Fan buys $1 Stanley Cup final tickets, has them taken away
A fan thought he scored $1 tickets to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final, only to have the website he bought them from back out. (AFP)
It turns out this deal was, in fact, too good to be true.
Kavi Arora thought he secured four tickets to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final for a measly $12, only to have them taken away from him.
The die-hard New York Rangers fan bought the tickets for lower-bowl seats at $1 apiece, plus an $8.20 service charge, through StubHub after checking prices on a whim two weeks ago. He received a confirmation email and went to bed thinking he was the luckiest NHL fan in New Jersey.
“(New York’s) run to the Cup (final) is the best thing that's happened to me all year,” Arora, a Hoboken resident, told NJ.com. “This would be the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Unfortunately for Arora, he woke up to an email from StubHub saying the ticket order was cancelled because the seller was “unable to fulfil the order.” He was offered a $300 voucher by the company.
“It basically looks like the tickets were listed in error, that the seller meant to list them for $1,000 and instead listed them for a dollar,” a spokesperson said.
Arora, however, is hoping for better compensation.
A similar situation occurred in the fall when Erik Jabs, a Boston Red Sox fan, bought a $6 ticket to Game 1 of the World Series through StubHub. The ticket turned out to be a fake, but after StubHub reneged on the sale they found Jabs a ticket.