Do you buy (extra) Buffett tickets to re-sell?

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Do you buy (extra) Buffett tickets from TM to sell?

Yes, but I don't go to the show; I buy to re-sell them and make money
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4%
Yes, I try to sell extras for a profit to help cover the cost of my tickets
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12%
Yes, but I don't look for a profit, only face value and fees
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27%
No, I buy just what I/we need
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57%
 
Total votes: 90

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Do you buy (extra) Buffett tickets to re-sell?

Post by Quiet and Shy »

We know ticket buying time is a frenzy. And since we have to plan so far ahead getting numbers right can sometimes be a challenge...but I'm curious how people generally approach this.

When TM puts Buffett tickets on sale, if you are lucky enough to get through, do you buy just what you need or do you buy extras to sell? For example, if you need 2 do you buy 4 and put the extra pair up for sale on eBay, BN (or wherever)?
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Post by z-man »

I frequently buy extras, and resell (at cost) to friends who were shut out.

bought two for Dallas for a friend (he just doesn't know it yet :lol: )

had a DC friend ask me to try today for her and scored a couple in section 201
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Post by LIPH »

I buy what I need.
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Post by SomeGuyNamedDan »

We typically try to get as many as we can. Most years we get just about as many as we need. But there are some years we don't get enough (4 tickets for 6 to 8 people) and some years, like this one, we get more than we need (16 tickets for 10-12 people).

The extras always go on the ticket exchange here at face value. I've both helped and been helped on the exchange before, and whole-heartedly agree with the concept.

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Post by SMLCHNG »

LIPH wrote:I buy what I need.
Me too.

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Post by RinglingRingling »

I have been known to pick up a couple extra in case friends got shut out.

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Post by Carolinadreamin' »

We only got 4 standing in line and were shut out on the computer. If I could buy more I would and I would share with another BNer! :cry:
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Post by SharkOnLand »

I just buy what I'm planning on using.
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Post by IrishPirate »

I answered "No...just what we need", but actually we buy as many as we can get because so many people ask us for tickets we know they'll get used. But we never sell extras for more than F&F. :wench:
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Post by chippewa »

Ideally, I like to have a couple of people trying for tickets that I need. If one's shut-out, the other might get thru. I can remember only once that both got tickets, which meant extras. Needed four for Chicago, I could only get two and my wife could only get two, so that worked out--but we could have ended up with 8...or zero.

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Post by surfpirate »

I usually buy just what I need (2). Because 2 pavilion seats together will be waaaaaaay better seats than getting six tickets together.

I used to get tickets for my friends, when occasionally some of them would join me on my overnight camp outs in the cold for tickets. But too many of them began expecting their seats as if it was their right and my responsibility to get them every year.

(and honestly, do you expect many people to post here admitting that they subsidize their Buffett fix by reselling their tickets?)
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Post by Mplsfins »

I buy what I need but since I got shut out last time for Alpine I was on my puter at work and my wife was at home. We got lucky and each got 2 in the pavillion. I will sell them to a fellow PH for face + TM Fees.

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Post by Quiet and Shy »

surfpirate wrote:(and honestly, do you expect many people to post here admitting that they subsidize their Buffett fix by reselling their tickets?)
That's why I did a poll...the votes are anonymous (although I wouldn't be surprised if phjim could look them up if he chose to do so). And if people want to post and share beyond their vote, that's great...but not required. :)
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Post by Wino you know »

I'll buy what I need the first time through, then I may go back and try for a couple extras to sell them at cost to people who want to go.

This year, since I'm "only" going to two concerts, I only got what I needed.
However, I MAY have an extra pavillion ticket for Alpine.
If I'm able to get a club ticket from our P.H.C. this weekend, I'll sell the one I have to whoever wants it.

And, if I'm able to work some overtime between now and concert time, I may try to buy a few more for anyone wanting to go.

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Post by Down around Biloxi »

A group of us try at the same time to get into ticket master and buy for the whole group. If we have extras we sell them at face value to BN’rs or real Jimmy Buffett fans. This year I was the only one to get through. I now have over a thousand dollars on my credit card, just my luck. By the way we still need two more……
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Post by caly »

chippewa wrote:Ideally, I like to have a couple of people trying for tickets that I need. If one's shut-out, the other might get thru. I can remember only once that both got tickets, which meant extras. Needed four for Chicago, I could only get two and my wife could only get two, so that worked out--but we could have ended up with 8...or zero.
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Post by MrTwain »

I bought $1K worth of tickets for this show, knowing that my friends and others would need/want them. I would never re-sell a ticket for more than I paid for it.
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Post by Tropic_Al »

I'm pretty lucky @ getting tickets. I used to get 'em for the group until I was stuck w/some when they bailed. No more.. I just get I what I need and that's 3. That alone is sometimes tricky in itself.
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Post by ejr »

Typically buy what we need, This year, the two of us going together wound up with two pairs of tickets because 3 of us were trying. But I know we will be able to find some fellow BNer who will want the tickets.

I have bought from the ticket exchange, and sold that way as well and wouldn't think of ever making a profit on them!
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Post by parrotpartygod »

RinglingRingling wrote:I have been known to pick up a couple extra in case friends got shut out.
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