Why do most of you season ticket holders ask for buyers to pay the TAF fee on top of the ticket price?
Because they can. That's really the only reason. It's not a moral thing to do, but most people aren't really moral people.
The TAF points are not transferable so to expect a person to pay the TAF fees when buying a ticket on the secondary market is basically asking the buyer to help the seller earn more TAF points. Most sellers will say that the TAF fees are actually part of the ticket prices which is one way to look at it. It's also the wrong way. The seller benefits in a couple of ways from TAF fees being paid. The buyer gets absolutely nothing from paying those TAF fees for the seller.
Why would anyone EVER turn down additional tickets when they could sell those tickets with the TAF fees thereby earning more points towards more and better seats? It's a flaw in the system. It incentavises people to hoard tickets even if they don't plan on ever using a single one.
...but you'll never get anyone on here to agree with me. They know what is at stake and being truthful to yourself is harder than it appears.
Bottom line: You'll have to pay TAF fees for all of the free-loaders if you want to buy season tickets. You are better off buying each game one ticket at a time. You will usually not have to pay anything over face value if you average the costs of the crappy games and the premiere games.
This post was edited on 3/27 at 2:53 am