Comments on: Late day Yankees news and notes: Yanks vs. Stubhub, Pettitte, Mo and Hughes http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/03/18/late-day-yankees-news-and-notes-yanks-vs-stubhub-pettitte-mo-and-hughes/ The official Yankee blog of ESPN's Sweetspot Network Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:22:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Davor http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/03/18/late-day-yankees-news-and-notes-yanks-vs-stubhub-pettitte-mo-and-hughes/comment-page-1/#comment-142043 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:13:48 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=51273#comment-142043 Most resold tickets are season tickets. They usually include some percentage off of 81 individual tickets, and they come with only one service fee, not one per game. Also, some of the people who buy season tickets are expecting to resell tickets for unwanted games at 50% or 25% of face value, not for couple bucks. Finally, people who buy season packages are aware that some people will get to see many games at fraction of the price they paid, the question is what is the price point when they decide that they shouldn't buy season tickets.
All of those are good arguments that really low resell prices may hurt teams.
Add to that that StubHub is so designed (read about it, I don't have first-hand experience) that it is very easy to leave settings which would dynamically lower price to a few bucks several hours before the game, and changing them to stop lowering price at $15 or $20 requires some work, it's easy to see why Yankees think they would get better prices with other resellers.

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By: jay_robertson http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/03/18/late-day-yankees-news-and-notes-yanks-vs-stubhub-pettitte-mo-and-hughes/comment-page-1/#comment-142038 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:50:22 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=51273#comment-142038 Thing is, no reason to smarten up – Stacey makes a point – the ticket she buys (or sells) has already been sold by the Yankees. But – every ticket sold by Stubhub is potentially another ticket NOT sold by the Evil Empire. Their thinking has to be that they'd rather have an empty seat (the already "sold" ticket that isn't resold) if that means they can sell another seat at full pop.

I really don't have a dog in this pony show – I've never BEEN to New York City – although if I ever did make it out there, I sure would be TRYING to score one of those $6 tickets.

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By: OldYanksFan http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/03/18/late-day-yankees-news-and-notes-yanks-vs-stubhub-pettitte-mo-and-hughes/comment-page-1/#comment-141928 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:34:24 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=51273#comment-141928 This StubHub situation sounds shitty, and regardless of appearances, big corporations have only one rule: Make as much money as possible. If they do something that looks generous, it not. It's just what they feel they have to do to make more money.

However, with the team getting worse, and StubHub all but out of the picture, there will be more empty seats. As that continues to happen, maybe the Yankees will smarten up a bit.

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By: srosegots http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/03/18/late-day-yankees-news-and-notes-yanks-vs-stubhub-pettitte-mo-and-hughes/comment-page-1/#comment-141888 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 02:23:32 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=51273#comment-141888 Heh. Good point.

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By: Barry http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/03/18/late-day-yankees-news-and-notes-yanks-vs-stubhub-pettitte-mo-and-hughes/comment-page-1/#comment-141860 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:34:02 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=51273#comment-141860 Ridiculous how much our team gets away with. They abuse us as fans, and we allow it. Oh well, what are we gonna do? Root for the Mets? Pssshh

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