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JB
01-14-2011, 09:01 PM
I know that no one has first hand experience of this yet, but can anyone answer my question with any basis of fact?


Oh, the question?

If I were to buy season tickets from an individual, do I have any quarantee of getting first rights to the playoff tickets if that were to come to pass? Would I have any rights or protections? Or would I be dependent on the honest nature of the seller?

NitroGSXR
01-14-2011, 09:07 PM
I know that no one has first hand experience of this yet, but can anyone answer my question with any basis of fact?


Oh, the question?

If I were to buy season tickets from an individual, do I have any quarantee of getting first rights to the playoff tickets if that were to come to pass? Would I have any rights or protections? Or would I be dependent on the honest nature of the seller?

It's 100% on the honest nature of the seller. Buy the PSL or call the Texans and buy some season tickets now.

JB
01-14-2011, 09:11 PM
It's 100% on the honest nature of the seller. Buy the PSL or call the Texans and buy some season tickets now.

I got on the waiting list. Can I call and get tickets?

NitroGSXR
01-14-2011, 09:19 PM
I got on the waiting list. Can I call and get tickets?
I just emailed my ticket rep for you. Be Monday with an answer.

Speedy
01-14-2011, 09:25 PM
I know that no one has first hand experience of this yet, but can anyone answer my question with any basis of fact?


Oh, the question?

If I were to buy season tickets from an individual, do I have any quarantee of getting first rights to the playoff tickets if that were to come to pass? Would I have any rights or protections? Or would I be dependent on the honest nature of the seller?

Not unless you buy the PSL too. Then the whole thing is in your name and you get first rights. If you just buy the tickets and the individual still holds the PSL, the individual will be getting playoff invoices.

For non-PSL's, the accounts are not transferable, so if you buy season tickets from an individual, that individual still owns the season ticket account and that individual will get the rights on playoff tickets when they'd become available, not you.

JB
01-14-2011, 09:28 PM
I just emailed my ticket rep for you. Be Monday with an answer.

Wow! Thanks friend! I <3 Nitro!

JB
01-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Not unless you buy the PSL too. Then the whole thing is in your name and you get first rights. If you just buy the tickets and the individual still holds the PSL, the individual will be getting playoff invoices.

For non-PSL's, the accounts are not transferable, so if you buy season tickets from an individual, that individual still owns the season ticket account and that individual will get the rights on playoff tickets when they'd become available, not you.

And that would suck if I dealt with a non-scrupulous individual...

NitroGSXR
01-14-2011, 09:30 PM
Not unless you buy the PSL too. Then the whole thing is in your name and you get first rights. If you just buy the tickets and the individual still holds the PSL, the individual will be getting playoff invoices.

For non-PSL's, the accounts are not transferable, so if you buy season tickets from an individual, that individual still owns the season ticket account and that individual will get the rights on playoff tickets when they'd become available, not you.

Not necessarily true. I purchased non-PSLs from spmebod here on the boards. I got in contact with the Texans and they happily transferred them after receiving a letter from the seller. They did tell me that they don't normally do this but I'm not the only one who's successfully done it this way.

JB
01-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Not necessarily true. I purchased non-PSLs from spmebod here on the boards. I got in contact with the Texans and they happily transferred them after receiving a letter from the seller. They did tell me that they don't normally do this but I'm not the only one who's successfully done it this way.

Hope!

Speedy
01-14-2011, 10:20 PM
Not necessarily true. I purchased non-PSLs from spmebod here on the boards. I got in contact with the Texans and they happily transferred them after receiving a letter from the seller. They did tell me that they don't normally do this but I'm not the only one who's successfully done it this way.

Doesn't seem like that's something they should be doing if there's people on a waiting list....which I have no clue if there is or not. Of course, it doesn't seem like they should be missing playoffs 9 years in a row either but they do that too.

I guess if the original ticket holder his giving up his right to buy tickets and you and the individual and the Texans work something out, then it sounds like it's possible. Just doesn't seem like it should be though. I don't know why you just don't buy your tickets from the Texans.

houstonspartan
01-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Not necessarily true. I purchased non-PSLs from spmebod here on the boards. I got in contact with the Texans and they happily transferred them after receiving a letter from the seller. They did tell me that they don't normally do this but I'm not the only one who's successfully done it this way.

