Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by fernley1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:08 pm

Are they sold out yet?

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:19 pm

Well done Ticket team (or who ever did the leg work)
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by AntiM » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:20 pm

Sold out? I think so. I had a campmate have an emergency at work, and when they went back to log in, tickets were unavailable. Dang.

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Post by fernley1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:24 pm

Yeah, same here. I have a friend who didn't get on till 1pm and same message.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:25 pm

The Directed Group Sale is now over.

Congratulations to those who were successful, and those who were not should plan to register for the Individual Sale (registration opens next Wednesday, and then that sale takes place on Wednesday February 18)

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by pink » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:27 pm

My link was a cut & paste, but did work. I kept getting a 504 error & if my profile page came up, no button. But I got my tix, and others from Retrofrolic have chimed in. Slowly but surely. :D
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by Skye2kx » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:28 pm

One of ours started in her Burner Profile and waited for a refresh to show the link. Never got it, so finally went to the email and got to the waiting room.

Sadly, however, at 12:48pm received the message that all tickets were sold.

Bitter sweet. :?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:31 pm

well that was quick.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:36 pm

Yippeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The comrades I felt indebted to have chimed in that they got theirs in this sale. Looks like my obligations are covered and I have an extra $800 ticket to throw at my buddy.
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Post by gmontag » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:37 pm

Camp aLittle will be back for another round of merriment!

Thanks much to everyone who made the sale go so smoothly. See you in August!

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:01 pm

I got my tickets but I can't believe how many emails I received from my moronic campmates saying they can't even get into the site much less (not) buy tickets. Must not have pre-registered by the 2nd. Last year the DGS tickets didn't sell out until Saturday. Not so much this year.

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Post by A-RockLeFrench » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:06 pm

Plunderground is reporting success in securing our DSG tickets!


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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:20 pm

Sorry to hear about your campmates, Doc. I've heard from a few camps who had campmates that spaced on clicking the link in the invitation email last week to pre-register (despite multiple emails that explained the process clearly). The craziest part is that these are people who've been through the process before, and that part did not change. Hopefully they'll be better able to prepare for the Individual Sale.

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:21 pm

I had three windows open before noon, no buttons on either the burner profile, or bm ticket page, so I went with the email link, and counted down to noon on the world clock. I hit the link at noon on the dot, link put me in line with a three minute wait, (go little guy in the green stripe!) I had my code and ticket fly password written down (the email said the code was embedded in the link, but I needed to enter it and my ticket fly log in) anyway... easily done, no worries, until my credit card company fraud prevention called me to verify the charge, and made me listen to more music than I had patience for... still all went well. Is Burning man a trigger? maybe a whole lot of charges went through all at once and it became a flagged item?
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:30 pm

How many tickets was that?
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Post by Elorrum » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:50 pm

mdmf007 wrote:How many tickets was that?
2 and one vehicle pass
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by Dr Helix » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:52 pm

trilobyte wrote:Sorry to hear about your campmates, Doc. I've heard from a few camps who had campmates that spaced on clicking the link in the invitation email last week to pre-register (despite multiple emails that explained the process clearly). The craziest part is that these are people who've been through the process before, and that part did not change. Hopefully they'll be better able to prepare for the Individual Sale.
Prepare. Read. Update. Be ready. And UNDERSTAND how it works. Key things in this process. All the bitching I'm seeing on other boards are people who didn't and are angry. The biggest bitch is that they thought the tickets were a guaranteed thing and didn't realize they were first come, first serve. It just floors me. I am not always a well prepared individual, but when it comes to BM I am a bulldog.
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Post by DhammaSeeker » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:53 pm

Pretty Pickle Camp will return for another year of frivolity in the dust!

