Since the credits rolled on Infinity War, Marvel fans have been chomping at the bit to watch the sequel. Trailers and theories did nothing but build anticipation, so when tickets to Endgame went on sale Tuesday the website-crashing rush to buy them was unsurprising. With prime screenings sold out across the country, it was only a matter of time before entrepreneurial ticket owners tried to flip them on the internet for huge profits.
An eBay search for “Avengers endgame tickets” turns up 335 results. The high asking price at the moment is an opening bid of $15,000 (or a Buy It Now price of $25,000) for two tickets to a screening in Reno. A pair for a Paris screening is listed for $10,000, the same price as tickets to a 22-movie Marvel marathon in Chandler, Arizona, a better value if you ask us.
Those are just asking prices, however: none of those listings have attracted bids.
Buzzfeed reported that a listing for two tickets to a New York City screen did attract a $9,199 bid, but it appears to have been deleted despite the fact that bidding wasn’t supposed to close until next Friday.
We were only able to find two eBay listings that have attracted four-figure bids. One is a whopping $7,500 offer for a Times Square screening that, in the course of writing this story, was canceled by the site for being from an unregistered user.
The other is a $1,499 bid for two tickets to an IMAX 3D screening in Silver Spring, Maryland that we wouldn’t be shocked to see canceled shortly, given that, like the Times Square bidder, it also comes from an account with no eBay history.
If there were actually a critical mass of $1,000-plus transactions happening for these tickets, we’d expect to see lots of them happening on eBay. And that’s just not the case.
Of course, eBay isn’t the only place people buy and sell things online, and there are surely deals going down through other marketplaces. A cursory Craigslist search in a few major cities shows asking prices consistently in the hundreds, not thousands, of dollars.
So if you’re a lucky ticketholder, you might be able to get a few hundred bucks for prime tickets, but they’re not going going to pay your rent next month. A better idea? Plan on seeing Endgame this weekend, hopefully having your mind blown, and starting the countdown until Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5.