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by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

A lot of tickets do show up on 3rd party sites that sell for above face value, but to put it in perspective the numbers are significantly lower than they are for most high demand concerts (if you spend a few dozen hours a month each year tracking just a handful of key events, you'll probably reach ...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

You seem to be really caught up with this idea that scalpers are really a huge influence on tickets sales, but I don't see any proof of this. Sure, there are listings on eBay or wherever, but that doesn't mean there are many real scalped tickets involved. Some of those "scalped" tickets are being s...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

They say 88% of statistics are made up. :P jk.... Wait... if you don't validate the tickets electronically at the gate then how do you know if they're valid?... The numbers cited are data. That is the data on which the ticket system is managed. Tickets are electronically validated at the gate again...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man? Hello welcome to Burning Man and ePlaya! The demand exceeds supply and there is no fix for that.The partial fix is for people to go to their regionals, and many also have demand exceeding supply. So go to a remote regional and meet new friends! ...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

There are not that many scalpers, honest. There are asshats who purchase in the presale and the main sale, I think that's a loop hole which needs closing before turning to names on tickets. Almost everyone I know has tickets through DGS, performer, or volunteering. There simply are more people who ...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

Large portions of the community oppose the idea of putting names on tickets, for various reasons. Very true. The logistical nightmare of changing names on every ticket would be astronomical. It would require 10 people in-house just to process this. A week before the burn, it's hard to find anyone w...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

The original system allowed for ticket gifting, and it worked. Still, more people want to attend than there are tickets. There truly aren't that many scalpers, percentage wise. Scammers abound though. Those tickets on ebay? Check the delivery dates, they're probably not in hand. If Ticketing sees t...
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

sparr wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Large portions of the community oppose the idea of putting names on tickets, for various reasons.
What does that mean? What reason(other than scalp)?

Many other venues do - why can't burning man? Or is it not 'non-profit' anymore?
by RegularPiccolo1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

There are something like 70,000 tickets to go out for Burning Man yet they sell out in minutes. Right now the tickets are going for $2000 on ebay. Ideally they would print the name on the ticket before shipping and give the ticket holder the option to refund the ticket if they cannot make it. Then t...

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