Originally Posted by SAR I
From 1988 to 2001 I was on the waitlist. For the vast majority of that time, there was no internet, no eBay, no Craigslist. Back then, had to rely on word of mouth or Newsday to find something. I tried to find season ticket holders to buy out, but no luck.
I discovered the internet in 1994, got into eBay into 2000, and very quickly found an old postal worker who was in retirement, couldn't go to games anymore, gave him $10,000 for a postcard on which he put my name and address as his "nephew" and, boom, 3 seats, Row 1, Mezzanine Giants Stadium.
For those 13 long, hard years I scalped a lot of seats in the parking lot, called a few brokers, got some seats from business associates, that's it.
So that's why PSL's are a dream for me. Finally, good seats, no nonsense, just cash.
seems you have some inconsistencies here. You are telling us that you were on the Jets waiting list from 88-01 and couldn`t get tickets? I was on that list from 85-90 and got 4 seats in 319 row 1 in 1991 after purchasing tickets in 340 row 19 seats 1-2 from a friend from 1985 till 1991(scalped the entire 1984 season). I think you are joshing us here. There was a waiting list of 14,000 or so back in those days. I was updated every year as to where I was on that list(started at 14,443). When I was at the 3,961 point, the following season I got my tickets. Even at the rate that you have proof of at 2% turnover each season, you weren`t picked? LOL Now everyone knows you are FOS. There were 78,961 seats available in the old stadium. At 2% turnover, it`s around say, 1,579(if you want exact #`s). If you WERE on that waiting list, after 13 years, the turnover would be around 20,500 seats. Me thinks you weren`t even on the list. You easily should have had seats by 1996 after the mass exodus back then. I knew people who were at the 6,000 point and got tickets after Kotite screwed things up. I don`t believe a word you say as do many others here. I won`t even bother with you anymore because you think you got something now. LOL It`s the worst time EVER to be a Jets fan and STH. You are WAY overpaying for garbage and the team won`t be good for another 6 or 7 years. Enjoy my friend.
You got totally jipped for buying someone out of their ST`s for $10,000. Couldn`t have happened to a more "die-harder" fan imo. LOL I`m thrilled about it.