Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WFMW--StubHub

I am someone who enjoys online shopping in general. But I was very suspicious of StubHub for some reason. I thought it would be full of merciless scalpers trying to sell me their obstructed-view seats for front-row prices.

Wrong! Well, not totally--those guys are out there, of course. But overall, we've been thrilled with what we've seen. My husband got me tickets for the Madonna concert for a birthday surprise, and (other than the StubHub fees, which were less than $10) spent exactly face value but without any of the inconveniences of trying to shop online or in person within seconds of tickets going on sale, etc.

But last night was even better. We wanted to get the fun giveaway at the ball game but waited too long to buy our usual cheap(ish) seats. Rather than giving up, I clicked over to StubHub. Where I found tickets in the section behind the dugout selling for LESS than we were going to pay for our usual nosebleed seats. Less! I can only guess that some season-ticket holder (or other ticket holder) couldn't make it at the last minute and just wanted something back for his seats. And in doing so, he made my husband and kids very, very happy. I just wish StubHub had a "thank your seller" feature so I could let him or her know how grateful we were!

Paying less than nosebleed for infield seats? That worked for me! Now obviously we won't always get so lucky. But they also had our regular nosebleed seats for regular price, so at least we would have gotten in either way. And, if we ever find ourselves with tickets we can't use, it's a fantastic, trustworthy, legal way to get them to someone who will use them. And all those things work for me. Color me converted! What's working for you? Go share at Erin's blog, We Are That Family!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I became a fan of StubHub last year when I had to get last minute tix to the Kentucky Derby. I got awesome seats, right on the rail about 30 yards before the finish line, and paid only $30 more than face value. Not only was the Derby awesome, but StubHub got a new customer from that point forward. ..... babspeapod

Martin said...

StubHub is right marketplace for buying and selling tickets online... I prefer to buy NHL tickets!from here!!

Rowan said...

Oh!! It's a fine deal... I too bought bulls tickets from StubHub...

MemeGRL said...

Lisa, I love that you "had" to get tix to the Derby! Such a fun event. Bet you were thinking about that tonight with this year's run for the roses.