i don't care about the Price i love shimmer but you have to wonder why it keeps going up,
It's not like he has any big talent signed. it's been the same since day one?
1.) More talent is being used overall, which requires the company to pay for more flights.
2.) More international talent is being used, which requires more expensive flights.
3.) Several of the women have earned higher profiles since SHIMMER started, which may lead to an increase in their fees (though I obviously don't know this for sure).
4.) Even if costs have remained entirely unchanged from the first show (and even if the first show broke even, which isn't the case for most indies), I don't think that you can blame DP for raising prices given how well the tickets have moved recently. If the demand is there and people are buying no matter what, you may as well make a few more bucks off of them. The term is "show business," not "show friends."
I think with each new event SHIMMER has had, they've brought in more and more international talent. Nikita (before she was signed), Eden Black, and now Sarah Stock all have to travel a long way to get to Illinois, and as Prazak said, it's tough to cover their travel expenses. This doesn't even cover all the east coast and west coat wrestlers that have to get to the event; hell, our SHIMMER champion has to fly in from California! Judging by the cost my roundtrip ticket from Houston to Chicago will be, I can only imagine the thousands of dollars to bring all the wrestlers in. Say $50 were charged for every ticket and the house seats 350 people, that's a maximum of 15k. Subtract between 5 and 6k to bring in the wrestlers, add possible another 1k for hotel expenses (if not more), take into account any rental fees to house the wrestling event, then think about production costs and the like. I probably haven't even covered everything, but $50 is a small price to pay to keep the SHIMMER events afloat, and it's only the front row that's getting charged that high. I'd pay more than $50 if necessary to see the quality of wrestling that SHIMMER provides.
Last Edit: Apr 6, 2008 11:11:59 GMT -6 by Edgemark
Post by SHIMMER office on Apr 6, 2008 13:45:19 GMT -6
Front row reserved tickets for the July 5th SHIMMER taping (Vols. 19 & 20) will go on sale TONIGHT, Sunday, April 6th, at 7pm Central/8pm Eastern. Instructions concerning what you need to do to make your ticket request will be here in THIS THREAD at that time.
$50.00 sounds like a lot, but it really is a relatively small percentage of the total cost of seeing the show. With air fare, possibly hotel and car rental, and dining expenses, I don't think that the $50 tag is going to discourage the front row ticket seekers. If you add in the amounts going to the ladies for pictures and other paraphernalia, and to the company for DVD's, roster albums, and whatnot, the ticket price seems almost like an afterthought. For the local fans, $50 may seem like a lot of money, though.
Post by Demonic Eeyore on Apr 6, 2008 17:40:40 GMT -6
Well I'm a local fan so I'll give it my perspective. It's real simple. People can charge only what people are willing to pay. If Shimmer charged 50, 75, 100 bucks a front row ticket, if the people are still willing to pay it then you can't really argue with the method behind it. The fact that Shimmer is worth it also makes a huge difference than, say, a local indie charging the same fee. It would never fly and the company would go out of business after a couple shows if even that long. And, of course, it IS two full wrestling shows so it really breaks down to 25 bucks a show for front row. Now, what does Ring Of Honor charge for front row to one show? Considerably more. More to the point where I won't go to ROH anymore because of it and that brings back to the original point. If the product is worth the price, the fans will pay. The 4/26 show was an early sell out. If the 7/5 show sells just as fast if not quicker, we'll have our answer.
Those who can, "wrestle". Those who can't "sports entertain".
Now, what does Ring Of Honor charge for front row to one show? Considerably more. More to the point where I won't go to ROH anymore because of it and that brings back to the original point. If the product is worth the price, the fans will pay. The 4/26 show was an early sell out. If the 7/5 show sells just as fast if not quicker, we'll have our answer.
ROH recently bumped their front row seats in Chicago from $50 to $60 so we're down to a $10 difference. If front row sells out quickly again I'd expect that to disappear.
Post by SHIMMER office on Apr 6, 2008 18:02:43 GMT -6
Okay everyone, here are the steps required to submit a front row reserved ticket request for the July 5th SHIMMER taping in Berwyn.
Send me a Private Message here on the board after you read this, with all of the following four pieces of information.
1. Your full name
2. Postal mailing address (where we'd be sending your ticket order to)
3. E-mail address contact information
4. How many front row reserved tickets you are interested in getting
Once you send that Private Message, you will be sent a reply Private Message shortly thereafter stating whether or not we can still accomodate your requested number of front row reserved tickets (just in case we're down to the last few tickets at the time you make a request).
Once your ticket request is approved, you will receive details via Private Message concerning how to submit payment at that point. Front row reserved tickets are $50 per ticket, plus a $1 shipping fee per ticket ($51 total per ticket).
Your ticket order will then be mailed to you during the coming weeks.