Mine just arrived via UPS
Mine just arrived via UPS
pretty green colors
a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.
Mine arrived in Maine today via UPS.
Has anybody ever done the VIP upgrade? It's pricey, but if the food offerings and beverages are quality, might be a nice spiff for the wife for putting up with a year of puck chasing...
They shipped mine to the wrong address for some reason, but got them eventually.
Had this discussion with a few of my friends who got their tickets today. Question, why in this digital age is the NCAA still sending tickets by UPS? Besides convenience, being able to print your ticket or download it to you phone would prevent the tickets from being lost or stolen. Most of us work, correct? So you get home at night, it's dark, and you find an oversized cardboard envelope stuck between your storm door and door, plainly visible to anyone who might want to snatch your mail. In fact, I talked to two my guys who said that the tickets were left in a doorway that is not used during the winter months. Gotta be a better way I think.
With that said, I have to admit I'm pretty happy that FF tickets are still a souvenir in their own right. Those print-at-home tickets? Almost never worth keeping. Even with a good quality printer; even using cardstock -- they just wind up being functional, nothing more.
Perhaps the customer could be given a choice. It's not a perfect analogy, but consider what the Memorial Golf Tournament does: The customer can select a sturdy badge that will last all week, which is also a nice keepsake. Or, the other option is a set of daily tickets, which are more functional in nature. Seems to keep everyone happy.
Even Ticketmaster is usually able to give the customer a choice between mailed tickets and the print-at-home option. Granted, the physical tickets that Ticketmaster sends out on the standard forms are extremely boring. But my point is that ticket sellers can provide this kind of choice without breaking the bank.
For what I pay for the tickets, I want something sturdy, that feels substantial in my hands! Just kidding.
I’m a souvenir keeper, so I’m OK with the current system. I also buy a ridiculously overpriced program, for the same reason. When I get home, I dutifully record the score on each ticket and tape the overpriced ticket to the overpriced program. And I move all the souvenir pins to my souvenir hat and hang the hat with the others.
But I think that the “in this digital age” argument strikes both ways, because modern technology can mitigate the danger of tickets being, lost, stolen, or misdelivered. For Columbus, we never received our tickets. When we arrived in Columbus we went to the box office and got our tickets replaced easily (of course that was Columbus, so we might have been better off eating our balcony seats for the lower bowl center ice tickets that were readily available cheap). Since they scan the tickets, they would know if someone tried to use the ones that got misplaced.
Regarding choice of ticket medium, be careful what you wish for. My guess is that eventually you will have to pay for a souvenir ticket. It is, after all, by far the most expensive ticket delivery system. Won’t be too long before most folks get in with wave of their smart phones.
I love collecting my ticket stubs for every event I go to. When you get a chance to check them out again several years later you'll be surprised at what you remember and the memories those little pieces of paper conjure up.
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