WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Apple iPhone 5 wasn’t the only hot item selling Friday morning.
Washington Nationals playoff tickets were selling at a feverish pace after they went on sale at 10 a.m., exclusively online. One hour later the bulk of the tickets to the three National League Divisional Series home games were gone.
The virtual waiting room on the Nationals’ website was packed with some fans waiting as long one hour for their chance to purchase the first postseason baseball tickets in the District since 1933. In a dose of cyber-reality, the number of people displayed in front of a virtual character directly correlated to where they were in the ticket cue.
After the long wait, a tone signaled when a patron reached the front of the line.
Up to four tickets were available priced from $35 to $100.
Because of the extremely high demand, some users reported the seats they originally selected were no longer available to purchase after clicking to the purchase page.
Those who were unable to purchase tickets Friday morning still have a few options.
Standing room only tickets will be available at the box office at Nationals Park for walk-up clientele.
Party seat tickets are still available for $315 apiece.
Third-party vendors such as StubHub.com will also have tickets to the games. However, those tickets can sell for more than three times face value.