Taking advantage of the ticket scalpers via proximity
January 24, 2013 10:20 AM Subscribe
Will onsite ticket sellers (scalpers) give discounts to buyers after a sporting event has begun?
posted by RajahKing to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work nearby the new Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. I am not a big basketball fan or arena concert-goer, but I do like attending sports and live events, and recently I have been thinking about how nice it would be to saunter down after work and watch the tail end of a game (or concert). My theory is that if I show up some amount of time after tip-off or showtime, I could get a solid discount on unsold tickets that scalpers are trying to get out of their pockets.
I've purchased tickets right before events from scalpers, but not right at "showtime' (b/c I usually care enough to get in the door before it starts.) But, has anyone ever done taken your sweet time and gotten a discount for it? Or do scalpers leave immediately, or not sell out of principle? If so, is there a sweet spot of time to show up, like 15 minutes, 30 minutes late? Thanks for your thoughts.