FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 

General Questions

What are San Francisco Giants Charter Seat Licenses?
If you purchase Charter Seat Licenses from a current season ticket holder, you become the new season ticket holder for those exact seats for all future seasons. The Ticket Office will invoice you for the season tickets each year for as long as you continue to purchase the season tickets. The previous season ticket holder will no longer have any rights to those seats. The listing price is ONLY for the Charter Seat Licenses and does not include the cost of any tickets. Read more about Charter Seat Licenses
Who sets the prices for the listings?
The price of each listing is set by the seller at whatever amount the seller chooses. A buyer can submit an offer at whatever amount the buyer is willing to pay for the listing. If the seller accepts the buyer's offer, then we will proceed with the transfer based on the agreed price. If the seller does not accept the offer, then the seller can submit a counter offer to the buyer. The counter offer helps the buyer determine their next offer amount.
How long does it normally take to complete a Charter Seat License transfer?
It normally takes about 2 weeks to complete a Charter Seat License transfer. This time may vary depending on how quickly we receive payment from the buyer and how quickly the buyer and seller return the transfer paperwork.
Why does each offer expire after 48 hours?
The seller has 48 hours to respond to each offer in order to ensure that buyers receive a quick response to their offer. If a seller allows multiple offers to expire, then the listing will be removed from the website.
What time zone is used to determine the expiration time for an offer?
Pacific Time Zone.

Seller Questions

Why would I sell my Charter Seat Licenses on the Marketplace?
If you are unable to renew your season tickets next season, you can sell your Charter Seat Licenses on the marketplace and receive the proceeds from the sale rather than just forfeiting your Charter Seat Licenses to the Ticket Office. You can also upgrade your seats if you sell your current Charter Seat Licenses and purchase new Charter Seat Licenses.
How long will my listing be available for sale on the Marketplace?
You may keep your listing for sale on the Marketplace as long as you still own the Seat Licenses. Each new listing is set to automatically expire after 180 days but sellers may renew the listing at any time for an additional 180 days.
What if I want to split up my San Francisco Giants Charter Seat Licenses?
If you wish to split up your San Francisco Giants Charter Seat Licenses for sale, you should create separate listings and make a note within each listing that the adjacent seats are available in Listing XXXX.
How can I contact a buyer?
The Marketplace provides a message center for buyers and sellers to communicate about listings. All negotiations are private and anonymous so no contact information is allowed to be shared.
What is the seller process and seller fees?
To read about the seller transfer process and seller fees, click here- How To Sell

Buyer Questions

Why would I buy Charter Seat Licenses on the Marketplace?
In order to purchase season tickets for some seating areas, you are required to purchase Charter Seat Licenses, but the Ticket Office is sold out. If you want to become a season ticket holder in those seating areas, you can purchase Charter Seat Licenses from a current season ticket holder and become the new season ticket holder for those exact seats for all future seasons.
What happens if my transfer cannot be completed for some reason?
If your transfer cannot be completed for some reason, we will send you a full refund.
What if I do not want to purchase all the seats in a listing?
If you do not want to purchase all the seats in a listing, please send a message to the seller by clicking on the envelope icon next to the listing in the marketplace with your proposed offer amount and the seats you would like to purchase. If the seller agrees, then they can create a separate listing for the seats you wish to purchase.
How can I contact a seller?
The Marketplace provides a message center for buyers and sellers to communicate about listings. All negotiations are private and anonymous so no contact information is allowed to be shared.
What is the buyer process and buyer fees?
To read about the buyer transfer process and buyer fees, click here- How To Buy

Private Transfer Questions

How do I transfer my Charter Seat Licenses to someone else?
Transferring ownership of your Charter Seat License(s) is done through the San Francisco Giants Seat License Marketplace. The Marketplace provides a quick and convenient online transfer process called Private Transfers. Simply click on Private Transfers in the main tool bar and choose which type of transfer fits your needs. The transfer must be initiated by the Current Owner.
Should I transfer my Charter Seat Licenses through a Private Transfer?
A Private Transfer is a transfer of ownership of Charter Seat Licenses to a friend, family member or someone you already know and trust. Examples of situations appropriate for Private Transfers include: transferring ownership to a friend, family member or coworker you trust; transferring ownership through a will or estate; or transferring ownership due to a divorce. The fee for a Private Transfer is $200 and is paid by the New Owner.
Should I transfer my Charter Seat Licenses through a Private Sale Transfer?
A Private Sale is a transfer of ownership of a Charter Seat License arising from a sale arranged privately or through a third-party. If a Current Owner has sold his/her Charter Seat License to someone he/she may not know, transferring ownership through a Private Sale Transfer is the most secure method. In a Private Sale Transfer, the San Francisco Giants Seat License Marketplace will hold the New Owner’s (Buyer) money in escrow until the transfer is approved by the ticket office. Once the transfer is approved by the ticket office, the Current Owner (Seller) will receive the funds. This guarantees both parties a safe and secure transaction and eliminates all risk to either party. The fee to transfer ownership of a Charter Seat License through a Private Sale Transfer is 5% of the cash sale price and is the responsibility of the New Owner.
What is the Private Transfer process?
To read about the private transfer process, click here- Private Transfer Process
What is the fee for a Private Transfer?
The fee charged by the San Francisco Giants for a Private Transfer is $200 per transfer. The transfer fee is the responsibility of the New Owner.
What is the fee for a Private Sale Transfer?
The fee to complete a Private Sale Transfer is 5% of the total sale price processed through the Marketplace or a minimum of $200. The fee is the responsibility of the New Owner (buyer).

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