Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Want to talk about tickets? You've come to the right place.
User avatar
Just_Joe
Posts: 978
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:04 pm
Burning Since: 2020
Camp Name: Black Rock Weather
Location: Nevada

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Just_Joe » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:27 am

$460 if LIT holds.

golgotha-a-go-go
Posts: 70
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:08 am

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by golgotha-a-go-go » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:12 am

In honor of the two roads most of us take to get the the Burn, let's say $447.34.
homo sum, nihil humani a me alienum est, puto...

User avatar
MrBeardy
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:29 am
Burning Since: 2011

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by MrBeardy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:21 pm

They have to be over $400 since they were $390 last year, so $420 is the logical amount but someone already guessed that so I'll go with $415, since 415 is code word for a disturbance, which the increase will no doubt cause. Take my money and let's burn already!

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16750
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:04 pm

And check against the announcement here.

User avatar
stephen2u
Posts: 68
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:20 am
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: No
Location: In my computers C.P.U.

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by stephen2u » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:21 pm

$390

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16750
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:40 pm

I'm pretty sure all bets are off once the actual prices have been released ;-)

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18561
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:34 am

in all honesty, i think this is great.

it is taxing the 1% who can afford it anyway.






you know, the way things used to be....

i applaud this decision to make those who can afford the tip, and even pay for the beer, pay a little more.

all the while leaving the rest pretty much alone, so we all can share the pizza of prosperity.


let's eat.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Frida Be You & Me

smiffman
Posts: 184
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 am
Burning Since: 2014

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by smiffman » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:05 am

trilobyte wrote:I'm pretty sure all bets are off once the actual prices have been released ;-)


You are correct sir! All bets are off (motions hands like a blackjack dealer) As of 5:57 pm PST time.

smiffman
Posts: 184
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 am
Burning Since: 2014

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by smiffman » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:13 am

And The WINNER Is...........................





Spadge63 Winning guess of $426. Ticket price 390 plus 34 for Tax. (please keep urine sample unless clean then might need it)



Your prize of "A picture from a flip taken on a smartphone of a trophy with the winning number and date with the artist signature."



You should receive your gift via PM in the next business day or when I figure out how to post pics here.


Thanks everyone for playing, hope the green man runs past you with tickets.

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16750
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by trilobyte » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:29 pm

Hey, it didn't say anywhere that price guesses needed to be inclusive of tax... did it? :mrgreen:

Congrats to Spadge nevertheless

User avatar
Spadge63
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Starship Palomino
Location: Saint Paul

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Spadge63 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:29 pm

Wooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo! Thank You!!! ohh my playa name is Ozzy btw. Go figure.
“And he didn't get tired or sleepy, for the beauty burned in him like fire.”
― John Steinbeck

User avatar
Captain Goddammit
Posts: 8227
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:34 am
Burning Since: 2000
Camp Name: First Camp
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:19 am

Well remember that prize is an honor, I don't want to see it listed on eBay next week.
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."

smiffman
Posts: 184
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 am
Burning Since: 2014

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by smiffman » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:54 am

trilobyte wrote:Hey, it didn't say anywhere that price guesses needed to be inclusive of tax... did it? :mrgreen:

Congrats to Spadge nevertheless


You are correct, sir! I Assumed everyone was on board seeing as the TAX was holding up the info.

User avatar
Spadge63
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Starship Palomino
Location: Saint Paul

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Spadge63 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:20 pm

Hahahaha Captain! It will adorn my computer monitor along with all my other post-it notes.
“And he didn't get tired or sleepy, for the beauty burned in him like fire.”
― John Steinbeck

User avatar
bigbluedoggy
Posts: 1603
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:25 am
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Destiny Lounge 3D
Location: Pasadena / Joshua Tree, CA
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by bigbluedoggy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:15 pm

And now the tax is official, so there will be no tax refunds at this point. http://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burn ... /79906078/
A plan is what you vary from.

Destiny Lounge has been proven to cause cuteness in small kittens.

Destiny Lounge 3D - located at Esplanade and 3:00 Portal for 2018!

maladroit
Posts: 2326
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:37 pm
Burning Since: 2012

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by maladroit » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:38 pm

I would like BMORG to grow a set and cancel the event this year. With all the money I'd save, I can afford to kick in $100 or more, gratis, to keep the lights on.

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16750
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by trilobyte » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:28 pm

Speaking personally, I'd like for all the "cancel the event" advocates to just 'grow a set' and either take the year off, stop going until the conditions make them happy, or pony up the dough it would take for Burning Man to cancel the event (since BMan would still have significant contractual obligations and staff to pay).

@bigbluedoggy - I saw that article, though it remains to be seen if Burning Man will appeal the decision.

User avatar
Captain Goddammit
Posts: 8227
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:34 am
Burning Since: 2000
Camp Name: First Camp
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:12 pm

I've tried the take-a-year-off plan. It works great. You save money, do tons less work, and even sort of regain a bit of enthusiasm to come back and do it all over again.
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."

ranger magnum
Posts: 734
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:05 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: Outpost Tokyo
Location: santa barbara

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by ranger magnum » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:10 pm

I'll continue to drink the Kool-Aid until it burns more than the STD I picked up last year at the burn.

