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Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:30 am

I just wanna get a calculated guess on where to not place my bid, because dammit Bill I really don't know what else to do yet to help ensure me getting mine.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby ygmir » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:32 am

I thought, you put in the highest you would go, and, were also automatically entered into the lower tiers....or did I, again, not understand?
Like, you say you'll go up to tier 3. But, you're name also goes in on 1 and 2, and you pay the level you're chosen at?
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:43 am

o Prospective ticket buyers will register for the ticket lottery during a two-week open registration period. At that time, they’ll declare which of the pricing tiers they’d be willing to pay, and provide a valid credit card number.

o After the registration period, organizers will run separate lotteries for each ticket tier. If a buyer’s name is selected their credit card is billed.

o Several consecutive lottery rounds are planned through early summer. Buyers can only purchase tickets from one lottery. A limited number of tickets will be available per person.

^^^^^taken from RGJ interview with Marion^^^^^

Sounds like a crapshoot to me, but I am thinking you might have better odds in the 2nd and 3rd tiers because regardless of all the blahblah that will happen between now and then, a lot of people will still think that if they just register the most expensive tier as their choice that will give them a chance for all 4 tiers.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby ygmir » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:46 am

hhmm, ok, well, I suppose I read it pre-coffee.......dang.
so, that's even worse.
Imagine, folks saying "I'll put in the 3rd tier", as you state. But, way too many think that way, and, it's over sold.
They miss the lottery on the lower, and, don't get chosen higher......

I'm hoping, perhaps, "they" will re-consider this program, or rules?
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:52 am

If it doesn't change I for one will be enabling my mother and grandmother's name(and the in-law versions of these) for extra bidding spots across multiple tiers and whatever extra tickets I get will be for hooking up those that I know that didn't get lucky at all, at face price+S&H of course.

If I have more friends looking for tickets than I have extra tickets, well...I will just have to hold my own damned lottery.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby trilobyte » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:59 am

Hard to say, those details have not yet been announced.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:11 am

I am definately gonna try the Christmas lotto in a couple weeks, I can't handle this much stress and my ulcer is already gurgling.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby trilobyte » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:27 am

Hopefully by the time that comes around, we'll have more details on how the lottery works, dates of the different rounds, pricing tiers, etc. and things won't be so nerve-wracking.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:32 am

I am not confused with anything about the new process EXCEPT for how many tickets they will plan on releasing on each round/tier...and I don't think that They even know that answer yet.

How the christmas lotto goes will prolly help them with that variable.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:32 am

Aren't you able to get a volunteer ticket, Dick? I've heard nothing that indicates that those tickets are not going to be available.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:37 am

That is true, but Leggs doesn't have one, and as hard as the process was on some of the TC'rs last year, I can't imagine this year will be any easier.
Also I always still buy my initial 2 tickets regardless, as my volunteer ticket is not in hand as fast as those are, and my volunteer status could change at any time.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:39 am

Okay. thank you.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby Just_Joe » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:49 am

oneeyeddick wrote:volunteer status could change at any time.

Oh great. A volunteer ticket lottery.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby ygmir » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:11 am

oneeyeddick wrote:That is true, but Leggs doesn't have one, and as hard as the process was on some of the TC'rs last year, I can't imagine this year will be any easier.
Also I always still buy my initial 2 tickets regardless, as my volunteer ticket is not in hand as fast as those are, and my volunteer status could change at any time.


I do the same thing, then, pass them on, once I know I don't need 'em.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:21 pm

I generally buy third tier tickets. So I suspect I will again. I think anyone asking for that tier will get their tickets. To save a few lousy bucks just isn't worth worrying about going or not.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby redrooster » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:27 pm

Let me see if I have this lottery system straight... if there are say 4 price tiers (i.e. 200/250/300/350) and I submit that I am willing to pay $300, I still have the chance of being chosen in the lower tiers, correct or incorrect?
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby moonrise » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:02 pm

Yea, seems doc pyro has a good bead on it. I can follow that lead.

One thing, I don't wish to buy a ticket from a stranger, I can hang if extremely unlucky and the lottery system doesn't choose me. Fake tickets, scammers, scalper prices, not fun.

