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Find ticket on playa?

Postby mullenc525 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:37 pm

Girlfriend is arriving Wednesday eve. Ill be picking her up in Reno.

Been watching the ticket markets closely the last few years and haven't decided whether I should wait this one out. Looks to me like there is no glut like last year, it may only get more difficult to find a ticket. On the other hand I recall tickets being given free last year in line. Would be nice to save the money :))

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:42 pm

You'd risk that?
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby mullenc525 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:46 pm

I'm a risk taker yeah

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:49 pm

Is she?

You were already worried she'd hate it. She's really gonna hate it if she gets all that way and you've got no ticket for her. :lol:

No one can tell you what will happen. Do whatever you can live with.

You should tell her if you don't have a ticket for her, though. She deserves to know that before she sets out.
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:59 pm

Unbelievable Dumb Ass wrote:Would be nice to save the money :))


Wouldn't it be better to save your girlfriend??

Is she cute? Maybe she needs someone who will take better care of her...
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby mullenc525 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:59 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Wouldn't it be better to save your girlfriend??

Is she cute? Maybe she needs someone who will take better care of her...


Judging from your other posts, she'd eat you alive.

Was looking for an intelligent analysis of the market or any historical insights. Would have been trivial last year. Ill take the harshness as an indicator there will not be such a glut this year. She still hasn't committed so I am having to consider risk mitigation.

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:12 am

You and your girlfriend sound like terrific people to have on the playa, you should insist she attend, and I'm certain that you will be able to get a ticket where ever, whenever. See ya in the dust.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:25 am

So you'd have your girlfriend come all the way to BRC with no ticket, just hoping someone gave you one when you got there... my prediction is you're the one who will be eaten alive!
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Eric » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:14 am

mullenc525 wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:
Wouldn't it be better to save your girlfriend??

Is she cute? Maybe she needs someone who will take better care of her...


Judging from your other posts, she'd eat you alive.

Was looking for an intelligent analysis of the market or any historical insights. Would have been trivial last year. Ill take the harshness as an indicator there will not be such a glut this year. She still hasn't committed so I am having to consider risk mitigation.

Cheers


Seeing as the Gate opens in 5 days & ticket prices still haven't fallen, I'd say there's no glut. Will there be people stuck with tickets next week? Probably. Will you have the luck of being the person there when they are, if they even go all the way to the Gate? Probably not.

This is the first time I've seen ticket prices stay at face value this late in the game - they usually start dropping in early August. I was sure they'd plummet after the OMG sale, they didn't.

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby stew » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:14 am

Whatever you do, don't bet on a free ticket in gate line. If you show up at gate one ticket short, you will be sent back to Reno. There is no waiting room for people waiting for miracle tickets.

Unless you're doing in in my shift. I'm German, I have a thing for schadenfreude.
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby stew » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:48 am

...wait a second. Weren't you selling two tickets just two weeks ago? Now you're hoping for a free ticket?
viewtopic.php?f=291&t=57195&p=867120#p867120
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:51 am

stew wrote:...wait a second. Weren't you selling two tickets just two weeks ago? Now you're hoping for a free ticket?
viewtopic.php?f=291&t=57195&p=867120#p867120


Holy shit. Gotta be kidding me.
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Sham » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:02 am

What ever happens, PLEASE post back here after the event. I'd love to hear how the silent trip back to Reno went, when you couldn't get her a ticket. :lol:

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Postby DrYes » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:05 am

I've got an extra ticket for you. I'll meet you Wed, dawn, at the trash fence, after the Daft Punk show out there. I'll be the guy with sunglasses and a hat.

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Postby marcgorcey » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:07 am

Shambala wrote:What ever happens, PLEASE post back here after the event. I'd love to hear how the silent trip back to Reno went, when you couldn't get her a ticket. :lol:



Copy that. I don't usually check out ePlaya after the event, but I want to hear the end of this story.

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby mullenc525 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:26 am

Eric wrote:
mullenc525 wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:
Wouldn't it be better to save your girlfriend??

Is she cute? Maybe she needs someone who will take better care of her...


Judging from your other posts, she'd eat you alive.

Was looking for an intelligent analysis of the market or any historical insights. Would have been trivial last year. Ill take the harshness as an indicator there will not be such a glut this year. She still hasn't committed so I am having to consider risk mitigation.

