Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by MedullaB » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:28 pm

Frustrating... when I first hit the site at noon I got right to purchase tickets, then it 404'd on me.. reloaded at went to queue. I had thought to go to the URL before the 404 but was so nervous about losing my queue I didn't... I am still in queue and upon hearing the sellout, I loaded the url and was taken right to the buy tickets page (sold out).

Wondering if queue could have easily been bypassed here.

http://tickets.burningman.org/purchase/event/#####
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by playalynn » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:29 pm

thanks so much for you patience and suppport, everyone. Especially trilobyte. I didnt get tickets though I was in queue at 12:00:03. Was sent to a page saying sales were down. Back in at 12:03 but too late. I know there will be ticketd through STEP and OMG. So no wailing and gnashing of teeth here... off to do some art!

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:30 pm

No, the queue could not be bypassed from that screen.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by C187 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:31 pm

Hey Trilo, I have people asking if they are in line right now if they should stay in line.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by Casanova » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:31 pm

playalynn wrote:thanks so much for you patience and suppport, everyone. Especially trilobyte. I didnt get tickets though I was in queue at 12:00:03. Was sent to a page saying sales were down. Back in at 12:03 but too late. I know there will be ticketd through STEP and OMG. So no wailing and gnashing of teeth here... off to do some art!

Yep, Burning Man sold out in 2 seconds this year!

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by forrest Gump » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:31 pm

I want to go to burning man
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by MedullaB » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:32 pm

Oh well, still feel happy for the 40,000 people who got tickets today. I am sure I will find one through other means!
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by skibear » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:33 pm

I just got in. SOLD OUT

Absurd. I logged in at 12:00:29 So looking at other comments here it looks
like tickets (&VP) sold out in 5 to 15 seconds.

Cassanova just said sold out in 2 seconds - possible.


BM should officially announce TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by Taggart » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 pm

I was waiting early and in the queue at 11:59:99 and still no dice.

It is sounding like many who got tickets were those who clicked on the email link multiple times instead of waiting patiently in the queue. I hope this is not the majority. It would suck if people who played by the rules are the ones who got screwed.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by zeigen » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 pm

skibear wrote:I just got in. SOLD OUT

Absurd. I logged in at 12:00:29 So looking at other comments here it looks
like tickets (&VP) sold out in 5 to 15 seconds.

BM should officially announce TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
They just did on FB, pointing to this:
http://blog.burningman.com/2015/02/news ... rning-man/

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by burn_shady » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 pm

...and now I don't even get the privilege of getting my time at the ticket counter... it just stopped the countdown saying all tickets are sold out.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by WeezerMike » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:36 pm

That was so incredibly disappointing.

I clicked the green button the instant it appeared. First it said 1 minute, then 28, then 49, then over an hour, then it was all over the place.

An hour and 10 minutes of waiting, and it finally counted down to zero.... 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... "It's your turn!" it said. "Now redirecting you to the ticket page".

None Available. Across the board.

After watching it count all the way down all the way to zero and then redirect to the ticket page, it was a real kick in the balls to see the event was sold out. It sure would have been nice if it just told me it was sold out when there were no tickets left instead of leading me on through the entire waiting period.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by SweetMissBliss » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:38 pm

I was in line at 12:00 on the dot; waited patiently for an hour and 10, when it was my turn, sold out. I refreshed about 100 times on the purchase screen and every few times a ticket option would pop up, but when I went to the cart, "no tickets available." Now the ticket options have been removed from the page. What a bummer :(

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by Thecatman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:40 pm

:(
What kinda puzzled me last night was I went to the register site and typed my username and password and received a message that "You didn't register" even though I registered on the 18th

Guess I'll try for the OMG
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by winterdream28 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:40 pm

A small insight to my successful purchase. The link was not click-able for me in my email for whatever reason. Instead I copied and pasted the link into the URL bar RIGHT at 12:00.

I was put in Q, it said 14 mins. Then paused. Then 1 hour... then went down to 1 min within 10 mins... then got in.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by curiousbob » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:42 pm

Logged in 12:00, waited 1: 37 minutes

Tickets sales are over,

SHUT OUT NO TICKET

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by PaulM » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:43 pm

Got to the front of the line! The only ticket option is $40 donation. OK, so I'm not going, I can at least support Burning Man. But then Ticketfly requires paying for a delivery method for a donation. Say what???

