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Selling out ?

Post by Flash56 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:36 am

So I jumped thru all the hoops and got my pre-sale tickets at noon on the 21st, my question is ,was all the talk of tickets selling out super quick just a ploy to get us to buy as quick as possible or does the pre sale really sell out ? Seems to me the powers that b would let as many $800 sell as possible and tell us there are only 4000.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by omegared » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:57 am

Presale is sold out, they sold out last year too. Presale sells out but just not as fast as the regular sale. They only offer so many Presale tickets because the extra money is "supposed" to support the low income ticket program. The point of presale, in theory, is to support other programs not generate profit.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:58 am

Is that a theory or just an hypothesis?
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by A-RockLeFrench » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:26 am

The official story as generated by the BM propaganda dept. is that the extra money from the presale tickets covers the low income tickets. In a previous thread there was some maths exploring this and it became apparent that much more money was made by the presale than spent on low income tickets by the Borg.

As a theory it doesn't hold water and its a bullshit hypothesis.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:30 am

it is to fleece the whales so the minnows can get in for cheap.


you got a problem with that?


now buy the ticket at regular price and take the ride, sucker.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:43 am

A-RockLeFrench wrote:there was some maths exploring this
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:40 pm

Flash56 wrote:So I jumped thru all the hoops and got my pre-sale tickets at noon on the 21st, my question is ,was all the talk of tickets selling out super quick just a ploy to get us to buy as quick as possible or does the pre sale really sell out ? Seems to me the powers that b would let as many $800 sell as possible and tell us there are only 4000.
When people were trying to buy tickets at 1203 some were getting sent to a page saying that the tickets were sold out when in fact they were not. This is when everyone started freaking out & panicking. Like I have said before, assume everything related to purchasing tickets will go wrong & then be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't. I actually thought the process went more smoothly than last year.

For the people getting sent to the "sold out" page or message (whatever it was) all they had to do is keep trying & they would have gotten their tickets. (I hope they did)

As others have said, yes they do sell out but not as quickly as the normal sale. I don't think it's some grand conspiracy, but that's more fun to talk about.
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Post by unitivity » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:51 pm

once you go, you got to go again, what ever happens.
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Post by mgb327 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:35 am

unitivity wrote:once you go, you got to go again, what ever happens.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:00 am

mgb327 wrote:
unitivity wrote:once you go, you got to go again, what ever happens.

You CANNOT unring the bell.
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by trilobyte » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:20 am

Pre-sale tickets have sold out since at least 2012. Because of the higher price, they tend to have less of a demand spike as the regular ticket on-sale, and so it's not unusual for it to take longer to sell through (compared with the main sale, which sold out in under an hour in 2014).

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Jovankat » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:42 pm

trilobyte wrote:Pre-sale tickets have sold out since at least 2012.
I've seen lots of folks claiming they didn't sell out last year. Can I ask how you know they did Trilo?

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Ratty » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:50 pm

(group chanting). "One of us, one of us. Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble. One of us, one of us. Prove it Trillo. Prove it Trillo".
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Jovankat » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:54 pm

Ratty wrote:(group chanting). "One of us, one of us. Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble. One of us, one of us. Prove it Trillo. Prove it Trillo".
Did you maybe mean to post that on Page Two Ratty? That wasn't an unreasonable question both because what Trilo is saying is different to what most people seem to think happened and because he often has information from reliable sources that not everyone else has access to. :roll:

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by digital » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:13 pm

Jovankat wrote:
Ratty wrote:(group chanting). "One of us, one of us. Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble. One of us, one of us. Prove it Trillo. Prove it Trillo".
Did you maybe mean to post that on Page Two Ratty? That wasn't an unreasonable question both because what Trilo is saying is different to what most people seem to think happened and because he often has information from reliable sources that not everyone else has access to. :roll:
It would be nice if this information were made public. Time-stamped even.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Jovankat » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:32 pm

Jovankat wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Pre-sale tickets have sold out since at least 2012.
I've seen lots of folks claiming they didn't sell out last year. Can I ask how you know they did Trilo?

Never mind I found it, Larry's Blog entry about the Caravansicle Debacle says that 3,113 Pre-sale tickets were sold. I had thought that there were 4000 tickets allocated to the Pre-sale but looking back through last year's JRS emails showed that the allocation was actually 3000. I suspect a lot of folks assumed the rather random number meant that the sale didn't reach it's allocation and didn't bother to double check what the allocation was since that seemed more likely/fit their narrative more than the sale having been oversold.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Ratty » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:54 pm

Geez Louise! Some people got.............
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Ratty » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:58 pm

At a time when people are just starting to stress out over the availability of tickets this year. To an audience of folks that didn't get to attend last year because they had NO TICKET. You're like a dead baby joke in the maternity ward. Can't you be nice?
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by FIGJAM » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:22 pm

Nice: 1250-1300; Middle English: foolish, stupid < Old French: silly, simple < Latin nescius ignorant, incapable, equivalent to ne- negative prefix + sci- (stem of scīre to know; see science ) + -us adj. suffix
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Jovankat » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:32 pm

Ratty wrote:At a time when people are just starting to stress out over the availability of tickets this year. To an audience of folks that didn't get to attend last year because they had NO TICKET. You're like a dead baby joke in the maternity ward. Can't you be nice?
This thread is literally called "Selling out ?" I asked for, and then found for myself, some clarification on the topic at hand. You're the one cracking jokes, passive aggressive snarky jokes at that.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by gaminwench » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:14 pm

Thunderdome, anyone? :mrgreen:
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Re: Selling out ?

Post by serpent » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:31 pm

It's possible that I'm wrong, but pre-sale tickets are still available. I pre-registered and have intended on completing my purchase but just can't bring myself to actually commit this year. ...so many concerns with the way things have been going after so many years of attending...

Anyway, I was able to put tickets in my cart as far as to enter final credit card authorization from ~1 minute after the sale started, some time in between, and again 10 minutes ago; as much as I can tell, nothing is stopping me from buying two $800 tickets and vehicle passes.... :|

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Sham » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:52 am

Just do it! 8)

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by trilobyte » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:17 am

I know because I work with Burning Man and remember getting the notification from someone on the ticket team that the presale had sold out so I could update the post we'd put together.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Jovankat » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:39 pm

trilobyte wrote:I know because I work with Burning Man and remember getting the notification from someone on the ticket team that the presale had sold out so I could update the post we'd put together.

That is exactly the kind of insider info I assumed you have ;)

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by mdmf007 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:06 pm

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by Flash56 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:01 pm

Thanks to all !! SEE YA THERE !!!

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by CrispyCritter » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:27 am

Regular tickets go on sale (Individual) on the 18th of next month, yea?

...so you're telling me there's a chance.

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by serpent » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:03 am

If they're sold out of pre-sale tickets why can I still buy them? o.O

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Re: Selling out ?

Post by serpent » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:10 am

...doesn't seem like anyone actually knows what the fuck is really going on here... :roll:

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