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Buying and Selling Cubs Tickets


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Poll: Where do you Buy or Sell your Cubs Tickets? (3 member(s) have cast votes)

Where do you Buy or Sell your Cubs Tickets?

  1. StubHub (1 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Craigslist (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Cubs Box Office (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Ticket Brokers (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Have your own season tickets (1 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  6. Other (1 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 thewaynorth

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Hey Bleacher Nation - I originally posted this in the tickets section, but am anxious to hear from the crowd. I'm wondering what everyone uses the most to buy or sell your Chicago Cubs tickets.

Really appreciate the responses!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

This seems either spammy, or just a blatant attempt at data mining/market research for your company.

Perhaps you should take three days of non-responses as a clue that no one's interested in taking the bait, eh?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

This seems either spammy, or just a blatant attempt at data mining/market research for your company. Perhaps you should take three days of non-responses as a clue that no one's interested in taking the bait, eh?


Nonsense, just need to continue bashing the trollees over the head with the big club...

Edit: I think the posters name kinda gives it away.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

Not attempting to be "spammy". Season ticket holder myself, and huge Cubs fan - curious how others buy and sell their tickets.

Yes, also work as part of a Chicago startup - but just looking for feedback from other Cubs fans on their current "go-to" avenues for tickets.

If others feel I should remove this poll, please let me know.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:44 AM

OTHER: I BEAT UP NERDS ON THE CTA AND TAKE THEIR TICKETS OFF THEIR LIFELESS BODIES

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

OTHER: I BEAT UP NERDS ON THE CTA AND TAKE THEIR TICKETS OFF THEIR LIFELESS BODIES


Liberal use of the word "I" there.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Hey guys - changed my screen name to appease the board. I'll repost the poll as we come closer to Cubs season. My apologies again to the few of you who took the post the wrong way.... I'm a huge Cubs fan, (we gave away Cubs and Sox tickets last summer before SeatSync formally launched), and we know how important the Cubs fan base will be moving forward.

We're just trying to help save Cubs fans money from the fees charged by StubHub and brokers - and the overwhelming response has been positive.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Cub fans use all of the above. If you are a season ticket holder you know the relationship between MLB/cubs, season ticket holders, and Stubhub. Ebay owns stubhub but you will often see brokers putting cubs tickets up there for buy only ( no auction ). Craiglist used to be a great way to buy reasonable tickets but over the last few years over ran by nationwide brokers and scammers.

Then you have all the sellers surrounding Wrigley. Cub fans use all of these options.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Thanks Bob - Agree on all accounts, though the new StubHub/Cubs agreement certainly hurts season ticket holders.

A few points that I've noticed:
1. The six-hour "blackout" window for ticket sales on game days is a huge negative for previous users of StubHub - both buyers and sellers. For day games - a much larger concern than night games.
2. The majority of tickets posted on StubHub are actually posted by fans / individual users - not ticket brokers
3. Craigslist definitely is overrun by brokers / scammers - we think our "in-app" messaging essentially eliminates usage by spammers; as you're posting tickets within an app, and

We do feel that there's no solution that truly connects fans directly with other fans for in-person transactions - especially in an efficient manner. Hopefully SeatSync evolves to help fill part of that void.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

We do feel that there's no solution that truly connects fans directly with other fans for in-person transactions - especially in an efficient manner. Hopefully SeatSync evolves to help fill part of that void.


Well, I'm glad you're admitting now that you're just here doing market research and don't really have anything to add to the conversation.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

Again, sorry you feel that way, TWC.

I think others would disagree, as this is an open forum about the Cubs, and I'd guess (as a personal season ticket holder myself) Cubs fans wouldn't be against a discussion about new alternatives for selling their unused tickets.

Sorry that you feel otherwise.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

The 6 hour sale time now on stubhub should be viewed as a wait and see approach. Personnally it helps me as a season holder. I don't have to wait 2 hrs before knowing if I will go to the game, means those interested in 2nd market tics will need to make purchasers earlier stabilizing the bottom prices, and strengthens the other secondary market options.

Having no floor minimal ticket price and the charges to seller as well as buyer are more of a negative IMHO w stub. positives w stub are the not so friendly UI between your MLB account and stubs UI ( mainly MLBs fault it's so clumsy ) and the advertising / brand reconigtion stub has. The price seat compare system they provide for the seller + the fix / auction / flex seller options are sweet. The stubhub app is very useful and functionable as well

edit: I dont mind you asking questions to those that can help you. I work in market research myself and am a season ticket holder. I do feel though you should throw Bret some bones, clams, or whatever you call them for using his site as a place to collect feedback.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Thanks, Bob. We're now reaching out to Brett - and would love to chat.

We agree that the fees on both sides are too high; especially with added fees (email delivery or FedEx to send to someone else that's often LOCAL). We saw recently a projection that SH made $430M in 2012. That's insane. But brand recognition is huge for Stubhub - and there are a lot of things to love about them (inventory, for one.. and many that you mentioned).

As for the 6hrs - multiple sides of that piece, so we'll see how it works out in April. One of our thoughts - what if you find out you can't leave work, get the flu, or girlfriend is upset with you and can't go to the Saturday day game... where are you going to sell if it's last minute?


Thanks!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Last minute Craigslist

I think what you will find, at least in my experience, is that most buyers purchase before the 24 hr game start mark unless its an unpredictable matchup like Rizzo's 1 st game or Z is returning to start against the cubs.

Seems like most tickets are sent by email unless they are big ticket items


If your looking at capitalizing on the SH market your best bet is develop a seller to buyer app that maybe portals all the secondary markets together. Also you want to make some $ reach out to all the neighbors in Wrigley selling parking. If you stream lined them together for purchase online along side buying tickets or even find a way to include the roof top owners you may have something.




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