Thursday, May 24, 2018

Top Selling Event Week Ending May 25, 2018 at TICKETFINDER.com


Event Name
Venue City  State  Venue Name Dates
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights - Home Game 1
Washington DC Capital One Arena 2-Jun-18
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - Home Game 3
Boston MA TD Garden 23-May-18
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights - Home Game 2
Washington DC Capital One Arena 4-Jun-18
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights - Home Game 3 (If Necessary)
Washington DC Capital One Arena 10-Jun-18
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals - Home Game 1
Las Vegas NV T-Mobile Arena 28-May-18
NBA Western Conference Finals: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors - Home Game 3
Houston TX Toyota Center - TX 24-May-18
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics - Home Game 3
Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 25-May-18
NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals - Home Game 4
Tampa FL Amalie Arena 23-May-18
International Friendly: Mexico vs. Wales
Pasadena CA Rose Bowl - Pasadena 28-May-18
Pink
Charlotte NC Spectrum Center 9-Mar-19
Springsteen on Broadway
New York NY Walter Kerr Theatre 8-Jun-18
Justin Timberlake
Houston TX Toyota Center - TX 23-May-18
Hamilton
Fort Lauderdale FL Au-Rene Theater - Broward Ctr For The Perf Arts 8-Jan-19
WWE: Wrestle Mania XXXV
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 7-Apr-19
Panic! At The Disco, Hayley Kiyoko & Arizona
Chicago IL United Center 17-Jul-18
2018 CMA Music Festival: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Brothers Osborne - 4 Day Pass
Nashville TN Nissan Stadium - Nashville 7-Jun-18
Luis Miguel
Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 23-May-18
National Finals Rodeo
Las Vegas NV Thomas & Mack Center 7-Dec-18
Hamilton
Dallas TX Music Hall At Fair Park 3-Apr-19
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines
Columbus OH Ohio Stadium 24-Nov-18
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals - Home Game 4 (If Necessary)
Las Vegas NV T-Mobile Arena 13-Jun-18
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Boston MA Fenway Park 17-Aug-18
Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
Phoenix AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena 15-Feb-19
Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway 27-May-18
Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion & Brandon Lay
Atlanta GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium 26-May-18






Monday, May 14, 2018

Is Artificial Intelligence Taking Over The World of Everything?



As an advertiser with many social media platforms we have been advised that AI (artificial intelligence) will be taking over the ticket selling industry and for that matter all industry and commerce worldwide.  

This means that social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and eCommerce sites like Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, your insurance company, ETC are now partnering up with everyone including your various payment options such as credit and debit cards, Bank, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple pay and many others are sharing your social and buying habits with each other to offer you tickets and everything you buy that are in-line with your social media, lifestyle and buying habits.  This means that you may not be getting the best deals in the market place since those of us whom are offering the biggest selection and lowest prices will not be shown to you because in order for anyone to participate in this new sector of business they must partner up with these platforms thus raising the cost to you the end user.

Now some might say that partnering up with these companies will increase our volume so a lower profit margin is acceptable but just take a look at the history of these things.  Has Amazon, Wal-Mart and Alibaba improved your selection of services?  Most say yes since its costing them less to purchase but please note that once these markets have taken hold they dictate to the suppliers what sells, at what price and once they run the whole market, control the major manufactures, whom are you going to buy from? They also control the employee market pool and use State and Federal tax deductions to subsidize their employees’ wages and their industries as they wipe out the mom and pop shops and small businesses nationwide.

We know from studies that you will click on something that is right in front of you on-line if you believe it’s the best place or way to do this but if you are never offered any other options why would you do that. 

Studies show clients do that because of what is called FOMO (fear of missing out) and the herd mentality which has become an important form of marketing in recent years.  This along with what is called influencer marking has taken over most industries.  Need an example?  In our industry Stubhub, Ticketmaster and Live Nation are the choice of most to buy tickets but we in the industry know that all of these companies are at least 30% higher than most ticket brokers on-line or by buying directly from the box office which these companies have made almost impossible.  In fact most of the inventory listed on these sites comes from small ticket brokers like us.  This proves that most persons buy what they believe to be the best place to buy because it’s always in their faces via advertising ETC not because of service and price.

