For anyone suggesting that the American dollar is losing its buying power, there's one fortunate Philadelphia 76ers fan who would beg to differ.
The secondary ticket market has never been without its critics, but for those willing to wait until the last minute to make their purchase, there are unbelievable deals to be had.
Like 18-tickets-for-a-dollar-type deals.
A Philly fan who goes by the Twitter handle @mleif decided that with tickets for Wednesday night's 76ers-Indiana Pacers matchup selling for as little as a nickel on StubHub, he might as well treat himself to an entire row of seats:
Sixto Lezcano (@mleif) February 6, 2013
According to Ryan Petzar of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the fan had good reason to make the purchase:
"It seemed like a funny idea, and the extra space to stretch out was a plus," he said via text message.
He certainly appeared to be enjoying the purchase, long before the game even tipped off:
While the 76ers (21-27) haven't been NBA elites by any means, they're far from being unbearable to watch. Not to mention, the Pacers (31-19) have once again risen near the top of the Eastern Conference and possess one of the most electric young All-Stars in the game in small forward Paul George.
Something tells me that the impending return of Andrew Bynum (which could still happen in February, according to what he told Jason Wolf of USA Today), may be driving up those prices soon.
Take a friend, a spouse, a coworker even.
Heck, why not follow this fan's lead and buy an entire section?
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