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by jimco125 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:44 pm

Balls.
Time to find plan B.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by jayceeco » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:46 pm

There are 400 tickets for sale already on Stubhub for $1000 each. Vehicle passes for $400. $1800 profit for being able to get in in the first few seconds.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by Sunny D » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:47 pm

This was interesting. Was anyone else in queue before noon? I clicked on the link a minute or two prior to noon and was put in queue. 50 minutes later, I was able to purchase tickets but no vehicle pass.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by Xeperu » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:47 pm

i live in texas, but i intend to attempt to find a VP on the bay area craigslist... i also have friends in the bay area i have put on alert to hopefully find this for me. i'm confident this will work out for face value or little more. hopefully that eases some nerves... wish i had something for everyone that missed tix today :'( here's my *e-shoulder*, at least...

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by AlexMN1984 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:50 pm

Most of those "tickets" were on Stubhub before the sale today. Those people are banking that they'll be able to get a ticket for less than the $1000 (or whatever they're asking), and make a profit.
jayceeco wrote:There are 400 tickets for sale already on Stubhub for $1000 each. Vehicle passes for $400. $1800 profit for being able to get in in the first few seconds.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by tatonka » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:50 pm

Once the sale begins at 12pm (noon) PST* on Wednesday, February 18, click this link to enter the sale: http://tickets.burningman.org/purchase/ ... o=5LBA98T2
You can also enter the sale from a button at the top of the ticket page

This here was on my e-mail it says click this link , it never lighted up and ended up going to ticket page a few sec late. It should have said copy and paste this to your browser . Dam this shit .

Will try Step again this year.
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by pacerpilot » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:51 pm

I clicked within 1 sec and it came back with a wait of 41 min. then the line paused....I waited with times all over until the message said sold out...

I do not believe all tickets sold in 1 sec.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by DrYes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:52 pm

jayceeco wrote:There are 400 tickets for sale already on Stubhub for $1000 each. Vehicle passes for $400. $1800 profit for being able to get in in the first few seconds.
And the fact that OMG and STEP tix don't have to be picked up at will-call this year plays further into scalper's hands.

But, it is what it is. Demand way outstrips supply and in that situation, there's not much they can do on a practical level unless they decide to make you tie a name to every ticket you purchase, and then make the cost to change that name be exorbitant (or simply don't give people that option).

That'll upset a lot of people, of course, who turn out not to be able to go and are stuck holding a useless and expensive ticket.

They're in a tough situation that's not really their fault.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by AlexMN1984 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:53 pm

Sounds like you have html turned off in your email client. Some clients do that by default.
tatonka wrote:Once the sale begins at 12pm (noon) PST* on Wednesday, February 18, click this link to enter the sale: http://tickets.burningman.org/purchase/ ... o=5LBA98T2
You can also enter the sale from a button at the top of the ticket page

This here was on my e-mail it says click this link , it never lighted up and ended up going to ticket page a few sec late. It should have said copy and paste this to your browser . Dam this shit .

Will try Step again this year.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by DrYes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:53 pm

pacerpilot wrote:I clicked within 1 sec and it came back with a wait of 41 min. then the line paused....I waited with times all over until the message said sold out...

I do not believe all tickets sold in 1 sec.
I suspect the assumption that you get placed in a queue based solely on when you clicked is not true.

It's certainly not true that the green button showed up for everybody at the same time either.

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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by burn_shady » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:55 pm

DrYes wrote:
pacerpilot wrote:I clicked within 1 sec and it came back with a wait of 41 min. then the line paused....I waited with times all over until the message said sold out...

I do not believe all tickets sold in 1 sec.
I suspect the assumption that you get placed in a queue based solely on when you clicked is not true.

It's certainly not true that the green button showed up for everybody at the same time either.
I agree 100% with this.

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Post by LionsNzebras » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:56 pm

so what are we talking here 40k tickets in what 20 minutes?
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Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Post by AlexMN1984 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:58 pm

The queue page auto refreshed about once per minute. So, if you clicked the link before the sale started and didn't manually refresh, you could have been up to a minute behind. But yeah, it's not when you clicked, it's when the ticketfly server received your request. And there are factors that could affect that that are outside the user's control.
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pacerpilot wrote:I clicked within 1 sec and it came back with a wait of 41 min. then the line paused....I waited with times all over until the message said sold out...

I do not believe all tickets sold in 1 sec.
I suspect the assumption that you get placed in a queue based solely on when you clicked is not true.

It's certainly not true that the green button showed up for everybody at the same time either.

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