bhaw wrote: Rylan wrote:
bhaw wrote:You don't like the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" argument because it's simple and straight forward. By discounting that argument, all you are saying is that you want to complain and hang it on "principals." If you had your own principals, you would stop buying your tickets and watch from home. Clearly the price hikes are merely a mild annoyance at this point, and not a true point of disgust as you (general you to those saying it) claim.
FYI, I'm not a kid... I can easily say that you are a "kid" because instead of facing reality, all you want to do is belabor on about "principals" that aren't really principals. If my cable company hiked up my monthly bill 30%, and I thought it was that big of an issue, I'd cancel. If I just want to complain that it should be cheaper, it's just that... complaining.
But please, continue to discount the most logical argument because you can't respond to it and call everyone "kids" instead. That is the equivalent of "you never played hockey, so you can't possibly understand" retort.
It seriously reminds me of people that just constantly complain about their job every single day. Then when you tell them "you don't have to work here," their only response is "I have to work somewhere and this place is run by idiots."
Well, yes... you probably need to work somewhere (assuming you aren't independently wealthy), but you most certainly don't have to work there. Problem is you are complaining just to complain, and the issues aren't big enough to motivate you to get up and start looking for a new job.
Same application... if it was truly disgusting, you would invest your entertainment dollars elsewhere.
You guys just are not understanding and are not reading fully what was wrote. It has nothing to do with being a fan as much as it has to do as what I consider poor business and OBVIOUSLY the running off of enough fans to make me worry long term about returning to the days of the very cheap tickets and crappy teams.
My points are valid.
- Too many student rushers when they were selling out just fine last year. If they lose about $100 average on the regular price, and at the beginning year of the were putting at least 1,500 - 2,000 students in there for multiple games. Or the averaged about 500 per game - do the math. They claim half of the that and I remember the days when student tickets were tough to get now everyone gets them. 300 x 100 x 41 is lot of freaking money. Add in a few games of 2,000 students and that my friends is probably the same as the 30% increase for the playoffs.
- my points have been they made bad mistakes and are gauging us to make up for him, which I dont understand how people can think that is just me complaining, and its running off many fans as stated in the next facts:
- then you throw the wait list in my face when I (and we) repeatedly have examples of people we know who are way down on the list and still get tickets every year. the wait list is not all that long and is not a sure thing
- they had tons of cancels for the playoffs in a year when the were cup favorites. spare me the "reasons" you come up with as defense of this, just like the white outs, its all bogus. playoff cancels is a horrible sign
- I still cant grasp how anyone on this bored thinks that the pens raising prices 30% in one playoff year isnt something that would absolutely destroy say the Flyers or Rangers or Caps for doing if they read about it online. It would 15 pages of blasting the other owners and talking about how lucky we are.