Comments on: Ticket pricing datapoints of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/29/ticket-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sagreer70 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/29/ticket-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-33586 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:48:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11297#comment-33586 The National Gallery has a different model than Spider Man. It’s not set up to maximize revenue. It’s set up to maximize availability (or something else). The so-called “free market” principles should not be applied to it.

If that were the case, the National Gallery of Art would be open only to the highest bidders. Kind of like the Capitol Building.

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By: patricio http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/29/ticket-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-33583 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:56:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11297#comment-33583 The National Gallery reserves ~500 tickets for sale on each day of the exhibition. Typically the line starts several hours before the doors open.

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By: Kaleberg http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/29/ticket-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-33581 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:06:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11297#comment-33581 It’s good to hear that Broadway is using variable pricing. Of course, they always have. That’s what two-fers (as in two fer the price of one) were about in the 1950s & 1960s. Back in the 20s & 30s, the ticket brokers bought discounted blocks and sold them.

The National Gallery is different. It’s goal is to provide everyone with access to the arts. That means prices have to be limited and markets discouraged. It’s actually a harder problem to solve than letting one individual make a profit which is why it is so rarely tackled.

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