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Buying NBA Tickets - How, When, Where

1.) No Service Fees, It's a Must

Buying NBA basketball tickets can be expensive. The easiest and best way to cut costs is by finding the ticket exchange / ticket site which charges the least amount of fees. So, when looking to buy NBA basketball tickets there are a plethora of options to choose from, such as the NBA Ticket Exchange, StubHub,, and many others. What TickPick offers is a vast selection of tickets to your favorite basketball team with a 100% money-back guarantee. TickPick is the only ticket site that offers NBA tickets without any service fees or convenience charges and guarantees the cheapest tickets.
TickPick charges sellers a 10% commission, and buyers 0%. This is why, on average, TickPick?s tickets are 5% to 15% cheaper than our competitor?s prices. On TickPick we show all-in prices, so the price you see is the price you pay. However, almost every other site will try to deceive you and hide fees. Thererfore, if you are going to compare basteball ticket prices, make sure that you compare the prices on the final check out page.

2.) When to Buy NBA Tickets

During the NBA season, average NBA ticket prices (one month in advance of a game) are roughly $100 each. Generally, NBA ticket prices decrease gradually as game day approaches and 72 hours before the game tickets will have decreased in price by 30%. In the last 24 hours ticket prices will decrease (on average) by an additional 5%, or $5. Therefore, we believe the best time to buy cheap NBA tickets is three to seven days prior to game day. This is because NBA tickets are almost at their lowest prices, yet there?s still a large amount of tickets to choose from.

3.) The Opponent Matters

If you are on a budget and trying to decide which basketball game to attend you should consider cutting costs by seeing a less popular opponent. This may seem obvious, but choosing to go to a game when Lebron James is in town can increase NBA tickets prices by 50% to 100% compared to other less attractive opponents. So, the more flexible your schedule is the greater your savings will likely be.

4.) Discount NBA Tickets

In some cases a basketball team may offer some sort of discount promotion. However, it's quite rare, as most venues are small (around 18,000 capacity) and teams are hesitant to publicly disount their product. Here at TickPick, on top of offering basketball tickets with no fees, we also offer new customers a $10 discount off their first NBA ticket purchase. Just sign up here and $10 will automatically be applied to your account.

5.) Buying NBA Tickets Last Minute

As technology continues to evolve fans ability to buy basketball tickets last minute is further enhanced. Now many venues allow fans to enter the stadium by utilizing mobile ticket entry. However, unlike other sports like the MLB and the NFL, the NBA has not fully adopted this yet, so it depends on your team. With that said, you can buy always last minute backetball tickets on TickPick. Tickets are actually available all the way up to tip off, and sometimes even into the first half.

6.) Bid On NBA Tickets

If you are looking at NBA ticket prices and you think they are just too expensive, think again. TickPick has created a unique bidding platform which allows fans to name their price. Most consumers don't realize that NBA ticket prices are changing constantly. For example, let's say you are looking at NBA playoff tickets and the cheapest price is $500. Using Tickpick's bidding platform you can set a bid for $300 on specific seats that you are interested in. Then if a seller lowers their prices to your $300 bid price, you'd be the first person to get that great deal. Find out more on how to bid on NBA tickets here.

7.) Where Should I Sit for an NBA game?

We've gone into great detail on how to get cheap basketball tickets, but where should you try to sit for an NBA game? The best seats are always going to be in the lower bowl closest to mid court, but these seats will also have the highest ticket prices. If you want sit in the lower level on a budget, we would advise looking into tickets in the corners of the court. They provide good value and offer better views of the action than sitting on the baseline behind the basket. When searching for tickets in the upper levels of these venues, the row location is more important than in the lower level. This is because the difference in rows are felt more in the upper level than in the lower level. For example, I would rather sit in rows 1-5 in a corner section in the upper level than in row 20 in an upper level section near mid court. When in doubt, trust the TickPick Score Report to help guide you to the best value.

8.) Authentic and Guaranteed Basketball Tickets

This goes without saying, but it's obviously important to trust the source of where you are getting your bball tickets. If you are looking at NBA tickets on craigslist and it seems to good to be true, that means it's too good to be true. Buying NBA tickets on the cheap is important, but it's even more important to get authentic tickets. TickPick has a 100% Buyer Trust Guarantee, and insures every ticket is authentic.
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