hyperspacetraveler wrote:-First off BURNING MAN must not sell tickets to third party websites who jack up prices by hundreds(pretty obvious if they don't condone scalping themselves)
hyperspacetraveler wrote:- Every ticket sold will somehow bear the persons name who bought it. There will be a limit of two tickets per name and upon entry the ranger checks the name on the ticket to a piece of I.D
trilobyte wrote:I think people underestimate the amount of resources that would be needed to process ticket returns, especially in cases where physical tickets are being returned. It's also got to lead to some additional accounting issues, you'd need to keep the entire year's ticket sales on cash reserve if you offered a policy whereby the purchaser could return tickets at any point between the purchase and the start of the event.
I'm curious to hear what the people who've been studying the problem and working on a solution for the last several months have to say. Hang tight, more info should be coming along real soon.
hyperspacetraveler wrote:Sorry for my noobish lack of distinguishing a ranger from the PG&E ill take note next time .I would hope though as a human your able to take me seriously in regards to a issue totally irelevant to the difference. Chill out man my effort and input to a possible solution may not be to your liking , but try suggesting something that will engage , not cut down, as me being to only one burn is irrelevant. So discouraging. And if burning man doesnt sell to third party websites then they still sold tickets to someone in that company as websites had hundreds and i mean hundreds of tickets, i know of 20 people who got theirs that way because they were scared of fake tickets and would rather pay that hundred extra to make sure.
Other issues raised are that the borg will have to keep the entire 50,000 tickets worth of cash. Obviously the borg will only do accounts payable out , when they have received payments in. And of course this would be electronic transfers..... The event will sell out,so borgs books will work out this way, borg can just send the cheques out after the waiting list has paid. 15 dollars for every ticket changed and 15 for every ticket returned is 30 dollars per transfer. How could that not be profitable? As far as just registering tickets , how does that stop a ring of scalpers who will each buy a ticket or two to sell at higher prices, i mean if burning man doesnt sell tickets to third parties , they got them somehow, and lots of them. The only way to stop this is to have your name on the ticket somehow, thats why i suggest a barcode that has your name on it, so that way the borg wont have to bother with getting back the old tickets, they would just print a new one , and print the barcode/name tag of the new person and attach it, and it would be scanned and confirmed.
sattelite5812 wrote:IMHO, the fact that so many scalpers popped up when the event sold out just 5 weeks from the start (some tickets going for as much as $10,000. Wish I were joking), pretty much guarantees that they'll be all over this one. They now know that the event will sell out, and even people who are dedicated enough to get their shit together early might not be able to get tickets; people who just may be dedicated enough to pay extra for a ticket, if the alternative is not going.
I'm in agreement that making tickets non-transferable (except through the Org, who could charge a "restocking" fee) would eliminate this problem.
My 2 cents
oneeyeddick wrote:Some of those $10,000 tickets DID sell,(after the sellout was announced on MTV) but they came with a whole camping package, not just a $10,000 ticket.
BBadger wrote:I don't get it. One year of tickets selling out, a mere 3 weeks before the event started, and people think scalpers are a huge deal. You know what? Fuck photo IDs and registered-name tickets. Get your tickets early, even if by lottery, and be done with it.
ygmir wrote:mdmf007 wrote:Theres packages that sell out there - I know this for a fact...
yup, I've seen the RV deliveries........
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