Season ticket question...

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  1. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    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?
     
  2. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    I got on the waiting list. Can I call and get tickets?
     
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    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    I just emailed my ticket rep for you. Be Monday with an answer.
     
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    Speedy Yeller Dweller

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    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.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Wow! Thanks friend! I <3 Nitro!
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    And that would suck if I dealt with a non-scrupulous individual...
     
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    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    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.
     


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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Hope!
     
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    Speedy Yeller Dweller

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    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.
     
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    houstonspartan Hall of Fame

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    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.
     
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    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    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.
     
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    houstonspartan Hall of Fame

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    OzzO .. and then?

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

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    It was Jim Mora actually...
     
  18. Fred

    Fred All Pro

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    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.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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    Honest nature

    PSL holders get 1st right.

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

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