Originally Posted by TonyD
That's the idea, I think that the ticket sellers know the fans are going to be the ones anticipating when tickets go on sale and want to get them first, that way the people who are on the edge of whether or not they're gonna go will be enticed by the better seats for the same price.
+1, you sum up the presale of tickets very well. Don't panic if you don't see what you want on the presale. 3 months ago, I got 11th row tickets to Rush in Seattle which was a near sellout the day before the show for face value on Ticketmaster. These ticket places are always holding back tickets for big shows like this even until the last day. I have seen this kind of thing happen many times.