dealssave $25 off orders of $100 or more

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why is this downvoted so much? Is there a big catch? do they markup their prices?

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I love ScoreBig. Great prices on tickets without fees. Not sure why so many people are downvoting them.

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Just purchased great seats for SF Giants vs Cubs on a summer afternoon at an amazing price with Woot discount! I don't work for ScoreBig but am a huge fan!

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@miche7atl: I think it's the whole "submit an offer" thing that puts some people off.
Additionally, a lot of people are just sick and tired of all the ticket dealers out there that have priced a lot of people out of the market, so we just automatically despise anyone selling tickets other than the original outlet. It's nearly impossible to get tickets firsthand from the venue or artist any more because they sell out in minutes to dealers, so the anger gets taken out on any site/merchant/seller who happens to pop up. My entire family has stopped attending shows/concerts because the only place to buy tickets is from the secondary market.

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It looks like this is an insecure site. I'd say the downvotes are because it's really sketchy to ask your customers to put their cc info when you can't guarantee their information is safe.

I went all the way through to a credit card screen to see if they transferred me to a secure website for that, but it's still an unsecured page. No way am I typing cc info on an unsecured page.

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I use Score Big all the time. It has only been insecure for a few days.

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@birdie85: No, it's because they're scalpers, and you inherently don't get deals from scalpers.

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This question might help clear up why this deal gets downvoted.

On a personal note; I've done quite well buying my tickets from ScoreBig so far this year. I try to attend 20 or so baseball games a year so I'm definitely saving money vs buying them retail. Not a bad deal here, you can use the site to buy tickets for ANY event, not just sports.

@birdie85: I'm not sure why it is insecure right now, it normally is a secure site.

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@editorkid: They aren't scalpers - the way they work is they are given tickets and sell them at a reduced price to fill the stadium. It looks bad when you play a sports game on TV and there is no one in the stands, but it also looks bad if you are giving tickets away. ScoreBig is the way stadiums can sell tickets while getting people excited about the deals they are getting without appearing desperate to the public.

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I was very unhappy with the service when I bought the Amazon local voucher for it. Never ended up using it and got a refund.

Two problems. One failed bid and you're locked out for a day (which, people buy resold tickets usually a day or two beforehand) and two, not a whole lot of ticket options. Tickets come and go seemingly out of nowhere.

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@kamikazeken: You're completely right about the nature of the primary ticket market, but the secondary market isn't necessarily a bad thing. ScoreBig is an example of a secondary channel that is actually on your side; unlike most ticket retailers (primary and secondary), they're not trying to gouge you. You'll always save money.

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@lakario: yeah, these guys don't necessarily seem to be a part of the problem I mentioned, I was just speculating as to the downvotes and the general public's kneejerk reaction to all ticket resellers, including my own first reaction when seeing this deal. My first thought was "another ticket dealer.... screw them."

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@editorkid, @birdie85: It looks like their SSL certificate happened to expire today. I'd say somebody wasn't paying attention.

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@mbetush: That's interesting. I bought a similar deal ($7 for $30) from a local deal site and had a totally different experience.

I used my voucher to get NFL tickets that were amazing.
My first offer was rejected, so I did experience the "one-day lockout," but my second offer -- only $5 more -- was accepted. ScoreBig total was $97... subtract my $30 credit (add my $7 voucher) and I actually paid $37 per ticket for seats ten rows from the field, in the corner above the home-team locker room entrance.

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@centricity: My experience was trying to get tickets to a Sabres/Penguins game in Buffalo. Inherently, there are more football seats available than hockey, severely so depending on the team. I'm curious, what NFL game were those tickets for?

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It looks like the SSL issue has been resolved.