Most of you have probably noticed the Bloody Elbow Tickets widget on our sidebar. This is a new service provided through a partnership between Bloody Elbow and TiqIQ.
TiqIQ is a tremendous service that scans the secondary ticket market via websites such as StubHub, TicketNetworks, eBay and the like and provides the lowest ticket prices available by section and event. It also allows for some insight into how the market on an event has changed as average market ticket price is tracked and reported on.
You can get tickets to Saturday's UFC 133 event for as low as $44 as of the time of this writing, that's less than the price of the pay-per-view!
The secondary ticket market is not everyone's cup o' tea, and that's fine. No one is forcing you to buy your tickets through TiqIQ. But events do sell out and the secondary market is a place to go to get tickets to these high demand events. Having a tool like TiqIQ at your disposal allows you to make informed decisions and find the lowest price available in these situations.
There is also the honest benefit that buying your ticket through our TiqIQ partnership benefits us, the Bloody Elbow staff. If you're thinking about buying some secondary market tickets, why wouldn't you want to buy them via a method that puts a few dollars in the wallets of the men who work to keep this great website running?
Seriously, check the widget out if for no other reason than to see some of the interesting shifts in market price as time passes and events get closer.