chinabox wrote:I don't speak for NYFS policy, but my personal opinion on tickets is this:
I have no problem whatsoever with NYFS participants selling tickets at face to other people who use NYFS. The only issue I see is people just utilizing NYFS for its extensive number of eyeballs without participating in the community.
Any time I get a request of an NYFS member to sell tickets at face, I always support it. Every time I see that a new user made an account two minutes ago and posts a 'tickets for sale' thread, I delete it.
That's just me, though!
Hmm... if only there was some way to moderate
the tickets forum.
I know what youre saying, but at the same time, just because people dont register and post on the boards doesnt mean they dont use the site. So if you open up this new avenue of collaboration, and some lurkers who have season tickets decide to register and offer their tickets for face value, whats the harm? If they dont sell, they dont sell, but if a fellow member of the nyfs community wants the tickets, then a valuable service has been provided courtesy of nyfs. Both fans are happy, and nyfs gets some new registered users out of it.
Anyone selling over face is banned. If anyone is dishonest in any way, they are reported, and banned. It wouldnt be that hard to control. The community would police itself.
We all love the website, but this would be a way to extend the fan connection created here to real life. I know you're not a local fan, but for a lot of us, going to the games and dealing with the hassle of tickets is the largest part of our fandom. I make sure to get to 15-20 games a year, some prepurchased in a package of some sort, but many times its a spur of the moment decision, and my choices are going to the mets website or shea itself and getting only the crappy remaining seats, or going to ebay or stubhub and paying triple the price. And, frankly, both those options suck. You guys have the power to give us a better option. Real fans, good tickets, face value, in an honest friendly fashion. I cant help but see it as a blantently obvious next step in the ongoing development of this community that you guys pride yourself on, and that we all love.
Worst case scenario is we try it, and it fails, and you shut it down. You guys HAVE to at least see the potential. I think I can safely say that I'm speaking for the majority of your community.