Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

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Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby hotmess » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:33 pm

Decided to jump on local NYC craigslist and look what I have already found. I replied with "UMMMMM FUCK YOU!"

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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby wraith » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:36 pm

StubHub's got them up over $1900 already.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby jkisha » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:38 pm

And with the atmosphere created by BMORG's fuckup and all the mainstream publicity, those tickets are cheap. Get 'em while you still can.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby The CO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:42 pm

So.....

Don't buy them.

Or do.

Or maybe, report them to the ticket people at burningman.com.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:43 pm

Report this listing to partiserv at burningman dot com... they can yank the tickets.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby jkisha » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:44 pm

The CO wrote:So.....

Don't buy them.

Or do.

Or maybe, report them to the ticket people at burningman.com.

Nothing they can do. Scalping is legal in Nevada.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby hotmess » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:44 pm

NO WAY I AM GOING TO BUY THEM!!!!!! Did you see what part of the city they were being sold in. FInancial District Douche Bagville.

Do you know at BMORG we should report these posts to?
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:45 pm

AntiM has the email address, cleverly disguised to prevent harvesting by bots, a few posts above.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby jkisha » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:45 pm

AntiM wrote:Report this listing to partiserv at burningman dot com... they can yank the tickets.

How? They don't know who the poster even is.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby hotmess » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:47 pm

Thanks AntiM!

Hopefully with a bit of luck i will be able to click my heels together this year and say "there's no place like home" and find myself back in Black Rock City.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:47 pm

The llc has managed to get some pertinent information on some of these sales and pulled the tickets. Might as well let them try.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby The CO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:50 pm

jkisha wrote:Nothing they can do. Scalping is legal in Nevada.


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...Burning Man retains the right to cancel, rescind or revoke any ticket purchases at any time prior to delivery of the actual tickets to the purchaser, for any reason whatsoever at Burning Man’s sole discretion. If anyone purchases a Burning Man ticket with the express intention of reselling it for above face value, or attempts to sell or sells a ticket for above face value, Burning Man has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to cancel any such ticket order cancelled without advance notice.


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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby hotmess » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Sending it off now. Thanks everyone. Ahhh, this feels good. Might as well try. Can't hurt.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby jkisha » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:54 pm

The CO wrote:
jkisha wrote:Nothing they can do. Scalping is legal in Nevada.


17. This ticket is a revocable license that may be revoked by Burning Man for any reason, including without limitation assisting people with unauthorized or un-ticketed entry to the Event...

...Burning Man retains the right to cancel, rescind or revoke any ticket purchases at any time prior to delivery of the actual tickets to the purchaser, for any reason whatsoever at Burning Man’s sole discretion. If anyone purchases a Burning Man ticket with the express intention of reselling it for above face value, or attempts to sell or sells a ticket for above face value, Burning Man has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to cancel any such ticket order cancelled without advance notice.


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Meaningless is they don't know the identity of the seller. Tickets don't have a name printed on them.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby hotmess » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:55 pm

Perfect argument as to why they should.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby The CO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:55 pm

Yea, I guess there's no point in putting any effort into stopping ticket markup.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:56 pm

but, they have a number , and, it's within the right of the prospective buyer, to ask for that number, to make sure it's legit. No?
so, ask for the number, and report that?
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby pink » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:01 pm

Also email, ways to trace them.

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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:01 pm

All I know is that earlier some sales from some places did get the tickets pulled. Or unfulfilled. or something.
So, until such time as the mods report that ticketing doesn't want these reports, we might as well make them.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby socks » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:19 pm

Wait we were told only burners have the tickets.You mean BM.org lied?
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby vargaso » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:39 pm

ygmir wrote:but, they have a number , and, it's within the right of the prospective buyer, to ask for that number, to make sure it's legit. No?
so, ask for the number, and report that?


Exactly, this method was successful last year too.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby pink » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:45 pm

And don't post them here. report them to participant services.

Thousands of eyes out there....only YOU can prevent scalped tickets!
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby Mosquitopilate » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:53 pm

I do not trust that shit for a second, all I need is to spend $ I do not have and when I travel across country go to the gate andticket either don't beep on there scanners or it is a fake...F Scalpers
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby Stephendragonfly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:01 pm

I am sincerely hoping that the BMORG can get after the people on Stubhub who are attempting to sell tickets over asking price for violation of contract terms. I wonder if Stubhub knows about that clause in the terms,
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby Colonel Monk » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:02 pm

hotmess wrote:Perfect argument as to why they should.


Indeed. And since I'm always going to use mine (when I have one) I will have it printed on there with pride.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby urvile » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:03 pm

There are a few ways that the tickets can be revoked. Best not detail how here on the board, lest people take steps to guard against them.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby Colonel Monk » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:14 pm

Looks like we are doing a pretty good job out there - I just searched google for craigslist tickets and went thru 5 pages of them - all have been flagged for removal already. 8)

To search on a broader scale, copy/paste into Google: burning man ticket site:craigslist.org

If we can be vigilant, the amateur scalper idiots might get worried and turn the tickets back in.

Having said that - before you flag a ticket post for removal, try to get the ticket information like was mentioned before so that you can send the email address and conf number to borg - every ticket they pull back is one more than we have in the pool for STEP.

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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby sattelite5812 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:27 pm

So the Org is, in fact, revoking tickets being scalped? Please confirm, along with what specific info is needed to stop the scalping. I'll help keep an eye online
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby andy » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:29 pm

Please don't get upset over offered prices on StubHub. People can ask anything they want - that doens't mean that there is a buyer. Ignore those eBay auction too that have no bids. Lots of people run around screaming "who'll give me $5,000 for this ticket?". Only bids and completed transaction have useful information. In fact, the fact that tickets are being OFFERED on StubHub for $1900 means that no one is currently willing to pay it - or that listing would disappear.
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Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Postby hotmess » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:34 pm

For those that did not see the image i included they were asking $1500 for 2 tickets (and in the financial district) :evil:
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