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Want to buy a Panthers playoff ticket? Read this first

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MORGANTON, NC (WBTV) -

Thousands of Panther Playoff tickets will go on sale Wednesday morning at 10am but instead of camping out at the stadium and waiting in line, all the tickets will be sold online through Ticketmaster.

With most people off on New Year's Day, it could be tough to be at the front of that cyber line to get tickets.

"The tickets will go quickly," thinks Bobby Robbins of the Ebay store in Lenoir.

Bobby says there are a few things buyers can do to increase their chances, though.

"Be on the website about five or ten minutes before the tickets go on sale and once it hits ten o'clock, hit your refresh button and then start the process to buy them," he said.

Internet speed will be crucial in your chances to be ahead of enough people.

"Dial up will not work in this," he said.

One other suggestion is to have your credit card information there on the computer desk before you begin the process. Ticketmaster usually gives just a few minutes for you to complete a purchase once tickets have been chosen.

If it takes too long, the system could move you to the back of the line.

In this case, Robbins believes, that will mean you would be out of luck.

The playoff tickets, sold close to face value,  are all expected to be gone in just a few minutes. There will be tickets available on the secondary mark through websites such as stubhub and ticketsnow but expect to pay much higher rates than the face value.

Many of those tickets are already available online. A search showed prices as high as $2000 for one ticket.

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