Cheers


Seeing as the Gate opens in 5 days & ticket prices still haven't fallen, I'd say there's no glut. Will there be people stuck with tickets next week? Probably. Will you have the luck of being the person there when they are, if they even go all the way to the Gate? Probably not.

This is the first time I've seen ticket prices stay at face value this late in the game - they usually start dropping in early August. I was sure they'd plummet after the OMG sale, they didn't.

I wouldn't bet on a ticket sitting around waiting for you...


Thanks Eric. As I remember you were a pretty chill guy in person too.

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:35 am

Ahhh, he was hedging on the glut, planning to sell his tickets in hand and try to get cheaper later, like his plan with the girlfriend, we have ourselves a gambling man. You should just stay in Reno, but I would rather you force her to ride with you to the gate and try to get her ticket there. Karma will provide.

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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:44 am

I'm honestly curious how you would have reacted if the folks here on eplaya had sung a different tune. If you'd heard things like "there will be a glut; there's always a glut," and "oh, sure, I've heard several stories of free tickets given out in line," and "I saw a person with a sign selling a ticket cheap at Keystone," how would that have changed your plan?

What if you did go as far as the line at gate but didn't get a ticket in the end? Would you come back raging about how your burn and your relationship are ruined, all because you heeded speculation from some keyboard cowboys? These boards are full of messages where people post (bad) ideas, looking for confirmation that they can sneak in their dog/go while 8.5 months pregnant/hand out free drugs if they call it candy. I'm not saying this is necessarily the case, but you should evaluate whether you weren't unconciously looking for somebody else's approval.
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby mullenc525 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:47 am

Lonesomebri wrote:Ahhh, he was hedging on the glut, planning to sell his tickets in hand and try to get cheaper later, like his plan with the girlfriend, we have ourselves a gambling man. You should just stay in Reno, but I would rather you force her to ride with you to the gate and try to get her ticket there. Karma will provide.


Link? Never tried to sell any tickets, but thanks for coming out. Also, maybe it wasn't clear I'd be at the event Sunday.

Anyway, all I needed was some intelligent comments on the historical market. Thanks Eric. Now I can tell her she needs to make up her mind today otherwise seriously risk the decision being made for her.

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Nipple » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:47 am

Free advice is worth it!

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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:53 am

Oh please, just ignore these yahoos. There'll be plenty of tickets floating around the gate. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Sham » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:54 am

Yes, the link for tickets for sale is from 2012 NOT 2013. My apologies.
Like others have said, this is a gamble. 50/50 maybe?

Good luck and we'll see you on the playa (and maybe your girlfriend too!) :D

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby stew » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:08 am

Shambala wrote:Yes, the link for tickets for sale is from 2012 NOT 2013. My apologies.

I have to apologize, I was the idiot who pulled out that link without checking what year it was from. Note to self: no internet posting before I've had coffee.

Either way, I'd try to sort out things beforehand. You really, really don't want to show up at gate one ticket short, it will be the opposite of fun for everyone involved. Do you really want to risk your relationship to save a little money?
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:42 pm

Your earlier tickets for sale was a false alarm but thats beside the point anyway. This thread is a real flamer because you're telling us you intend to have someone else come all the way out there with no ticket, counting on someone just giving you one in line.

That's quite shitty.

If it was just you screwing yourself over, we'd mostly laugh and wave as we pass by you at the gate.
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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby mdmf007 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:19 pm

Hers another option for you. There are scalpers in Gerlach. Come without a ticket for the girl HOPING to get a free or dirt cheap ticket and it may happen. If not, your driving back to Gerlach and buying a ticket for 600 bucks from the dude in the shitty little truck that has the sign that says "Tickets"

so while I can guarantee there is a ticket in Gerlach but you wont like the price.
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Postby DrewDubious » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:24 pm

mullenc525 wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:
Wouldn't it be better to save your girlfriend??

Is she cute? Maybe she needs someone who will take better care of her...


Judging from your other posts, she'd eat you alive.




Ah, praying mantis, eh?

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby mullenc525 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:21 pm

BoyScoutGirl wrote:. I'm not saying this is necessarily the case, but you should evaluate whether you weren't unconciously looking for somebody else's approval.


Probably more likely I subconsciously knew it was a bad idea and already had a feeling there will be no glut, and needed to be told so.

Anyway we are making the final decision on her attendance today.

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Re: Find ticket on playa?

Postby gyre » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:01 am

Eplaya isn't the only guide to how tickets are selling, and it varies a lot from place to place.
Hard to call.
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