Sports ticket resale websites
HIT: The ticket resale market has become crowded in recent years, but Kiplinger’s goes with an old standby: StubHub. The company was founded in 2000 and purchased by eBay in 2007.
MISS: Buying early at the box office never ends well, Kiplinger’s said, although Patriots and (until recently) Red Sox fans may want to avoid this advice. Kiplinger’s cited figures from SeatGeek.com, which say you’ll pay 50 percent more for tickets if you buy them 90 days in advance vs. 24 hours in advance.
Pictured: A ticket buyer and seller negotiate outside Fenway Park prior to a May 12 Red Sox game.