I was sitting here looking for Superbowl tickets and I was put into a bit of shock by how much they were going for. (I saw some going for ~$6000/ticket) So one of the sites I was on was listing Phish Tickets.
I decided to click on that to see how much they are getting for the tickets that I have to the show. I figure that it might be a bit over face but I didnt expect anything like this. I have 4 tickets in 2 groups of 2. The better seats, I paid $90 total for the two, are going for $350 each! The "crappy" seats....ones I complained when I got and bought the other two because of...were going for $180 each.
So I am sitting here scratching my head because the sites will buy you tickets and/or I could sell them for close to that much. Now, I am obviously going to go to the show and I was going to use the better seats. However, my younger brother got screwed on his tickets and so I told him that I would sell them to him for face value. If I had known I could have gotten that much I would probably have just sold them outright for enough to pay for all the tickets and some shirts. But now, I have to stand by my word and give him the tickets for what I paid.
On top of that, I probably shouldnt even be thinking about selling the tickets for more than face value, because of the fact that I am sworn to uphold the laws of the US and California.
Sometimes you really have to hate being responsible.
So out of curiousity...how many people have sold a pencil with a free ticket before? I used to do that in college, getting $150+ for tickets that I paid $8 for.