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So I'm thinking of forking out $229 (early bird still on offer) to ensure a seat if we do in fact make it to the big dance. Last year I waited until the North game in Tassie when we capitulated to make a call. This year, I think there'll be enough of a body of evidence come the bye to gauge from - maybe even wait for the Port game although I'm not sure of the cut-off date.

I think the guarantee has doubled in price this year which is unfortunate but completely logical as the teams performance continues to improve.

For those like me that don't have a top tier package with a GF seat included, are you thinking the same/similar approach? It's either this option or shell out ~$1300 come September if there's any seats available.

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I've never purchased my reserved seat because of the guaranteed Grand Final ticket. I buy it for the reserved seat. I've only got to use the guaranteed GF ticket once in 21 years. Not a great return on investment. 

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16 minutes ago, McQueen said:

So I'm thinking of forking out $229 (early bird still on offer) to ensure a seat if we do in fact make it to the big dance. Last year I waited until the North game in Tassie when we capitulated to make a call. This year, I think there'll be enough of a body of evidence come the bye to gauge from - maybe even wait for the Port game although I'm not sure of the cut-off date.

I think the guarantee has doubled in price this year which is unfortunate but completely logical as the teams performance continues to improve.

For those like me that don't have a top tier package with a GF seat included, are you thinking the same/similar approach? It's either this option or shell out ~$1300 come September if there's any seats available.

Cheers

Settle...

It wasn’t you who was behind the early crow and sent out “How to buy finals tickets” last year Mcqueen ? Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. If we’re sitting 11-4 at round 15 with a few wins against quality maybe then 

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13 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I've never purchased my reserved seat because of the guaranteed Grand Final ticket. I buy it for the reserved seat. I've only got to use the guaranteed GF ticket once in 21 years. Not a great return on investment. 

So that’s the catch 22 though isn’t it. It’s essentially a queuing system that when the teams thereabouts you need to pay for the opportunity before others do.

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2 minutes ago, JV7 said:

Settle...

It wasn’t you who was behind the early crow and sent out “How to buy finals tickets” last year Mcqueen ? Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. If we’re sitting 11-4 at round 15 with a few wins against quality maybe then 

No, by memory that was @Sir Why You Little. 🤣

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

So that’s the catch 22 though isn’t it. It’s essentially a queuing system that when the teams thereabouts you need to pay for the opportunity before others do.

Each club only has so many tickets allocated - you better get in before those evil corporate customers, they will pay the price in an instant. 

But wait a second those “evil” corporates pay year in year out irrespective of what teams are in the grand final. You could make more money on your corporates than your whole membership put together- shame on you AFL clubs 😀

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So you don't get your money back if we don't make it

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Just a quick update for those like me who are in a position of being a member, but not guaranteed a seat at the big dance due to member package (should we make it) nah..... (fuggit, when we make it) and will need to upgrade your membership package.

The club has told me that we basically have until rd 23 against the Giants to upgrade and be assured a GF seat. The price on top of my Interstate membership is only another $230 which seems pretty fair let alone the airfare and accommodation expense us die-hard interstate radicals have to bear to grace you with our presence.

Anyway, if we win this weekend... Giddy-up

or

it's make a donation.

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Or you could be an Adult member of the AFL. There are so few of us, when tickets are allotted to the respective GF teams you're just about assured of getting one , just got to queue up for one (and fork over the $)  

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8 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Or you could be an Adult member of the AFL. There are so few of us, when tickets are allotted to the respective GF teams you're just about assured of getting one , just got to queue up for one (and fork over the $)  

So how does that work in conjunction with a club membership or is it a separate cost entirely?

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57 minutes ago, McQueen said:

So how does that work in conjunction with a club membership or is it a separate cost entirely?

AFL club support means you are a member of the AFL organisation (which still counts towards your club's membership tally, they also get a portion of the $), whereas club membership is directly through the club.

I figure it would be a separate cost entirely, as my AFL membership only gets me into the AFL members section, whilst my Demon Seats membership (much better sitting amongst your own) is directly through the club.

AFL membership works similar to club membership i figure, as there is an extra cost to attend finals games. If the club is given 30,000 tickets to sell to its eligible members then some may miss out. But when tickets in the AFL members section go on sale, an adult AFL member with club support of the 2 competing teams gets first access to tickets.

Melbourne has relatively few AFL members, moreso MFC members (or MCC members), so should we ever get back to the big dance, my odds of getting a ticket should be better than if i were to go in to the MFC members draw.

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20 hours ago, McQueen said:

So how does that work in conjunction with a club membership or is it a separate cost entirely?

They give the club the equivalent of an 11 game adult membership price, so it's a pretty stingy payout. Would rather put all my money directly a farcical organisation I care about than one who are busy stuffing everything up.

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15 hours ago, Supermercado said:

They give the club the equivalent of an 11 game adult membership price, so it's a pretty stingy payout. Would rather put all my money directly a farcical organisation I care about than one who are busy stuffing everything up.

I guess also much better than the desperate last resort option of meeting some shady character (4  persons removed) in some back laneway in Richmond one hour before the game and parting with a few hundred hard earned. 

I’m just a regular MFC member, a ticket in 2000 was relatively straightforward IIRC, but not sure how much harder it would be nowdays with the extra Gill corporate packages to compete with?  , how many tickets do clubs tend to get allocated for members ? and then may also depend on how many of MFC members are also MCC (pretty high compared to others) . I doubt we’d have many taking up the GF reserve package just yet , at least compared to other clubs , but I guess don’t premium memberships have GF ticket guarantees already included ?

anyways all very hypothetical still ... need to slap myself for even thinking about GFs yet . I haven’t attended any afl final since the 2002 semi - so my only wish is to go along to the G and watch the dees at least once in September !!!! 

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