FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Matt Reis #1 of the New England Revolution makes a final save of the game for a 2-0 win against the FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
I announced a while ago that you can purchase tickets through TiqIq using the "tickets" tab at the top of this website. Now, I'm here to announce an even better deal thanks to SB Nation's partnerships with ticketing agencies. The new company (also partnered with TiqIq) is called ScoreBig, and it is essentially a Priceline for event tickets. You sign up, put in offers on tickets to events, and can have them accepted, often at a significant cut below the actual retail value.
Important Note: Registering for ScoreBig through the link I just provided or the one at the end of this article will also get you $20 toward your first ScoreBig purchase.
I did a little exploring and registered an account, and everything seems fairly intuitive. I will allow Jeremiah Oshan, the guy who let all of us here at SB Nation Soccer now about it, explain the rest. Keep in mind, he's a Seattle guy, so for the purposes of this demonstration we'll be looking at how he searched for Sounders tickets.
So what does ScoreBig do, exactly?
I've walked through the process and it seems pretty simple. You'll first be asked to create an account, which you can do from scratch or simply use your Facebook account. I just used my Facebook account for simplicity's sake.
As you can see, I was only given a few options as there is apparently not much inventory. The tickets that were available are highlighted on the seating chart, which you can see mean they are pretty good seats. Next, I can decide how much I want to pay for these tickets in a window that looks like this:
I can see that the full retail price, including fees is about $62. I can also see that an offer was recently suggested for 25% below that figure. You can offer as much or as little as you'd like. To be fair, I have not gone beyond this point, myself, as doing so requires you to enter payment information. To find out if your offer was accepted, you basically need to offer payment and guarantee that if your price is accepted that you will actually buy the ticket. You will get your answer immediately. Essentially, it works the same as Priceline does if you are bidding on a hotel or flight. I believe you are allowed to make three offers before you are no longer to offer on that particular product.
A couple other things to keep in mind, all tickets are below retail price, all fees are included in your offer, there is not delivery charge and the tickets are backed by a 100% guarantee.
So there you have it. Again, if you want to use ScoreBig (and keep in mind it's not exclusive to Revs tickets - I saw stuff for Sox and Bruins games and even theatrical productions), it is not mutually exclusive with the tickets tab at the top of the page. It's just another option. Head to their website through this link and get started.