selling free tickets for money?!?

Submitted by mxair23 on April 11th, 2011 at 2:09 PM

I have noticed recently, while searching for UM season tickets on the secondary market, that people are selling their FREE spring game tickets for money! I have seen some as high as $30 a ticket for section 1 row 51. This guy in GR was selling some on craigslist for $25. I cannot even begin to describe my disgust for people that are doing this. If you don't plan on going to the game and have seats on the sideline why not give them away to someone that would actually use them and enjoy the experience.

 

EDIT:

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/tix/2320719249.html

 

Comments

skone82

April 11th, 2011 at 4:35 PM ^

I can't believe somebody would take advantage of college athetlics in order to make a quick buck.

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bigmc6000

April 11th, 2011 at 2:15 PM ^

The financial situation in Michigan?  Call me whatever you want but if I was unable to go and didn't have a close friend who wanted to go I'd totally sell them if someone was willing to buy them...

Go Blue Eyes

April 11th, 2011 at 4:33 PM ^

Here is the weather forecast for Ann Arbor for Saturday:

(from weather.com) 

Rain / Snow Showers
Rain / Snow Showers

 

42°
34°

That, above all else, will tell you how many people will come out to this game.  I think anybody that wants a good seat is going to have one.  Anybody that sells tickets that are free for an event that is mostly designed to support the team and to benefit a charity should get their priorities straightened out - whether the economy is good or not.

 
 

teamort2

April 11th, 2011 at 9:07 PM ^

My son Is a Diehard Nebraska fan and wants to see Mich-Nebraska game for his 21st birthday gift if anyone has tickets for sale let me know.  Thanx     Me being diehard Michigan makes it just that much sweeter as a dad, go blue.

 

Mitch Cumstein

April 11th, 2011 at 2:16 PM ^

That always happens with free tickets.  Honestly, there are some assholes in the world.  I think they should have made a $5 donation to Motts mandatory with each ticket.  That way, you don't get these people just collecting free ones and trying to resell, and it raises some money but is still affordable for families. 

ryanfourmayor

April 11th, 2011 at 2:17 PM ^

i took the max of 10 after asking some friends if they wanted to go. Now they have all backed out because of potential weather....i have great seats in section 1 but would never consider selling them. but ill will tell people where they are if they need better seats.

profitgoblue

April 11th, 2011 at 2:19 PM ^

Free tickets and money are two of my favorite things.  I try to get both as often as possible.  However, I would definitely not take free tickets and sell them, ESPECIALLY not to a fellow Michigan fan!  That's ridiculous and those people should be brought to MGoJustice.  I sure hope we don't have any MGoMembers doing sh-t like that . . .

 

OMG Shirtless

April 11th, 2011 at 2:20 PM ^

It may just be that I'm a scumbag, but I don't see much difference in marking up a $0 ticket to $25 or $30 and marking up a $85 OSU ticket to $200. It's the nature of the scalpers market. If some morons are really willing to pay $25 for a ticket they could have gotten themselves for $0 or could just show up and walk in for free, so be it.

mxair23

April 11th, 2011 at 2:28 PM ^

I feel the same way towards ticket brokers that eat up available season tickets just to sell on the secondary market. Check out ebay right now. It is ridiculous the prices they are charging right now. $300 plus per seat for UM/ND.

I don't have an issue with someone that sells their seat and is just recouping their investment. A season ticket has a face value but they also pay a PSD or a renewal every year.

rbgoblue

April 11th, 2011 at 4:37 PM ^

I think the biggest problem that people have is that the spring game is an annual fund raiser for the Mott Children's Hospital.  Selling a free ticket for cash ultimately puts money in your pocket that could have been given as a donation to a good cause.

bluenyc

April 11th, 2011 at 2:22 PM ^

I am in NYC and will not make it, but are there not plenty of good seats available?  Just get in and move and save the money for the hospital.  Is it worth it to take money from the hospital? 

ND Sux

April 11th, 2011 at 2:22 PM ^

I'm willing to pay maybe $10 each for decent seats, say between the 20's & no more than 1/3 of the way up.  If I can get some freebies, I'll stick the money in the Mott's bucket instead. 

Dezzy

April 11th, 2011 at 2:26 PM ^

With tickets being sold and the expectation of bad weather, I am starting to have a really hard feeling that these tickets will actually been enforced.  Of course, that will be even worse for the people who actually did buy the tickets.  This whole thing is just messy. 

GoBlueMAGNUS

April 11th, 2011 at 2:31 PM ^

I have 6 on row 5 section 21. I may not go due to the weather so if anyone wants dibs give me your email and I'll send them to you. I'll probably decide when I get a better idea of the weather for Saturday.

mmiicchhiiggaann

April 11th, 2011 at 2:37 PM ^

I don't understand how this is such a shock to some people. Do you not remember the Free monday night game in detroit where people were going up and taking the max amount of tickets and then selling them on the street. Any time there is something free someone takes advantage of the situation and sells it.

OMG Shirtless

April 11th, 2011 at 7:02 PM ^

I have 4 mediocre tickets, Section 43, Row 89, Seats 17-20 that I will be unable to use.  If anybody actually wants them, I'll send them to you free of charge.  Just email my throwaway email address, ____and they're yours.

EDIT: Tickets are gone and emailed to a young MGoBlogger