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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:01 PM
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Why would anyone pay $576 per ticket to see the New York Knicks?
I was trying to find tickets to a game to give my dad for christmas. I did it a few years back, we went to the game together and had a great time.

So I was searching through the ticketmaster exchange and other options and I was shocked to see that they are now charging $576 for a ticket in the 2nd level at the garden. I sat courtside at a Nets game for $75 a ticket - this is horrible.....
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:02 PM
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1. I have no idea why people pay that kind of money for tickets
to almost anything. :shrug:

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:09 PM
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3. You are right - there is really nothing I can think of that I would
pay that amount of money to go see...

:wtf: is up with that....
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:04 PM
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2. You can get tickets from scalpers for $20!
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/14/sports/basketball/14g...

..snip

After receiving the warning, Katz said, he moved to a different seat and was not ejected. He said he attends four or five Knicks games each season and prefers the Los Angeles Lakers. He said he bought his ticket for $20 outside the Garden from a scalper.

The scalpers were just basically giving away tickets, Katz said. The prices were low. Katz said he easily moved around to different seats Wednesday because there were many no-shows.

..snip

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:10 PM
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5. LOL
So I just wrap up a little I-O-U for dad telling him to meet me in front of the garden on X date and hopefully we can score some seats....

I can just see the pride in his face right now :rofl:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:09 PM
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4. Only if Led Zeppelin was playing there too
:D
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:10 PM
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6. well, that's a given
:P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:44 PM
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12. Led Zeppelin would never show up in the same arena as the Knicks!
At least not this year!

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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:11 PM
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7. I wouldn't pay that much for the 2nd coming of Christ.. even for front row/backstage pass package.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:15 PM
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8. exactly - and this is the crappy NY Knicks we are talking
about here - not the NBA finals - just a regular season game!!!

:banghead:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:17 PM
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Because he or she was rooting for the other team?
That might actually be worth it, just for the :rofl: factor.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:31 PM
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11. Not even...
I mean, I would not pay it for the Bulls championships of the 1990's, much less the Knicks.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:17 PM
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9. For that kind of money, the Knicks should be pantless. n/t
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:30 PM
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10. LOL
:rofl:

Pass the mind bleach please....
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:45 PM
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13. try stubhub.com
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