Do Stubhub prices go down?


We have received some questions here and there about what Stubhub is, and what it is they do, etc. etc. so we thought we would clear some of the air on this topic and give you the necessary information you should know.

What is Stubhub?

Stubhub is a marketplace for tickets where ticket brokers and concert fans buy and sell tickets to sports, concerts, theater, and other live entertainment events.  This is their mission statement: “Stubhub’s mission is to help you discover and access the shows and games you want to see, and give you a safe, simple way to sell your tickets when you can’t go.”

Do Stubhub prices go down?

Yes they do.  You just have to give it time and keep checking back.  Typically, as the event date gets closer, ticket holders selling on the StubHub marketplace will lower their prices so as to get rid of the inventory of tickets they have, for better to make money at a cheaper rate than to completely lose your profit.  In doing this, though, the chance of the inventory stock selling out becomes higher, so you have to decide whether the risk of being sold out is worth it to take to wait longer for cheaper deals.

Does Stubhub have the best deals on tickets?

That depends.  It might be, but it often is not. You would want to do your research and compare Stubhub prices with other ticket broker sites (TicketSpot, Vivid Seats, etc. etc.) and the primary market (Ticketmaster, AXS, etc. etc.).  Keep in mind that these third party markets might seem to have better/cheaper tickets at first, but that price comparison should ultimately be done when you reach the checkout page as there are sometimes surprise fees that pop up just before you purchase your tickets.

Is Stubhub safe and reliable to use?

Yes, they are definitely a safe marketplace to use, and for the most part they are reliable. They are a successful site that many people buy tickets from, and if they were not safe and reliable, we would not put links to their pages on our site.

What are some alternatives to Stubhub?

We like to recommend SuperSeats as a reliable alternative to Stubhub. SuperSeats generally has lower prices and very reasonable fees. Make sure you compare prices on the checkout page to ensure you get the best deal. We have added a new article comparing prices for events happening in the next week, and listed those that have cheap tickets. You can find it here.

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