$43,400 for Super Bowl 'Playboy' Tickets

Super Bowl fans pay-to-play for Game Tickets and Playboy Party

January 29, 2013
By James Massey

(Source: WhatSellsBest.com) - An auction that bundled Super Bowl tickets with a Playboy after-party, has fetched $43,400 on eBay.
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$5,900 for a pair of Super Bowl tickets (game-only)

The auction, described by the seller as; "a once in a lifetime opportunity" included eight-tickets to the Super Bowl, plus another eight (VIP) tickets to the Playboy party, after the game. Based on the final sales price of $43,400. The cost per-person was $5,425 (not including airfare, hotel, and meals).

By contrast, a pair of (2) game-only tickets (shown on left) recently sold for $5,900, or $2,950 per-person. If the eBay seller had managed to buy the tickets at their face-value ($1,900, or $950 each), they made a nice gross-profit of roughly $2,000 per ticket (or $4,000 total, before auction fees).

While selling Super Bowl Tickets may seem like easy-money, actually getting the tickets isn't. According to information found on the NFL's website (link):

"The demand for tickets to the Super Bowl greatly exceeds the supply. The majority of tickets are allotted to the two participating teams, and to a lesser extent through each of the other NFL teams. Remaining tickets for the general public are made available through a random drawing. There is no other means for the general public to purchase tickets. The NFL does not sell tickets to travel or ticket agents."

Sellers also have to navigate the legality of selling their tickets, to be certain their sale won't violate local ticket-resale laws (eBay's Ticket Resale Policy).

Video: Student gets $6,200 for tuition, selling Super Bowl Tickets on eBay (Youtube)

Auction Data & Statistics

The New Orleans Super Bowl (XLVII) - Playboy Party auction received 12 bids from 6 bidders over the course of 7 days. The opening bid on January 17th, was $25,000. The final bid was $43,400. The eBay view-counter recorded over 350 visitors to the listing. The auction ended on Sunday, January 24th (2013), at 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time.

For more information and close-up photos of the board see; **eBay auction listing; # 251215409705 (auction links may expire after 90 days).

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