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  • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY, but I almost fell off MY chair just now.....

    I just went on stub hub and purchased two of these tickets for a future game. The price was 50% of the face value. So why not try them ?

    Then I get an email from stubhub:

    Your tickets will be attached to an email sent directly from
    Mets.com. It may take a few minutes for the email to arrive.



    I get the email and attachment and they are tickets directly from the METS and I paid 50% off the price printed on the ticket, and MY NAME is printed on the tickets.

    We have proof.....the Mets (and other teams?) are selling dicounted tickets, in this case 50% off, by using STUBHUB.

    Now as a fan, I think this is cool. If I was a FST looking to resell some tickets, this is a kick in the pants.
    How is that proof that the Mets are selling tickets on Stubhub? Any time you buy e-tickets on Stubhub, your name is listed on there. It would only be fore an event where you have to do the "old-fashioned" PDF upload that would have somebody else's name on there.

    Anyway, I think people aren't famiiar with the rainout policy, because there are a lot of tickets for tonight's makeup game listed for under face. Why would people sell for well under face when they can get tickets for another game?

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    • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
      THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY, but I almost fell off MY chair just now.....

      I just went on stub hub and purchased two of these tickets for a future game. The price was 50% of the face value. So why not try them ?

      Then I get an email from stubhub:

      Your tickets will be attached to an email sent directly from
      Mets.com. It may take a few minutes for the email to arrive.



      I get the email and attachment and they are tickets directly from the METS and I paid 50% off the price printed on the ticket, and MY NAME is printed on the tickets.

      We have proof.....the Mets (and other teams?) are selling dicounted tickets, in this case 50% off, by using STUBHUB.

      Now as a fan, I think this is cool. If I was a FST looking to resell some tickets, this is a kick in the pants.
      Any tix yoiu buy on StubHub for instant edelivery come from the Mets.

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      • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
        Maybe this is a stupid question, but with the policy of admission to the rescheduled game or being able to exchange the ticket for a future game, I guess the Mets would have to keep a barcode database to see if the ticket was used or not? Otherwise, what would be to stop people from going to the game tomorrow night and then sending in their ticket to request a different game?
        I had the same question

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        • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
          How is that proof that the Mets are selling tickets on Stubhub? Any time you buy e-tickets on Stubhub, your name is listed on there. It would only be fore an event where you have to do the "old-fashioned" PDF upload that would have somebody else's name on there.
          Maybe this email from the NY Mets will convince you:

          Thank you for your Mets ticket purchase. Attached please find a .pdf file containing your Mets Print-At-Home tickets.

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          • what game did you buy tickets too

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            • I can't wait to see it in person someday. After all the talk of the obstructed views from the stairwells and the ribbon board, it seems like Mets fans are really happy with the new place. I'll reserve judgment until I get a chance to go, even though I still think it was a bad idea to make the place so small
              1997 2003
              Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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              • Retraction Notice

                Originally posted by mandrake View Post
                Maybe this email from the NY Mets will convince you:

                Thank you for your Mets ticket purchase. Attached please find a .pdf file containing your Mets Print-At-Home tickets.
                I feel that I must issue a retraction of my original statement that I had PROOF that the Mets are selling reduced tickets on stubhub.

                I think they are, the circumstantial evidence suggests they might, but it really is not Proof.

                I called the Mets just now and asked them about the Bridge Terrace seats. They told me where they were, so I asked them why I don't see them on mets.com. The agent replied that they are there and gave me the prices for the tiers (something like $27 to $63). I then asked why don't I see them for individual games when I buy single tickets and she told me that they are one of the sections reserved for group sales and when I said I just bought two seats on stubhub, she said it sounded like a great deal

                She said that the group who originally purchased the seats in a group area like the Apple seating may not need all the tickets and they can resell them if there are extras. I asked if the Mets do sell these seats in group areas to individuals and she said "yes, if there are some left the Mets can sell them".
                She also said there is no way of knowing who sold the tickets to me as the seller is protected," so just go and enjoy the game." Which I will !

                Do I think the Mets sold these 'leftover' seats? Yes.
                Do I have proof the Mets sold these? No.