The reason they "happily" did it is because they're desperate to sell tickets and cut deals with people.

Don't listen to the people that claim that there's a zillion people waiting in line to buy every seat and therefore the Texans don't care about ticket holders. It's simply not true. The economy is bad and the team is 6-10. Guess who has the upper hand? Hint: Not them.

NitroGSXR
01-15-2011, 11:30 AM
The reason they "happily" did it is because they're desperate to sell tickets and cut deals with people.

Don't listen to the people that claim that there's a zillion people waiting in line to buy every seat and therefore the Texans don't care about ticket holders. It's simply not true. The economy is bad and the team is 6-10. Guess who has the upper hand? Hint: Not them.

I respect your opinion albeit I disagree with it. I don't want to sidetrack JB's request thread but he is on a waiting list as well was I before i purchased mine. I like to think it's my manners that got me as far as I did despite the written policies. There are a lot of people who are willing to wait for the right seats to come to frutition. I believe the Texans understood that in my case.

houstonspartan
01-15-2011, 01:03 PM
I respect your opinion albeit I disagree with it. I don't want to sidetrack JB's request thread but he is on a waiting list as well was I before i purchased mine. I like to think it's my manners that got me as far as I did despite the written policies. There are a lot of people who are willing to wait for the right seats to come to frutition. I believe the Texans understood that in my case.

Oh I definitely think your nice manners got you far. I didn't mean to imply that they did not. I'm just say that the Texans are in a tight spot trying to sell a mediocre product, and that they have to be flexible.

Stemp
01-15-2011, 01:43 PM
You could have the owner sign a contract that says you have first right of refusal for playoff tickets, but if they decide to reneg, it may not be worth the headache to go after them.

OzzO
01-15-2011, 01:57 PM
Not necessarily true. I purchased non-PSLs from spmebod here on the boards. I got in contact with the Texans and they happily transferred them after receiving a letter from the seller. They did tell me that they don't normally do this but I'm not the only one who's successfully done it this way.

Seconded - I was the original owner of non-PSL tickets. When I relocated out of Houston, my friend bought our tickets and we transferred the name on the tickets to him (obviously going through the Texans ticket office). We're now back in H-town, my friend still "owns" the tickets and I get a few games from him through the year.

Just gotta get with the ticket office and make sure the t's are crossed and i's dotted.

ubecool454
01-15-2011, 07:40 PM
I know that no one has first hand experience of this yet, but can anyone answer my question with any basis of fact?


Oh, the question?

If I were to buy season tickets from an individual, do I have any quarantee of getting first rights to the playoff tickets if that were to come to pass? Would I have any rights or protections? Or would I be dependent on the honest nature of the seller?

Playoffs???? Playoffs? we're talking about playoffs....(dick vermeil):kubepalm:

JB
01-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Playoffs???? Playoffs? we're talking about playoffs....(dick vermeil):kubepalm:

It was Jim Mora actually...

Fred
01-15-2011, 09:47 PM
And that would suck if I dealt with a non-scrupulous individual...
If someone sells you the season tickets for one season that does not create a promise that they will sell your any playoff tickets for that season unless he agreed to that at the time of the original sale. I fail to see how that would make them non-scrupulous if you did not make that agreement when you bought the season tickets.
You could have the owner sign a contract that says you have first right of refusal for playoff tickets, but if they decide to reneg, it may not be worth the headache to go after them.
If they pulled this, that would be unscrupulous. Although like Stemp says what are you going to get?

You: "He promised to sell me $200 worth of tickets for $200 but then he didn't."
Judge: "So your actual damages are .... zero?"
You: "But, that's not the point!"
Judge: "Case dismissed and you have to pay the court costs."

But seriously folks. This is just an academic discussion. We live in Houston. Not Indianapolis or New England or Pittsburgh or Kansas City or Seattle or Philadelphia or Chicago or Atlanta or any other place that really needs to worry about getting tickets to a home playoff game.

