The pre-sale curse

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The pre-sale curse

Post by Monkeystyle » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:11 pm

Does anyone else think that buying a pre-sale BM ticket is a horrible idea? I mean its like a curse. it seems like if you buy a Pre-sale ticket then it is almost a guarantee that you are going to miss out this year.... I mean, really, why else would 90% of the tickets being offered on eplaya and third party sites be asking for $650-$700 a piece and claiming that the tickets were pre-sale? they must have sold 30 000 of those things!

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Re: The pre-sale curse

Post by TT120 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Because they're really NOT presale tickets but people are saying they are so they can make a profit without people yelling at them for scalping tickets.
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Re: The pre-sale curse

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:58 pm

People will find out, because the price is on the ticket. Of course, people might not report being ripped off that way.

It could be that a disproportionate number of eager yet unprepared buy them in December/January and then find out that they bit off more than they could chew.
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Re: The pre-sale curse

Post by Lonesomebri » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:27 pm

There are no gift tickets or contests for tickets either, not sure it's a curse on one set of ticket buyers or the changing nature of available third party tickets. In some of the years past there has been a healthy fair market sale of tickets approaching the event, which hasn't happened this year, and alot of ditching of pre-sale tickets below cost, which I don't see. This year though, with demand higher, the only tickets rising to the observable surface are the more expensive pre-sale, and yeah, who is going to buy a ticket and then turn in seller for scalping, thereby maybe getting the ticket cancelled? This year the pre-sale tickets are not yet going far below cost as they have in years past. Is a person who bought pre-sale tickets sweating the OMG sale, losing money selling tickets? Probably not. Some curse.....
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Re: The pre-sale curse

Post by Monkeystyle » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:56 pm

thanks for picking up the heavy sarcasm there TT120 :-P
it drives me nuts how people can just do that. and its at least 3/4 of the posts for tickets offered that I've seen.

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Re: The pre-sale curse

Post by pink » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:01 pm

Well you could buy 4 in the presale. And then your friends flake.....
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