How does this work?  We know from years of experience, just ask anyone,  that no one wants to look at ads and everyone thinks that their buying decisions are made by them with no outside influences at all right?  WRONG.  Every decision you make is based on factors in your life that you are not aware of.  Example: You and family are going on a vacation in Disneyland in Los Angeles.  You Google flights, hotels and Disneyland ticket prices.  Now you make a buy with your credit card.  Now we have all the information we need to market you this trip and other services you’re going to need.  All of a sudden everything you see online is slanted towards this.  But wait what if in addition to what you see online you now see things relating to this trip on your TV, Desktop, Phone, Mail and oh in your car coming over the music choices you select during the trip, on your dashboard screen on newer cars ETC.  How about interactive billboards that change to what you’re interested in as your driving down the road, walking thru the mall with pop-up’s on your smart phone with offers to come in now and save ETC.  Now you Google map the trip and guess what more influence as to what you need or should get coming over your GPS as you’re driving, stopping for gas or food.

How about while you’re watching your favorite weekly sitcom and all of a sudden the story takes a direction which is customized to your upcoming trip?  Don’t think that is possible?  Product placement during the broadcast within the show is based on AI (artificial intelligence) telling them what the general audience wants in real time based on all of this information.  Soon you will see various story lines changing in real time to fit the individual viewers wants and needs so you will not know you’re being marketing to but that’s what’s here now and coming soon at an intensity never seen prior to AI (artificial intelligence) and what is called data mining.  

Data mining is the new big thing for all business and you have been giving all of this information to them for free and in most cases paid them at the same time by purchasing something.  Google, banks, insurance companies,  Facebook and Amazon alone know who you are, what your buying habits are, your income range, your health, your education, your political choices, lifestyle choice, family, car, gas, food and everything you do in life.

Influencers are everywhere from the Kardashians to Dr Oz.  From your doctor, banker, store clerk, family member, friends on social media ETC you get the picture.  Don’t think you’re immune to this because I have been in meetings with influencers, physiologist, science professionals and that was just with Facebook.  All companies are now hiring hundreds if not thousands of data mining experts to give them profiles on everyone and are using that information and your brain to influence your choices.  Once they have most of that info the AI computers will take over and sort thru this information and spit out what your brain is telling you that you need or in most cases really want with no human intervention.  Once that starts the idea of making a choice will be gone.
There was a time not that long ago that marketing required knowing your customer which took a lot of time, money and work.  Now automated programs just ask some questions about what and whom our client profile is assuming it does not already have that info and we just plug in the info, set up the budget and click go.  Some vendors have database info that will tell the advertiser what their price will have to be to be listed since at some point in the near future they will not even show your offer if it’s not in line with what the AI  (artificial intelligence) computer says is the best, but what about service, trust and dependability?  Based on Wal-Marts success it seems that those things don’t matter anymore to most.

I understand that you want better products, better prices and better service but don’t forget to check out the small business family before you make that choice.  They are the ones whom have built this country and if everyone keeps consolidating their buying to just a few big boys what are you going to do when they are the only choices you have and now they are controlling everything in your life.  Do you remember when Russia owned everything and tried to control all their citizens’ lives?  China is also starting to feel this pain.

Need proof just take a look at property values in areas that Wal-Mart has taken over and put all the mom and pops out of business and pay their employees such a low salary they must teach them how to take advantage of the tax payer funded city, state and federal services available to low income people.  How do you like subsidizing Wal-Mart employees with your tax dollar while the Walmart family lives their life style and puts mom and pop out of business?

Wake up and take a good look at what you voting for with your pocketbook because if you want change now you must understand that where you spend your money is the biggest influence on how things will go into the future. 
Think about your descendants and how they are going to manage all of this.

