Purchasing next years season ticket?

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Is there a way the club can assist with a new method of saving now for next year purchase. Times are hard for everyone now especially covid problems caused financial debt for lots of people. So was wondering if we could pay direct debit monthly to our fan number code account to assist payment due .surely it’s no different than this years purchase which was frozen until we were let in after covid ban was lifted . What’s your feeling fans ,obviously this request is for those fans who are not minted but on a limited budget each month so saving over a longer period would help I’m sure
 
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I was hoping for a more positive reply Edmundo one with a club family based idea
 
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Is there a way the club can assist with a new method of saving now for next year purchase. Times are hard for everyone now especially covid problems caused financial debt for lots of people. So was wondering if we could pay direct debit monthly to our fan number code account to assist payment due .surely it’s no different than this years purchase which was frozen until we were let in after covid ban was lifted . What’s your feeling fans ,obviously this request is for those fans who are not minted but on a limited budget each month so saving over a longer period would help I’m sure
I suspect the club will offer, as usual, the options of:

- Paying across three months during the off-season; May, June, July (?)

- Paying across the whole of the season (10 months?) via a selected third-party credit provider - this usually means interest is payable.

If you are wanting to start contributing to the cost early, as per Edmundo’s post it is best to simply put the money away each month into a savings account.
 

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Banks offer savings accounts.
And BFC doesn’t have a banking licence to take deposits like that.

If you stick £50 a month into a savings account by July you’ll have saved enough to renew a ST.
 
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Cheers A B hence the question now so plenty of time to save with the club my personnel preference don’t trust Aussie banks
 
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A B I think your confusing me with the coffee cartel members .anyway please back to the title . The reason for the thread is a bees fan asked at the ticket office if the club could help him sort out next years ticket. the staff member said No well I feel this sought of comment sends out the wrong message as bfc is a caring family club .looking to build on its fan base not destroy it .The fan was concerned mentioning he wouldn’t be able to go and after fifty years following the bees felt dumbfounded by the staffs response not good p R is it .
 

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A B I think your confusing me with the coffee cartel members .anyway please back to the title . The reason for the thread is a bees fan asked at the ticket office if the club could help him sort out next years ticket. the staff member said No well I feel this sought of comment sends out the wrong message as bfc is a caring family club .looking to build on its fan base not destroy it .The fan was concerned mentioning he wouldn’t be able to go and after fifty years following the bees felt dumbfounded by the staffs response not good p R is it .
I don’t get it. If your mate will give £50pcm to BFC, why can’t he put the same £50 under his mattress and send the lot to BFC next June?
 

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Could a government scheme be set up for this kind of thing? On the other hand, what kind of régime would that be? (5, 5)
 

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Why would you not trust an Aussie bank? 😳
 

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Will season tickets ever be available again for general sale or are we now in a one iout one on basis?
 

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.....hope it's a free for all for STs next season....gawd I loved saying that :thumbs: :sneakoff:
 

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I imagine they will cost a fair bit more next season? Another chair leg on the fire.
 

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Don't forget the club chose NOT to put the prices up heavily when we were promoted

So the fans are all having a season "on the cheap"
 

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I imagine they will cost a fair bit more next season? Another chair leg on the fire.
It might depend on where we finish. A high league finish will net us a lot more than a price rise on ticket sales and it’d be a good reward for being the twelfth man helping turn BCS into hell on earth for opponents.
 

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I imagine they will cost a fair bit more next season? Another chair leg on the fire.
As I recall the club said there would be a 25% uplift for PL, assuming we are still there. they could add a bit for inflation, but given the financial pressure on people I hope not.
 

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I suspect the club will offer, as usual, the options of:

- Paying across three months during the off-season; May, June, July (?)

- Paying across the whole of the season (10 months?) via a selected third-party credit provider - this usually means interest is payable.

If you are wanting to start contributing to the cost early, as per Edmundo’s post it is best to simply put the money away each month into a savings account.

I think the 10 month thing will be unlikely as football season tickets are not a market that interests credit firms.

I would expect the 3 monthly installments to continue but I will see if that could be extended in response to the expected price increase.
 
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Don't forget the club chose NOT to put the prices up heavily when we were promoted

So the fans are all having a season "on the cheap"
As well as (for those able to afford to defer their season tickets) having had wholly free access to Ifollow for home and midweek away fixtures during the whole of the season before. The club have been incredibly generous to those supporters.
 

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I think the 10 month thing will be unlikely as football season tickets are not a market that interests credit firms.

I would expect the 3 monthly installments to continue but I will see if that could be extended in response to the expected price increase.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone like Openpay, Klarna, Laybuy get involved?
 

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I imagine they will cost a fair bit more next season? Another chair leg on the fire.
There is something in my head (I know some won’t believe that 😂), that it was mentioned when we froze the season tickets. If promotion was won 🏆 the price would go up 20%, for mere mortals in non-posh seats. A figure of 25% lurks for posh seats I was told by an enlightened fellow bee in a pub at the time.
Of course I may be wrong. 😳
Edit just seen warfield bee has responded to this.
 

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Sort of related..... In the close season, will it be possible to transfer a season ticket from one family member to another
 

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What everyone has been doing in 2020 as they were not allowed to
go out to eat
out to football
down the pub
and on holiday....
 

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I think the 10 month thing will be unlikely as football season tickets are not a market that interests credit firms.

