trilobyte wrote:We all have to make our own value judgment on the things we buy and do with our time. If you feel the price has increased unfairly and you are unwilling to pay the stated prices, you are welcome to exercise your rights as a consumer and not purchase tickets. Top tier is $390, up from $320 for the 2011 event (about a 22% increase), but bottom tier is $240, up from $210 in 2011 (14% increase). And they've increased the number of bottom tier from 8K to 10K, and will be offering more low income opportunities. The increase seems reasonable to me.
Actually the top tier in 2011 was $360, so it's even a smaller increase. BUT the average ticket in 2012 will cost $343.5 (not including the scholarship tix) while the average ticket in 2011 was an approx of $280 (assuming 15,000 tix were sold at $320 and 5,000 tix were sold at $360 + the 27,000 tickets sold at the lower tiers). it's a 22.5% increase in the average ticket cost.
But then, it's a recreational event, no one says you must go. if you don't like it, go make a better one yourself. I assume the BMorg have done their math, added the figures and came up with those prices.
Shit, where was i for the last week... ehm...