We are big fans of Harry Potter books and love seeing the movie version as well. Today was our movie day to see the The Deathly Hallows Part-1.
I am not the most spontaneous of human beings so I had the AMC discount tickets purchased at $7 a ticket. As you might know the rules of such tickets, these are not valid for the first two weeks of the movie unless you are willing to pay an additional $1.50.
I reasoned, the $21 I spent on pre-purchased discount tickets are sunk and the only decision was whether or not to spend the additional $4.50 to see the movie today. I decided to go any way to make use of the rare weekend break.
At the box office I found out that the tickets were actually $6 for the show time we went to. Regardless of that low price, the kid at the box office said that if I wanted to use my discount ticket I still should pay $1.50 more per ticket.
The $7 tickets have unlimited life but can only be redeemed at AMC.
What is the rational move?
Pay just $4.5 and use the pre-paid discount tickets? OR
Pay $18 and buy the ticket at current price?