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Step Question

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:28 am

I didn't get into step so this may be a moot point, and I see the thread relevant to this has been locked. I basically just need to know so I can see if it is worth pursuing step tickets if the queue opens again.

When we registered for tickets we did them in my wifes name who had no intention of attending this year, but we needed her credit card. Since the tickets were to be mailed there was no issue - the family members attending would arrive with tickets in hand so it didn't matter which of us registered.

It has since developed that step is only open to the original registrant. From what I've read, I assume that means I would not be able to pick up the tickets at will call even though we share the same last name and address. Basically if we did manage to get Step tickets the only way we could claim them would be to bring her 2,700 miles to pick them up before she turned around and headed home.

I just wanted to confirm if that is correct so I can plan accordingly.
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Re: Step Question

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:36 am

Yes, that's correct.
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Re: Step Question

Postby Eric » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:41 am

Drawingablank wrote:It has since developed that step is only open to the original registrant. From what I've read, I assume that means I would not be able to pick up the tickets at will call even though we share the same last name and address. Basically if we did manage to get Step tickets the only way we could claim them would be to bring her 2,700 miles to pick them up before she turned around and headed home.


Like Fishy said, this is correct. To quote Trilobyte in the thread you mentioned:

Trilobyte wrote:The definitive answer - the tickets are not transferable for any reason. The registrant/ticket purchaser is the only person who may claim them at the box office.


Emphasis mine. People wanted non-transferable tickets, they now have them.
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Re: Step Question

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:52 am

No problem, the stated purpose was to prevent scalping and I wasn't quite sure that preventing spouses from sharing a credit card / ticket purchase does anything to further the anti scalper agenda.

However I will abide by that decision and try to make other plans - I did not not ask with the intention of starting another whine thread.
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Re: Step Question

Postby Eric » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:10 pm

I should have emphasized that wasn't pointed at you in general.

This is a question that is suddenly getting asked a lot, and I just want to point out as plainly and strongly as possible that "non-transferable" means literally that.
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Re: Step Question

Postby snardy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:56 pm

Eric wrote:I should have emphasized that wasn't pointed at you in general.

This is a question that is suddenly getting asked a lot, and I just want to point out as plainly and strongly as possible that "non-transferable" means literally that.


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Re: Step Question

Postby trilobyte » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:07 pm

Others already answered it, but I'll add that you should keep your eyes/ears open among either campmates or friends - you never know when someone may have a change of their plans. Plus we'll open up the tickets wanted/offered boards once ticket fulfillment happens in June.
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Re: Step Question

Postby Kristine » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Drawingablank: I think your question is understandable and it's coming up a lot not because people aren't listening, but because none of us were strategizing about STEP Registration back when were signing up for The Lottery. We can only handle one set of rules at a time. The rules for STEP were created after the lottery, and they've even changed since they were created. :) That Thing in the Desert is now becoming known as That Ticket Thing in the Desert. That should take the general public's focus off the mythological sex and drugs for a little while at least.

If it's still in your plans to go, keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground. Tickets will become available this summer. I posted on another thread that I've bought tickets, sold them and then had to buy them again elsewhere in the months prior to BM (more than one year) and I know I'm not the only one that's done that. But people will have to be so flexible, especially when traveling far. Hope to see you on the Playa and if not hope you will be somewhere equally fabulous with better porta-potties.
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Re: Step Question

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:15 pm

Kristine wrote: That should take the focus off the mythological sex and drugs for a little while at least.


No no! Anything but that!
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