they do make a long run it is a huge deal. I paid 75$ for ECF tix against the rangers which was a huge steal and $120 for Stanley Cup games.
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:52 PM

not to sound like a downer..but realistically i dont think we need to worry about the devils making a deep playoff run this season
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

The playoff priority is a huge help. I was paying just over $100/seat for Stanely Cup Final tickets during our last run. Good luck finding that on the secondary market.
 
And yes, the reps are annoying in the offseason, but that's how it is when you work on comission. Once the season starts, having a rep to call is a big help for extra seats, extra games, concerts, etc.

not to be a downer but I got 3 tickets on stubhub for game 1 of the finals the day before for $75 per. First row in the upper deck, it was a corner but great view of the Fayne whiff on the wide open net.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

not to be a downer but I got 3 tickets on stubhub for game 1 of the finals the day before for $75 per. First row in the upper deck, it was a corner but great view of the Fayne whiff on the wide open net.

 

You're not being a downer, you just got lucky...and that's great. Personally, I'm surprised you found tickets so inexpensively and I'd prefer to have tickets in hand and know exactly when I'm going and where I'm sitting. 


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:52 AM

You're not being a downer, you just got lucky...and that's great. Personally, I'm surprised you found tickets so inexpensively and I'd prefer to have tickets in hand and know exactly when I'm going and where I'm sitting. 

 

This. I gladly pay more for that convenience and comfort.

 

And above all, getting to know the people around you over the course of the season. 41 nights/games is more than the amount of dates someone may go on with their significant other (or even single) over the course of a year haha If you're in a good section, some of the friendships you make are priceless. At the end of the day, the people you sit around have more in common with you than most people in our lives, so that's how I view season tickets, even in a bad year where I could've paid a lot less for games on a day-by-day basis. During the offseason, I've gone to Atlantic City or out and about around New Jersey/NYC with some people I've met the past couple years. Also, I'm at a good age (27) where a lot of people my age are getting season tickets, since we're all one of the first generations (25-30s) who really "grew up" on the Devils.

 

I was lucky in Section 119 this season, one of the most consistently attended season ticketholder sections I've been in over the years; very rarely did anyone around me miss a game or sell them and everybody's up for a hockey discussion. When we play the Rangers or Flyers, maybe 2 or 3 opposing fans could snag tickets in our section. So I pay extra for that, not having to deal with a$$hole rival fans, which was a real issue in some other sections I've been in (214-215: whole rows of Rangers/Flyers fans would find tickets there on StubHub, we'd be surrounded). Staying put in 119!


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:49 AM

This. I gladly pay more for that convenience and comfort.

 

And above all, getting to know the people around you over the course of the season. 41 nights/games is more than the amount of dates someone may go on with their significant other (or even single) over the course of a year haha If you're in a good section, some of the friendships you make are priceless. At the end of the day, the people you sit around have more in common with you than most people in our lives, so that's how I view season tickets, even in a bad year where I could've paid a lot less for games on a day-by-day basis. During the offseason, I've gone to Atlantic City or out and about around New Jersey/NYC with some people I've met the past couple years. Also, I'm at a good age (27) where a lot of people my age are getting season tickets, since we're all one of the first generations (25-30s) who really "grew up" on the Devils.

 

I was lucky in Section 119 this season, one of the most consistently attended season ticketholder sections I've been in over the years; very rarely did anyone around me miss a game or sell them and everybody's up for a hockey discussion. When we play the Rangers or Flyers, maybe 2 or 3 opposing fans could snag tickets in our section. So I pay extra for that, not having to deal with a$$hole rival fans, which was a real issue in some other sections I've been in (214-215: whole rows of Rangers/Flyers fans would find tickets there on StubHub, we'd be surrounded). Staying put in 119!

 

IDK about you but IMO none of the seats in the 100's and 200's are comfortable.  The big issue is the non-existent legroom there.  When I sit my legs should be bending forward or straight down, not back.

 

However, for games such as SCF and other special ones, I think every seats in the house has a good view so I just want to find the cheapest seat that gets me into the building.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

IDK about you but IMO none of the seats in the 100's and 200's are comfortable.  The big issue is the non-existent legroom there.  When I sit my legs should be bending forward or straight down, not back.

 

However, for games such as SCF and other special ones, I think every seats in the house has a good view so I just want to find the cheapest seat that gets me into the building.

 

Didn't really mean comfort literally, I don't think any arena's seating has ever been "comfortable" to sit in haha.. But yeah, I meant the convenience and comfort of knowing where I'll sit/being in the same seats/area.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

You're not being a downer, you just got lucky...and that's great. Personally, I'm surprised you found tickets so inexpensively and I'd prefer to have tickets in hand and know exactly when I'm going and where I'm sitting.

fair enough, believe me if I was still living in the area is be all over these packages too.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

IDK about you but IMO none of the seats in the 100's and 200's are comfortable. The big issue is the non-existent legroom there. When I sit my legs should be bending forward or straight down, not back.

However, for games such as SCF and other special ones, I think every seats in the house has a good view so I just want to find the cheapest seat that gets me into the building.


I've found the front row in the 100s has a lot more leg room compared to the rest of the rows in the 100s
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

I've found the front row in the 100s has a lot more leg room compared to the rest of the rows in the 100s

 

Ironically the front row in the 200s has a bit less but I'm 6 foot 4 inches tall and I fit fine for 35+ games so no one else should have any reason to complain lol (unless you're taller)


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

Ironically the front row in the 200s has a bit less but I'm 6 foot 4 inches tall and I fit fine for 35+ games so no one else should have any reason to complain lol (unless you're taller)

 

Im 5'11 and while the width of the 100's and 200's seats are fine, the legroom is tiny.  I know compared to other stadiums it's average but the difference between lower and upper level seats at the Rock are huge regarding legroom.


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