I bet they charge a fortune for tickets. They're more expensive than other ticket brokers for concert tickets.
I wouldn't use them to buy baseball tickets.
I've found that even though they have no fees, their price is higher than other brokers' total prices with fees. But those were only concert tickets, never baseball tickets, so maybe that makes a huge difference.
Especially if it's Angels tickets, I guess.
I'm sure your correct that there will be tickets available on Stub Hub, but I believe most Season Seat resellers will use the easiest listing tool to them and this year that will be thru Ticketmaster.
I know I personally will not hand type in the serial/bar code number to list each ticket on stubhub.
If memory serves I could list them at my cost, which is about 50% less than face value.
Angels opted out of the MLB agreement, not that I a season ticket holder can no longer sell my tickets on stubhub. Confusing, yes! The Angels will no longer give a allotted amount of seats to Stub Hub to resale. Stub Hub is being accused of deflating the value of tickets to drive more tickets sales through their web site.
Ebay, Craigslist and Stub Hub will always be there if you need to sell off tickets and most of the time its at bargain prices.
"Both stub-hub and ticketmaster will have minimum prices. MLB was concerned about tickets being sold really cheap and you can't do that anymore unless its like eBay or Craigslist."
I think only Ticketmaster's Ticket Exchange will be able to set the price requirments since they are the Angels-approved reseller. Stubhub will now be no different than EBAY or Craigslist...but none of them will accomplish those same day late sales that many fans used.
As a former season ticket holder for 8 years, we really preferred the Stubhub option. Frankly, there are many midweek games and early season games when the kids are in school where you could not resell your tickets above your cost. We'd lower them below cost to get something instead of having to eat 4 tickets. Now fans cannot do that. And if the price is not low enough, fans will not buy them.
Obviously the Angels have studied the issue and decided it is more important to preserve their ticket pricing than put actual fans in the seats. I think there will be lots of seats that cannot be resold on the Ticket Exchange, and that means the Angels get no parking or concession revenues for those unused empty seats.
It should be interesting to see how this decision works out this year.
< I think only Ticketmaster's Ticket Exchange will be able to set the price requirments since they are the Angels-approved reseller. Stubhub will now be no different than EBAY or Craigslist...but none of them will accomplish those same day late sales that many fans used. >
That sounds about right, except that since the Angels used Stubhub last year don't season ticket sellers that used them already have a Stubhub account? It should be a simple matter to use that account and list the tickets for whatever price you want to. Its been awhile since I've used Stubhub but they used to have a "will-call" office fairly close to the big A. Granted you will have to drop the tickets off there but it beats the alternative of not being able to sell the tickets.