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Post by tamarakay » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:16 pm

Elorrum wrote:I had three windows open before noon, no buttons on either the burner profile, or bm ticket page, so I went with the email link, and counted down to noon on the world clock. I hit the link at noon on the dot, link put me in line with a three minute wait, (go little guy in the green stripe!) I had my code and ticket fly password written down (the email said the code was embedded in the link, but I needed to enter it and my ticket fly log in) anyway... easily done, no worries, until my credit card company fraud prevention called me to verify the charge, and made me listen to more music than I had patience for... still all went well. Is Burning man a trigger? maybe a whole lot of charges went through all at once and it became a flagged item?
We called the bank the day before and said we would be processing a large transaction. Since its so unusual for us.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by digital » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:32 pm

I find it interesting how many people are complaining about the Visa / MasterCard issue. Some suggestions for the next round:

PayPal offers a *free* MasterCard if you prefer PayPal (must be a business account).

My favorite, Google Wallet, provides a free one as well. I use Google Wallet as a safety barrier between my bank and the world. It's awesome. $5,000 daily.

Congrats to those who have tickets!

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by thundt » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:06 pm

Yes, it was totally NOT clear that it was a lottery. It was made to sound like if your name got submitted by your camp leader, that was it, you had a reserved ticket. Makes no sense to make it yet another lottery.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by digital » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:08 pm

thundt wrote:Yes, it was totally NOT clear that it was a lottery. It was made to sound like if your name got submitted by your camp leader, that was it, you had a reserved ticket. Makes no sense to make it yet another lottery.
It was NOT a lottery. It was first come, first serve.

My favorite comment of the day (from Reddit):
You got a *code* - a place in line - not a *ticket*.

And - Jibbers freakin' Crabst - who the fuck doesn't know that a MasterCard logo is a goddamn MasterCard logo?!?

And then jumps to elaborate conspiracy theories to explain their own stupidity?!?

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Really?

I mean, **really** man?!?

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:56 pm

@thundt - it was not a lottery. If you had read any of the published information, you would have seen that it was a first-come, first-serve sale open to invited members of selected groups who had pre-registered in advance. I would blame your camp leader for not getting it or being a terrible communicator, but all that information has been online either directly on the ticketing page, or on the FAQ linked on the ticketing page, the boards here, and in a number of the emails that went out. I'm sorry that you thought otherwise, or may not have been able to get the tickets you or your group needed, but all the info has been readily available. This also isn't even a change in the process, the directed group sale has worked this way since 2013.

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Post by Campmaster » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:45 pm

7 Sins Lounge is in! It went smoothly and I can't say enough about the ticket team and process. 2 people had links in the email that didn't work and when I tried to go through my profile there was no button to buy but we're old pros and made it work! What amazes me is the campmates I had to badger to read the instructions and follow the steps so they could buy tickets......

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Post by Cranky » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:53 pm

A minute of panic when the profile wouldn't update - jumped to tickets.burningman.org (faster than looking for the email) and got right in line. Smooth sailing from there. Many thanks to the ticket team for making it happen!
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by zorro sings » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:55 pm

Last year 15,000 DGS tickets took a day or so to sell out. This year 20,000 sold out in 45 minutes. I don't think many saw that coming. I am not complaining or worrying about it but this sale is getting close to a regular sale in "probability". I wonder what,if anything, will change to DGS tickets next year in light of this latest sale ?
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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by The » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:10 pm

Orphan Endorphin is coming back to the playa in 2015! DGS worked for us today. Thanks for making the process easy! Now on to the beer, cigars and Hippie Hunger Games Planning

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by jneilvindy » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:01 pm

About the Directed Group Sale:
• The Directed Group Sale is a first-come, first-served sale open to registrants from targeted groups.
• There are 20,000 $390 tickets available.
• $50 vehicle passes will also be available during this sale.
• You can purchase up to two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass.


What part of this looks likes a guaranteed ticket?

(a) all of it
(b) none of it
(c) conspiracy!

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Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Post by Elorrum » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:14 pm

I am interested in knowing how the number of invitations corresponds to the number of available tickets in this sale.
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