I was invited last week by ScoreBig.com to check out the website and share my experience. I have to admit, I had personally never heard of it. ScoreBig.com enables consumers to get great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events at guaranteed savings of up to 60%. Customers are invited to bid on tickets and never pay any fees on their tickets.
My first visit went amazingly smooth! If you've ever bought tickets to an event online, especially through a discount site, you know what a pain it can be. You can spend a lot of time and energy looking for the perfect seats only to lose them to time outs or end up paying huge fees for the privilage. ScoreBig.com was not like that.
I was able to quickly find the local Atlanta site by allowing it to find me by GPS and it showed me the top events right at the top of the page. It was easy to find the show I wanted to attend and once I picked the date that worked for me, the tickets were split up by section.
Each section was clearly marked on a map of the venue so I knew where the seats would be in relation to the stage before I bid. It does not give you a specific seat location though. So if you are picky about where you sit and are looking to book a more specific seat location, this might not be the site for you.
Once I had my section and date picked, all I had to do was place my bid and click to place it! It tells you immediately if your bid was accepted or not so there isnt any waiting but if your bid is accepted, it will charge your credit card immediately. So be sure you can handle the amount you bid. Of course if your bid is rejected, your card will not be charged.
A couple of importants notes to remember before you bid:
- This isn't ebay. Dont under bid to the point you know its low ball. There is a handy little scale that pops up under the space you enter your bid that gives you an idea how far off base your bid might be.
- If your bid is not accepted, you will be locked out of bidding on that seating section for 24 hours. You can choose a different section to bid on immediately but you cant bid on the same section more than once a day, meaning your first choice could sell out. This happened to me twice!
- Tickets may be either emailed, mailed, or held at will call depending on the event. Be sure you enter your email and mailing address correctly to ensure prompt delivery!
Overall, the site was super easy to use but I didn't actually end up saving but about 20% on the tickets I chose. They are listed at $92.50 on Ticketmaster and I paid $72.50 on ScoreBig.com. That doesnt include any fees or taxes that other sites charge though, so the savings would still be higher overall. Plus, the concert I got tickets for are in big demand, so it's probably a miracle I got them at all.
ScoreBig.com had a good variety and forthe price I paid, I would definitely check them first next time I'm in the market for event tickets! Their selection changes all the time too so what may be there today might be gone tomorrow. So, go check it out and get bidding!
* I was given a promo code to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.