SeatGeek Predicts the Best Time to Buy Tickets to Concerts and Sporting Events

18Sep09

SeatGeek is a service that wants to help you get the best deal on tickets to concerts and sporting events.  It uses a history of ticket sales to predict whether or not prices will drop and then compares prices from sites like StubHub, eBay, and  TicketCity.

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Begin by searching by venue, artist, or team and then select the event you would like to attend.  SeatGeek will then search multiple ticket sales sites and tell you weather or not to buy or wait for prices to drop.

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You can view the seat numbers as well as the face value of the tickets compared to what they’re currently being sold for.  If you don’t mind the price then you can continue on to buy the tickets.  Otherwise, just lick on “subscribe to alert” and you’ll be emailed if the price drops.

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SeatGeek is currently limited to Major League Baseball Games and select concert venues, but hopefully they’ll have a wider range of events available to track sooner than later.  As of today, SeatGeek helped me see that I can get a better deal on tickets to a Giant’s game I want to attend…let’s hope their prediction is correct.

To see SeatGeek in action, watch the screencast below (best viewed in HD in full screen):



3 Responses to “SeatGeek Predicts the Best Time to Buy Tickets to Concerts and Sporting Events”

  1. Wow that’s a pretty cool site. The email alerts about the drops in ticket pricing is the key factor I think. I wonder exactly how they estimate the ticket prices before the event starts- do they aggregate past data as a basis for prediction?


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