Stubhub - get rid?
- Get rid (55%, 47 Votes)
- Make it fairer and keep (28%, 24 Votes)
- Keep it, it's great (17%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 86
Well the results are in and as you can see for yourself 17% think StubHub is fine as it is. Now I know the sample size is tiny in comparison to the total fan base but 17% is still higher than I thought it would be. You can read the original article here. The poll is now closed however a work colleague did point out that I could have been more descriptive with the options, also that everyone was more interested in seeing gifs of Vertonghen pulling someone’s pants down! So there is a new poll at the end of the article.
Some have asked about the prices being listed, as of last night (when I wrote this post), there were 272 available for the weekends game, a category A game. The cheapest is £86.26 which is north lower block 23, that’s the corner of Paxton and the Shelf and includes the StubHub booking fee which is 15%. That would mean the seller listed it at £75. Sellers get charged 12% if their ticket is sold so if they factor that in then they will be getting £66.96. Face value of ticket in that section if bought through the club would be £48. The seller is getting 39.5% above the face value, the buyer is paying 79.7% above face value. StubHub are making £19.30.
The most expensive ticket is west upper block 4, which is pretty much on the half way line so in terms of pitch viewing it is the best seat. It is listed at £1,265, therefore seller listed it at £1,100. Again, with the 12% fee the seller will get £982.14. Face value of the ticket £81. The buyer would be paying 1461% above face value and the seller would be getting 1258% above face value. StubHub would be getting £282.86 for this one.
Now we must point out here that if the ticket does not sell then the StubHub get nothing and clearly the seller is left with a ticket. But the seller can adjust their price as they wish and as often as they want. There are also tickets for W Ham (category A), 151 ranging from £80.50 to £750. Hull (category C) tickets are also available, 49 ranging from £59.80 to £500.
You have got to wonder though, if the seller listing their ticket for over grand does get it sold for that price, they have pretty much paid for their season ticket. If you think that is right and proper then well… I don’t even know what to say to that, you are just wrong!
I said in the previous post that as it is a three year agreement then we will have to be patient with anything major changing. Clearly this is looking at the tickets available, I do not have access to information regarding tickets that have actually sold (for any game) – if the opposition become vocal enough then the club may well release some of this information. I will not post about StubHub again for a while, don’t want to seem like a broken record! Sign the petition. Back to footballing matters for the next post!