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Holiday Tickets Info

Postby trilobyte » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:13 pm

A blog post regarding holiday tickets has been posted here. Good info here, well worth reading.

Registration is open now through Wednesday December 19 at noon and the sale (which will be first come, first serve) will take place on Thursday December 20 at noon. UPDATE: Registration has now ended.

Burning Man Ticketing Page is here

For ticketing feedback and support, please see the fancy new ticketing forum (run by the ticketing team).

The rest of the ticketing details will be announced on January 4th.

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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby BBadger » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:27 pm

Daayum! $650/ea for the holiday tickets with some cheesy 3% going to some sort of ambiguous non-profit to spread "Burning Man culture". That'll be quite the cash infusion (3000 x $650 = $1,950,000).
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:30 pm

Simon, you really cracked me up with that comment.
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby Aurelia » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:39 pm

AH Trilo, now once again I am not a valid member...as I attempted to access and post that was the response.
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby trilobyte » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:42 pm

Bbadger - if it was me I'd have gone to $666 and thrown in a pair of devil horns, just to see what the crazy religious sites write about it. :mrgreen:

aserendipity - if you mean for either ticket registration or the ticket team's support forum, yes you would need to register an account on those separate systems.

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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby Aurelia » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:51 pm

yes Trilo I was, attempting to do that and yet was unable to register
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby BBadger » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:10 am

$666 would've been pretty funny! Though I bet it'd attract all kinds of negative attention from people who think this is some occult festival or something.
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby Savannah » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:41 am

BBadger wrote:$666 would've been pretty funny! Though I bet it'd attract all kinds of negative attention from people who think this is some occult festival or something.


. . . It isn't? :shock:
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Postby mgb327 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:07 am

Savannah wrote:
BBadger wrote:$666 would've been pretty funny! Though I bet it'd attract all kinds of negative attention from people who think this is some occult festival or something.


. . . It isn't? :shock:

That's why I go...even the theme this year admits to it....
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby VultureChow » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:13 am

Man, that is a chunk of change isn't it?

I registered, but don't know if I'll bite the bullet.

I thought the non-transferable ticket rejection post was interesting. I guess I don't understand the gifting aspect of Burning Man. What's the difference between gifting the money for a ticket and gifting the actual ticket?
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby dangerous » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:15 am

VultureChow wrote:I thought the non-transferable ticket rejection post was interesting. I guess I don't understand the gifting aspect of Burning Man. What's the difference between gifting the money for a ticket and gifting the actual ticket?


i think the main difference is that in order to gift a ticket, you already sat at your computer for hours hitting refresh in order to to score an opportunity to buy the ticket, thus the recipient gets a no hassel entry to the event. a second less important difference is that the recipient cannot go and buy something else with a physical ticket; you take that choice away, especially if you don't transfer the ticket into their name until the very last possible date :)

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Postby TT120 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:20 am

Whoah! $650? Ouch.......

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Postby AntiM » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:27 am

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Postby junglesmacks » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:32 am

Who's the scalper now, bitches?
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Postby TT120 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:29 am

junglesmacks wrote:Who's the scalper now, bitches?

Ok. That was funny. :lol:
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:39 am

TT120 wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Who's the scalper now, bitches?

Ok. That was funny. :lol:



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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby VultureChow » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:52 am

dangerous wrote:
VultureChow wrote:I thought the non-transferable ticket rejection post was interesting. I guess I don't understand the gifting aspect of Burning Man. What's the difference between gifting the money for a ticket and gifting the actual ticket?


i think the main difference is that in order to gift a ticket, you already sat at your computer for hours hitting refresh in order to to score an opportunity to buy the ticket, thus the recipient gets a no hassel entry to the event. a second less important difference is that the recipient cannot go and buy something else with a physical ticket; you take that choice away, especially if you don't transfer the ticket into their name until the very last possible date :)


I understand all that, I just find it interesting that the culture of gifting tickets is so important as to negate the benefits of non-transferable. If you're gifting to a friend or loved one who will be going with you, then you know what they are going to use the money for. If gifting to a stranger, nothing is stopping them from turning around and selling it.

In any event, the higher and higher the prices go, the less gifting of tickets there will be. The org made a decision that the culture of gifting tickets is of greater value than assuring tickets will be bought by people who will use them and value them.

Or you could take the cynical view that the cost of enacting not-transferable tickets was not worth incurring since they will sell out any way.

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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:07 am

As someone that gifted a golden ticket and life changing experience to a wonderful burgin this last year, I understand it fully. Identity based tickets are a no for me.
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:12 am

not to mention the large proportion of Burners who use an alias or two...
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Postby graidawg » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:25 am

i am somewhat shocked.
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Postby VultureChow » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:34 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:not to mention the large proportion of Burners who use an alias or two...


You mean his name wasn't really Thunder Dong? That would explain why I haven't received the child support he promised.
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:38 am

I thought the xmas tickets were going to be $2012!!!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:57 am

Well, otherwise, the holiday tickets were going to be swamped. After last year, vast hordes of burners were going to buy their regular tickets that way. This represents a significant commitment of resources.

Would you prefer a cessation of the gifting program? That's what I was predicting.
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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby unjonharley » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:15 am

Savannah wrote:
BBadger wrote:$666 would've been pretty funny! Though I bet it'd attract all kinds of negative attention from people who think this is some occult festival or something.


. . . It isn't? :shock:


Damn :shock:

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Postby MacGlenver » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:20 am

Woot! $650 will be less than I paid last year!! :)
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Postby Dr Helix » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:26 am

Well, I would guess the bar has been raised. $650.00 presale? $500.00 top tier likely on the way.
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Postby chelsea00marie » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:44 am

Dr Helix wrote:Well, I would guess the bar has been raised. $650.00 presale? $500.00 top tier likely on the way.

That's about what I'm thinking. I saved $400 for it so far, and I thought that was liberal. Guess I'll keep saving.

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Postby trilobyte » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:04 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Well, otherwise, the holiday tickets were going to be swamped. After last year, vast hordes of burners were going to buy their regular tickets that way. This represents a significant commitment of resources.

It might be that.

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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby pink » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:13 pm

Wow, a whole $19.50 of each presale ticket will be going to the burning man project.

So it's a gamble again, since no one knows what the ticket prices will be or how much of a fuckup the ticket buying system will be. Since we KNOW the day of the sale there is going to be some kind of computer blowup; it's happened every year I've dove into buying on sale day. :evil:

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Re: !!README!! Holiday Tickets Info

Postby Tiahaar » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:40 am

unjonharley wrote:
Savannah wrote:
BBadger wrote:$666 would've been pretty funny! Though I bet it'd attract all kinds of negative attention from people who think this is some occult festival or something.


. . . It isn't? :shock:


Damn :shock:

I dare them to charge exactly $16 for Shipping/Handling :twisted:
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