It doesn’t matter what type of event you’re headed to sports, concerts, theater, comedy. The ticket market largely sticks to patterns and most of the time, the sooner you buy tickets, the less you will spend and the better your seats will be.
Think about it like this: the sooner your tickets are in your hands, the sooner you can stop worrying about things—especially money. This is often the case for popular events. Ticket prices are based on supply and demand, after all. As it gets closer and closer to the day of the event, there will naturally be fewer tickets available. Because demand for this big event is still there, the scarcity of tickets will drive the prices up. The bigger the event, the more expensive it will be to buy last minute tickets.
In other words, the longer you wait, the more you’ll stress out trying to get tickets—and the more you will end up spending. That’s definitely not the kind of mindset you want to have as you get ready to go out and enjoy yourself.
What’s Your Favorite Event?
Pretty much all of the best events require you to have tickets to get into. That goes for every type of event out there: rock concerts, football games, and musical theater performances. If you want to see professionals perform, there’s a cost involved. However, this doesn’t have to be something that will break your checking account. Tickets have a cost, but there are ways to save money. Buying tickets online is one of the simplest ways to save here. Not only do people often mark down their tickets a bit to help them sell faster, buying online allows you to easily comparison shop. Check out our ticket listings to get an idea of how this works if you’re not familiar with it. When you purchase tickets online, you can see exactly what’s for sale, and then pick out the best deal. You’re guaranteed to never overpay for tickets if you take this route. More tickets for sale in one place creates a more competitive marketplace. The buyer ends up getting the best outcome this way as sellers compete for their attention.
Each type of event will have different nuances to the ticket market. If you watch how prices fluctuate over time, you’ll notice that concert sales are a little bit different from sporting events. Don’t let this get to you. The ticket marketplace, like any other, is based on supply and demand. Some events will have more demand than others. Concerts, because they are typically one-time events in a certain city, will have more short-term demand than a baseball game, for example.
Because a concert will have more demand as it gets closer and closer to the event, the price will usually go up. This is also true for big games, especially when you get into the postseason. Either way, the best time to get tickets is usually sooner, rather than later. We’ll look at this in a little bit more detail below.
Don’t Forget the Other Stuff
Sometimes, getting into the event is just part of the process. There are a lot of other little things that go along with getting tickets to a show. We can help you out with that, too. Parking is perhaps the biggest example here, and it’s one of the most highly overlooked. Parking can be a big—and unexpected—cost. Parking right at the venue is convenient, but not if the lot is full or it’s a lot more than what you were expecting to pay. If you’ve purchased a parking pass online ahead of time, this issue suddenly disappears. A spot will be held for you, and you won’t have to deal with the day of the event price hikes.
Another example has to do with events that have an overnight component. With bigger music festivals, oftentimes you will need to have a separate camping pass if you’re planning on staying overnight. These tickets can be purchased through us, too. Basically, if tickets are sold online, we can help you get them.
Know When to Wait
Yes, there are exceptions to this rule. The biggest exception that you’ll come across is for smaller events that do not have a huge demand for tickets. When this happens, waiting to the very last minute to buy tickets can be beneficial. The low demand will ensure that prices don’t jump and that there are plenty of seats available. Of course, there’s a good chance that the good seats will still be gone, but if you don’t care where you sit, this will be a decent way to save a few bucks.
The caveat with this is that the concert must be close to home. The moment that travel expenses are added into the mix, the cost of waiting goes up too much. Let’s take a look at the reasons why this is.
Sure, waiting until the last moment to buy tickets can be a decent way to save money in some cases. But this is a risky play, and while it will work occasionally, more often than not you’re going to find yourself wishing that you had bought tickets when you had the chance. It guarantees that you’ll be at the event and not missing out. While it might be a smart way to save money in some cases, the amount of stress that you cause yourself by waiting typically isn’t worth it. That’s especially the case if you need to purchase other things to go along with your event tickets, like a hotel room, transportation, or anything else. While these things tend to have fixed costs, the variable nature of buying tickets can be a decent way to offset costs.
But what if you buy all that other stuff, and then for some reason, you can’t get tickets to the event? It’s going to cause an even bigger headache than if you had just bought tickets when they were available. The opportunity cost isn’t worth waiting. Paying for all of these extras becomes a waste if you don’t get tickets in time.
Getting tickets sooner guarantees that you won’t be stressing about still needing to buy tickets a day or two before the event.
Get Your Tickets Now
Don’t wait. Those tickets that you want so badly won’t last long. The sooner you move, the sooner you can be reassured that the event you’re planning on going to see will be a great time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sporting event, a concert, a night of comedy, or a Broadway show. Tickets have never been more popular.
Luckily, tickets are also a lot easier and safer to access now than ever before, too. Check out our tickets pages too see what’s available now for your chance to get in on the action. But hurry! They won’t last long.
The sooner you get tickets to your favorite event, the better off you’ll be. Acting now guarantees that you will be sitting somewhere decent, and not in the standing room only section.
The sooner you buy tickets, the more likely you are to be where you want to be and not pay too much to get there.
And it guarantees that all of the other plans that you’ve made won’t fall through.
Check out our sales section today to find great deals on all of your favorite events. We have the best seats at the best prices available.
Ticket Purchasing FAQ
- What kinds of tickets do you have? Everything! We offer a marketplace for ticket sellers to put their extra or unwanted tickets up for sale, and this includes all types of events, including sports, theater, concerts, comedy, and much more. Check out our listings to get a better idea of what’s currently available.
- What tickets sell out the quickest? This is a good question, but there’s not a clear answer. It really depends on the demand for a particular event. With that said, big-name concerts and postseason sporting tickets do have a higher demand because of the limited nature of the event. To give yourself a better shot of getting to the event you want to experience, the sooner you buy your seats the better.
- How many tickets do you get for each event? None. Tickets are put up for sale by third parties. We just help to facilitate the sale. So, if there are a lot of extra tickets available for the upcoming Yankees game, we will naturally have more available to purchase then if there are no extra tickets up for sale for Taylor Swift’s next concert. It all depends on what’s available.
- How do I know I will get a good deal? You can pay as much or as little as you want to for your tickets, based on what the sale prices offered are. We compile tickets from many different sellers so that you can pay the lowest prices out there. If someone is selling a ticket at $100, but another person is selling a similar ticket at $95, you can pay the lower price. This kind of marketplace is designed to help you get what you want at a competitive price.
The Right Now Series Continues
We want to give you samples of everything related to picking the right time to purchase seats. We will add a significant list of events below as time moves on that may help you decide when to buy your tickets. This will hopefully give you the best options and help you save some money for your event.