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by essjay
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Looking Ahead: Burning Man Project 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

Re: Looking Ahead: Burning Man Project 2013

Hmm.. people prefer an oligarchy to a democracy. Lesson Learned! No, it is just that the democracy you set forth would be suited to handle, say, 100 members - like a neighborhood organization. Your plan is way too unwieldy for 60,000+ members and an infrastructure that needs to be in motion by Janu...
by essjay
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 153
Views: 14747

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

Get ready to get angrier. I’ll say it again: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT. MY THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT either. Note the ‘ THAT ’ .. a subtle way of pointing out the entitlement that some camps feel they deserve. Before this week’s news was announced, I was looking forward to seeing s...
by essjay
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Another option: Limit vehicles not people
Replies: 23
Views: 1957

Re: Another option: Limit vehicles not people

You're close...but you haven't articulated it well/gotten to the real mechanism to do it. To accomplish this...you split your fees. Like most other places...there's a per person ticket price/cost, and then there's your "camping pass/parking pass." Done and done. You can fiddle with the prices and p...
by essjay
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale vs. Low Income timing
Replies: 42
Views: 3020

Re: Main Sale vs. Low Income timing

tattoogoddess wrote:One question what is the diff with low income and with scholarship. I thought It was the same thing?

Nothing. They are the same this year.
by essjay
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Another option: Limit vehicles not people
Replies: 23
Views: 1957

Re: Another option: Limit vehicles not people

The LLC has to be able to account for the number of people in BRC at all times, and be able to give those numbers to the BLM to make sure we're staying within the limits. Having excess population can lead to problems with the permit, and the "vehicle" method has no way to account for this. The "hea...
by essjay
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Another option: Limit vehicles not people
Replies: 23
Views: 1957

Re: Another option: Limit vehicles not people

It seems to me that the number of vehicles is a bigger issue than the number of actual people. Therefore, what about this as another solution to the ticketing dilemma: . . . [*]With this system, there could then be limits placed on each category of tickets, perhaps something like: 30,000 person-onl...
by essjay
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 48773

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

BTW, while prepaid credit cards are available, I have to say I am surprised that the vast bulk of people don't have a friend/loved one who has a credit card and whom they trust enough to make the ticket purchase for them on their card. That avoids the card fee, and the hassle of refunding if you lo...
by essjay
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 48773

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

BTW, while prepaid credit cards are available, I have to say I am surprised that the vast bulk of people don't have a friend/loved one who has a credit card and whom they trust enough to make the ticket purchase for them on their card. That avoids the card fee, and the hassle of refunding if you lo...
by essjay
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: One aspect I like about the new process.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: One aspect I like about the new process.....

E-tickets would require scanners working at the gate. Since the dust is absolute hell on electronics, I don't see a switch to e-tickets anytime soon. Actually, the gate folks already have computers and scanners at the gate. They used them to scan the bar code on my early entry pass this year. Howev...
by essjay
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fears for tiers
Replies: 37
Views: 2385

Re: Fears for tiers

I didn't infer that from the info.. it would seem to be counter to the goal of having people the highest bracket they can afford, in order to leave lower priced tickets for others. If someone is willing to buy at the $320 price point, under your model, they would possibly get tickets at the $240 pr...
by essjay
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fears for tiers
Replies: 37
Views: 2385

Re: Fears for tiers

I didn't infer that from the info.. it would seem to be counter to the goal of having people the highest bracket they can afford, in order to leave lower priced tickets for others. If someone is willing to buy at the $320 price point, under your model, they would possibly get tickets at the $240 pr...
by essjay
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: if you have a Lottery, Why have tiers?
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: if you have a Lottery, Why have tiers?

Those bottom tiers haven't gone to the "lower-incomed" in years- they go to people who can get the time off work to sit at their computer and try for them. It's been total luck-of-the-draw, and if you remember last years opening day fiasco it was more unlucky than lucky. The last time I even tried ...
by essjay
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: if you have a Lottery, Why have tiers?
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: if you have a Lottery, Why have tiers?

