If you’re looking for evidence that consumers aren’t spending, you won’t find it at the Super Bowl.
Ticket prices are sky high: scalpers were asking for as much as $1,300 before last year’s game. There will be no such bargains this year – the lowest price you’ll find is $2,000 on many retail websites.
Forget about finding a four- or five-star hotel room in Dallas. They’re gone.
Rental cars? You’ll have to pay: prices are running about 300% above normal, says Murray Coleman for Barron’s.