If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:05 pm

Or if you like Italian chicks with guns, you can go with this version...
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby BeyondIndigo » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:17 pm

Ok, this is a really badly thought-out idea, but...I'm in the lottery.

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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby monsta2ownzu » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:28 pm

CLAP CLAP!
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby mullingitover » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:40 am

*not clapping*

Entered the stupid lottery at the 240 tier only. If I don't get tickets, I'm not going and I don't even care at this point.

I think it's particularly cruel (and says a lot about the jerks who came up with the lottery) that those who enter at the 390 tier are in the running for all tiers. If you can only afford to spend 240, you're in the running against all people who are willing and able to pay more. So someone who makes seven figures, would happily pay 800 for a ticket, and drives a tour bus to the playa can get your 240 ticket, and you don't get to go. Nice going, dicks.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:53 pm

Speaking of stupid, so is the assumption that somebody who enters at tier 3 is making 7 figures. Many of them are pretty hard up, but they've scrimped and they've saved for weeks or even months and are willing to pay a higher price for the ticket if they have to. It's just like things were last year, and the year before and many years before that. People often made enough room on their cards/accounts to be able to pay more for the ticket and spent outside their means if necessary because the burn meant a lot to them, and it was worth eating top ramen a few nights a week or skipping a few lunches a week for a few months.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby jella » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:05 pm

trilobyte wrote:Speaking of stupid, so is the assumption that somebody who enters at tier 3 is making 7 figures. Many of them are pretty hard up, but they've scrimped and they've saved for weeks or even months and are willing to pay a higher price for the ticket if they have to. It's just like things were last year, and the year before and many years before that. People often made enough room on their cards/accounts to be able to pay more for the ticket and spent outside their means if necessary because the burn meant a lot to them, and it was worth eating top ramen a few nights a week or skipping a few lunches a week for a few months.

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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:46 pm

And, of course, people able to pay higher tiers where there at noon on ticket day grabbing their chance at first tier in a grueling cluster-fuck, aided by faster computers and internets and able to take a day off work to dedicate it to getting as low a tier as possible, while the poor schmucks and just above minimum wage jobs, without access to a computer at work and not wanting to rock the boat so they would be sure the get the week before labor day off got to stay up half the night to get third tier.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:47 pm

It's tough that life is not fair. That's the way it is though. :?

Um? Can we get back to clapping?
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Savannah » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:02 pm

CLAP, CLAP!

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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:22 pm

Wohoo! :P
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby 7chix&me » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:29 pm

Oh Yeah! Clap! Clap!
I'm so excited! I was stressing out about being short of funds, when I came up with the brainstorm to clean out my jewelry box of all those tangled, broken gold chains and earrings that have been accumulating there for eons. Took it all and sold it to a gold dealer in the blasted Mall--$800 later and I'm set to win tickets at whatever level I get them!
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Savannah » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:32 pm

Wow, I love what you did to get your ticket funds! Clever. Welcome to the board.

Your nickname cracks me up. :lol:
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby pink » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:36 pm

7chix&me wrote:Oh Yeah! Clap! Clap!
I'm so excited! I was stressing out about being short of funds, when I came up with the brainstorm to clean out my jewelry box of all those tangled, broken gold chains and earrings that have been accumulating there for eons. Took it all and sold it to a gold dealer in the blasted Mall--$800 later and I'm set to win tickets at whatever level I get them!
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Ed Phunk » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:06 am

Okay so i wasn't nervous about this before until now. Figures. Crossing my fingers for that magic email. 2012 will be my first year.. but been in the community for 2+ years now. :: claps nervously ::
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby sambojones » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:00 am

trilobyte wrote:Speaking of stupid, so is the assumption that somebody who enters at tier 3 is making 7 figures. Many of them are pretty hard up, but they've scrimped and they've saved for weeks or even months and are willing to pay a higher price for the ticket if they have to. It's just like things were last year, and the year before and many years before that. People often made enough room on their cards/accounts to be able to pay more for the ticket and spent outside their means if necessary because the burn meant a lot to them, and it was worth eating top ramen a few nights a week or skipping a few lunches a week for a few months.
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mullingitover wrote:*not clapping*

Entered the stupid lottery at the 240 tier only. If I don't get tickets, I'm not going and I don't even care at this point.

