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...but not because of attendance. No, what I'm pissed about is the nauseating amount of ticket scalping. You would think that having to go to Miami would turn people off trying to sell their tickets, but you'd be wrong. People purchased tickets knowing they would be in high demand and now stand to make at least $1000 in profit. It's deplorable and a slap in the face to everyone who actually cares about the team and wants to watch the game.
I wish there was a way to mandate that the student of record be the only one allowed to use the ticket. If you change your mind about buying it, put it back in the pool and it'll resurface in the re-offer. It's absolute horse manure that dedicated fans have to spend thousands of dollars to see this game while people who don't give a crap about football rake it in. I hope every single one of them gets scammed out of the money they don't deserve.
Students are given a special discount on these tickets. Even Tide Pride members don't get them this cheap. So what do they do with them? Exploit juniors and fourth-year seniors to make money. It makes me sick.
End rant. Sorry, just had to vent.
my daughter is a senior and already has her plane tickets and hotel room and is sitting on pins and needles waiting on that email. she got sec champ. tics on the second issue . so hopfully she will get a ticket to the natty champ. RTR.
How many hours does she have? Current minimum is 91. It will probably be re-offered again around the mid-upper 80s.
Guess the same can be said for every Bama fan who got their ticket at face value and is now selling on Stubhub...
I'm pretty sure when students buy tickets they can't pick them up until the day of the game in Miami. Also I think they have to show a Student ID at Will call as well.
This post was edited by Bryantdenny15 16 months ago
Why pick on just the students? Have you checked StubHub? Boosters, Tide Pride members etc are selling them for outrageous prices. I didn't have enough points and my son didn't have enough hours so we didn't get any but if he had and sold it to help pay for tuition or books you wouldn't get an argument from me.
you do realize that many students have to grind every day to get by....and using this ticket to make $ to help them throughout the year is called making a good personal financial decision. go whine about something actually matters
"Sorry it took me so long to answer. I was just thinking about how weird it is that we eat birds." - Tracy Jordan
112 total. 90 at bama .
Stupid thread. Students have to pick up the ticket in Miami with 2 forms of ID. There are way more Tide Pride members profiting on tickets than students.
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
Both my daughters got tickets and they will be with me in Miami screaming their heads off, so there's that!!!!
Capitalism. If you don't like it, you can leave.
I'm singling out the students in particular because of the practice of buying tickets exclusively to sell them at exorbitant rates. There is no comparison to Tide Pride. Tide Pride members had to give 50 grand (as I understand it - even if it's not that much, it's still a lot) to the school to get those tickets. They have a case for recouping their losses. The students are being offered them just for being students. Yes, they pay tuition, but they do that to get an education and would do it even if they didn't get specially discounted tickets.
If you're selling tickets for what you paid or a small profit, this thread is not directed at you. And don't counter with any nonsense about having to go to Miami. That's ridiculous If they weren't flipping it for a quick buck despite being specifically asked by the ticket office not to, they wouldn't have any travel expenses. Do you think they would lower their prices if they picked them up at Coleman? No, they're selling them for maximum profit and they would just make more.
This post was edited by macamatic 16 months ago
And where's the outrage when ticket holders can't sell Western Carolina tickets for half their value? Can't have it both ways.
I spent zero time on the Tide Pride waiting list and got in immediately when I got in during the spring before Shula's last year, as the previous expansion was being completed. Where were all the people who now "care" about the team back then?
This is worth noting 100 times over.
Maybe you should be directing your considerable ire at Wall Street, as the poster above suggested. The whole "buy low, sell high" concept seems lost on you.
Seriously though, it's been discussed ad nauseum that one of the perks of being a student is discounted tickets. If they want to turn around and sell their opportunity of a lifetime for the prevailing market price, let them. In fact, you can argue the students are correcting the market by getting a scarce commodity to the consumers who value it the most, ie the ones willing to pay $1600+ for it.
So my question to you, mac, is why do you hate free-market capitalism???
I applied for my tickets the summer before Shula was fired. I've been a Tide Pride member for 3 years now. Something just went off in my head that told me to go online and apply for tickets.
Stupid post. If a student is willing to undergo 15-20 hours of driving to/from Miami, pay $235 for the ticket (not too terribly discounted from face value), drop several hundred bucks on gas and lodging around Miami, just to sell their ticket and try to make something to pay some rent/tuition/books.. why do you care?
If you want to point fingers, don't look at the broke college students- start with the folks who have well-paying jobs, plenty of financial security and are still looking to profit big time off of other Bama fans.. they stand to profit exponentially more than any student for a number of reasons. First, they get access to better seats (student seats are in the endzone and are only going for about 1,200 or 1,300) and can thus charge 2/3 times as much for them (good sideline lowers go for $2,500/3,000).. and they get the tickets sent to them weeks in advance. Students have to drive down there, the day of the game to pick the ticket up in person, and then hope the other person shows up. Get off your high horse.
This post was edited by bama1235 16 months ago
If all the millions of us who wanted to go could get a ticket, but they were all so far removed from the field that everyone could barely see, that would be a much better system. It's just not fair!
Obama should decide who gets tickets. Obama or macamatic.
This. In 09 I thought I was going to have to get a cavity search to pick up my ticket at the Rose Bowl. Students can't sell the tickets because whomever buys them won't be able to pick them up from the UA student will call booth. So this whole thread is pointless.
capitalism rules - Also - how bout stop being a debbie downer and look on the bright side here - be glad people want to pay thousands for your team's tickets. it could be the other way around, no one wanting to see The Tide play... you know, like 10 years ago?
They CAN sell them, it just means they have to drive all the way to Miami, pick up the ticket themselves, then meet the buyer. It's such a hassle- if students are willing to go through all that trouble to make a modest profit (subtract travel expenses, ticket price, time/energy/hassle), then let them.
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