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Padres dollar days and opportunity cost

July 14th, 2008 by Melvin

Concessions line at Petco Park

Opportunity cost is of course is the value of time doing one thing (say watching a baseball game) that is forgone in order to do something else (say stand in line at concession stands, or point out dudes in jeans shorts [or both!]).

Now suppose the dollar value of a college educated blogger’s time is worth roughly $30 an hour.  I submit for your review an opportunity cost computation of the Padres dollar days promotion from Friday, July 11th, 2008.

  • $0 – They ran out of soda, but provided free Raspberry Iced tea.  Though I wouldn’t bank on that, I’m a sweet talker.
  • $3 – Three hot dogs, limit four items per blogger.
  • $15 – Opportunity cost of waiting in line for 30 minutes.

Total expenses: $18

The final three home games for the promotion are Monday the 28th though Wednesday.  Concessions lines move much slower than usual.  Don’t believe everything you read.

Posted in gripes, petco park, the funny | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Padres dollar days and opportunity cost”

  1. Ray Lankford says:

    You forgot that the raspberry ice tea (the free raspberry ice tea, to be fair) was essentially brown water and that we had to wait for about 10 minutes once we got to the front of the line for them to get more hot dogs.

  2. wrveres says:

    * Raspberry Iced tea; $0
    * Three hot dogs; $3
    * Waiting in line for 30 minutes; (-$15)
    * Missing seven different padres strikingout; priceless.

  3. I’ve always thought they should adjust the prices based on the score of the game. Though if they did that I wouldn’t know who to root for. I love the Padres but a 10 run loss would cancel itself by blacking out from 50 cent beers.

  4. [...] The current administration has already started taking steps towards making it up to the fans. Among the perks us fans can look forward to this season at the Pet are seven 2-for-1 days, which is two tickets for the price of one, and 5-for-$5 at every home game, a deal that comes with a dog, a soda, peanuts, popcorn, and a cookie. If I recall correctly, all of the 2-for-1 days last season were day games during the week, so I guess that’s nice, but I’ll definitely be looking into the 5-for-$5 deal. And I do hope that something’s done to ensure that these deals go better than last year’s dollar days. [...]

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