Super Bowl tickets a bargain, but not cheap!

It's a buyer's market for Super Bowl tickets, provided you've got an extra $1,200 to watch a football game. Bring binoculars or extra money. The good seats cost $5,000.

File this under indulgent financial advice: Now may be your best opportunity to buy a Super Bowl ticket.

Prices have been dropping this week for Sunday's game, and that has left tickets at their most affordable levels since the Rams played the Patriots in New Orleans four months after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The catch: The worst seats still cost more than $1,200.

Usually as Super Bowl weekend approaches, upper-level tickets with a face value of $800 cost at least $1,800, said Robert Tuchman, senior vice president of Premiere Global Sports, which sells travel packages to big games.

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