Did you get a STEP Ticket?

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by moonwatcher » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:14 am

I think what happened was that, mostly, many registered multiple times for the lottery and, consequently, many obtained more tickets than they really needed. We are seeing a parallel distribution network where tickets are distributed by folks holding more than their immediate needs. I am not saying they are scalping or profiteering. Just that these tickets are being distributed "off the BMORG radar."

Whatever the number of tickets held by scalpers, we will really see the real numbers only once physical tickets are all out in the default world. It is not really obvious that scalpers know the nature of BM. Most tickets to concert/sport events are sold in the last few days before the events. Scalpers might not be aware of the preparations required for BM and that tickets will rapidly decrease in value as the event approaches... just a thought.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by gyre » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:59 pm

This is something I have thought about as well.
I think it is a distinct possibility.
Someone mentioned scalpers trying to sell tickets near the gate.
Anyone know if they attracted any buyers at all?

I also remain unconvinced that ads are representative of actual tickets held.
I've said this before, but ebay is too private to measure easily.
When I have contacted local scalpers, it becomes clear that the smart ones aren't psoting many ads, three at most.
They may hold hundreds or thousands of tickets, but they are smart enough to preserve the image of scarcity.
When I ask if they can find more than they posted, they have plenty.
Their ads list one or two, and four tickets.
They just never run out.

If the problem is overpurchasing, that seems to be almost as destructive to an event like this.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Arnoldo » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:46 pm

I got an amazing e-mail recently from a fellow eplayan. I think I may have a ticket. PLease please keep you finger, toes, and legs crossed for me.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Savannah » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:49 pm

Toes and eyes crossed! :D
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Doctor Pancakes » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:08 pm

gyre wrote:When I ask if they can find more than they posted, they have plenty.
Their ads list one or two, and four tickets.
They just never run out.
But where are they getting their supply? (If they really do have more than a handful.)
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by kiss-o-matic » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:55 pm

Arnoldo wrote:I got an amazing e-mail recently from a fellow eplayan. I think I may have a ticket. PLease please keep you finger, toes, and legs crossed for me.
Congrats, Arnoldo. Good things happen to people in Austin... hopefully to people that used to live in Austin, too. ;)

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by dBrew » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:23 pm

Hey y'all,

Got two $390 tix via STEP today (and because I know you wanna know, my timestamps were 12:17:02 (sent), and 12:17:56 (received)). I already got a ticket through Gate for myself, so I'll be selling one of these back into STEP just as soon as I can.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by lucky420 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:29 pm

CONGRATS Arnoldo and dBrew
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by trilobyte » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:58 pm

@moonwatcher - entirely possible, though in following a number of other events and festivals the number of tickets available through after-market sources generally only increases 15-30%. I expect that the percentage increase for Burning Man will be higher than that (because the number available before was so low), but the overall numbers should still be relatively low. Either way, we'll see soon enough.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Canoe » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:46 pm

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by tstaxel » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:19 pm

12:17 BM Virgin here...

Just purchased my STEP ticket for $240! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

^_^
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by scott_k » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:30 pm

congrats tstaxel!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by danibel » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:52 pm

Arnoldo wrote:I got an amazing e-mail recently from a fellow eplayan. I think I may have a ticket. PLease please keep you finger, toes, and legs crossed for me.
dBrew wrote:Hey y'all,

Got two $390 tix via STEP today (and because I know you wanna know, my timestamps were 12:17:02 (sent), and 12:17:56 (received)). I already got a ticket through Gate for myself, so I'll be selling one of these back into STEP just as soon as I can.

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tstaxel wrote:12:17 BM Virgin here...

Just purchased my STEP ticket for $240! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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All this good news is making me giddy with happiness! STEP is working. And I am sooooo happy to see it! Yay!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by gyre » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:08 am

Doctor Pancakes wrote:But where are they getting their supply? (If they really do have more than a handful.)
Sorry for any confusion.
I was comparing the experience with local scalpers of concerts.
It seems to be an effective strategy, and I have seen it used on ebay.
We have no local aftermarket of burning man tickets at all.

Tickets for the burn would have to be purchased in the main sales or bought aftermarket.
Scalpers are said to have been caught doing that in nevada, pretending to be burners when buying from people.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by otter romp » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:14 am

Waiting patiently :? My time stamp says only 12:17 - no seconds. I must be in there somewhere. Congratulations to all of you who have gotten tickets. What a great support group. Hope we will all be going home.. soon.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Bikesboardsbabes » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:43 am

So how do you know what your time code is? I got the confirmation email at 2:20 that I got registered for STEP, and then got a second confirmation email at 2:23 which worried me why I got two and if they would remove me thinking I was trying to scam the system.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:22 am

look for the time stamp that says "sent from burning man" you may have to look under the tools or more options button on your email.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by chica63 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:13 pm

CONGRATS Arnoldo, dBrew and tstaxel!!!!!!

C'mon STEP!!.. keep burnin through the 17s!! It's so close I can smell it!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by vargaso » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:39 pm

UPDATE: 12:31:18 still waiting for a STEP ticket, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco still dead.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by homo ardentum » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:20 pm

1,000 new STEP tickets in the queue tonight! Woohoo! Good luck everybody....

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Dactylion » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:22 pm

From the Jack Rabbit Speaks "Today (Sunday, July 8) 1,000 additional $390 tickets will be placed into the SecureTicket Exchange Program (STEP). This will get tickets to many of those who were not awarded tickets in the Main Sale, registered for STEP, and have been waiting
patiently in the queue. (There continues to be a consistent trickle of tickets bought and sold through STEP, and the pace may increase as the summer wears on andpeople change their plans.)"

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Ratty » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:25 pm

yea!! now maybe all the step children will be coming this year. whoopie...
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by chica63 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:44 pm

I just got the Jack Rabbit Speaks email!!!!!!

I think Im gonna cry.. yep... there they are.. tears.

I'm sitting at 12:18:09 and I'm hoping that means I'll be in the 1000!!! I can't imagine I'm not unless the 12:17's are heavily populated.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Jenifersteppat » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:52 pm

YAHOOOO! Even though I already got my STEP tix I have been watching and hoping. I am looking forward to the ecstacy that will be on here in the next few days. 1000 tix in STEP! I sure hope that is enough to clear out the existing line (I think it is) - I think I can hear the screaming and joy from here........
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by moonwatcher » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Good luck to all STEP'ers!!
Let's hope our long wait is finally over...!!

See you on the playa!! (fingers crossed)
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by scott_k » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:57 pm

:: gospel of 12:20:46 :: the hour is near, STEPPERS!!!

Hail the true believers.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by scott_k » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:59 pm

*refreshes email*
*refreshes eplaya*
*refreshes email*
*refreshes eplaya*
*refreshes email*

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:00 pm

ohmygodohmygodohmygod eeeeeeeeeeeeohmygodohmygod

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Any time now
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by chica63 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:05 pm

scott_k wrote::: gospel of 12:20:46 :: the hour is near, STEPPERS!!!

Hail the true believers.
All hail the time stamp!


I can hardly breathe. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? *bounce*
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