In the Ticket Zone: How Flexibilty Can Save you Some Money on Tickets
When Luke heard I was coming back to Indianapolis, he said to me:
“Um, I have bad news.”
“I already promised the week 1 tickets to friends.”
“Oh. Well, it was fun having a brother for 31 years. Guess it had to end sometime.”
So now, despite my name being on four season tickets, I’m stuck with nothing for the game on Sunday.
Where do I turn?
Listen, last Sunday was brutal, but that means the price for seats to the Browns game is through the floor. There are a lot of great deals to be had, but this week we want to make you aware of a new ‘Make an Offer’ option that TiqIQ has made available. I’ve been biding my time all week, naming low prices and waiting for someone to meet my ideal price. I don’t have a lot of extra cash, and I have a number in mind that will get me in the Luke on Sunday. I’m holding firm, and prices are starting to hit that sweet spot.
Online, you’re probably used to buying tickets based on what the seller is asking. Anyone who’s ever been to a game knows this isn’t how it works in the real world. In the real-world, it’s a negotiation. Unfortunately, with the exception of a few eBay tickets, that’s not how online ticket buying works…until now. With TiqIQ’s new ‘Make an Offer’ option, you can tell the seller what you’re willing to pay. Keep in mind, offers are not always accepted, but just having the ability to name a price is a refreshing twist.
What’s the catch? In order for the right to name a price, you lose the ability to choose a specific seat. Instead, the seller is committing to get you a seat within a specific area or zone. You still have the ability to choose different zones, but inside those zones, the seller gets to choose where you sit. As you’ll see on the below link, you can choose from 1-5 stars and each star corresponds to a different zone.
For this week’s game, check out the “two-star deals.” TiqIQ recommends offering 65% of the ticket face value, which is a really meaningful discount, especially because these deals don’t include any fees for shipping or handling. Keep in mind that prices go up as more tickets get sold. So, you if you’re looking for a deal for this Sunday, move quickly.
It’s my first week back. I’m going to the game.
But I’m not going to over pay for tickets. TiqIQ will make sure of it.
Full disclosure: I’m really am using this service to get a ticket for Sunday. That’s 100% true. I didn’t just write that. Luke really did give my ticket away. Bastard.
(By the way…new post tomorrow AM. I promise)