So I was looking for tickets for this Saturday's game against Atlanta for myself and 3 buddies. I understand that it is on short notice and it's a Saturday game against a fairly marquee opponent but I am very disheartened by the way that individuals jack up the prices for these tickets. I feel like I used to be able to pick up a ticket via ebay, craigslist, stubhub, and etc. very easily even in short notice. Craigslist is downright unusable with the amount of ticket resale sites that spam it. I have yet to see an individual looking to sell their tickets face to face. Even the blazer ticket re-sale is ridiculous. I get that fees will be imposed not to mention that I may have to pay a premium price and I am fine with that because the blazers have to compensate for the employees and equipment hired to run that system. However, it is really disheartening when fans put their own season tickets up for twice or more than hat they are worth. I'm not sure how it's legal either.
I guess I am ranting because I will not be attending the game on Saturday when in past years ( with the the same quality if not better team) it was easier to find tickets at a reasonable price. I am willing to buy $50 tickets so long as I am not sitting up behind the flags and can't even see the jumbotron (those should be $15 tix). Suffice it to say I won't be going to the game because of the greed that takes place with the individuals in the ticket re-sale market. BTW it looks as though the only tickets that I can buy are club level which are out of my range. I would also like to know if anyone has any ideas about where I could find tix as I will still be looking throughout the week.