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How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby waterygrave » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:34 pm

Does anyone have a sense of how fast tickets will sell out? How long did it take last year?
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby TT120 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:09 pm

It took about 5 hours last year. I suspect this year will be the same.
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby trilobyte » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:20 pm

It took just over 6 hours last year, but that was with all kind of technical issues with the ticket provider's servers. Ticketfly (the new ticketing provider) appears to have a much greater capacity, which could translate into a much faster sell-out. We'll see.
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby GreyCoyote » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:28 pm

Another question: My understanding is once you get accepted into the ticketing queue you will eventually be transferred to the Ticketfly website. When that happens, you will need to setup an account with TicketFly. If this is true, is there any "tactical" advantage to being pre-registered with TicketFly? Or is it once you have been referred to the TicketFly server you are basically "in", a ticket has been reserved, the time pressure is off, and it's just a matter of finalizing the financial aspect of the dealn with Ticketfly?

Yeah... I'm overthinking this, but I SO DO NOT WANT to be left behind this year! :mrgreen:

Any thoughts, Trilo?
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby FossaFerox » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:47 pm

I believe Trilo stated that you will NOT need Ticketfly credentials for the main sale, only for the holiday presale and directed group sale.

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Source: https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... ly#p995608
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:52 pm

The new blog states otherwise!
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby fernley1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:03 pm

I thought they are working on that.
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby GreyCoyote » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:22 pm

Fossa: Here is the quote from the blog, posted today, and located here: https://blog.burningman.com/2014/02/new ... xperience/

Blog wrote:Also know that during the purchase process you will be requested to either sign in to or register a Ticketfly account. It will not recognize your Burner Profile username and password (though we are working to make that a reality in the future).
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby trilobyte » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:25 pm

The ticket team's intention was for a Ticketfly account not to be needed, but when it came down to it, there wasn't enough time to properly test that option - so a Ticketfly account will be required.

Fortunately, it's an extremely painless process, can be done while you're purchasing your tickets, and does not affect your place in the queue. You're welcome to create an account in advance if you like, but that does not give you any strategic advantage.
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby GreyCoyote » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:27 pm

trilobyte wrote:The ticket team's intention was for a Ticketfly account not to be needed, but when it came down to it, there wasn't enough time to properly test that option - so a Ticketfly account will be required.

Fortunately, it's an extremely painless process, can be done while you're purchasing your tickets, and does not affect your place in the queue. You're welcome to create an account in advance if you like, but that does not give you any strategic advantage.


That's EXACTLY the input I was looking for. Thank you Trilo! :mrgreen:
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby Remark » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:09 pm

Less than an hour? Who was holding the stop watch?
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:11 pm

Approximately 42 minutes.
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Re: How fast will tickets sell out?

Postby TT120 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:16 pm

trilobyte wrote:Approximately 42 minutes.

WOW....That has to be some kind of record.... :shock: :mrgreen:
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