Re: Playoff Ticket Application Came Today
Originally Posted by Ltlabner
IF that is true, and the ST holders get a discount on the postseason tickets, I don't see how the Reds holding your money for a 2007 credit is "unprofessional". They are doing you a favor by offering tickets for sale, at a reduced cost, way before anyone else can purchase them. You'll have all the postseason tickets while others are scrambling trying to see if they can get any, and pay more to do it. In return for this favor, the Reds want you to use that unused money on future game purchases.
It doesn't matter if the season ticket holders are getting reduced prices on their post season tickets. Season ticket holders have fronted the Reds cash in advance for games they will attend in the future. That is the favor the ST holder is doing for the Reds. The perk for doing this is the guaranteed availability of post season tickets. That is the favor the Reds are doing for the season ticket holders. It's a nice even trade for both sides and I don't have any problem with it.
The problem is the Reds are selling tickets for post season games that may not be played and refusing to refund any unused monies, forcing people to purchase season tickets they may not want for 2007. The Reds should have given the season ticket holders a choice like at least four other teams did.
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