ScoreBig, an iPhone app being released to the NY market today, will give bidders the opportunity to win tickets for events that night at discounted prices, according to The New York Times.
ScoreBig is made up ticket-industry vets who work with event sites and ticket brokers/promoters who have unsold tickets to sporting events, Broadway shows and concerts. Bidders, who will have a similar experience to booking hotel rooms on Priceline, can win tickets via online auctions. All ticket prices are at least 10 percent off face value, and ScoreBig customers save an average of 42 percent according to the company.
The app also has a social feature, so, those who win a bid on ScoreBig can share the location of the ticket and the service will hold nearby seats for their friends. Future deals will also be advertised on ScoreBig’s mobile site, so bidders can get a sneak peek into upcoming events.