5 Places To Buy Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets

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5 Places To Buy Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets


Have you ever watched a Lakers game and wondered how you too can find tickets to see a game at Staple Center?

Well, I’m going to tell you exactly where you can go (today) to buy the cheapest available Los Angeles Lakers tickets. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been to countless games or this will be your first, after reading this guide you will come away with a better understanding of Lakers tickets than anyone you know!

I’ve bought and sold tickets to sporting events for the better part of my life so I can definitely help you how to avoid bad deals. Every word of this guide is true and has taken me 15+ years to discover exactly what I am going to reveal to you.

Alright enough small talk, lets talk Lakers tickets!

Primary Market Tickets vs. Secondary Market Tickets

Before telling you where to find the best deals on Los Angeles Lakers tickets, I’ve got to explain the difference between the Primary Market and Secondary Market. Failing to understand the difference could cost you lots of money!

Primary Market Tickets

The Primary Market tickets are tickets that are sold by the team, arena or stadium. If possible this is the first place you want to look for tickets, because these are potentially the cheapest they will ever get. Knowing the original price of the tickets will allow you to determine whether or not a deal is good if you have to purchase Secondary Market tickets. More about those in a second.

In general, Primary Market ticket prices do not fluctuate. Once this original price is set by the team it remains that price regardless of whether the event is popular or not.

Primary Market tickets also go by the name “Face Value” tickets. Face Value refers to the price that is stamped on the ticket.

Secondary Market Tickets

Secondary Market tickets are tickets that are being resold.

Essentially someone has purchased tickets from the Primary Market (the team, arena, stadium, etc) and now they are reselling those tickets to you. Typically at a higher price than what they paid!

Unlike the Primary Market, Secondary Market tickets do fluctuate. You rarely ever pay the face value that is stamped on the ticket because the seller wants to make a profit.

If someone refers to tickets as “resell” or “scalped” they are referring to Secondary Market tickets.

All that being said Secondary Market tickets shouldn’t be immediately dismissed. When a game is played during a weekday or if many people aren’t interested in going you will find that Secondary Market ticket prices will often drop below the face value price.

Now that you know the difference between Primary and Secondary Market tickets, I’ll show you where to buy cheap Los Angeles Lakers tickets.

6 Places To Find Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets

1. Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets At Staples Center (Primary Market)

The first place to look for cheap Los Angeles Lakers tickets is the Staples Center. Lakers tickets sold here are considered Primary Market tickets.

You can purchase Lakers tickets from Staples Center in 3 ways:

  1. Online at Staples Center
  2. By phone (213) 742-7100
  3. At the Staples Center Box Office located at 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

One of the benefits of purchasing Lakers tickets from the Staples Center Box Office is you do not pay service fees. Tickets purchased online or over the phone will come with service fees.

If you choose to purchase tickets online or via phone your tickets will be digital and you will have to download the Flashseats App to access them. More about Flashseats next.

Pros of buying from Staples Center

  • You are buying Primary Market tickets, essentially the cheapest you will find.
  • Save even more money by purchasing tickets at the box office because there are no fees included there.
  • They are guaranteed because you are buying from the venue.

Cons of buying from Staples Center

  • Tickets generally do not fluctuate. If there is a weekday game against Orlando and tickets are not selling, the prices will not drop.

2.Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets On Flashseats (Secondary Market)

If Staples Center is sold out, your next option should be Flashseats. They are a Secondary Market website, however, they are also partnered with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tickets in your Flashseats account on your phone.

You won’t find another Secondary Market website with a larger inventory of Lakers tickets than Flashseats. The reason being is it’s much easier to resell Lakers tickets on Flashseats than anywhere else.

Another great thing about Flashseats is your tickets are essentially guaranteed. There is no way for a fan to double sell tickets on Flashseats, so once the tickets hit your Flashseats account no one else has access to those tickets.

Pros of buying from Flashseats

  • It’s a Secondary Market website, however, they are the official partner of the Lakers.
  • If you must go to the Secondary Market, Flashseats has the largest inventory of Lakers tickets which often makes them the cheapest option.
  • Tickets are essentially guaranteed because they are immediately transferred to you.
  • The easiest way to sell your Lakers tickets if you cannot go to your game.

Cons of buying from Flashseats

  • If you are not comfortable with technology downloading and using the Flashseats app may be intimidating. Staples Center staff will, however, help you if you have trouble using the app.

3.Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets On Tickpick (Secondary Market)

Tickpick is another option for cheap Lakers tickets.

The thing that I love most about Tickpick is they do not charge any fees to buyers. And when I say “any fees” I MEAN ZERO!

Buyers pay ZERO fees on Tickpick.

Another way to score cheap Los Angeles Lakers tickets is using Tickpick’s bid feature.

Essentially you pick the number of tickets, where you’d like to sit and name your price per ticket. If a seller likes your offer, Tickpick will notify you that your bid was accepted.

Doubtful that I’ll get these 100 Level tickets for $5, but no harm in trying!

The only drawback of buying Lakers tickets from Tickpick (and other Secondary Market sites) is waiting for the seller to transfer tickets to your Flashseats app. No matter where you purchase digital tickets from (Tickpick, Stubhub, etc) you will need the Flashseats app. If you are purchasing tickets last minute, your seller needs to be paying attention to his emails in order to transfer the tickets to you in time.

Pros of buying from Tickpick

  • Buyers pay NO fees. The price you see is what you pay.
  • The bidding feature allows you to name your price. Set ridiculously low price for lower-level seats and see if a seller bites.

Cons of buying from Tickpick

  • You must wait until the seller transfers the ticket to your Flashseats app.

4.Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets On Stubhub (Secondary Market)

Your next option for Lakers tickets is Stubhub.

In most cases, Stubhub cannot match the ticket prices of the options above, however, they do have solid customer service, a brand that people trust and the Price Alert feature.

The Price Alert allows you to set the price you are willing to pay and once/if tickets match your price, you will receive an email.

Pros of buying from Stubhub

  • Great customer service
  • Strong brand. They have been around for nearly 25 years
  • The Price Alert feature

Cons of buying from Stubhub

  • The price you initially see does not include fees. Be sure to set your filters to “Show prices with estimated fees”.
  • Just like Tickpick, when you purchase Los Angeles Lakers tickets from Stubhub you must wait until the seller transfers ticket to your Flashseats App.
  • Typically more expensive than Flashseats or Tickpick

5.Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Tickets On Seatgeek (Secondary Market)

Seatgeek is a resell ticket site that collects the best deals from resell ticket sites and brings them to you.

Another unique Seatgeek feature is their rating system. They use a 1 – 10 scale with 10 being the highest as well as colored dots. The greener the dot the better the deal.

Price-wise if I had to compare Seatgeek with another Secondary Market site, Stubhub would be a close comparison. The only difference is the Seatgeek website design is less “busy” than Stubhub making it easier to navigate IMO.

Pros of buying from Seatgeek

  • This site is beautiful and easy to navigate.
  • The green dots really make you feel like you are getting an awesome deal.
  • Their rating system helps you to distinguish the good deals from the bad.

Cons of buying from Seatgeek

  • More expensive Secondary Market tickets than Flashseats or Tickpick.
  • After purchasing, you must wait until your seller transfers the tickets to your Flashseats app

Conclusion

There are literally 1000s of ticket sites out there, but don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to search them all. Despite the different web design, the tickets and prices on these sites are nearly identical so stick to the sites mentioned above and you cannot go wrong.

Nick Bryant

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