A reader tipped me off to these tickets. He had mentioned the game in 2014 was a hot ticket and expected this one to be the same. I took a gamble and bought 4 tickets in ROW A on one of the corners (thinking row A would be a good buy vs a back row in a better section.) I can’t find my email, but I paid $199 face per ticket plus fees, which came out to be around $880 or so for all 4 tickets.
Listing them on Stubhub
As soon as I bought them, I listed them on Stubhub for a take-home price of $250 or so per ticket. Then the tickets sat and collected cobwebs.
Your tickets will expire
I had forgotten about the tickets until a few days ago when Stubhut notified me that I had tickets expiring in 7 days. That’s when I logged on and dropped the price to $149 to the buyer, which means I’d only net $135. All 4 sold within a couple of days. Total haul – $540. Total loss – $340 or so.
I knew it’d be a gamble with these tickets. The main lesson learned here is I really should have only bought 2 instead of 4 since I had no background on how soccer tickets would do. That and I should have probably paid more attention to the falling prices on Stubhub. Heck, even as I write this post, there are still first hand tickets available on the site and tons of tickets on Stubhub selling for less than face. Supply > Demand. Ouch!