JB
01-15-2011, 10:18 PM
If someone sells you the season tickets for one season that does not create a promise that they will sell your any playoff tickets for that season unless he agreed to that at the time of the original sale. I fail to see how that would make them non-scrupulous if you did not make that agreement when you bought the season tickets.

If they pulled this, that would be unscrupulous. Although like Stemp says what are you going to get?

You: "He promised to sell me $200 worth of tickets for $200 but then he didn't."
Judge: "So your actual damages are .... zero?"
You: "But, that's not the point!"
Judge: "Case dismissed and you have to pay the court costs."

But seriously folks. This is just an academic discussion. We live in Houston. Not Indianapolis or New England or Pittsburgh or Kansas City or Seattle or Philadelphia or Chicago or Atlanta or any other place that really needs to worry about getting tickets to a home playoff game.

Thanks for your help! I learned a lot from your post?

steelbtexan
01-16-2011, 09:32 AM
It's 100% on the honest nature of the seller. Buy the PSL or call the Texans and buy some season tickets now.

Honest nature

PSL holders get 1st right.

JB, I wouldn't worry about the playoff ticket thing for atleast 2-3 yrs.

JB
01-16-2011, 10:22 AM
Honest nature

PSL holders get 1st right.

JB, I wouldn't worry about the playoff ticket thing for atleast 2-3 yrs.

Yeah, but my luck says they would host their first playoff game and I wouldn't be able to get tickets...

NitroGSXR
01-16-2011, 10:48 AM
Honest nature

PSL holders get 1st right.

JB, I wouldn't worry about the playoff ticket thing for atleast 2-3 yrs.

This could easily be misunderstood. Non-PSL holders such as myself are also guaranteed seats to the playoffs.

Yankee_In_TX
01-16-2011, 04:20 PM
JB, the waiting list is a joke. Get to know a ticket rep in the front office. Any one of them. Have contact with them every 2-4 weeks, be super polite and keep mentioning that you are really excited to buy season tickets.

The problem you MAY be facing (complete speculation) is that the Texans only have PSL seats available and no season ticket only seats available.

But I know they are ALWAYS trying to sell tickets which is why I say the waiting list is a joke.

JB
01-16-2011, 04:21 PM
JB, the waiting list is a joke. Get to know a ticket rep in the front office. Any one of them. Have contact with them every 2-4 weeks, be super polite and keep mentioning that you are really excited to buy season tickets.

The problem you MAY be facing (complete speculation) is that the Texans only have PSL seats available and no season ticket only seats available.

But I know they are ALWAYS trying to sell tickets which is why I say the waiting list is a joke.

Thanks! I will do that.

Yankee_In_TX
01-16-2011, 04:25 PM
Yeah, but my luck says they would host their first playoff game and I wouldn't be able to get tickets...

When I sell seat(s) on Ebay I specifically say tickets to 10 home games. I also don't specifically say 'excluding playoff rights' because I don't want some Yahoo trying to haggle with me after the fact.

Yankee_In_TX
01-16-2011, 04:26 PM
Thanks! I will do that.

And you may want to inquire into PSL availability. If there are seats you love, may be worth saving up for.

JB
01-16-2011, 04:28 PM
And you may want to inquire into PSL availability. If there are seats you love, may be worth saving up for.

I will consider that. But with 2 in school, that may be difficult for a few years.

Yankee_In_TX
01-16-2011, 04:30 PM
I will consider that. But with 2 in school, that may be difficult for a few years.

Completely understandable. Tell them your are charging a parenting tax and they need to go get jobs or pick up extra shifts to buy you PSL's :)

JB
01-16-2011, 04:36 PM
Completely understandable. Tell them your are charging a parenting tax and they need to go get jobs or pick up extra shifts to buy you PSL's :)

:lol: I already told them they will be supporting me in 5 years...

txwoodchuck
01-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Playoffs??? At Reliant??? Anyway, as I listed my PSL's for sale on the TEXANS web site, I counted the number of PSL seats for sale. Yeah, I'm bored. I came up with a number around ONE THOUSAND seats. I was surprised it was that many.