ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby danibel » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:17 am

@Trilobyte. I'm not knocking the ticket people. I am just anxious! The waiting is sooooo hard. At least I can stop checking the "awarded ticket" thread hourly as I have been. More time for sewing hats! LOL
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby deutlich » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:20 am

well, the upside to this (for me) is that my tax return *should* already be in my account by then.

win!

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby remi » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:29 am

I'm the least patient person I know (not BM's problem.) This would drive me crazy if I didn't go for the presale. There must be quite a few people registered. The presale 'scrubbing' only took a day or so.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby jorgebongo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:07 am

Cool
I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand man.

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:09 am

I think it's fair to say that many more people are probably registered in the main sale. The pre-sale is typically a tiny drop in the bucket. There are more than 13 times more tickets in the main sale than the pre-sale, and in 2011 approximately 30,000 tickets were sold in January.

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby danibel » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:12 am

So is two days enough time to process all the registrations? I guess the ticket people know how many orders they are going to process and have set aside enough time. But what if there is a snafu and they are unable to process all the of the "winners" by midnight on the first? Waiting doesn't give them any time for fixes to anything that breaks.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:22 am

Yes it is.

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby tamarakay » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:28 am

but but what if a nuclear explosion happens off the coast of costa rica? Has bmorg thought about that?

lol, man i'm glad i got mine in the presale, goodness this would be so hard.

I am glad they are taking their time and being careful, thank you for keeping everyone informed.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Sham » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:34 am

I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.

This is the official word from upstairs.

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby remi » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:35 am

I'm actually surprised they told us that the draw won't happen until the 31st-1st. As trilo mentioned, most festivals are pretty tight lipped about a lot of information.. That's pretty cool of BM to let people know that they can take a 5 day break from hitting the refresh button every minute.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby pink » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:48 am

Thanks, Trilo! Now I can give my damn CC company a two day window instead of a calling them every three days. And since I forgot THE CARD when I went over to my boyfriend's house last night, now I don't have to worry all day that the drawing might start before I have time to call them again. (where's the smiley for deep sigh of relief?!)

It does stand to reason that scrubbing the list is the most time intensive part. The drawing itself would be automated IMHO. and once the maximum number of registrants is known, the amount of time needed to process them is known too.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Just_Joe » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:51 am

Shambala wrote:I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.
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This is the official word from upstairs.

Just in time for gifting as a holiday ticket on Groundhog Day!
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:42 am

Shambala wrote:I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.

This is the official word from upstairs.


I am actually happy about this. My wife and I are trying to practice radical sticking-to-the-budget and I have booked the ticket as a February expense. I felt a little dirty since it could have technically come in January, and my discretionary January budget didn't have the money.

Also, thank you and the org for going ahead and dispensing this information. Now I know when to bounce around the room. I may take a personal day.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Saguache » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:47 pm

Shambala wrote:Well just frost my butt and call me cupcake!


Well not exactly on topic and thanks for the news, but I think that post had something more critical to consider.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:03 pm

Saguache wrote:
Shambala wrote:Well just frost my butt and call me cupcake!


Well not exactly on topic and thanks for the news, but I think that post had something more critical to consider.

That's his sig line. It's on the bottom of all his posts. Until he changes it.
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:04 pm

Shambala wrote:I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.
This is the official word from upstairs.

It always has to be stairs...
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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Sham » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:15 pm

Oh my dear fishy, the express elevator to the penthouse is right over here. Let me push the button for you! :D

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Milayna » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:46 pm

I would like to amend my previous statement after receiving the JRS newsletter. Now I am worried I won't get a ticket after all. And since I have absolutely zero friends/ acquaintances that go to Burning Man I will probably not be saved by this secondary market that's going to happen. :(

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Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:53 pm

@Milayna - the secondary sale is just that, an open sale from Burning Man that starts on March 28. You don't need to know anybody for that. The secure ticket exchange program also does not require you to know someone in order to participate. But first and foremost, I hope you're successful in the drawing next week.


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