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Do "you" have your ticket

Post by unjonharley » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:03 pm

I started reading the "still haven't got my ticket" thread..

The fucking thread started to get me upset... Then one day a Email arrived "from Ticketfly... It said my package was being put together.. A tracking number was in the Email.. But after reading all the horse shit on the other thread I was very upset..
Three days went by with no ticket.. Then Sunday and on Monday afternoon the ticket w/vehicle pass and survival guide.. There was a little paper thing that had my name address and the tracking number, plus a fire ball..

Am I just one of the fortunate ones?? Is all this horse shit some kind of set up??

If you have your ticket, please tell me about how it came about..
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by FossaFerox » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:09 pm

It isn't a total shit show. Things are working correctly most of the time, but the mistakes are numerous and particularly troubling. People being sent other people's orders is a nightmare scenario.

The ones we've heard about are mostly people getting too many or too few tickets. Imagine if someone got the right number but still the wrong order.

They won't know anything is amiss if they don't check the name on the little stub. Meanwhile the intended recipient gets nothing, reports them missing, and our original recipient is now UNKNOWINGLY carrying a voided ticket that they'll take with them to gate.

If that happens even once it's not okay.
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Post by Nipple » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:26 pm

+1 in the "Everything went OK" bucket.

That's even despite my best efforts to fuck it up. I moved since I ordered the tickets, and when I changed my address I managed to wedge in an amalgam of new and old addresses to form a 3rd Voltron like address that doesn't go anywhere. I wrote ticket support WELL after the drop dead address change date.

They said "Huh... that's messed up. Let's see what happens, and if it's broken, you can get them at Will-Call."

The other day my Ticketfly email came with the verified address in it, my bonehead mistakes fixed for me gratis.

I imagine it's taking them a long time to mail the crazy number of tickets, with envelope stuffing and everything. Who knows what horror stories happened in the ticket printing, survival guide printing, jaw breaker manufacturing processes. There's a bunch of moving parts with plenty of cogs to snag a tie and decapitate a hapless office worker. I mean hell, I used to work for a phone company and interface with other phone companies.

It taught me every time a phone rang, it was a god-damn blessed gift.

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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by lucky420 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:27 pm

notice from ticketfly and tracking # from usps on july 1 received ticket july 5
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by tatonka » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:29 pm

Have veh pass and ticket at will call , got them thru STEP .
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by JayBobBoy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:53 pm

I bitched and moaned for a while and two weeks ago, I got the sticky note on my front door. I ran to the Post office and everything was in order. No email confirmation of anything, but it showed up and it's in my hands.

I sure hope that Fossa's worst case scenario's don't come true...( I went and checked my reciept stub, and it's my order...whew!)
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by Ratty » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:57 pm

I got my email and a few days later I got my package. No signature required. I'm saving the fireball for the drive.
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by maladroit » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:00 pm

My ticket arrived weeks ago, but I don't have a stub to check whether it's correct. Girlfriend's ticket is still absent.

On the TicketFly order status it says I ordered "Vehicle Pass PLEASE USE ALT STK" and I'll be fucked if I know what "PLEASE USE ALT STK" means.

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Post by TT120 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:10 pm

maladroit wrote:My ticket arrived weeks ago, but I don't have a stub to check whether it's correct. Girlfriend's ticket is still absent.

On the TicketFly order status it says I ordered "Vehicle Pass PLEASE USE ALT STK" and I'll be fucked if I know what "PLEASE USE ALT STK" means.
I got the "PLEASE USE ALT STK" on Ticketfly for my vehicle pass as well. Not sure what it means but I did get a window sticker for my truck, a ticket, and a fireball.
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by Nipple » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:24 pm

IT MEANS YOU HAD BETTER FUCKING USE THE ALT STK IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU.

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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by trilobyte » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:34 pm

Yep, even when there's an email notification with tracking number, and the order actually shows up... people complain.

