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  • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post

    Just a guess, but with many more Early Entry tickets, they may add an EE lane at another location, say at the Left Field Gate. Otherwise it seems like the existing line would be so long as to not be much of a benefit.
    How about a line that you don't get the item. I don't want most of the stuff. I have a Bruce bobblehead and an apple that I am giving away soon. I even gave away my Thor Bobblehead. I would rather not wait on a long line. I think an entry where you don't get the item would be great. It would be interesting how quick you would get in and how many people use it. We have seat cushions from 2005 that were and are great. Good for row 4 in prom gold. They are better then seat cushions that are sold in stores.

    Promise no more rants.

    Mongoose and Doug, some really great funny stuff. You guys are smart and witty.

    Not renewing season tickets and was basically a reseller. Yet my rep just gave me a hard sell about renewing and offered me a cheaper good location. They know what kind of customer I am. Mongoose had a point that maybe they want an army of scalpers.

    Bought a 20 game plan in prom gold for 2019 and will attend almost every game. Taking grandkids to Disney next year and belong to a Cabana club. Don't have unlimited funds. But have to feed my Mets addiction. Love the Mets hate the Yankees. I have the Robardin seats row 4 on aisle with wall behind me and we will bring our 2005 give away seat cushions because of what Robardin wrote in the past. It will feel great not selling a single ticket on stubhub. Although I was singing a different tune in 2015. I will now only buy what I attend.

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    • This is not me. Found it on e-bay. It was a great give away.
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      • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
        Just a guess, but with many more Early Entry tickets, they may add an EE lane at another location, say at the Left Field Gate. Otherwise it seems like the existing line would be so long as to not be much of a benefit.
        Originally posted by Metsies8 View Post
        How about a line that you don't get the item. I don't want most of the stuff . . . . . I think an entry where you don't get the item would be great. It would be interesting how quick you would get in and how many people use it.
        That's an interesting idea, a no-promo early entry line. The only thing is that the no-promo line would have to be CLEARLY marked, and the people checking line eligibility would have to make sure people on that line know they're not going to get the item. Perhaps wristbands for everyone on the lines, with red wristbands clearly marked NO PROMO for those who choose to be on that line. Other specific logistical details would need to be worked out, of course, but for those who want to get a good spot for batting practice or just like getting in the ballpark early, it might work. It would be interesting to compare the two lines when the giveaway is a hot bobblehead.
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        - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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        • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
          As an experiment, probably for the rest of the 2018 season but it could be just for the weekend games played during the next homestand (September 8 and 9 v. Philadelphia), the Early Entry line will be moved from the far left side of the rotunda (near the ticket windows) to the center.
          Did anybody notice the location of the Early Entry line for tonight's game?

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          - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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          • On the fence for next year. I felt I was completely overcharged for my field box seats with the quality of play/commitment to winning of the team this year. By mid May my seats were worth about 1/2 on the secondary market of what I paid for them. My two choices for next year will be no plan and buy individual games on secondary market or see if I can secure a good location in a cheaper location.

            I do fully expect for the Mets business model to continue to do just enough to maybe contend. As long as that philosophy exists, truly knowing the value of your tickets five months before the 1st pitch will be a very risky investment to put it kindly.

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            • Originally posted by rjsallstars View Post
              On the fence for next year. I felt I was completely overcharged for my field box seats with the quality of play/commitment to winning of the team this year. By mid May my seats were worth about 1/2 on the secondary market of what I paid for them. My two choices for next year will be no plan and buy individual games on secondary market or see if I can secure a good location in a cheaper location.

              I do fully expect for the Mets business model to continue to do just enough to maybe contend. As long as that philosophy exists, truly knowing the value of your tickets five months before the 1st pitch will be a very risky investment to put it kindly.
              Agree. I just renewed but realize that I enjoy going to games and/or giving them to friends and family. And love my location. But selling on stubhub is a losing proposition with the club as currently constituted.

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              • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post

                Agree. I just renewed but realize that I enjoy going to games and/or giving them to friends and family. And love my location. But selling on stubhub is a losing proposition with the club as currently constituted.
                I will be renewing my 20-game Saturday plan. I will have the weekend games I want, and with the self-serve future and past-game exchanges for next year, I'll have any mid-week game I may want. (No longer do I need to exchange past-game tickets a home-stand in advance - I can do it the morning of when the weather forecast is more certain and I know who is pitching.
                20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post

                  I will be renewing my 20-game Saturday plan. I will have the weekend games I want, and with the self-serve future and past-game exchanges for next year, I'll have any mid-week game I may want. (No longer do I need to exchange past-game tickets a home-stand in advance - I can do it the morning of when the weather forecast is more certain and I know who is pitching.
                  That was annoying having to present past game paper tickets at the ticket window. Self serve should be more successful for them getting people into the ballpark spending money on food, drink and concessions.

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                  • Tonight's rain out can only be exchanged for 2018 games. Thought it used to be up to one year. Could not find that on the Mets Website and called them. I was told it could only be exchanged for 2018 games. I remember getting the money put on a concession gift card. As I am sure most of you do.

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                    • Originally posted by Metsies8 View Post
                      Tonight's rain out can only be exchanged for 2018 games. Thought it used to be up to one year. Could not find that on the Mets Website and called them. I was told it could only be exchanged for 2018 games. I remember getting the money put on a concession gift card. As I am sure most of you do.
                      The back of the ticket states that you have 12 moths to exchange the ticket. It is in fine print. Calling the Mets back.

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                      • Originally posted by Metsies8 View Post

                        The back of the ticket states that you have 12 moths to exchange the ticket. It is in fine print. Calling the Mets back.
                        The language is they have to give you another game with in 12 months. The Mets say they are giving you another game with in 12 months. They are giving it with in one month. Of course they are correct. But they are penny wise and dollar foolish as usual.

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                        • Originally posted by Metsies8 View Post

                          The language is they have to give you another game with in 12 months. The Mets say they are giving you another game with in 12 months. They are giving it with in one month. Of course they are correct. But they are penny wise and dollar foolish as usual.
                          Well, do realize that these mid-week September games are VALUE games, and you'll be on the hook for any price adjustment should you upgrade....

                          20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                          • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post

                            That was annoying having to present past game paper tickets at the ticket window. Self serve should be more successful for them getting people into the ballpark spending money on food, drink and concessions.
                            I think that is pretty much the only thing the blokes behind the glass did at the Advanced Ticket Window did - past and future exchanges. And I am sure their cash drop indicates that allowing for these M-Th exchanges is good for the bottom line.

                            I wouldn't consider going to an "extra" game on a whim before. Now, I will have no issue decided to take in an extra game by using an unused ticket...
                            20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                            • Besides my regular tickets for the September 29th game, I went to the doubleheader today and exchanged the Sept 10th rainout tickets for two more tickets for the 29th just as the first game was starting. Only one Advance Ticket window open. By the time I was finished there were about 10 people on line for Rainout exchanges or buying tickets for the Sept 29th game. One last time, David and Jose together.

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                              • As expected, demand (and prices) skyrocketing for the 9/29 game. Now completely sold out on the Mets site and StubHub starts at $131 for Standing Room tix, wow.
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