Eric said, [quote]Factual correction:
No, they didn't. 1st & 2nd sold out the first day, 3rd the next (if I remember right). 4th didn't sell out until I believe May, and they released the Gate tickets to be sold and those lasted until early JULY. In other words, the tiers didn't sell out until July- about 6 months after going on sale. As for there being more people trying to get 1st & 2nd tier than there are tickets- that has been true since I started going in 2003, probably before, and the first two have sold out on day one or two for years.[/quote]
Eric, that seems to be a big part of the problem. As they worded it, you only get to register for one tier, so if you choose to register for tier 3 and it sells out, you have no more opportunity to try for another. If they've simply worded it poorly, I hope they correct that soon. It would not make sense to only lets folks try one time and have tickets left over, but that is what the written word said.
Also, I have experienced having credit card info stolen twice online - once from Sony and once from amazon. It flat out sucks, so I will take the advice of others and buy a pre-paid card. However, I have been told in the past that those are not as acceptable as credit cards. It will suck if they don't take them.
Bluesbob said, [quote]If I'm in a lottery...say for $240 tickets...yet my name isn't drawn, is my name put in the lottery for $260 tickets? Or am I fucked? bluesbob[/quote]
That is, indeed, what I read. But we'll make this work somehow. Hopefully, people in some camps will continue to help out their campmates.
Lemur, it takes all kinds for the event to be what it is - the longtime contributors and those who simply show up. I hope it keeps the balance.
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