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ron mexico : 8/9/2019 9:37 am
in the lot or has technology eliminated that?

Oh they are there  
cjac : 8/9/2019 9:40 am : link
Every week

"anyone selling tickets, selling tickets, selling tickets"
I thought the Giant tickets are strictly electronic  
Essex : 8/9/2019 9:41 am : link
if so, how do scalpers get you in the building? Do they email or text you the ticket?
RE: I thought the Giant tickets are strictly electronic  
NoPeanutz : 8/9/2019 9:46 am : link
In comment 14524220 Essex said:
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if so, how do scalpers get you in the building? Do they email or text you the ticket?
Barcodes are scanned. Either on your screen or on a physical ticket.
RE: RE: I thought the Giant tickets are strictly electronic  
ron mexico : 8/9/2019 9:50 am : link
In comment 14524232 NoPeanutz said:
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In comment 14524220 Essex said:


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if so, how do scalpers get you in the building? Do they email or text you the ticket?

Barcodes are scanned. Either on your screen or on a physical ticket.


So physical tickets still exist? I was under the same impression as Essex
physical tickets do exist  
Matt in SGS : 8/9/2019 9:54 am : link
I got them as part of my season tix package.
if you look  
YANKEE28 : 8/9/2019 10:02 am : link
at the Giants actual tickets this year, they have added a nickel sized RFID chip to the back of each ticket.

Those are very likely passive, and only activated when scanned by a reader at Stadium entrance.
thanks guys  
ron mexico : 8/9/2019 10:10 am : link
will probably still buy via stub hub or similar to make sure I dont get scammed but its nice to have the option and flexibility to just pay $20 a seat in the lot
I used to love to buy scalped tickets back during the late 80s,90s and  
djm : 8/9/2019 10:48 am : link
00s but the counterfeit risks are too great now and Iím sick and tired of demanding that the scalper walk with me all the way to the gate to ensure I donít get ripped off. Itís all but impossible to tell whether the ticket is legit or not so I gave up. Plus I now share season tix with my father in law. The only guy I would scalp from is one guy and one guy only: heís a heavy set gentleman, black, with piercing green eyes. You pretty much canít miss him. If you see him heís trustworthy. Beware everyone else. This dude is all over the place last I checked. Yankees, meadowlands and MSG.
RE: physical tickets do exist  
djm : 8/9/2019 10:51 am : link
In comment 14524249 Matt in SGS said:
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I got them as part of my season tix package.


Same here. Physical tickets are definitely alive and well.
RE: I used to love to buy scalped tickets back during the late 80s,90s and  
steve in ky : 8/9/2019 11:19 am : link
In comment 14524412 djm said:
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00s but the counterfeit risks are too great now and Iím sick and tired of demanding that the scalper walk with me all the way to the gate to ensure I donít get ripped off. Itís all but impossible to tell whether the ticket is legit or not so I gave up. Plus I now share season tix with my father in law. The only guy I would scalp from is one guy and one guy only: heís a heavy set gentleman, black, with piercing green eyes. You pretty much canít miss him. If you see him heís trustworthy. Beware everyone else. This dude is all over the place last I checked. Yankees, meadowlands and MSG.


I used to buy them in the 70's and 80's all the time. No matter the sport if I couldn't find a great deal I would just wait until you heard the National Anthem being played and the prices dropped considerably. Once at the Houston Astrodome I went by myself just to watch Earl Campbell in person and I had two scalpers doing a reverse auction trying to give me the better deal all because kickoff was moments away. LOL.

I agree though, today I wouldn't ever buy from a scalper.


Kind of along those lines, are the tickets booths at the baseball stadiums in NY still maned by a lot of old time retirees? You could always get the best seats if you asked them if they had any good seats set aside and then tip them. I did it every time I went to Shea. They would always keep a little stash of prime tickets they held back for those willing to give them a little "gratuity".

I got the same package of paper tickets that I always get  
mikeinbloomfield : 8/9/2019 5:03 pm : link
They call them 'commemorative' tickets because they've got pictures of Giants greats on them and I guess you could frame them and use the electronic ones if you want.
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