Option 1: Two tickets to Tuesday night, June 30, Mariners at Yanks, cost for just the tickets, $5,000.
Option 2: Two round-trip airline tickets to Seattle, Friday, Aug. 14, return Sunday the 16th, rental car for three days, two-night double occupancy stay in four-star hotel, two top tickets to both the Saturday and Sunday Yanks-Mariners games, two best-restaurant-in-town dinners for two. Total cost, $2,800. Plus-frequent flyer miles.
Option 3: Copping nosebloods, walking down and pulling a bad one? Priceless...
Friday, May 29, 2009
The reality of this comparison is distressing for a few reasons. The value placed on certain attractions is amazing. I think the word to describe the pricing strategy of Option 1 is audacious. Is there a better one?