Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Selling your All-Star game tickets

  1. #1
    Senior Member Triple-A kydoty's Avatar
    Posts
    272
    Like
    2
    Liked 90 Times in 36 Posts

    Selling your All-Star game tickets

    Fair or Foul?

    I ask because that's what I did. As a season ticket holder, I had access to All-Star game tickets before the public did and I bought two back in April for $1,400.

    Flash forward to today, and my tickets sold on StubHub for over $3,400, leaving me with a $2,000 profit.

    Is it bad of me that I put a price on a bucket list item of mine?

    "Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett

  2. #2
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    351
    Like
    141
    Liked 280 Times in 152 Posts
    This armchair umpire was signaling "fair ball" until I got to the last sentence. I was thinking that this was a business transaction, and with free will, you decided that the cash was more important to you than the All-Star experience...nothing wrong with that. Plus you gave somebody else that really wanted to see the game the chance to see the game, at a price they were apparently comfortable with.

    But then you said seeing an All-Star game is a bucket list item for you. It's a bucket list item, you held tickets to see the game in your favorite team's home park, and you passed on a bucket list item in order to make a $2000 profit? What you are telling us that putting $2000 in the bank was more important to you than scratching an item off your bucket list. FOUL BALL!!!

    Now that's my original call, but under the new rules, you can challenge and ask for the call to be reviewed. I will change my call to fair ball if you can provide either of these clarifications:

    1) You are about to lose your house, or your best friend needed the $2000 for a life-saving operation, so you desperately needed the 2 grand. You believe you will have many more opportunities to see a game.

    2) You have changed your mind about seeing an All-Star game being on your bucket list, and it's actually just something that you were mildly interested in. I would understand this. I went to the 1985 All-Star game in the Dome, and that day doesn't crack my top ten baseball experiences. Overrated in my opinion.

    That's my call...do you want to appeal to the replay guys in NY?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    576
    Like
    0
    Liked 15 Times in 10 Posts
    I actually would wonder if you could turn around and buy a different set of tickets for cheaper than what yours sold for and you could still make a net gain from it...

  4. #4
    It all depends on what you do with your $2000. It better go towards something amazing!

  5. #5

    Looks fair to me

    Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
    Fair or Foul?

    I ask because that's what I did. As a season ticket holder, I had access to All-Star game tickets before the public did and I bought two back in April for $1,400.

    Flash forward to today, and my tickets sold on StubHub for over $3,400, leaving me with a $2,000 profit.

    Is it bad of me that I put a price on a bucket list item of mine?

    That is the American way!
    jjswol

  6. #6
    Senior Member Double-A Wookiee of the Year's Avatar
    Posts
    133
    Like
    9
    Liked 20 Times in 17 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    The question you leave me wondering is: When you bought the tickets in April, what percent chance would you have said there was at the time that you would sell the tickets?

  7. #7
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    335
    Like
    26
    Liked 51 Times in 35 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    I am just amazed that people are paying $1700 for a ticket. Well played. Now, turn that $2000 around and buy a ticket to Brazil to watch the World Cup?

  8. #8
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    204
    Like
    8
    Liked 43 Times in 27 Posts
    I need to buy some all star tickets next year. Seems like a good investment.

  9. #9
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,178
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    36
    Liked 446 Times in 273 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200
    It's your deal. You cannot crowd-source answers regarding how you personally feel about something you did...
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  10. This user likes Thrylos's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    JB_Iowa (05-31-2014)

  11. #10
    Senior Member All-Star 70charger's Avatar
    Posts
    1,116
    Like
    138
    Liked 198 Times in 97 Posts
    As the owner of all-star tickets, albeit less expensive ones, I'm looking at your dollar figures and questioning whether I really need to go to the game too....

  12. #11
    Owner All-Star John Bonnes's Avatar
    Posts
    2,449
    Twitter
    @twinsgeek
    Like
    1
    Liked 164 Times in 96 Posts
    Blog Entries
    241
    I talked with The Voice of Reason about this.

    I'm 47 years old. I'm not going to get a chance anytime soon - or maybe ever - to go to the All-Star Game in my own ballpark. Ultimately, I decided that if I sold those tickets, when I looked back say 20 years from now, I'd wonder why the hell I was so interested in that extra bit of money.

  13. These 2 users like John Bonnes's post and want to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    Tibs (05-31-2014), twinsnorth49 (05-31-2014)

  14. #12
    I was thinking about doing this too. Though my profit wouldn't be anywhere near that much.

  15. #13
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    740
    Like
    56
    Liked 122 Times in 77 Posts
    I'd take the 2 grand and run with it. Easy money is hard to come by.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.