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Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:27 pm

Thinking out loud here for 2013 tickets.
What if an allotment of say about 25,000 or so tickets for the '13 event were sold at the 2012 event? These ticket would be sold between the 1st and 2nd tier price, say about $250-300. Then the rest of the tickets were sold at a higher price by a process yet to be determined, lottery, FCFS, etc.
The tickets sold at BM could be sold at exodus since most people are sitting for hours at a time already.
or..
When entering or leaving the city you get a unique code number that you would use when purchasing tickets for the '13 event A unique code,(none the same), one code, one ticket. The code could even be printed on your book that you get when you enter the city, and that wouldn't add any extra time or effort to anybody, except the printing company that prints the books (55,000 books=55,000 unique codes). When tix go on sale you enter your code and buy your ticket. Maybe even put in a random selector for after you put your code in you can buy 1 extra ticket, that can be sold/gifted. But only do that for say 15% of the allotment or so.
This way the tiers are still in place, vets are almost guaranteed tix, virgins have better odds of getting their tix, and scalping is reduced. Not everybody who goes to TTITD is going to come back, so only have the code number tickets for sale x amount of weeks, then dump all leftovers into the non-code public sale, it could end up with more public sale tickets then coded tickets, yet the vet's would have theirs and John Q. Public has a greater chance of getting theirs also.
Also, with having to use the code on the back of your book takes away the whole name on a ticket thing. (which I don't understand what the big deal is anyway. I mean really, the people that have a problem with it must be sober, and never get carded at bars)
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby CornMan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:40 pm

Then it would be worth it to buy a thousand dollar scalped ticket rather than be shut out subsequent years if they're doing the ticket code in the venue each year.
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:44 pm

That may be the case for this year, due to the way things have happened, but it might not be the case for the next couple years.
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby lessrules » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:57 pm

Bounce530 wrote:What if ... tickets for the '13 event were sold at the 2012 event?

/not serious
I love the fact that since there is no commercial vending that they would be gifted to us.
/ok, serious again
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby Eric » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:37 pm

Looking at this seriously- your idea would put enough tickets on the playa for less than half the people that are actually there. After the ticket "situations" this year & last, you can bet if this happened there would be a huge amount of people who would want them- especially at lower tier price.

So think about this- really cheap tickets, but a limited supply, only available during Exodus. You don't forsee any problems there- like with a mad rush to the front ignoring the lines & cones & fences to get those tickets? People leaving on Friday or early Saturday to get them?

Then- what happens when those are gone and the Exodus crew, who are just trying to make things go smoothly, have to tell people "sorry, out of luck, they're all gone"? Look at the outrage the drawing has caused, or the sell out caused last year. Imagine that outrage directed at people who are standing in the sun for 8 hours trying to make your lives easier. You can bet the Exodus crew shrinks drastically by day two of this.

Then, BMIR announces to everyone left in the city (and in the Exodus line) that those tickets are all sold out. To people who are hot, tired, hungry, dehydrated & ready to head out (and probably a bit emotionally fragile).

Yeah. Not pretty.
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:42 pm

yep, Eric you're absolutely correct about that, so that idea is scratched. But how thoughts on the unique code on the booklet handed out at the greeters?
And of course the numbers would be massaged by the "numbers type crew" at HQ, I was just throwing numbers for examples.
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby FandangoLiz » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:04 am

The Glastonbury Model, if anyone cares to read. As you might imagine, they have had problems with scalpers in the past. Means more work on the front end, but very little at the event itself.
http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/i ... n/tickets/
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby pink » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:08 pm

Bounce530 wrote:yep, Eric you're absolutely correct about that, so that idea is scratched. But how thoughts on the unique code on the booklet handed out at the greeters?
And of course the numbers would be massaged by the "numbers type crew" at HQ, I was just throwing numbers for examples.