I think it's particularly cruel (and says a lot about the jerks who came up with the lottery) that those who enter at the 390 tier are in the running for all tiers. If you can only afford to spend 240, you're in the running against all people who are willing and able to pay more. So someone who makes seven figures, would happily pay 800 for a ticket, and drives a tour bus to the playa can get your 240 ticket, and you don't get to go. Nice going, dicks.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby remi » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:54 am

I would like to say "Good Luck" to everyone that clapped (no good luck to the wiener that didn't clap!) I know the feeling you have right now (I was in the early bird,) so just remember to keep chipper, and hopefully I get to see each and every one of you on the playa!
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Brianna_Beauty413 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:50 am

mullingitover wrote:*not clapping*

Entered the stupid lottery at the 240 tier only. If I don't get tickets, I'm not going and I don't even care at this point.

I think it's particularly cruel (and says a lot about the jerks who came up with the lottery) that those who enter at the 390 tier are in the running for all tiers. If you can only afford to spend 240, you're in the running against all people who are willing and able to pay more. So someone who makes seven figures, would happily pay 800 for a ticket, and drives a tour bus to the playa can get your 240 ticket, and you don't get to go. Nice going, dicks.



I'm skipping my car payment this month to afford tickets, not to mention probably living off of ramen noodles for a couple weeks so my daughter can still eat good even though we're not going to have any money. Buck up! If you're complaining about not being able to afford tickets now - how do you expect to save up money for food/water/shelter and everything else you're going to need for the playa then? If you want to go you'll find a way...and not complain about getting the chance to have the BM experience.

on that note...

CLAP! CLAP!
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby pamplemusique » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Clap clap! In for 2! Now to find some way to distract myself for the next week... :D
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby CornMan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:31 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:And, of course, people able to pay higher tiers where there at noon on ticket day grabbing their chance at first tier in a grueling cluster-fuck, aided by faster computers and internets and able to take a day off work to dedicate it to getting as low a tier as possible, while the poor schmucks and just above minimum wage jobs, without access to a computer at work and not wanting to rock the boat so they would be sure the get the week before labor day off got to stay up half the night to get third tier.


I did see that happening quite a bit. People with computer jobs were trying to buy tickets while on the job.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby pink » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:41 pm

Zeke Chaparral wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:And, of course, people able to pay higher tiers where there at noon on ticket day grabbing their chance at first tier in a grueling cluster-fuck, aided by faster computers and internets and able to take a day off work to dedicate it to getting as low a tier as possible, while the poor schmucks and just above minimum wage jobs, without access to a computer at work and not wanting to rock the boat so they would be sure the get the week before labor day off got to stay up half the night to get third tier.


I did see that happening quite a bit. People with computer jobs were trying to buy tickets while on the job.


That's what I was doing, using my work computer for personal, which was strictly forbidden by my employer. I ended up staying until about 8pm when my ticket finally went through, after being bounced out and before that getting into the page but having no counter.

Hell, no matter what, someone will have an advantage over someone else. Live where only dial-up is available? Have a blackout on the sale date coupled with an ice storm so you can't leave the house to find a starbucks with electricity and wi-fi so you can get a ticket? At least now all I have to do is monitor my email and account for the next few days, and renew my fraud lift if a charge doesn't go through before Wednesday.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Jwen » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:55 pm

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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Astrochuppa » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:54 pm

Gah! Planning to fly from Australia for our first ever burn!!! Every few hours checking my balance to see if anything has gone through!!
Can`t book flights or anything until we know if we got tickets! :P
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby starbaby777 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:40 am

Flying from Australia if I win too...

In it but not happy until I win it :|

CLAP CLAP in advance!

The suspense! For once I WANT money to be gone from my bank account!

I'm a Virgin burner to be so hoping 2012 is my time :wink:
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby tamarakay » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:29 am

well, Clap Clap, i got my tickets in the presale so crossing fingers for all you guys.

I know that they aren't lower tier tickets then, but don't forget there is still another round of "free sale" tickets, 10,000 of them in March. So not getting a ticket now is not the end of it all.

Personally, I think tiers should be done away with. If there were some verifications of need or whatever, but it was weird talking with people with their huge RV's bragging about getting tier one tickets.
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Sugahoneyicetea » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:43 pm

haha clap clap
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby miss jenn » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:15 pm

WOOOHOOOO!!! 2 Tix @ Tier 2. My lover and I will see you all at home in the dust. :mrgreen: GRAAAAAATIIIIIIIIIIIITUUUUUUUDE!!
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Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Postby Savannah » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:22 pm

YAY Miss Jenn!
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