Over the past week I received a few calls from one of the customer service representatives about getting tickets for the upcoming season with the Wizards. As exciting of an idea as this seem, the only thing I could think about the entire time was, aren't we in a lockout? How can they convince me to give up any amount of money when they don't have a season? Well after bringing this point up, the representative assured me that any games lost that ended being the game I picked (if I picked a multiple game plan), would be refunded and the whole amount can be refunded if the season is canceled. She also went on to tell me that there were a few games that were already nearly sold out and that they were confident that the season would be salvaged.
When I heard this, this made me sit back a little. Maybe, I just don't have a lot of money compared to the rest of DC area, but are people really spending their hard earn money on games that might not ever happened? Have people been listening to the reports? The owners and the players have only met for the third, THIRD time since the season ended this summer, haven't made any progress, and I'm supposed to believe that there's going to be a season. Perhaps this lady was simply telling me that some of the games (Lakers, Heat) were nearly sold out because she was doing her job and trying to convince a skeptical customer that this is the right time to get tickets, but I honestly am having a hard time believe that people are basically giving this organization possible interest free loans, especially in these economic times. So with that said, I wanted to try an unscientific approach to see how many people on here have actually brought tickets for the season already and if you have, then what was the motivation to do so?