Monday, February 7, 2011

Fake News, Real Tickets: The Apple Partners With TiqIQ To Arm Mets Fans With Ticket Buying Knowledge

Unfortunately we live in a time when buying tickets to a baseball game requires the assistance of a financial planner.  What used to be a simple impulse purchase is now a major investment.  With that in mind, would you really buy your Mets tickets from this guy?  Yeah neither would I.  That's why I am proud to announce that The Apple is partnering with the good folks over at TiqIQ to drop some serious ticket buying knowledge on you.

So what is TiqIQ?  To put it in simply TiqIQ is like sabermetrics for ticket buyers.  As many of us have learned, the secondary market has become the more attractive option for Mets fans wanting to buy tickets to see the Amazin's.  With the secondary market becoming more and more complicated, TiqIQ is like having an expert by your side to help you navigate through the fees and options and find the best deal as well as helping you figure out when is the best time to pull the trigger on those Field Box tickets.

TiqIQ scours the secondary market and gives you all the info you need in a simple layout.  For example this is what Opening Day tickets for the Mets at Citi Field look like:

TiqIQ also offers a quick evalutation IQ tool that will rate the quality of the deal based on a variety of factors including fees.  Here's what that would look like if you wanted to by tickets to the season opener in Miami:

In addition TiqIQ offers readers of The Apple the following features and benefits:

  • Aggregated Listings: They aggregate all major sellers in the market so you can find the best deal.
  • TiqZone Categorization: They break each venue up into TiqZones, which are groupings of sections that we’ve determined are comparable in value.
  •  TiqIQ Statistics: They provide ticket-level buying intelligence through their IQ rating and TiqIQ Statistics.
  • E-Ticket Filter:  Want tickets last minute?  You can find all the available e-tickets so you can print your tickets from home or the office.
  • All-in Pricing Option:  Before you complete your purchase you'll be able to tell exactly how much your tickets will cost including all service and shipping fees. 

The TiqIQ widget will be hanging out on the right side of the blog anytime you guys wanna check out prices for upcoming Mets games or you can visit the "Mets Tickets" tab at the top of the page and follow the link to the ticketing site.  And yes, I do get a small commision if you decide to buy tickets using TiqIQ, but my selling out aside, I strongly urge you to check this out.  It really is pretty cool having all this data at your fingertips.

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