Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by rudbyrd » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:07 pm

I keep refreshing but its not working!!

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Re: No wait room?

Post by DesertWalrus » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:08 pm

remi wrote:anyone else notice that the countdown ends 2 minutes after noon.. or is that just for me?
Same here

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:11 pm

If you'd attempted to get in before the system was allowing access to the waiting room you may need to clear your browser's cache.

I'm seeing reports all over of people getting through into the queue... good luck!

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by swayne441 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:14 pm

Has anyone actually bought tickets yet?

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by 666isMONEY » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:15 pm

LGM half-way there, several windows with The Man opened because the ticket-server was overloaded! Fingers crossed!
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 pm

I've seen a number of people posting in various places that they've gotten through. Keep going and hang in there, historically if everything goes smoothly it can take upwards of half an hour to sell completely through.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by DesertWalrus » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 pm

swayne441 wrote:Has anyone actually bought tickets yet?
Green walker is about halfway on mine and still advancing on mine

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:17 pm

Little green man walking - Got in 12:00:55 I wonder if that was close enough....

we will see.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by bigbait » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:24 pm

i made it through and entered all my information to purchase but ticketfly never processed the order. now when i go back i see that i've lost my place in line and i lost out on the tickets. i filled everything out properly but ticketfly i think screwed up. do i have any recourse? i am doubtful..

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by pedroescobar » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:25 pm

Probably not

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by lanval » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Only half way though the Walk. Not looking hopeful...

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:26 pm

I've seen a handful of posts on social media from ppl who got through only to realize that they did not register for the sale... d'oh! For them, anyways..

Good luck. and have that email with your code handy in case the form asks you to re-enter it.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:27 pm

@bigbait - send an email to ticketsupport@burningman.org with all the pertinent details, order #'s and screen shots if you have them. No guarantees, but if anyone is able to help it would be them.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by illy dilly » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:27 pm

How did they get to the sale with out a code? :shock:
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by UtahGirl1969 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 pm

My green guy has been walking for 29 min and he isn’t even to the halfway mark. Where is everyone at?

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by illy dilly » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 pm

mdmf007 wrote:Little green man walking - Got in 12:00:55 I wonder if that was close enough....

we will see.
12:00:55 WOW!
I didn't get moved from the waiting room to the Queue tell around 12:01:45.
Even in the waiting room at 12:00:00 it said "1 Minute ##Seconds tell the sale begins"

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:30 pm

No idea, illy.

For those who do get through.... FFS, do NOT post pictures that show your order # or other personal details.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Chiaroscuro » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:31 pm

Not even halfway now.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by illy dilly » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:31 pm

trilobyte wrote:No idea, illy.

For those who do get through.... FFS, do NOT post pictures that show your order # or other personal details.
Its always an Adventure.

I trip in the way back machine, I remember the first year it all sold out on the first day. I sat in the queue (it wasn't even called The Queue then) for almost 4 hours. I still got tickets in the main sale.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by niner-zero » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 pm

Yes
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by SpringBacon » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 pm

My little guy is only at about 65%. It’s looking grim. But remember, there are lots of tickets that exchange hands before the actually burn, make sure to enter STEP, there is also the OMG sale, and the 1200$ tickets. Most of all NETWORK! It’s crazy the things that can happen if you just get out there and start talking to people. Good luck to all the people who will have to still hunt for tickets with me. Hope to see you on the playa! Sales not over till it’s over!

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by DesertWalrus » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:33 pm

Sold Out on mine. The two min delay from the queue major bummer.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by DancesWithElves » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:34 pm

It looked like the server clock was about 90 seconds behind the time on my laptop/phone/etc. When the timer hit zero, I got into the queue and now my guy is 3/4 of the way across the screen, taking his leisurely stroll!
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by ACfromSAC » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:35 pm

HOOOOOORRRRAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by illy dilly » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:36 pm

SpringBacon wrote:My little guy is only at about 65%. It’s looking grim. But remember, there are lots of tickets that exchange hands before the actually burn, make sure to enter STEP, there is also the OMG sale, and the 1200$ tickets. Most of all NETWORK! It’s crazy the things that can happen if you just get out there and start talking to people. Good luck to all the people who will have to still hunt for tickets with me. Hope to see you on the playa! Sales not over till it’s over!
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:36 pm

Done already?? funk
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm hearing the first reports of sold out notices as well. Hang in there, remember that tickets which are in a cart that does not check out (expired card, etc) will time out and re-enter the pool after 20 mins. Good luck!

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by remi » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:39 pm

I know not to trust what the website & emails says.. and because of that I got my ticket!

I logged in 20 minutes early and joined the waiting room. I noticed the timer ended 2 minutes after noon and thought "jeez.. that's odd." So I went on my cell phone and clicked on the link they emailed me about 10 seconds after noon that the link on my phone worked about 25 minutes in, however, there was not ticket number to select.. only a spot to enter a promo code and it didn't provide me any. So I went back into my email and saw the promo code.. copied, pasted, bought 2 tickets and a vehicle pass.. and boom..

After my purchase was complete my green running man on my computer still hasn't reached the end. Note to future ticket purchasers.. don't listen to what the burning man ticket people tell you.. because they're either wrong, lying or just incompetent... either way, clicking and going into the waiting room is NOT the best thing to do at all. Click on that link within a second after noon hits and that's your best bet.

Good luck everyone that didn't get tickets.. I'm sure if you really want to go you'll get your tickets.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by wraith » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:39 pm

Not necessarily done. Depends on how the queue management works. Probably more people in the queue than tickets, though.

I mean, it wouldn't surprise me if they're gone already. Nearly everyone I know who's going is planning on buying double the tickets they need if they get through so they can sell them along at face value.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Spoonsy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:44 pm

Nice, remi.

I think it really sucks that someone in this thread took someone else's promo code. The person whose code that was should complain to BM (I have a friend who complained about a glitch he encountered buying a ticket, and BM Corp gave him free tickets). It wasn't smart to post it, but he probably didn't know that the code was associated with his account, and moreover it is not in the spirit of BM to jack someone's promo code.

Anyway, just wanted to report that I got in on two devices just now. It is telling me there are no tickets left but that there are vehicle passes. I got my tickets about 10-15 minutes ago.

I also wanted to say that I got my tickets using an iPad (I had two computers, two ipads, and a phone). I got in on just one device in time for tickets. My promo code that it accidentally gave me an hour ago worked. I bet some of you could complain that they yet again did a poor job of rolling out the tickets because some people got promo codes an hour before the sale.

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