So what the F*** Am I paying 1200$ for?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:33 am

Patrick Hand wrote:$280.00 is kinda steap... but I will still pay it..... but it would be kinda fun see a "break- down" of kinda sorta ... where the money goes.....

The latest year for which this info is available.
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Postby Sham » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:57 am

I heard that most of the money goes toward maintaining Camp #1. Jumbo shrimp and air conditioning are just the beginning. If these types of things are cut out, the tickets would probably be $150 less.

I don't know about other people, but I am waiting for the tickets to go on sale for Zacfest. I'll bet for the first few years, things could stay below the radar and BLM wouldn't even know it was taking place.
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Postby pinemom » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:05 am

ibdave wrote:
ibdave wrote:Zac, sell you ticket and stay home... Gezzz what a tool.... :shock: :shock: :shock:


Cuz it's worth repeating... :shock: :roll: :!:



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Postby Sail Man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:21 am

pinemom wrote:
ibdave wrote:
ibdave wrote:Zac, sell you ticket and stay home... Gezzz what a tool.... :shock: :shock: :shock:


Cuz it's worth repeating... :shock: :roll: :!:



AGAIN!


Ditto!!!

I think the price is okey dokey, especially when you consider that the longer you attend, the cheaper the "per night" cost is.

But wait!! As an added bonus you get un-limited entry into a myriad of theme camps offering the finest in adult beverages, food, sports and recreation :D

If you act now, we'll through in some truly wild and crazy art, and playa dust in the crack of your ass, absolutely free!! :D

And for a limited, online only order, truly unique swag, given to you, by a sultry participant, when you least expect it.

Don't miss out on this limited time offer, as you may already be a winner!

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Postby flatlander13 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:29 am

I just love fuck stains that have to cry because Burning Man costs so much. It’s another case of what Burning Man “should be.â€
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Postby jkisha » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:15 am

Hey, there's another thread where you can buy a cupcake car for only $25,000.00. Maybe you should check over there too, while you're bitching.

The price is what it is. Like it or not. The choice is yours.

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Postby Rolan Headon » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:05 pm

Best value on the planet, why don't you go invest in lottery tickets so you won't get burned? You're right, you got burnt, don't go again, we'll burn your ass everytime, stay home and count yer money.
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Postby Boijoy » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:34 pm

so,, Zac never reared his ugly head again. But what I'm wondering is.. Zac, did you go and have a good time & get your moneys worth? :)
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Postby zachass » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:33 pm

I'm also a Zach and despite my handle, I'll be a willing ticket-buyer this year as a birgin.

I want to thank the folks who posted the links to the financials. Interesting reading - I had NO IDEA it cost that much to put this on. All of the time, effort & sweat....and a welcoming spirit for newbs like me to come experience your wonderful festival?

THANK YOU.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:40 pm

zachass wrote:I'll be a willing ticket-buyer this year as a birgin.

Wow, a new coinage to boot. Welcome!
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Postby Zebulanna » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:02 pm

I have to say I am very disappointed to see all the negative and insulting remarks on this thread.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:57 pm

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Postby fciron » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:41 pm

I too am shocked that we did not reply to the op's question with love and radical inclusion. After all, he did word it very sensitively. I have never seen such an outpouring of intolerance and negativity on the internet, let alone on this normally supportive forum.
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Postby EspressoDude » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:12 pm

If the person complains about BurningMan, then he should try putting on his own event in December...call it "ChillingMan"tm

after he pays me roaylty fees for use of the trademarked name
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Postby CapSmashy » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:18 pm

Zebulanna wrote:I have to say I am very disappointed to see all the negative and insulting remarks on this thread.



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Postby gyre » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:16 pm

Some of the comments have been over the top.

If you're paying for a ticket, it's more than reasonable to want to know what you're paying for.


I remember being a little shocked at the non-refundable ticket prices when I started buying them.
And very concerned about eating the ticket if I couldn't make the +4000 mile trip.
And they were around $90 or less when I started buying them.
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Postby curiousgnate » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:45 pm

call the waaaaaaaaambulance.
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Postby gyre » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:56 pm

A powerful argument, yet I remain oddly unimpressed.
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Postby Sham » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:15 pm

It comes right down to what YOU feel the ticket is worth as well what BMorg thinks the market will bare. It's basic capitalism. If it costs more to produce the event than what participants feel the ticket is worth, then the even will go away.
2009 was the first year that attendance dropped. BMorg now knows where the line is that they are teetering on.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:45 pm

One of the best places I've traveled to, and not near the most costly trips I've taken. No other destination has had such enduring resonance. Good value I think.
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Postby Badger » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:54 pm

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Postby Badger » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:55 pm

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Postby zachass » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:56 pm

Obviously, this guy was just stirring the pot.

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Postby Armand » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:22 pm

Sheez what a tool this guy is. You're paying all that money because the people at the top who organize Burning man are slowly collecting all the money they need to eventually lock us onto the playa, some say the year of 2012, and make us their eternal slaves for various sick, demented, and sexual pleasures and fetishes. :roll:
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Postby Here and there » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:51 pm

Armand wrote:and make us their eternal slaves for various sick, demented, and sexual pleasures and fetishes.


all RIGHT! Can I choose which member of the LLC exploits me, or is that "being married" thing an absolute show stopper?
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Postby RingO'Fire » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:59 am

Here and there wrote:
Armand wrote:and make us their eternal slaves for various sick, demented, and sexual pleasures and fetishes.


all RIGHT! Can I choose which member of the LLC exploits me, or is that "being married" thing an absolute show stopper?


I thought the "show stopper" was something like this:

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...but it seemed like such a good idea at the time...
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Postby Here and there » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:31 pm

I don't get the reference.
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Postby ragabashpup » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:35 pm

You don't really..umm with an anatomy diagram I can explain it you you..must be a female diagram though not male :shock:
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Postby curiousgnate » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:50 pm

come on now. some of us guys go there!
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Postby ragabashpup » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:01 pm

well most of those arent possible on guys if you are going for multiple areas..since well there aren't multiple places to go
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