We should all love something as much as LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer loves his team’s new Seat Bid site.
Appearing on “Conan” Tuesday night, Ballmer discussed the Clippers new Seat Bid service, which lets fans place bids for tickets through an online marketplace. “We think people ought to be able to get the seats they want when they want them,” Ballmer said, explaining the service. “You can auction off seats. We know then that the fan paid a price they wanted to pay.”
However, if you’ve ever seen one of Ballmer’s old speeches at Microsoft, you know that the man is quite excitable and he discusses the new service with the enthusiasm of little kid sharing his Christmas list with Santa. This of course sets up Conan and Andy for a few jokes. Check it out in the clip below.
LA Clippers Seat Bid is available through AXS and is powered by its patented Flash Seats® technology, which gives fans a secure online portal where they can buy and sell event seats safely and conveniently. But in this case, many of the Clippers tickets are being sold for the first time, marking an innovative step forward in how teams and events sell their experiences. Flash Seats handles the payment transactions and enables fans to enter events using a secure digital ticket.
In the interview, Ballmer mentions that he’s selling his own courtside seats through Seat Bid for the team’s Feb. 15 game against the Atlanta Hawks. Ballmer’s seats are currently going for a cool $50k, but the great thing about Seat Bid is your ability to haggle over the price. So click this link and see what what kind of bargain you can drive.
Check out a clip of Ballmer’s “Conan” appearance below and get your tickets to the next Clippers home game right here on AXS.com.