I would expect the 3 monthly installments to continue but I will see if that could be extended in response to the expected price increase.
We purchased our STs in Feb 2020 before we knew which division we would be in. Perhaps the club could start the 22/23 process a bit earlier than usual and possibly make it four payments? Maybe people could make random payments to their ST account. There will be no problem selling STs but there must be some who have been affected financially in the last 18 months and it would be good if the club could make it easier for them.
 

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What are the chances of moving season ticket seats? Probably none?
 

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Will there be an opportunity to move our seats next season?

I'm currently sitting next to a new set of fans every game, who i must add, are not always Brentford, but are always no bother.

They tell me, we got these seats from .......... who works at Brentford!!!!
 

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We purchased our STs in Feb 2020 before we knew which division we would be in. Perhaps the club could start the 22/23 process a bit earlier than usual and possibly make it four payments? Maybe people could make random payments to their ST account. There will be no problem selling STs but there must be some who have been affected financially in the last 18 months and it would be good if the club could make it easier for them.

I imagine the club will have to wait until we know which division we'll be in next season before setting the ST prices.
 

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We purchased our STs in Feb 2020 before we knew which division we would be in. Perhaps the club could start the 22/23 process a bit earlier than usual and possibly make it four payments? Maybe people could make random payments to their ST account. There will be no problem selling STs but there must be some who have been affected financially in the last 18 months and it would be good if the club could make it easier for them.
Any financial advisor on gpg.

I think the club would have to be licenced to take the money as savings. When they took our money before we were sort of paying for a service (probably wrong terminology). Unfortunately they could not deliver the service, so used a plan B.
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What are the chances of moving season ticket seats? Probably none?
From JayBee’s post on the Everton tickets thread it looks like there are seats in all four stands not currently held by STs so I’d have thought there could be a chance on renewal to move. It would be worthwhile for the club in terms of ramping up the atmosphere if it could encourage say West Lower STs to relocate to East Upper so both ends have a core of vocal fans.
 

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I am guessing the club expected nowhere near as much membership uptake when they promised "priority on 22/23 Season Tickets" as part of the deal..
I am already anticipating a farce.
 
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Any financial advisor on gpg.

I think the club would have to be licenced to take the money as savings. When they took our money before we were sort of paying for a service (probably wrong terminology). Unfortunately they could not deliver the service, so used a plan B.
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Surely if the club simply started selling season tickets early as @Wise old Bee is proposing, then it would not be “saving” (requiring a license), just an earlier “early bird“. Could be on the basis that there would be a rebate if relegated. Would this not be a win-win for the club if enough supporters took it up, as the cash flow benefit might then enable the club to reduce the loan facility it has needed to take out?
 

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Surely if the club simply started selling season tickets early as @Wise old Bee is proposing, then it would not be “saving” (requiring a license), just an earlier “early bird“. Could be on the basis that there would be a rebate if relegated. Would this not be a win-win for the club if enough supporters took it up, as the cash flow benefit might then enable the club to reduce the loan facility it has needed to take out?
I can’t see any reason for any rebate on ultra early bird STs. They’d be priced at a discount on current match by match prices and as those are not huge even if we went down are unlikely to go down much.

Eg Cat B seats are £35 now. So a full price season is £665. Divide that by 23 games in Championship and you get £28.90 per game. Last GP season the pay on the day price for Ealing Road was £25. Work it out on the basis of full price STs being at a discount from that and pretty much any sensible price will still be cheaper than game by game in 19/20 was (eg £25x23 would give £575 which is at the high end of price rises from current STs) and an early bird would be much more likely at the £450 full price I paid for last/this season (£19.50 per game if in Championship). I’d be very surprised if in the Championship next season we charged much less than £30 for West Stand tickets given our GP pricing 2 seasons ago.
 

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Will there be an opportunity to move our seats next season?

I'm currently sitting next to a new set of fans every game, who i must add, are not always Brentford, but are always no bother.

They tell me, we got these seats from .......... who works at Brentford!!!!
Hopefully, we keep reiterating this to the club
 

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@hobbsy how would this work? Would there just be a very short window to claim your existing ST seat? Otherwise those who are happy with their seat would risk losing that seat.
Yes. We already have a seat hold window. Our suggestion is to have a seat move window after that and before they start selling any more.
 

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Yes. We already have a seat hold window. Our suggestion is to have a seat move window after that and before they start selling any more.
Assume that means you'd risk losing your existing seat if you were to wait for the seat move window?
 

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Surely if the club simply started selling season tickets early as @Wise old Bee is proposing, then it would not be “saving” (requiring a license), just an earlier “early bird“. Could be on the basis that there would be a rebate if relegated. Would this not be a win-win for the club if enough supporters took it up, as the cash flow benefit might then enable the club to reduce the loan facility it has needed to take out?
Yes. That may be the case. I’m sure a financial advisor would know for sure.

just remember the fiasco with Christmas clubs, and how they took money and didn’t deliver (definitely not putting Brentford in this category, I have complete trust in my club). I thought that the FSA may have introduced rules to stop this.
 

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Surely people would be allowed to move seats? Everyone had to buy their seats when no one had even entered the stadium (if it was even finished). Flexibility there makes sense surely?

But the club aren't going to put up finance options now when they probably won't even decide the processes for buying new ST's for another few months. That said I would assume that new ST's will be down to TAP's of existing members, and it would be very hard for most to get one. I don't know if they're tracking how often a ST seat is used, I am curious to know if they'd allow a renewal for a seat that was used say 6 times, given the demand.
 
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