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  • #61
    Letter N wrote: View Post
    You gotta explain the economics of this for me because I don't understand how you guys make so much money.

    Sure playoff games go for a fair amount of money but to get those haven't scalpers for the Raptors and Jays been basically eating it for the last like 6+ years?

    Concerts make more sense to me but I just don't understand how middling teams like the Raptors or Jays have 50 scalpers standing outside the arena every game.
    The majority of our money comes from Concert Tickets. Usually we target only the 1st and 2nd lower sections as those fetch the most decent profit.

    On very hot events though, like One Direction 2 years ago. (Bought a pair of Center floor row 2 for $300, sold for $2750 per ticket).

    Sports are usually not hot for the regular season for all sports except NFL. A lot of the cheap tickets you see on Stubhub during the regular season are from Season Seat holders and not Brokers.

    Only when it comes to the NBA finals, NHL Finals, Superbowl, the tickets are grab-what-you-can, and are guaranteed major profit.
    Usually Round 1/2 are not profitable enough for any sporting events unless it's like Heat vs Pacers Game 1, or OKC/LAC Game 1.

    US Open Tennis is usually always a big profit no matter what day you buy and sell tickets for. Obviously the final day is the biggest profit, but even Day 1 cheap tix ($300 ea.) have fetched us $650 per. We got a single cheap ticket last year for the final day for $500 and sold it for about $1250

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    • #62
      secueritae wrote: View Post
      The majority of our money comes from Concert Tickets. Usually we target only the 1st and 2nd lower sections as those fetch the most decent profit.

      On very hot events though, like One Direction 2 years ago. (Bought a pair of Center floor row 2 for $300, sold for $2750 per ticket).

      Sports are usually not hot for the regular season for all sports except NFL. A lot of the cheap tickets you see on Stubhub during the regular season are from Season Seat holders and not Brokers.

      Only when it comes to the NBA finals, NHL Finals, Superbowl, the tickets are grab-what-you-can, and are guaranteed major profit.
      Usually Round 1/2 are not profitable enough for any sporting events unless it's like Heat vs Pacers Game 1, or OKC/LAC Game 1.

      US Open Tennis is usually always a big profit no matter what day you buy and sell tickets for. Obviously the final day is the biggest profit, but even Day 1 cheap tix ($300 ea.) have fetched us $650 per. We got a single cheap ticket last year for the final day for $500 and sold it for about $1250
      What can I get for $25 and some pocket lint?

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      • #63
        Nilanka wrote: View Post
        What can I get for $25 and some pocket lint?
        A pitcher of beer and some hummus at a bar that might show a Raptors playoff game...

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        • #64
          white men can't jump wrote: View Post
          A pitcher of beer and some hummus at a bar that might show a Raptors playoff game...
          Just curious, what's average price of beer in Toronto bars?
          Official Pope of the Raptors sponsored by MLSE.

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          • #65
            RandomGuy wrote: View Post
            Just curious, what's average price of beer in Toronto bars?
            Depends on the bar, but generally not cheap. For a pitcher, not a lot of places where you'd find something 15$ or cheaper. Most of them closer to 20$, give or take. And for pints, most places with decent beer you're looking at about 7$ give or take.

            And for the cheap places...usually it's worse selection of beer....or just taste inexplicably dirty. There's a place downtown that sells 10$ pitchers with a good selection, but the beer always taste dirty, like the never clean the taps, or pitchers/glasses.

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            • #66
              white men can't jump wrote: View Post
              Depends on the bar, but generally not cheap. For a pitcher, not a lot of places where you'd find something 15$ or cheaper. Most of them closer to 20$, give or take. And for pints, most places with decent beer you're looking at about 7$ give or take.

              And for the cheap places...usually it's worse selection of beer....or just taste inexplicably dirty. There's a place downtown that sells 10$ pitchers with a good selection, but the beer always taste dirty, like the never clean the taps, or pitchers/glasses.
              Did you ever spend any time in London (Ontario) during the late 90s/early 2000s? There was a bar called the Ridout that sold $2 bottles, and $6 pitchers. It was an undergrad's utopia.

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              • #67
                Thanks. Twice expensive, but hey, it's Toronto so cannot say that I am surprised.
                Very random question, I know... But I feel that my nicnkame allows me to ask them. Now we should get back to playoffs topic , as it really makes me thirsty by just thinking about beer.
                Official Pope of the Raptors sponsored by MLSE.

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                • #68
                  Nilanka wrote: View Post
                  Did you ever spend any time in London (Ontario) during the late 90s/early 2000s? There was a bar called the Ridout that sold $2 bottles, and $6 pitchers. It was an undergrad's utopia.
                  Nope....but I did my undergrad in Montreal. There was a bar near my place that had 1$ halfpints for "happy hour" (until 8 i think it was)...and then they jacked their prices all the way up to 2$ the rest of the night....My heavy drinking friend would quadruple-fist at that place.

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                  • #69
                    white men can't jump wrote: View Post
                    Depends on the bar, but generally not cheap. For a pitcher, not a lot of places where you'd find something 15$ or cheaper. Most of them closer to 20$, give or take. And for pints, most places with decent beer you're looking at about 7$ give or take.

                    And for the cheap places...usually it's worse selection of beer....or just taste inexplicably dirty. There's a place downtown that sells 10$ pitchers with a good selection, but the beer always taste dirty, like the never clean the taps, or pitchers/glasses.
                    I know a place in china town that does 5$ pitchers.

                    It comes out of a keg, so probably isn't watered down too bad, but don't try and savour it.
                    "Bruno?
                    Heh, if he is in the D-league still in a few years I will be surprised.
                    He's terrible."

                    -Superjudge, 7/23

                    Hope you're wrong.

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                    • #70
                      stooley wrote: View Post
                      I know a place in china town that does 5$ pitchers.

                      It comes out of a keg, so probably isn't watered down too bad, but don't try and savour it.
                      Wow, that's probably the cheapest I've ever heard of, especially if it's their normal price.

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                      • #71
                        Last edited by a310pilot; Sat Apr 12th, 2014, 08:09 PM.

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                        • #72
                          After not seeing any notification of playoff ticket sales on Raptors.com/FB page or RR (SO ANGRY)...this is good timing. Now to try and convince my father-in-law to go half after he just got a $400 water bill (partly my fault lol)

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                          • #73
                            oh wow http://twitter.com/SportsnetTicker/s...01577153261568

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                            • #74
                              Knicks, Lakers out of playoffs.. so We are huge market.

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                              • #75
                                MLSE know how to make money. Raptors haven't been in the playoffs for 6 years. Leafs are not in it this year. They'll sell out despite the price tag.

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