Inspired by a BaconSports.com article I read a couple of years ago, I decided to have a little fun on Craigslist tonight and see what people would be willing to trade for this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four tickets. I posted an ad in the Indianapolis “for sale” section on craigslist.org, and waited for the responses to pour in.
The ad read:
I have 2 Final Four and NCAA Championship tickets at Lucas Oil Stadium that I’m looking to trade. I received these tickets through my employer and it is a violation of company policy to profit off of them, but as far as I know I’m free to trade them with no recourse. The tickets are in the corner section 109, very similar view to the seats I had for the East Regional (see photo).I’m open to all sorts of trade. The tickets will go to whoever offers the best deal. I will decide by tonight at midnight. Pickup can be arranged anywhere near Indianapolis tomorrow or Saturday morning.While I did go to the East Regional last weekend, I don’t really have Final Four tickets this year. Check out the best responses I received from the ad:Hunting Trip
A hunting trip? That sounds pretty bad-ass.iPad and Headphones
The newer one with retina display? Not a bad offer. But this next guy might have you beat:iPad mini, iPhone 5S, PS3, and games
Actually PS3? Not PS4? The regular iPad guy wins.Ohio State Tickets
Throw in some tattoos and we have a deal.Amusement Park Tickets
Season pass, eh? Naa. I’m good.Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
If I actually had the tickets I would contemplate this offer. Someone else followed up with the 2014 release:
The majority of the offers were straight cash or gift cards. I let the ruse go on for about 2 hours before shutting down the ad. In my opinion, the hunting trip and the rare bourbon were extremely strong offers. I hope everyone looking for tickets found them elsewhere.