It’s not exactly a big deal to use discount cards or to get anything cheap if you can but there are some things that you just should not be able to get discounts for.
Can you imagine for example if you were somehow able to get tickets to a World Series game next year for a tenth of what the sticker price was? That would be absolutely insane.
Now, I have used discount services to get things cheaper than I would have normally paid for them in the past. One year my wife and I managed to get a two day stay at some casino in Atlantic City when we lived near there for forty five dollars where all we had to do after was write up a review of our experience. It was actually pretty interesting when you think about it. Products or services that people are testing you can understand folks selling for cheaper.
Sporting events where the team is trying to fill the arena to make it look good on television is another place where it is perfectly acceptable for someone to tell tickets off for cheap. However, when you are a former head of state that is organizing a speaking tour where it is never going to be on television….then it becomes a HUGE problem
Via Daily Wire:
Perhaps they should have known from Day One of their 13-stop speaking tour, when they drew just 3,300 people to a 19,000-seat arena.
But Bill and Hillary Clinton are all about them dollars, so they’ve pushed through with their poorly attended tour and now have resorted to selling the undesirable tickets on Groupon.
Some tickets for one stop in Canada for their “An Evening With the Clintons” tour sold for just $5, but now they’ve cut prices by nearly 60% in a deal with Groupon to draw more people.
“On the official site, there were still seats for the tour available for up to $325, with other floor seats going for $83 plus a hefty service charge, but on Groupon, they can be picked up for as little as $35,” the Daily Mail writes.
The tour is currently on a break for the holidays and reconvenes in New York on April 11, 2019, before moving on to nine other cities including DC, Boston, LA and Las Vegas.
For their May 19 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California, – which seats more than 17,000 – tickets usually priced at $77 are now going for $35, with $120 tickets discounted to $50, and $175 seats down to $72.
Despite the site telling customers that “tickets are selling fast!” with “limited time remaining,” it appears that less than 450 discounted tickets have actually been sold
A Groupon deal for the Clinton’s talk is for the liberal stronghold of Los Angeles where one would imagine the political power couple should be able to pull in the numbers.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, a liberal and longtime supporter of both Clintons, last week mocked the pathetic speaking tour.
“I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits,” Dowd wrote.