                But it makes me wonder how an account number attached to my name and email was printed on the tickets I received today.

                So I jumped the gun....don't shoot me with it ! And yes, I will enjoy the game!

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                • The conspiracy theories around here are absolutely looney.

                  I have bought tickets this season on Stub Hub for CBP and CF, both times they came driectly from the respective team. The Phillies even sent me a day-of-game e-mail with the pitching matchup and other info.

                  In case you weren't aware, MLB has a partner deal with Stub Hub (all teams except the Red Sox participate). One of the perks of this deal is that teams have control of Stub Hub tickets in their ticketing systems. This way, they can print/reprint tickets at the ballpark if necessary.

                  I have been in the CF ticket office when a guy came in claiming his tickets(fancy season ticket stock) weren't scanning at the gate. The Mets rep went into the system and told the guy that the tickets were sold on Stub Hub. The guy claimed his friend (the season ticketholder) gave them to him and told them they were good.
                  Last edited by CKNY; 07-30-2009, 07:17 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by CKNY View Post
                    The conspiracy theories around here are absolutely looney.
                    I don't think it's looney, like others I will always be suspicious of how the Mets hand out tickets based on their known shady ways (sell the best last, mysterious inventory showing up after "sell out" etc..). I would not be surprised at all if the Mets were in fact selling directly through StubHub.

                    What's with the 12:10 start time today - seems pretty early. Got the free game day audio cued up though

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                    • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                      I don't think it's looney, like others I will always be suspicious of how the Mets hand out tickets based on their known shady ways (sell the best last, mysterious inventory showing up after "sell out" etc..). I would not be surprised at all if the Mets were in fact selling directly through StubHub.

                      What's with the 12:10 start time today - seems pretty early. Got the free game day audio cued up though
                      They play two games during the summer at 12:10 to accomodate the summer camps, so the camps can stay for the whole game instead of leave int he 7th inning.
                      Any baseball-fever people looking for Mets tickets for single dates or a small package for face value for next year, as I will not be able to make all 81 games, send me a PM and we can work something out.

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                      • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                        I don't think it's looney, like others I will always be suspicious of how the Mets hand out tickets based on their known shady ways (sell the best last, mysterious inventory showing up after "sell out" etc..). I would not be surprised at all if the Mets were in fact selling directly through StubHub.
                        FWIW, I'd bet that all pro sports teams do the same things. I highly doubt that these practices are unique to the Mets.

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                        • Originally posted by EM0909153 View Post
                          They play two games during the summer at 12:10 to accomodate the summer camps, so the camps can stay for the whole game instead of leave int he 7th inning.
                          I prefer the 12:10 starts when I DO go. It means that when I leave I'll be ahead of the rush hour traffic for my drive home. Can't always say that with the 1:10 starts.

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                          • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                            I don't think it's looney, like others I will always be suspicious of how the Mets hand out tickets based on their known shady ways (sell the best last, mysterious inventory showing up after "sell out" etc..). I would not be surprised at all if the Mets were in fact selling directly through StubHub.

                            What's with the 12:10 start time today - seems pretty early. Got the free game day audio cued up though
                            EVen if the Mets (or any team) were selling tickets via SH, what is Shady about it?

                            You can buy a Ralph Lauren shirt for full price at his store or at Bloomingdales. When Ralph has excess inventory, he sells it at his outlet for a lesser price or sells it to Century 21/Filenes/TJ Maxx/etc at a deep discount. Bloomingdales will sell the same shirt you paid 80 bucks for to another guy a few weeks later for 60 bucks.

                            If you are a smart shopper, you can regularly buy brand new merchandise for way off retail.

                            Gordon, I have lurked around here long enough to know you are a smart guy with a firm grasp of supply & demand. Why should a sports team treat their excess inventory any differently than any other type of seller?

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                            • I was thrilled that they didn't immediately shutter Taste of the City after the game was called. We were hungry, and since no one was in a rush to kick us out, had some dinner before going home. I guess they had food prepared that they either had to sell or toss.

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                              • History has been made as this is the first doubleheader at Citi Field, and I believe last night was the first game ever rained out at our new beautiful ballpark .
                                LET'S GO METS
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