Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by DesertWalrus » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:45 pm

I tried again and just got tickets

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by 666isMONEY » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:54 pm

wow, finally got in but kept getting "sold out" and only allowed to get vehicle pass but I kept on refreshing and had three windows opened, so I decided to try to only get a ticket and worry about vehicle pass later and that worked, now I need a vehicle pass ... wonder how difficult that will be to get?! (Now I try to log in and it says my promo code was used.)

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:56 pm

Scamming codes does happen, you'd be surprised at how many people post screen caps or share copies of an email without thinking about the implications. I should imagine though, that the people who pull that stunt run into another obstacle down the road. At some point after the sale, Burning Man will go through the lists to ensure that the info on the order matches the info on the Burner Profile. If things don't match up, that sale may be canceled and the tickets would be added to either the STEP or OMG sale supplies.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:57 pm

I got thru at 12:32, nothing left but vps. Now I'm in line again, wtf???
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:59 pm

This little guy is just walking when I need him to at least jog.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by wraith » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:02 pm

Given the frustrations that happen from this every year, I really wonder why the process hasn't shifted to just determining which registered profiles get to buy in what order once registration is closed, and just sending them an email good for 24 hours before the offer is rescinded and the next on the list gets it.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:02 pm

Why they kick me out saying there was nothing left, when people are still buying tickets?

I got all of the way across this time damnit
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Post by mdmf007 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:03 pm

So - some stats for geeks.
This little guy is taking steps 1/8th of on inch (on my screen)- I measured, at a pace of one step a second. He has walked only 450 feet since I Started this. I am not impressed.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by tatonka » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:09 pm

got in at 12:00 then 1:05 it tells me all tickets and passes gone :( some other year perhaps ( sigh )
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by lucky420 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:12 pm

tatonka wrote:got in at 12:00 then 1:05 it tells me all tickets and passes gone :( some other year perhaps ( sigh )

Network here, it’s not over until 9/3/18
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 pm

My first 12 burns was so easy - literally show up at gate and buy a ticket. Remember the great ticket meltdown of 2010/11? epic....

congrats to ll those that got in.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by wraith » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 pm

Welp. Got through, and not even a 'sold out' just back to the ticketfly page. Pressed f5, says my code is invalid. Oh well, guess I don't have to fight for time off this year. :D

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by annarosatg » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 pm

from my burner profile

2018 Tickets: Main Sale

The sale is over.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 pm

One of my campmates just finally got through... initially it showed a vehicle pass, but something errored out and upon return there wasn't anything available. It's disappointing, but I'm confident that she and her partner will find what they need with time to spare.

Remember, stay tuned (and please do not post threads seeking tickets at this time). As soon as we're able, we will get ticket boards opened up - stay tuned for announcements.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by DesertWalrus » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 pm

lucky420 wrote:
tatonka wrote:got in at 12:00 then 1:05 it tells me all tickets and passes gone :( some other year perhaps ( sigh )

Network here, it’s not over until 9/3/18
Initially told me main tickets sold out, vehicle tickets available. Tried again, said main tickets available vehicle tickets available. 666isMONEY reported similar. I'd keep trying.

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Post by Spoonsy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:18 pm

trilobyte wrote:Scamming codes does happen, you'd be surprised at how many people post screen caps or share copies of an email without thinking about the implications. I should imagine though, that the people who pull that stunt run into another obstacle down the road. At some point after the sale, Burning Man will go through the lists to ensure that the info on the order matches the info on the Burner Profile. If things don't match up, that sale may be canceled and the tickets would be added to either the STEP or OMG sale supplies.
I hope that happens and that the person who posted it will complain that they were unable to buy tickets because of this. They aren't very explicit about the fact that the promo code that they give you at the end of the queue is the same one that you get in your email at the end of the personalized link. I'm not sure I that I put it together until today. I could see how a lot of people could think they are getting a spontaneously generated code instead of a pre-existing one from their email.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 pm

DesertWalrus wrote: Initially told me main tickets sold out, vehicle tickets available. Tried again, said main tickets available vehicle tickets available. 666isMONEY reported similar. I'd keep trying.
I refreshed and tried again and again, it didn't give me a place back in line until 15-20 min later...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by wraith » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 pm

DesertWalrus wrote:
lucky420 wrote:
tatonka wrote:got in at 12:00 then 1:05 it tells me all tickets and passes gone :( some other year perhaps ( sigh )

Network here, it’s not over until 9/3/18
Initially told me main tickets sold out, vehicle tickets available. Tried again, said main tickets available vehicle tickets available. 666isMONEY reported similar. I'd keep trying.
Ticketfly page now shows 'Off Sale' when refreshed.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by desertmuguet » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:22 pm

when can we buy the tickets from who won't attend?

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 pm

I'm half way across the screen for my second try, this set up is crap.

Now it's telling me they're done...again
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by bigbait » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:28 pm

seeing multiple reports of glitches during checkout for many people who made it into the sale. anybody else experience any glitch post here

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Post by 666isMONEY » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:31 pm

bigbait wrote:seeing multiple reports of glitches during checkout for many people who made it into the sale. anybody else experience any glitch post here
Yeah, that was crazy ... tried getting ticket + vehicle pass but continued to show tickets sold out. Not sure if I refreshed and finally got into sale again or if it was because I had multiple windows opened but eventually got the sale again (for like the 4th attempt) and thought I'd just try to get a ticket and it worked, now I need a vehicle pass. Took me until around 12:33 to get ticket

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Raymerks » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:36 pm

pff intense! But we got got 4 tickets and are with a group of 5. Let me know when someone had a spare ticket for a super cool burner group form Amsterdam.
Love!

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:41 pm

Now when I got thru a screen popped up and asked me to confirm that I got in line @ 12:37, then dumped me out and showed me tickets were sold out, again. Very strange indeed. I was through the line @ 12:32, and got back in line around 1
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Maji » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:44 pm

Had a glitch too...
I was logged into ticket fly and waiting in line, then got the you are being redirected and then sent to the original login asking for the promo code..... had to retrieve it and enter it and then no tickets left..... so much for the HMI....

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by UtahGirl1969 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:06 pm

desertmuguet wrote:when can we buy the tickets from who won't attend?
I believe that is around the 27th of April.

I wasn’t able to get two tickets in the sale but I’m not giving up. I noticed a thread from last year for people looking for tickets but it’s been locked.

Time for a 2018 thread?

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by UtahGirl1969 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:10 pm

UtahGirl1969 wrote:
desertmuguet wrote:when can we buy the tickets from who won't attend?
I believe that is around the 27th of April.

I wasn’t able to get two tickets in the sale but I’m not giving up. I noticed a thread from last year for people looking for tickets but it’s been locked.

Time for a 2018 thread?
Strangely enough I’m not even bummed that I didn’t get tickets in the sale. I keep thinking this challenge is just part of my journey to Burning Man.
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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Grumpy Otter » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:11 pm

We got two tickets for four of us. I would like to try STEP, but am curious if the donor level ($1200) tickets are still available if STEP does not pan out. (OMG just seems like wishful thinking)

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by FreeFlyFreak » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:16 pm

All I got was a vehicle pass.

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Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:23 pm

I think vps get void if you didn't purchase a ticket, I could be wrong...
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