Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

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Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by LittleJack » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:47 pm

It looks like the total cost out of pocket for one ticket and one vehicle pass will be $530, and for 2 tickets and a vehicle pass it will be $961. Best to make sure you have a bit more than this available on your credit / debit card when the time comes. I think I have all the bits and pieces here, please let me know if I've missed something.

Here's my calculations for 1 ticket and 1 vehicle pass:
Ticket Cost: $390
Vehicle Pass: $80
Nevada Entertainment Tax: $34
Shipping / Will Call fee: $12
Processing fee ($7 per ticket or vehicle pass): $14
TOTAL: $530

Here's my calculations for 2 tickets and 1 vehicle pass:
Ticket Cost: $780
Vehicle Pass: $80
Nevada Entertainment Tax: $68
Shipping / Will Call fee: $12
Processing fee ($7 per ticket or vehicle pass): $21
TOTAL: $961

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Martiansky » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:21 pm

Little Jack,
Thanks for the price breakdown!
My sister Mohairs and I are hoping to go this year, too!!
We may or may not be in Hushville again.
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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by trilobyte » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:42 pm

Aside from wanting to make sure you've got some overhead, if you're using a debit card you should definitely check with your bank on your daily spending limits. When it comes to debit cards, most banks impose a cap on what you can spend in a day (often a few hundred dollars, regardless of how much dough you have in the bank), and if you don't reach out to your bank's customer service department within a day or two of the purchase... it could wind up being declined. Don't call them too far in advance, or any notes/exception approvals they give you may expire, leaving you in the same boat of hitting that daily spending limit.

The limits can vary from bank to banks and even from one type of account to another. Check your institution's web site for more information, and call the number that's on the back of the card to get in touch with your customer service department.

If you are using a pre-paid credit card (you know, where you go to a payday loan or western union type place and hand them some cash and have them issue you a mastercard or visa with that amount on it).... Make sure that you have the card set to your name and address. If they can do that for you at the counter, great - if not, check the back of the card for either a website or a customer service line to call where you can do that... the name on your card should match the name on your Burner Profile account. And of course, I highly recommend padding the amount you load it with by not only enough to cover any account fees, but if possible give yourself a little extra wiggle room. That way if a card authorization ties up a couple dollars for a few hours, the card isn't likely to get declined for insufficient funds when the charge goes through shortly after. Once your purchase is complete and the ticket purchase has been deducted, you can use the balance for other bills or a well-earned celebratory drink :)

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:21 am

Who does the charge show up from? All I have to tell my bank is where it is coming from and I will be good to go.
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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:18 am

I think it's Ticketfly, but I'm not certain.
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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Elliot » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:41 pm

:?:
My electronic calculator seems to suggest that 9% of 390 is 35.10 rather than 34.00. But this is trivial.

Worse is my feeling that Burning Man has once again failed to write clearly/succinctly/concisely on the website ticket page. This is not an actual problem for me, at least not in this case, but it may reflect unfavorably on the professionalism of BM management, as observed by the general public. (Me, I love Burning Man and all who sail on her. But for such an organization, the outward face matters.)

Let's take a look:
A 9% Nevada Live Entertainment Tax will be added to the price of all tickets and $3 of the $7 per ticket service fee.
9% Entertainment tax on $390 is clear = $35.10.
In the second half of the sentence, I read that the same tax will be charged on $3 of the $7 service fee on tickets = .27 per item. It would seem that only a prorated portion of the ticket service fee is taxable. Is this perfectly clear to everyone?

If this is indeed the intent, then I might suggest writing... "A 9% Nevada Live Entertainment Tax will be added to the price of all tickets, and the same 9% tax will be charged on a $3 portion out of the $7 per ticket service fee."

That would be clear. Unambiguous. It may not be what's intended -- I don't know.

So...

390.00
035.10
390.00
035.10
080.00
012.00
007.00
000.27
007.00
000.27
007.00
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963.74

I'm looking forward to being corrected and/or informed. :D

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Just_Joe » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:17 pm

Skuzzy61 wrote:Who does the charge show up from? All I have to tell my bank is where it is coming from and I will be good to go.
I just looked it up. My credit card statement said:

02/04_____________BURNING MAN 415-865-3800 CA__________ 806.00

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Elliot » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:37 pm

Mine too.

I've read nothing about Ticketfly this year. Seems I remember quite a lot of discussion in previous year about getting the Ticketfly account ready. Though... I also seem to remember it was OK to handle that during the transaction. Hmmm... appears there is no mention of Ticketfly on the whole BM website now.
Not that it matters. I'm sure it will all turn out just fine. I tend to think too much. :lol:

And... the ticket page shows 9% of a ticket as $34.00, so my slide rule must be off a tad. :mrgreen:

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:50 am

Just_Joe wrote:
Skuzzy61 wrote:Who does the charge show up from? All I have to tell my bank is where it is coming from and I will be good to go.
I just looked it up. My credit card statement said:

02/04_____________BURNING MAN 415-865-3800 CA__________ 806.00
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:01 am

I think Ticket Fly got involved because the owner was a Burner. Then, if memory serves, it got sold. So maybe that has something to do with why BM isn't using them any longer? (Total speculation and the reliance of an old guys memory.)
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Post by ygmir » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:07 am

Elderberry wrote:I think Ticket Fly got involved because the owner was a Burner. Then, if memory serves, it got sold. So maybe that has something to do with why BM isn't using them any longer? (Total speculation and the reliance of an old guys memory.)
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Post by Raoul » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:09 am

Ticketfly is still involved. Maybe they've just got the process more tightly integrated so that they aren't as obvious. I had to login to my account to see if it listed my tickets for this year to be sure.
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Post by Bless » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:05 am

Ticketfly is definitely still involved. My email confirmation came from them this year.
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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by burner von braun » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:51 pm

Totally guessing here, but perhaps Ticketfly is less overt this year as a result of changes made in order to close that backdoor inroad that some people tried to exploit last year.

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by Elliot » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:42 pm

$963.74.
Sounds familiar. :wink:

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price per ticket and or vehicle pass total mail, tax, office costs

Post by unitivity » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:31 pm

including everything $7 per ticket and pass =$21
mail $12 per order this is 3 orders? = $36
any tax? if i am in ca.
any nev. tax?
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so far $57 plus office service fee ticketfly?

If i buy 2 tickets and one vehicle pass what is the total cost please anyone?????
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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by trilobyte » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:57 pm

I've merged unitivity's new thread with the existing thread on the subject.

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Re: Total cost (ticket & VP, or 2 tickets and VP)

Post by unitivity » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:28 am

2-tikz one vehic tic and tax with mail & processing i get $971.21 :coffee:

only one order fee.
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