Do I have to print my Yankees tix?
September 15, 2012 10:21 PM   Subscribe

I got some print at home Yankee's tickets. Can I just put the PDF on my iPhone and have them scan off that to get in? Or do I need to print?

I don't own a printer, you see.
posted by chasing to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
Print them at a public library? It generally runs from 10-30c per page.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:26 PM on September 15, 2012

Print at a friend's or at work. Or call them to make sure they can scan it. You don't want to get there and fail to get in, there is a pennant race on.

posted by vrakatar at 11:03 PM on September 15, 2012

I had the same question two weeks ago. I called and was told they could scan my phone, but only one ticket per phone. I was too chicken shit to try it and got a print out.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:14 PM on September 15, 2012

Heh. I'm aware of the existence of printers. :-) What I'd like to do is avoid that step.
posted by chasing at 6:27 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

I used to work at a GAA stadium in Ireland and people would occasionally do this. It worked fine every time (our scanners read the barcode from the phones' screens without any issues), but it probably wouldn't hurt to call and make sure first.
posted by anaximander at 6:33 AM on September 16, 2012

Ha! I just went through this yesterday. I printed them on a neighbor's printer. After I got in, I spent a few minutes watching them scan tickets and didn't see anyone using their phone. Of course, Johnny Gunn got the info that counts. I wonder if they don't promote the idea because people might wind up ignoring the understandable "one per phone rule".
posted by mollweide at 7:49 AM on September 16, 2012

Well, we're going to print and then try with the phones. So we'll see. And if the phone way fails, we still have the paper.

For science!
posted by chasing at 8:13 AM on September 16, 2012 [3 favorites]

Be sure to follow-up (For science!) Optical barcode scanners can read phone barcode no problem while laser scanners typically can't read them at all. Laser scanners are becoming less common outside of grocery scanners, but it's not a for sure thing either way at this point.
posted by Ookseer at 11:56 AM on September 16, 2012

It might work on an iPhone, but I haven't had it work with my Nokia, but I didn't pay attention to the type of scanner
posted by ArgentCorvid at 3:29 PM on September 16, 2012

IME, it's all about brightness, at least with the optical scanners. Turn the screen up too bright, it no worky. Turn the brightness down too far, it still no worky. Maybe they've licked this to some degree, because the TSA and the airlines ask you to have the brightness all the way up for using a boarding pass on your phone.
posted by wierdo at 4:24 PM on September 16, 2012

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