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Want Stanley Cup tickets? Just make a trade offer to this guy

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If you want to see the high-flying Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup, you better be prepared to pay some high-flying prices. Tickets are going for as much as $7,500 for Wednesday night's opener.

But, longtime Blackhawks season ticket holder Jay Schanck had a different idea. He's been posting ads on Craigslist offering to barter his playoff tickets for goods and services rather than cold hard cash.

"I want to see what else I could get," Schanck says. "I wanted to see the difference, what could benefit me the best."

The offers have been pouring in. People are willing to trade jewelry, diamond earrings, brand new cell phones, motorized scooters, a Mongoose mountain bike, trapshooting, house painting, carpentry, a weekend at a summer cottage, and even some offers that might not be legal.

"I'm very happily married but yes, there's been women who actually offered to do things for tickets," says Schanck. "I delete them right away."

Schanck is a union electrician with four kids to support, so he'd really like to be offered a family vacation. He's such a diehard Blackhawks fan he named two of his children Jeremy and Roenick.

"But, if I was able to get something that was good for me, my whole family, all of us, compared to just a toy for me, it would need to be something that would be good for all of us," Schanck says.

A golden ticket indeed.

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