I agree, just average out the price to $325 or maybe even a little higher and throw the extra $ to low income/scholarship program. As we all know, the price of the ticket is just a fraction of the cost of attending. If anyone is arguing to keep the tier system because because some folks will altrui...
by essjay
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BURNING MAN 2012 TICKET INFORMATION now online
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: BURNING MAN 2012 TICKET INFORMATION now online

So, when you put in for the main sale, I take it you have to be prepared to pay $390 - there is no way to request only a $240 ticket?
by essjay
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 66035

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

I'm already inside the gate for 2 weeks building so you have something to go to. Hmm... :? -Badger Didn't you still need a ticket to get in, though? I'm not sure about two weeks out, but I had an early entry pass this year for 4 days early and I was still required to show a ticket to get in. I'd li...
by essjay
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 66035

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

Like the quote from a long time volunteer that now everyone will be equal. Don't they get their ticket for free, no line or lottery for return volunteers? It depends on the department they are volunteering for, how many years they have volunteered, how much time volunteered in previous years and ho...
by essjay
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 66035

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

Calm down, JS. It is just a discussion - don't take it personally. Let people vent a bit. Then you can tell everyone "I told you so" later. People are concerned, and your repeated posts of assurance are not going to stop this discussion until we hear more from BMORG.
by essjay
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 66035

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

Man, I'm surprised BMORG announced this on a Friday prior to announcing the new population allowance for next year. If we get a permit for 80,000, there is not much concern. However, that they did gives me great concern. I don't like the lottery idea. As it is explained in JRS, I don't see how the l...
by essjay
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Costs of BM?
Replies: 54
Views: 3920

Re: Costs of BM?

junglesmacks wrote:
Don't forget also that because of the Prime trial, I'm giving them way more business than I normally would. They are making it up in the added business.

Yes, I have no doubt that Amazon is doing just fine, even though you are shrewd enough to understand the system they created . . .
by essjay
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Costs of BM?
Replies: 54
Views: 3920

Re: Costs of BM?

Of course they can tell it's me. I don't even try and hide it. I use the same name, ship to address, CC#, everything. I think they leave that loophole open for the simple reason that they know you will buy more things from them with the Prime subscription/trial. If they wanted to close the loophole...
by essjay
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2012 Reno RV rentals
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: 2012 Reno RV rentals

True, problem is that we all fly in from FL. It would have to be a local company. Sacramento might be the only other city that could be an option I think though. Maybe San Fran, but I'm betting that they would pay extra for the closer convenience... Yeah, I'm just saying that you could get an idea ...
by essjay
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2012 Reno RV rentals
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: 2012 Reno RV rentals

Interesting.. that may be an option. I'm looking for two women in their early 60s that are pretty resilient, but could use something decent. I mean.. they're my mom and aunt, afterall.. :wink: Funny . . . after I posted that, I read some other threads and realized that you have plenty of experience...
by essjay
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2012 Reno RV rentals
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: 2012 Reno RV rentals

I would caution you to reconsider "the smallest possible RV" . . . The smallest possible models may not be worth the money. I say this because the smallest models I've seen have a fold-out couch/futon for your bed and are so small, that it is uncomfortable to have two people moving around in there. ...
by essjay
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Costs of BM?
Replies: 54
Views: 3920

Re: Costs of BM?

But also, don't think of the camping gear as a one time buy, like liquor, the gear is an investment. . Yes. This is the hardest part if it is your first year, because you probably view it is a one-time thing. You will find that many eplayans are burner addicts and we know at this point in our lives...
by essjay
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Costs of BM?
Replies: 54
Views: 3920

Re: Costs of BM?

How much have you said for all the necessary supplies? I would love to go to my first BM this year or next year depending on approximate costs. Tough question to even guess at without knowing details surrounding your potential expenses. Tent/RV/Other? Are you travelling from San Francisco or from E...
by essjay
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Costs of BM?
Replies: 54
Views: 3920

Re: Costs of BM?

How much have you said for all the necessary supplies? I would love to go to my first BM this year or next year depending on approximate costs. Tough question to even guess at without knowing details surrounding your potential expenses. Tent/RV/Other? Are you travelling from San Francisco or from E...
by essjay
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Possible shade structure???
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: Possible shade structure???

After second look, I'm not sure you could safely guy that thing down. It looks too light and flimsy for the playa.

You'd have to have all of the screens rolled up every time you left camp. Otherwise, they would just act as sails when the wind showed up.
by essjay
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Possible shade structure???
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: Possible shade structure???

Saw this for sale on Cabela's. Too flimsy for the winds? That thing might have survived this year (the calmest I've seen). Any other year, I would be surprised if it held up to the couple of big dust storms that typically blow through. You could probably find a way to guy it down securely, but it w...
by essjay
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 947365

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:No inverter needed as everything is 12 volt.
Oh, nice.

I'll shut up now . .

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