Also, gaming the system and enlisting freinds and relatives to buy from different tiers, also not a fun idea. Hopefully they'll fine tune the process and it'll (mostly) work out.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby sandgoddess » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:10 pm

I always buy the highest tier, to financially do my part as much as possible. I personally believe Bmorg should do away with the tiers, and just sell the tickets for a flat $300-350.00. It would solve a lot of problems, there would be more money available for low income/scholarship tix, people would know, and be prepared, budget wise. :wink:

Don't give me a bunch of crap about being POOR. If you really want to go you can. My income is less than $1000 a month (IF I'm lucky)...I scrimp and save all my coins etc., all year long, for my one splurge in life, which is my Burning Man trip. The truth of the matter is, most Burners are hardly poor. They are also the one's bitching the most about the cost of a ticket. It's ridiculous.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby unjonharley » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:27 pm

sandgoddess wrote:

Don't give me a bunch of crap about being POOR. If you really want to go you can. My income is less than $1000 a month (IF I'm lucky)...I scrimp and save all my coins etc., all year long, for my one splurge in life, which is my Burning Man trip. The truth of the matter is, most Burners are hardly poor. They are also the one's bitching the most about the cost of a ticket. It's ridiculous.


Fuck you..


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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby EspressoDude » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:34 pm

unjonharley wrote:
sandgoddess wrote:

Don't give me a bunch of crap about being POOR. If you really want to go you can. My income is less than $1000 a month (IF I'm lucky)...I scrimp and save all my coins etc., all year long, for my one splurge in life, which is my Burning Man trip. The truth of the matter is, most Burners are hardly poor. They are also the one's bitching the most about the cost of a ticket. It's ridiculous.


Fuck you.. {edited, personal attack. Eric, Mod}



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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:35 pm

unjonharley wrote:Fuck you.. {edited, personal attack. Eric, Mod}



I dunno whatcher talkin 'bout :D
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby unjonharley » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:43 pm

junglesmacks wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Fuck you.. {edited, personal attack. Eric, Mod}



{edited, personal attack. Eric, Mod}


{edited, personal attack. Eric, Mod}

I'm not claiming anything.. That asshat attacked.. And no war or burnny had any thing to do with it..
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby Eric » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:44 pm

Everybody:
Pull it back- it's hitting personal attacks and we will pull them.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby Sham » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:45 pm

It sounds like this is turning into personal attacks. You are both seasoned burners, so please cut the attacks.

Try something like, "I respectfully disagree with you on this". :D
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:48 pm

You're right. I'm sorry.

I'm gonna duck out of this hysteria and mind my P's n Q's.

The stupidity is getting to me.


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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby Eric » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:50 pm

and, yes, I did just edit the hell out of those posts.

As for "that asshat attacking"- they were making a general statement, not a personal one (I'm poor too, you know). I didn't take it as an attack on me.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:09 pm

Dammit Bill, I missed all the attacking going on.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:12 pm

redrooster wrote:Let me see if I have this lottery system straight... if there are say 4 price tiers (i.e. 200/250/300/350) and I submit that I am willing to pay $300, I still have the chance of being chosen in the lower tiers, correct or incorrect?



Hiya Dale!...and just to set ya straight, here it is again...choose your lucky number.


o Prospective ticket buyers will register for the ticket lottery during a two-week open registration period. At that time, they’ll declare which of the pricing tiers they’d be willing to pay, and provide a valid credit card number.

o After the registration period, organizers will run separate lotteries for each ticket tier. If a buyer’s name is selected their credit card is billed.

o Several consecutive lottery rounds are planned through early summer. Buyers can only purchase tickets from one lottery. A limited number of tickets will be available per person.

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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby DanBrown » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:29 pm

The price of the ticket doesn't matter, because there is nothing better that you can spend money on.

If your money could talk, it would say it wants to be spent on a burning man ticket.
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Re: Which Tier are you gonna pick for the lottery?

Postby Savannah » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:41 pm

DanBrown wrote:The price of the ticket doesn't matter, because there is nothing better that you can spend money on.

If your money could talk, it would say it wants to be spent on a burning man ticket.


Seriously, I can hear my money yelling at me from the next room, and it's all like "BURRRRRRRRRRNING MAN, whoop! whoop!" and then it makes some dubstep noises and says something about needing "another pink wig, longer this time", and that's when I have to close the door between us, 'cause I think my money's drunk again.
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