‘I’ve won Olympic tickets!’ are the words I’ve yet to hear from anyone I know. Unsurprising considering 1.2 million applicants failed to win a single seat. The second round is upon us – will you give it another go?
Tickets have been big news of late. The Olympics ‘fiasco’ took up more column inches than Cheryl Cole’s X Factor exit. But other stories show a worrying trend – the ever inflated ticket prices for sporting events.
Did you get any Olympic tickets? If so, congratulations! But what of the many who didn’t and are left disappointed and empty-handed? What are the chances of success second-time round – and what tickets will be left?
Package holidays are selling well for summer 2012, or so says TUI travel. And that’s despite an average year-on-year price hike of £40 per person. Perhaps everyone’s trying to avoid the Olympics?
If you’ve won more Olympic tickets than you need, can you sell them on eBay? No. You’ll have to wait until the official resale site is up next year. Meanwhile, the interest could soon start draining from your account.
Are you planning to buy tickets for the 2012 Olympics? You better make sure your bank account’s full of cash, because if your bids are successful you might, without notice, fall into your overdraft.
The 2012 Olympics schedule provides a tantalising peek into the raft of events set to grace our country. Yet with tickets for some premium events priced at a wallet-busting £725, can the average family really afford to go?