Except what happens when they run low on WWW and start giving only 1 per car? Thievery of WWW during the event? And BTW, in your original idea, you didn't even give any thought to the idea of all the people who stay til Tuesday (or beyond) that are most often in a camp's core group, or simply wait to AVOID Exodus, and the PITA it is.
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby vargaso » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:45 pm

Glastonbury has been brought up many times in the past few days, but thanks to FandagoLiz's link, I actually read the policy. I can't think of a better way to handle it. Here's the text, I hope it's OK to post here, it's kinda long.

Every person who will be aged 13 or over on Wed 26th June 2013 who intends to purchase a ticket for Glastonbury Festival must have a valid registration number. Children aged 12 and under do not require tickets and do not need to register.

Each ticket for the Festival features the photograph of the registered ticket holder and is non-transferable. Security checks will be carried out to ensure that only the person in the photograph will be admitted to the Festival.

Seetickets are the only company permitted to sell tickets for Glastonbury Festival. No other site or agency will be allocated tickets. Any other company or individual claiming to sell Glastonbury Festival tickets is bogus. 
 


You can register online at www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk or visit www.seetickets.com/see/getglas.asp, to check whether you have an existing valid registration.
 


Seetickets aim to respond to all registrations within 24 hours during the working week. If you have not had a response from them within in that time frame we would suggest the following 3 courses of action:

1) Check your spam/junk email folder, in case your email has been rejected by your service provider
2) Check online at www.seetickets.com/see/getglas.asp to see if your registration has been approved
3) Re-register at www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk

INFORMATION FOR NEW REGISTRANTS:

Online registration only takes a few minutes, but needs to be completed at least 48 hours before you intend to buy a ticket. You will need to provide basic contact details and to upload a passport-standard photo, which should be of portrait orientation and in jpeg format. You will receive an email when your registration is received, and once your photo has been approved, you will receive a second email with your unique registration number that you will need to quote to book your ticket. At peak times Seetickets aim to process registrations within 24 hours during the working week, however during the Festival’s fallow year registrations may take longer to process. If you have not received a confirmation email within 48 hours (Monday-Friday) of having made an online application, please check your spam folder. If your registration is rejected or you do not receive a registration number, please re-register.


Once registered you will be eligible to buy a ticket for the Festival when they go on sale. Please note that registration does not guarantee you a ticket. If you plan to buy tickets for other people, they all need to be registered. When tickets go on sale you will need the registration number and registered postcode for each person for whom you are booking a ticket.

Your chance of buying tickets is not influenced in any way by the number of times you register, or the information you provide during registration.


There is no editing facility for registrations, so please ensure all your details are correct, and that your photo is of a suitable size, of portrait orientation and passport standard before submitting your details.

Registration will be temporarily suspended before and during the main ticket sales periods so make sure you register at least 48 hours before you intend to purchase tickets. Please allow time for your photo to be approved.


If you are unable to register online please send an SAE to: Glastonbury Festival Registration, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4BY to receive a postal registration form. Postal registrations will be confirmed within 14 working days of receipt.

INFORMATION FOR PREVIOUS REGISTRANTS:

Anyone who registered prior to the 2007 Festival will need to submit a new registration.

If you registered for the 2008 or 2009 Festival and opted to save your details, or registered for the 2011 Festival and opted not to save your details, you will have received an email in July 2011 giving you the option to extend your registration. If you did not receive this email, or did not opt to extend your registration, you will need to re-register.

If you registered for the 2010 or 2011 Festival and opted to save your details, your registration is still valid. You will receive an email from Seetickets during 2012 giving you the option to save or delete your current registration.

To check what your registration number is, or whether your registration is still valid please visit www.seetickets.com/see/getglas.asp? or call Seetickets on 0844 412 4626. You will need the surname and postcode you used when you registered in order to retrieve your registration information. 


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If in any doubt, please re-register well in advance of when you intend to book tickets.
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Re: Bounces' 2013 hairbrained idea

Postby danibel » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:43 pm

Bounce530 wrote: The code could even be printed on your book that you get when you enter the city.


I like the idea of the code to buy a ticket for the next year, but my boyfriend and I only got one book at the gate. They said they didn't have any extra.
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