Thursday, July 20, 2006

NDP 2006 tickets hit eBay and Yahoo! Auctions

National Day is coming and tickets to this year's parade have hit eBay and Yahoo! Auctions. The tickets are given out free but because they are so highly sought after, some enterprising ticket holders have decided to cash out by selling them. I decided to go to eBay and Yahoo! Auctions to check out some "good" buys.



wsonica is selling four yellow sector NDP 2006 actual day tickets on eBay. She writes, "On sale are 4 tickets to NDP (National Day Parade) 2006 on 9 August. (serial no. 032923-032926) Selling because I have extras. Seats are located in the yellow sector of the stadium. Here is your chance to catch the last NDP Parade at the National Stadium together with your family and friends!" So far, she has received 32 bids with the highest at S$243!



Another eBay seller is selling his four green sector NDP 2006 actual day tickets because his "family can't go to the parade due to last minute personal matter." The current bid is at S$252! He has received 11 bids so far.



Tickets for the Preview parade are also on sale like this one by genlex2004 on Yahoo! Auctions. He is selling two green sector NDP 2006 Preview tickets at S$80 each. The dude also has a sms service to accept orders. How enterprising!

But not everyone is selling their tickets. yiling on Yahoo! Auctions who has two white sector (VIP) NDP 2006 Preview tickets, wants to trade her two VIP tickets with four normal NDP tickets.



And for those of you who do not want to buy NDP tickets, how about getting a NDP 2006 Goody Bag instead? aw jacqueline is selling it for S$25. She writes on Yahoo! Auctions, "NDP Goody Bag comprising of an electric cap studded with mini-light bulbs depicting the Singapore flag. Beautiful especially at night! Also include a Nokia handphone torch light. Truly one of its kind!Other items include a large and durable bagpack, Singapore flag with stand, NDP 2006 tattoo, Pong bong sticks x2, magazine, catalogue, cookies, newater, etc."

Ah the spirit of National Day.

21 comments:

Shy said...

How did she get the Goody Bag? I thought Goody Bags are given only at the parade.

Mr Big said...

These people must be crazy to spend $200 over on NDP tickets!

Anonymous said...

soon gahmen will ban selling of ndp tickets.

Myra Leong said...

Shy: She must have been working with the organizing committee or know someone there.

pikachu said...

Patriotic mah.

Rickie said...

Nice post dude.

GeekGod said...

Maybe they can install RFID chips into the tickets like what the Germans did to their World Cup tickets.

The RFID tickets can store the ticket holder's name and details which will be checked against his ID before he enters the stadium.

This will prevent people from selling their tickets.

r'chelle said...

So high tech huh. No need to do that. The gov just have to make it illegal to sell the tickets. Singaporeans afraid of gov.

Anonymous said...

does the goody bag includes a "Brown" t-shirt to be worn in the stadium?
wahahaha!!!!

Johnny Q said...

.....because his "family can't go to the parade due to last minute personal matter."

Ya right!

queenie said...

ill keep my 200 dollars and watch the parade on tv.

Boywonder said...

johnny q: more like "because i want to make money out of silly singaporeans."

Stevie G said...

It's the whole atmosphere in the stadium that makes it exciting that's why some people will pay hundreds just to get a ticket.

Ah 9 said...

anything they dun profit from, will be banned.

off topic..
newater...haaaa

Anonymous said...

Regarding the RFID tickets that they used in the World Cup, the organisers of EURO 2008 will be scraping the idea.

--->

'The concept used in Germany was very good in theory but it didn't really work in practice,' Austria's Euro 2008 tournament director Christian Schmoelzer told Reuters on Thursday.

'Because of the large number of people turning up for every match, it just wasn't possible to check everybody and if you can only check a very small minority of ticket holders, it puts the whole concept in doubt.'

Schmoelzer said Euro 2008 tickets would still carry the name of the person who originally bought them, either visibly or in electronic form.

Zoom3 said...

I do not see anything wrong with them selling the free NDP tickets. As long as there are people stupid enough or willing enough to part with their S$200 to buy the tickets, then be it.

Anonymous said...

newater has to be in the goodybag... it is after all a proud project of singapore!

VELVETSLASH said...

RFID ticket is a waste of money!

chai said...

to get the goody bag, the mother asks the her primary 5 child who goes to the preview for free to not use anything inside and bring it back home, where she promptly puts it up on ebay.

HairyFairy said...

i dont think the govt will start banning the sale of tix though.. cuz.. it doesnt intefere with their 'regime', unlike some other activity..

but wells, i still think that it aint really worth it to buy tix at such crazy prices. money can be better spent elsewhere.

tonylopez said...

Mr. EZ Reloaded:

Thanks for the NDP article. I used it for my blog( I know u know). You are quite resourceful and your articles are very interesting.

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