02/22/2011 10:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ScoreBig: Never Pay Full Price For A Ticket


Getting a deal on a ticket can be an arduous process, requiring everything from haggling, to leveraging family connections, to some tasteful fondling if you think the officer's receptive. Hooking you up with deals on tickets of the event variety: ScoreBig.

With years of industry experience (Ticketmaster, NFL, NBA...) and a desire to see unused tix end up directly in the hands of fans, the team behind SB's created a members-only service that saves users from 10-70% on "thousands of live events", though if you want to see them all, you'll still have to throw a lot of copper. With general categories encompassing Sports, Music, and Arts/Theater, local events include everything from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, to Bon Jovi at MSG, to Knicks games, available seats for which are rated on a scale from one to six stars, though depending on who the Knicks are playing, you may only see one on the court no matter where you're sitting. Once you have seats chosen, simply make an offer with how much you're willing to pay, which you can determine based on provided metrics including the retail price, and also whether other SB users buying similar seats have gotten a Big Deal (more than 10% off), a Bigger Deal (more than 25%), or a 50%-plus Biggest Deal, also what Kevin Dillon considers himself so long as Matt isn't in the room.

If your offer gets declined you'll have to wait 24hrs to make another at the same seat level, but occasionally they'll come back with a limited-time counter-offer, as if you really want that deal you'd better be prepared to let the officer fondle you, too.

For everyone else, there's a waiting list, but Thrillist gets to cut them, so click here to get access.