Just a few weeks ago, a ticket simply to get in the doors of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to see LSU take on Alabama for the BCS National Championship was going for more than $1,100. Tuesday night, less than a week before the game, the Daily Comet in LaFourche Parish, La. reported that late ticket buyers could find spots for less than $750. Sure, it's still expensive, but if you're already shelling out nearly a thousand bucks for a ticket, another $350 is a huge deal.
"Two days out from the game, there will be tickets going for under $750," said Jesse Lawrence of TiqIq.com. "The reality is that the hard part isn't necessarily getting the ticket, but whether or not you get a hotel room for Monday night. Plus, kids are in school, people are working, and it's a lot to ask that you uproot your life to go see a game.
"So I do think we'll see a bit of softening on the part of sellers. If I was a buyer, I might be negotiating $750 as my starting point right now, especially on sites like eBay where you can make an offer."
Chances are, all of the hotels in New Orleans are either booked or damn near close to it, but maybe you can find a friend's house or, say, a brothel where you could stay if you're one of these late-buying bargain hunters.