One question though.... Who raised the vehicle pass cost? NDOT? The org? A 100% increase seems pretty suspect to me.

Oh well...

Pass the purple drink..
Praise the Lowered

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16750
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by trilobyte » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:38 pm

My understanding is that Burning Man sets its prices on both tickets and vehicle passes. It's also not a 100% increase, as vehicle passes were $50 in 2015.

ranger magnum
Posts: 734
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:05 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: Outpost Tokyo
Location: santa barbara

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by ranger magnum » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:45 pm

I thought they were $40. That must have been the year before. I honestly don't remember (and didn't pay attention) to the vc prices, as it was part of my SITE team stipend.

It just seems odd that the price keeps jumping each year. My thought is that it's just another way to get moneys. Probably easier to shove that down our throat than keep raising ticket prices.

Pass the Kool-Aid please.
Praise the Lowered

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16750
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by trilobyte » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:17 pm

The net increases don't seem very big, and it doesn't strike me as odd that they go up - the costs for a lot of things goes up every year <insert a "back in my day" gag here>. Scanning the wiki page, it looks like ticket prices have only stayed the same as a previous year 4-5 times since they started selling tickets in 1995. Maybe if we're lucky, the lift in vehicle pass prices will encourage more carpooling and more camps to use trucks for gear and mass transit for campmates.

I'm right there with you in line for the kool-aid, neither the NV tax thing nor the lift in ticket prices are dealbreakers for me. If I wasn't feeling it I'd take the year off (as I've done in the past)

maladroit
Posts: 2326
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:37 pm
Burning Since: 2012

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by maladroit » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:38 pm

trilobyte wrote:or pony up the dough it would take for Burning Man to cancel the event (since BMan would still have significant contractual obligations and staff to pay).
That is exactly what I proposed, I'm not ignoring that problem.

maladroit
Posts: 2326
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:37 pm
Burning Since: 2012

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by maladroit » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:24 pm

And the "taking a year off" may happen organically as even more tickets are offered to the group of people who can afford $1080 a piece (after tax) plus fees and vehicle pass. I would have preferred a straight ticket price increase across the board, even to the point of ending the presale program entirely. A better/fairer chance of getting a ticket is worth a bump to $440 for everyone rather than that high-roller bullshit.

ranger magnum
Posts: 734
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:05 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: Outpost Tokyo
Location: santa barbara

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by ranger magnum » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:36 pm

Im still stuck on the price increase for vp. From 40 to 80 in there years? I agree you are right about cost increases, but my company has never had that steep an increase in such a short period of time. Something isn't what it seems, and I don't have the bandwidth to really care.

But be that as it may, I would pay a lot more for the opportunity to go every year. Granted I don't have to for various reasons, but nonetheless it's the best deal out there.

And I too hope the "cancel it for a year" people would stop with that. If it's no longer beneficial for you to attend, then simply don't go.

I am almost at the halfway point....in 6 months and about a week, I will be there!
Praise the Lowered

User avatar
Captain Goddammit
Posts: 8227
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:34 am
Burning Since: 2000
Camp Name: First Camp
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:23 am

The BLM will only allow so many vehicles. I don't believe a lousy $80 would convince many people to leave their truck full of art and supplies at home and hitch a ride in the back of someone's KIA with a tent and two gallons of water.
The scarcity of available passes will do that.
The price jump is touted as a deterrent but I don't think it'll be an effective one until it's $1000.
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."

User avatar
Jackass
Posts: 1959
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:25 pm
Location: way out in left field

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by Jackass » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:15 pm

Easy now Captain, we don't want to give these bean-counters any bright ideas...But yeah, the price increases viewed as a percentage are quite steep. How much of that ransom money ever makes it to NDOT and how much gets spent on hookers and blow is completely anybody's guess at this point...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

11th Principle: Depussyfication - Keeping Burning Man potentially lethal. Token

User avatar
some seeing eye
Posts: 2811
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:06 pm
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Woo
Location: The Oregon

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by some seeing eye » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:07 pm

Re the vehicle passes, the BMORG has a lot of private information we don't - how many VP sold and where by geo, how many VP arrived at the gate along with tickets sold in the same transaction, how many low income VP admitted a crew, how many VP were never used.

We need to face facts that 447 is never going to be widened unless the BMORG gains control of an entire state legislature or there is a massive multi-billion mining discovery near Gerlach, Elon Musk builds a space launch facility there,Tony Hsieh builds a shipping facility there or some other such millionaire business nonsense. It is a spur road to a part of the state that is losing population.

Me and the Capt commute from the North, so we are not part of the problem VPs are trying to solve.

I don't have any personal information on highway department blow and should-be-decriminalized-over-adult-age sex worker job creation.

(Oops, it looks like we are getting off track into subjects like will 447 ever be widened and sex work! Shame on me! :D )
increasing the signal to noise ratio with compassion

smiffman
Posts: 184
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 am
Burning Since: 2014

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by smiffman » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:26 pm

Spadge63 wrote:Hahahaha Captain! It will adorn my computer monitor along with all my other post-it notes.



Tomorrow your prize sir!

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 10063
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:16 pm

Can't we get sex workers to widen 447??? :?
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

Locked

Return to “Tickets Discussion”