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Wimbledon tickets « on: April 19, 2011, 01:54 PM »
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Been offered a choice of dates for this year's Wimbledon. Which would you go for?

Thurs 23rd June, No 2 Court, £84 (for 2)
Fri 24th June, No 1 Court, £116
Wed 29th, Centre Court, £180
Thurs 30th, No 1 Court, £96

Wednesday 29th is obviously men's QFs and a good chance of seeing Murray... but £180.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 01:58 PM »
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Been offered a choice of dates for this year's Wimbledon. Which would you go for?

Thurs 23rd June, No 2 Court, £84 (for 2)
Fri 24th June, No 1 Court, £116
Wed 29th, Centre Court, £180
Thurs 30th, No 1 Court, £96

Wednesday 29th is obviously men's QFs and a good chance of seeing Murray... but £180.

I'd definitely go for Centre Court and blow the cost Very Happy
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 01:59 PM »
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Go for it Nigel! We might not see another Brit at this level at Wimbledon for a very long time or ever. Worth every penny imo.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 02:00 PM »
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I'd definitely go for Centre Court and blow the cost Very Happy

Yeah, but you're loaded and a duck of leisure.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 02:02 PM »
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Yeah, but you're loaded and a duck of leisure.

Loaded as in ...

WALK IN, WADDLE OUT Very Happy
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 02:07 PM »
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You know, economists talk about 'marginal utility' - if you're going to buy a car and you're spending £10k, you might as well get one for £12k that has everything you're after.

The only other tickets I'd consider in that list are the first Friday, which are £116 anyway. So, effectively you're paying £32 each to watch Murray play his Wimbledon quarter-final.

It's a no-brainer.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 02:09 PM »
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You know, economists talk about 'marginal utility' - if you're going to buy a car and you're spending £10k, you might as well get one for £12k that has everything you're after.

The only other tickets I'd consider in that list are the first Friday, which are £116 anyway. So, effectively you're paying £32 each to watch Murray play his Wimbledon quarter-final.

It's a no-brainer.

Didn't I just this very minute say exactly that ...  lmao and ... not only that, sent you a very flattering PM ...  Whistle
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 02:37 PM »
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It depends how often you go to Wimbledon? If it's once every five years, men's QF is a no brainer.

Maximising marginal utility is on my revision agenda for the next week or so... lmao you need to establish your budget line before you decide what you're indifferent over. Wink
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 02:41 PM »
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It depends how often you go to Wimbledon? If it's once every five years, men's QF is a no brainer.

Maximising marginal utility is on my revision agenda for the next week or so... lmao you need to establish your budget line before you decide what you're indifferent over. Wink

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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 03:01 PM »
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Economics evidently doesn't account for splurges, FOL.

Maybe you should ask your wife's opinion (who I assume you will be taking)...  she rules the roost.  Hitler
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 03:01 PM »
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This is disgusting!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/13131574.stm

No wonder tickets are so high! With all the cut backs announced and now implemented, to see these overpaid prima donnas receive over £1 million is disgraceful. This is obviously a tournament which caters for the rich punters...even more galling is when we see the matches on the Centre and Number One courts, many of the seats aren't even taken! I say if the seat isn't filled within half an hour, it should be given to someone who has been queuing up all night to get into the ground.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 03:11 PM »
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This is disgusting!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/13131574.stm

No wonder tickets are so high! With all the cut backs announced and now implemented, to see these overpaid prima donnas receive over £1 million is disgraceful. This is obviously a tournament which caters for the rich punters...even more galling is when we see the matches on the Centre and Number One courts, many of the seats aren't even taken! I say if the seat isn't filled within half an hour, it should be given to someone who has been queuing up all night to get into the ground.


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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #12 on: April 19, 2011, 03:48 PM »
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Been offered a choice of dates for this year's Wimbledon. Which would you go for?

Thurs 23rd June, No 2 Court, £84 (for 2)
Fri 24th June, No 1 Court, £116
Wed 29th, Centre Court, £180
Thurs 30th, No 1 Court, £96

Wednesday 29th is obviously men's QFs and a good chance of seeing Murray... but £180.
Hey you're lucky to have the choice. 
To make up for not getting any this year, I've just sent off ror a whole lot of tickets for tennis at the Olympics.  Has anyone else?
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 03:51 PM »
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Hey you're lucky to have the choice. 
To make up for not getting any this year, I've just sent off ror a whole lot of tickets for tennis at the Olympics.  Has anyone else?

I get them through the tennis club. They get 14 pairs of tickets in a ballot. The club then does a draw among everyone who's put their name down for them. When I've made my choice, the remaining three dates get passed on to the next person.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets « Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 03:56 PM »
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I get them through the tennis club. They get 14 pairs of tickets in a ballot. The club then does a draw among everyone who's put their name down for them. When I've made my choice, the remaining three dates get passed on to the next person.
Fair enough - that's where the tennis players amongst us have an advantage and a justifiable one.
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