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  • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post
    S-A-S begins next week. Emails have been sent. I assume Monday 14-January. I go just before noon.
    I rely on this thread for a heads-up like this! My gmail redirects nearly all the Mets emails not directly sent from my rep to me to a "Promotions" folder that I never check!

    (I know, I can/should set up a separate filter to catch "real" STH type emails, but I find this thread is a pretty good proxy notification alert)

    Looks like I'm Monday 1/14/19 as well, at 3:05pm. For the record, I got that email yesterday (Monday 1/7) around 9:05am.

    Doug, assuming you do log in at that time to take a look around, make a note of what is available in section 137 row 1 in center field, where I know there are 6 continguous seats being given up... And I'll be checking that account's To Do list in the days leading up to Jan 14 to see when they disappear from renewal. Curious to see if they'll show up in the earliest SaS inventory.
    Last edited by robardin; 01-08-2019, 06:57 AM.
    «Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d’inoubliables chagrins. Il n'est pas nécessaire de le dire aux enfants...» (Marcel Pagnol)

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    • I just now got my S-A-S email but I am January 15. Looks like they’re sending them out exactly a week in advance.

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      • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post
        I just now got my S-A-S email but I am January 15. Looks like they’re sending them out exactly a week in advance.
        Received mine this morning...
        Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:45 PM

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        • I got a select a seat appointment but didn’t renew.

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          • So, let's take a poll. What kind of a show is Select-A-seat going to be next week?

            [A] Dog and pony
            [B] Smoke and mirrors
            [C] Dog and mirrors
            [D] Smoke and pony
            [E] Other: ________________


            I'm thinking [C]. I'm starting with the dog in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways.
            «Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d’inoubliables chagrins. Il n'est pas nécessaire de le dire aux enfants...» (Marcel Pagnol)

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            • Originally posted by robardin View Post
              So, let's take a poll. What kind of a show is Select-A-seat going to be next week?

              [A] Dog and pony
              [B] Smoke and mirrors
              [C] Dog and mirrors
              [D] Smoke and pony
              [E] Other: ________________


              I'm thinking [C]. I'm starting with the dog in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways.
              A- dog and pony. Two of my favorite animals.

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              • Originally posted by robardin View Post
                So, let's take a poll. What kind of a show is Select-A-seat going to be next week?

                [A] Dog and pony
                [B] Smoke and mirrors
                [C] Dog and mirrors
                [D] Smoke and pony
                [E] Other: ________________


                I'm thinking [C]. I'm starting with the dog in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways.
                I just got off the phone with one of the supervisory reps on an unrelated matter. Very nice gentleman.

                We got to chatting and he was quite clear that the un-renewed inventory will appear in SAS, now re-branded "Seat Relocation". Also, no-one is being moved before that process because renewal season is still in progress until the point that Seat Relocation begins.

                Hopefully I'm not violating any confidences by reporting that the renewal rate has been 87%, so one of eight plans have not renewed, including full and partials.

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                • 87% ... Thats higher then I would have thought.. I was thinking high 60's, low 70's... I wonder what the rate was from 2017 to 2018 to compare...

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                  • Originally posted by jcat93 View Post
                    I got a select a seat appointment but didn’t renew.
                    Are your "old' tickets loaded into your account?
                    20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                    • Originally posted by Mister B. View Post

                      I just got off the phone with one of the supervisory reps on an unrelated matter. Very nice gentleman.

                      We got to chatting and he was quite clear that the un-renewed inventory will appear in SAS, now re-branded "Seat Relocation". Also, no-one is being moved before that process because renewal season is still in progress until the point that Seat Relocation begins.
                      Interesting. Glad that un-renewed seats will be thrown into the pool.

                      But I still have a gut feeling that there will be nothing closer to the plate for me in my plan than I already have. I browsed singe-game tickets when they went on sale, and purposely shopped orphan games that are not part of a 20-game plan to determine what would be theoretically available if nobody had a plan. Sadly, for several of the games that were not part of a 20-game plan, I could not find a set of 4 closer than mine... I am certain that when my window opens on Monday, that will be confirmed.

                      Hopefully I'm not violating any confidences by reporting that the renewal rate has been 87%, so one of eight plans have not renewed, including full and partials.
                      Well, 87% can be taken several ways... But what I take away, especially given the team performance, is that if people are parked in a good location, they're going to hold on to that location.

                      20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                      • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post

                        Interesting. Glad that un-renewed seats will be thrown into the pool.

                        But I still have a gut feeling that there will be nothing closer to the plate for me in my plan than I already have. I browsed singe-game tickets when they went on sale, and purposely shopped orphan games that are not part of a 20-game plan to determine what would be theoretically available if nobody had a plan. Sadly, for several of the games that were not part of a 20-game plan, I could not find a set of 4 closer than mine... I am certain that when my window opens on Monday, that will be confirmed.

                        Well, 87% can be taken several ways... But what I take away, especially given the team performance, is that if people are parked in a good location, they're going to hold on to that location.
                        We shall see what species and size of dogs and ponies will be on display next week.

                        I do recall that a number of surprisingly good locations for full season plans popped up in the online inventory in early March. Not cheap/good ones like Prom Box row 1 price break sections, but certainly ones that I would think "hold on to this location" might apply, like Metro Box Silver row 7 (lowest row) on the aisle in section 114 (the closest to home), on BOTH aisles. They stayed there for a few days, then both were gone.

                        The point being that "unrenewed" plans in especially good locations may get held for renewal especially longer. There's no guarantee that ALL unrenewed locations will be there for SAS, though of course, it is also possible that they are changing their MO starting with 2019.
                        «Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d’inoubliables chagrins. Il n'est pas nécessaire de le dire aux enfants...» (Marcel Pagnol)

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                        • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post

                          Are your "old' tickets loaded into your account?
                          Nope, aren't there.

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                          • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                            If a seller delivers counterfeits and disappears, stubhub refunds 100% of the ticket cost at their expense. That is some risk where they need to make sure more than 1 in 4 sales are legit to stay in business, and that's before having paid any overhead. That being said, MLB has integrated barcode re-issuance which means there is 0% chance of counterfeit tickets and the only risk is stolen tickets being resold. They do have to pay most of those fees to MLB though in exchange for all that advertising & endorsement
                            No payment, no tickets...All of mine are there except opening day...I have 20 game weekday prom box

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                            • Since SAS begins Monday morning, shouldn't it be possible at that point to view availability (i.e. did they really include cancelled plans in the inventory) by simply logging onto mets.com and viewing inventory as a new buyer?

                              Not sure they have the technology to have one set of viewable inventory for new customers and another on a separate site for S-A-S participants.

                              Also not sure they'd want to shut down the "new buyer" option for two weeks while S-A-S takes place.

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                              • Originally posted by Mister B. View Post
                                Since SAS begins Monday morning, shouldn't it be possible at that point to view availability (i.e. did they really include cancelled plans in the inventory) by simply logging onto mets.com and viewing inventory as a new buyer?

                                Not sure they have the technology to have one set of viewable inventory for new customers and another on a separate site for S-A-S participants.

                                Also not sure they'd want to shut down the "new buyer" option for two weeks while S-A-S takes place.
                                Interesting point...one would think they would only be using one set of data for all methods of sales...

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