slappybrown wrote: C4 Row E wrote:
Grunthy wrote:Its not my fault you overpaid. It isn't the penguins fault either.
The organization screwed up ticket prices. PERIOD. END OF STORY. They've had to drop them 40% on ticketmaster. You're wrong but you don't see it.
I agree. They overestimated demand, and as a result, they are being forced to reduce prices to levels they'd prefer not to for public sales. That is the risk associated with season tickets to any event. You get the guarantee of tickets and the lowest primary market prices. You take the risk that the secondary market won't cut into it and the Pens haven't overestimated demand. That happened. I understand you're upset, but you're looking to assign blame in a very strange way.
I honestly 100% get your point. But I think the issue you and a lot of folks don't understand compared to someone like myself is that anyone who went to a ton of games foreshadowed this 4 years ago.
It's not this year in a vacuum. Little things have been popping up since Conosl opened. We have seen more students, then playoff seats opening up then entire packages, now free tickets to loyalty programs, discounts on ticketmaster all season AND now the playoffs, not too mention other things like advertising and cutbacks.
And the $ gap has been passed into season holders which is why it's strange even after this year and all that went on they still raised prices.
I do get that they probably wanted to close the gap of secondary prices. But remember those prices aren't for 18,000, just a % of those.
Which is where I am guessing they made the mistakes. The secondary pricing only works if demand is greater than sales.
They probably screwed themselves a bit. Now I agree its bs to complain if you are not making money reselling them. But in fairness if you are a season ticket holder like myself who can drop $10,000 a year with playoffs I am sure you can at least understand some frustrations at seeing some of this.
Especially when a ton of people predicted it 3 years ago. And everyone else said "when demand slows so will prices". But that happened for everyone BUT season holders which is the ironic thing.
I agree there are no guarantees and people can cancel so will see what happens in the next two years. I think drawing CBJ in round one will hopefully help avoid a disaster and help them out with sales or at the very least no negatively impact them.