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Post by sayZar1999 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:11 pm

I picked up my tickets from the post office today. Correct tickets, vehicle pass, guides, and fireball. Never did get any email at all; even in my junk email folder. I moved after the order and after the change of address deadline and they were successfully delivered to my current address.
Now that tickets are in hand I have signed up for my volunteer shifts, ordered some new EL wires, new goggles, and am going to start packing this weekend.
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Post by maladroit » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:19 pm

trilobyte wrote:Yep, even when there's an email notification with tracking number, and the order actually shows up... people complain.
I didn't get an email notification, tracking number, or receipt stub in the envelope...so I can complain a little. It was also delivered to the wrong address, so I can complain a little more. As far as ALT STK goes, I'm told it is just an instruction for the people packing envelopes. But with the way things have been going, it would be an affront to my sense of self-reliance to assume everything was OK, with a nagging doubt that my vehicle will be turned around at Gate.

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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by tahiti_treat » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:43 am

Everything went 100% fine for mine. Delivery notification was emailed and tracking updated, picked them up from the post office yesterday, correct number of tickets, survival guides, VP and receipt. Even a fireball! I didn't think they included those in the Canadian orders since we haven't gotten one in the past.

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Post by Maizie » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:47 am

tahiti_treat wrote:Everything went 100% fine for mine. Delivery notification was emailed and tracking updated, picked them up from the post office yesterday, correct number of tickets, survival guides, VP and receipt. Even a fireball! I didn't think they included those in the Canadian orders since we haven't gotten one in the past.
High five for Canadian fireball!

We got one too. It was exciting.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:03 am

unjonharley wrote: ...Is all this horse shit some kind of set up??
If you have your ticket, please tell me about how it came about..
I received a ticket UPS through another ePlayan, relying on my personality. So, yes, me getting the ticket was totally some horse shit set-up.
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by pink » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:08 pm

I just had the postman walk to the door with my ticket package. I got my email Monday and hadn't yet checked on where my ticket was since then.
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by unjonharley » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:12 pm

I would wash my hands.. You don't know where that ticket has been :?: :roll:
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Post by TT120 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:05 pm

unjonharley wrote:I would wash my hands.. You don't know where that ticket has been :?: :roll:
I bet the drug dogs would "hit" on every ticket... :lol:
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:44 pm

Does anyone else think "ALT STK" sound like a strap-on?
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by BBadger » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:47 pm

I just got my "You weren't here" notification today. Another two days I guess.
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by AntiM » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:46 am

Got my "too lazy to ring the damn bell note". Tickets now in hand.

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Post by remi » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:01 am

AntiM wrote:Got my "too lazy to ring the damn bell note". Tickets now in hand.

I get the "knocked once, heard the big dog so I ran away, came back after writing this note in my truck to place it in mail box note"

I know this is what happens because they knock, I go to answer.. nobody there, take the dog out 10 minutes later and a slip is in my mailbox. It's a shame, because my big boy is actually the biggest suck, and his mean sounding barks are him yelling "HEY. WHAT'S UP??? WANNA PLAY!?!?!"
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Post by Mr. Just Right » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:46 am

Last Friday my gf and I were out at dinner. She noticed it was 5:55pm and said make a wish. One thing thats been on my mind a lot is receiving our tickets, so that is what I wished for. Looked at my email and BOOM!! Got that email on the 25th and the "sorry we would rather you just come to us" card in the mail yesterday. So off to the PO to pick them up today!!

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Post by rudbyrd » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:48 am

Got mine today.

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Post by VultureChow » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:50 am

I received mine a while ago. Email arrived. Then a few days later tickets arrived. I have them delivered to my office so someone is always there to sign for them.
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Post by sadie » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:39 pm

Ticket. In. Hand.!!!
Just signed for it at work.
Got the email Monday, delivered on Thursday.
Survival Guide and Atomic Fireball enclosed.

(insert happy dance here)
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by MrBeardy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:48 pm

Email sent on the 23rd of July, ticket came today, see you all in the dust! For those still waiting or without tickets, you got this!!

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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by Madgirl » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:16 pm

Got mine today too! Never been so happy to have to stand in line at the post office.
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Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Post by AfricanFire » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:36 pm

Just got mine yay!

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