gibson_ wrote:Stop with this "demand just increased!" nonsense. No, demand did not jump 300% in one year. Scalpers gamed the system, how this isn't completely obvious to some of you is depressing.
It is not nonsense.
the burning man facebook page went from 30,000 people to 300,000 people in a year.. And right before the main lottery happened a youtube video hit social media websites and news sites all over the world and over 1 million people saw it.
even if 2% or 3% of the youtube viewers decided to go that could account for the massive over demand.
not even considering the 10 fold increase in facebook interest.
Yes, over demand is real.. many more people want to go to burning man than in 2011 (which also sold out.. even before the heightened public interest that the youtube video and facebook awareness gave)
the less than 1% of currently sold tickets being made available on ticket resale sites just doesnt show a pattern of scalpers gaming the system.
the 1.2 million views youtube video, and 10fold increase in facebook awareness surely shows much more of a pattern toward more people wanting to go than the 1% of available tickets ending up on resale sites says about scalpers gaming the system