Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Atlanta Yamikinyu

The Braves are offering 90 days same-as-cash on season ticket packages. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story on it plays up the "ain't that neat" angle, and notes how this is supposed to really help the Braves' lagging season ticket sales.

You have to go to an out of town news source, however, to find the fine print:

Dennis Murphy, GE Money vice president of sporting goods industry, said the finance charge on balances unpaid after 90 days is between 20 percent and 25 percent and based on the prime rate.

I presume that if you fall behind on those payments, they send Chipper Jones out to your house to bust your kneecaps.