Eric wrote:kiss-o-matic wrote:I would advocate it is the lesser of two evils...especially for the first several hundred people that barely missed the cut off.
So the, say 59,500 people in line past the first several hundred are just cut out of any chance at STEP? Or do you put all 60,000 that missed tickets in? Most importantly, there is one huge flaw in this idea: it assumes that everyone who entered the Main Sale wants to enter STEP.
Remember: every person who is offered a ticket through STEP has 3 days to respond. Even. If. They. Don't. Want. A. Ticket.
So you would be putting people into STEP with no idea if they want to be there, and those people who don't want one would probably ignore the email since they're not going (at least a healthy percentage would), so those tickets sit for three days, only to go to another person who may or may not want them. Let me give you a real life example of why This Is Bad: last year people who put their tickets into STEP to be sold in the last few weeks weren't guaranteed a sale, even though there were more people in STEP than tickets coming in. Why? Because of the 3-day response time, and people not clicking "no thanks" when they didn't want one.* The ticket offers just sat there, until they rolled over to another person where they just sat. The "line transfer" plan makes this problem endemic to the system. .
My solution to this is to enter your credit card info at time of registration, check off the number of tickets you want in STEP and when it becomes available based on the que - your sale is executed. No more three days waiting period.