I agree wholeheartedly. It’s truly capitalism at it’s finest. The consumer can’t lose. It really works from either side of the fence you’re standing on.Wichita77 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 amPersonally, I wouldn't be the least bit upset if I paid $500 for a seat and found out that the person next to me paid way less on the day of. They took a chance hoping they'd get a good ticket, and it paid off! Good for them. I decided not to risk it, and knew I'd get a good ticket. Good for me.
Before dynamic pricing, I could never get a good seat by the luck of the draw. To get close I was always paying a scalper... today that scalper just happens to be Ticketmaster instead of that guy outside the venue with a handful of tickets.
Hmmm.... I wonder if that guy worked for Ticketmaster...
For me? I’m tickled pink that I’m able to to buy the EXACT seats I want for KISS shows. If I want to pay more I get a better seat. If the premium seat doesn’t mean as much to me I can get a cheaper one. Nothing evil, nefarious, or underhanded about it. It really doesn’t seem like a tough concept to grasp.
The pendulum also swings both ways. Streisand is coming back to Madison Square Garden. I’ll assuredly be there. Like I’ve done so many time before with shows that aren’t KISS I’ll play the game. I’m gonna wait until the last few days and scoop up a $1,000 seat for probably around $350. I may get shut out and have to deal with a broker or end up with a lesser seat but at this juncture I believe my success rate is worth rolling the dice. I will not pay for the premium this time around. Other Babs fans certainly disagree with me and they pay for the privilege to lock that prime seat in.
Commerce at it’s finest...supply and demand.