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download (2)In addition to books, I am occasionally given the opportunity to review products and services. Since my husband is a huge sports fan, I was very excited to give ScoreBig.com a try.

About the site: ScoreBig.com enables consumers to get great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events – at guaranteed savings of up to 60 percent. ScoreBig.com customers pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters, always pay less than box office price, and never pay any fees. For its partners, ScoreBig.com is the first and only opaque sales channel to move unsold ticket inventory in a way that protects the ticket owner’s brand and full-price sales. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., ScoreBig.com was founded in 2009 and is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. ScoreBig.com was recently recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and by Billboard as one of the 10 Best Start-ups of 2012.

What I bought: 2 tickets to the Cleveland Browns vs Texas Houstons football game

What I liked: ScoreBig.com is fairly easy to use. Although I don’t know exactly which seats I will be getting until the tickets arrive in the mail, I have a good idea of the section and also received an estimated seat assignment after placing my order. ScoreBig.com has no fees, which is great. On most sites that sell tickets I usually wind up paying 20-30% of the ticket prices in fees. If tickets ship via snail mail, shipping is free as well. You can also choose to pay the listed price or bid on tickets for additional savings.

What I didn’t like: for Cleveland, the selection of events was not great but it may be much better for larger cities. The ordering process was a bit of a frustrating experience. We tried to name our own price but couldn’t even get the smallest discount for a while, and would keep getting locked out of the seats we wanted for 24 hours. When we went back, those games would be already sold out. I also could not get more than 10% off on any tickets I tried to bid on.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

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