David A Boitano
Founder TICKETFINDER.com Since 1990
Marketing Expert, Influencer, Futurist, Live Music and Auto Fan   




Monday, March 12, 2018

NCAA Basketball March Madness is Here!


NCAA Mens Basketball TournamentsMarch NCAA Madness is here and this years NCAA Basketball Tournaments are shaping up to be the biggest in history. 

Fans know these games are off the charts when it comes to NCAA College basketball tournaments. 

From the the 1st rounds to the Final Four the 2018 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournaments are not to be missed.  The excitement and fan base make this one of sports all time favorites to attend. 

For Free Delivery options and low price tickets with NO service fees added at checkout go to TICKETFINDER.com.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Super Bowl Tickets Prices Drop 40% Today

Super Bowl Tickets Well we were waiting for it and here it is.  Not only has the NFL discovered that their 2017 season attendance and TV viewing has dropped 15% for the first time in history but price for the Super Bowl next weekend Feb 04, 2018 have dropped 40% for the least expensive seats and 20% for the best seating.  This may be the time to get out to your first Super Bowl.  See todays pricing.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NFL Playoffs Games and The Super Bowl

Football Tickets
Looking for tickets to all NFL Playoff Games or The Super Bowl? With FREE Delivery options and NO service fees added at checkout take a look at TICKETFINDER.com.

Since 1990 TICKETFINDER.com and now eTICKETFINDER.com have been supplying clients with the best seats, experience and fun things to do for over 28 years.  Dependable service and trust.




Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Winter Games Tickets and Schedules

2018 Winter Game Tickets It's fast approaching and some said it might never happen but as of today 01-04-2018 The 2018 Winter Games are on.  You can see ticket prices and schedules from TICKTEFINDER.com.  The Opening Ceremony is 02-08-2018.  Although we are not an official ticket seller for these events we have been doing this since 1990 and have always provided our clients with the best seats, prices and service.

Monday, December 4, 2017

College Bowls and NCAA Championship Game tickets!

College Football Bowl games and NCAA Championship game tickets with FREE Delivery and NO service fees added at checkout with TICKETFINDER.com.  Concerts, Sports and Live Theater tickets Nationwide since 1990.

Sports fans know these are the games that matter and are some of the biggest games in sports.  There is nothing like following your home team to the big game so get them early or maybe for a last minute holiday gift.

COLLEGE BOWL GAMES


Friday, November 24, 2017

Tickets make great holiday gifts. FREE Delivery.

Are you stuck trying to find that perfect holiday gift?  
Concert, sports or theatre tickets are a great gift.  Simple to buy, small to send or in many cases they are e tickets which can be sent via email.  We can also set up gift credit balances with a code you can send to anyone to use anytime they choose to.



Click To Return To Our Home PageAs always there are FREE Delivery options for each item you purchase depending on time to get them to you.  

Cheers to you and your family from David and Emilie at TICKETFINDER.com.  27+ years of trusted and dependable service.

Monday, November 20, 2017

U2 Tickets on Sale Now. Free Delivery.

U2 tickets are available at TICKETFINDER.com with a free delivery option.  Fans are trying to buy tickets today via the "Verified Buyer Program" but it seems to have many major issues.  Avoid all of that and go here.

NCAA Football Championship and Bowl Games On Sale.

Football TicketsFollow your NCAA College Football team to the Championship and Bowl Games here.

True football fans know that the NCAA Championship and Bowl games are some of the best events in sports history.  Unlike spoiled professional multi millionaire player, college players are there because they love the sport and will fight until the end to win.  The fans go nuts in the stands for their home team.  The energy at these games is over the top.  Show me one NFL team that can sell out 100K seat stadiums for the whole season year after year.  So if you have never had the privlage to attend a NCAA College Football game here is your chance and at TICKETFINDER.com you get free delivery options as well.