Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Xcel Energy Center Tickets

There are several places that you can buy Xcel Energy Center tickets. Here are the top 5 spots that I can think of:

>>Ticketmaster
>>Ebay
>>Craigslist
>>Ticket Brokers
>>Scalpers


Of course, ticketmaster is the first place that most people think of, but a lot of times they are sold out and you can never talk to a real person, everything is automated. Besides I can never remember to log-on exactly at 9am or 10am to get tickets to my coveted event.


I have heard a lot of horror stories about Ebay so I don’t even want to try that, but I have tried Craigslist (hasn’t every one?) and have not had much luck getting tickets. Several times the tickets had already sold and they forgot to take the ad off. Three times the person never emailed me back and once the person never met me when they said they were going to. Plus I have noticed a lot of the tickets for sale are just Internet companies posting on craigslist. That takes too much time – it was exhausting even writing about it.

The next choice is the million ticket brokers out there. With the explosion of the Internet it seems there are hundreds of ticket selling websites out there. I prefer to use an online site that also has a store front, like Ticket King St Paul. They have an office just half a block from the Xcel Energy Center so I can pick up my tickets when I want and I don’t pay shipping fees and they don’t charge extra service fees at check-out so the price you see on their website is the price, no % fees at the end. I respect that.

Of course, you can take the chance and buy from scalpers on the street the night of the show/game, but I am just one of those nervous people that isn’t willing to risk my seat location until minutes before the curtain opens / puck drops. No thanks.

Perhaps I should add a 6th choice of the Xcel Energy Center box office, but I have never used them because it’s not convenient.

Leave me a COMMENT on how you find your Xcel Energy Center tickets!

1 comment:

Cortney said...

I never go through ticketmaster, ebay or craigslist. Never tmaster, because they rarely have good seats and charge too many service fees. Ebay/Craigslist you never know what you're really getting. But I do peruse a lot of the brokerage sites out there, you can find a good deal if you search for it!