ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Want to talk about tickets? You've come to the right place

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby danibel » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:17 am

@Trilobyte. I'm not knocking the ticket people. I am just anxious! The waiting is sooooo hard. At least I can stop checking the "awarded ticket" thread hourly as I have been. More time for sewing hats! LOL
In dust we trust.
User avatar
danibel
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:50 pm
Location: Ben Lomond, CA
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Camp D'nile

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby deutlich » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:20 am

well, the upside to this (for me) is that my tax return *should* already be in my account by then.

win!
| Liebe alles | 2012 Burgin |
Avi: http://archann.deviantart.com/
User avatar
deutlich
 
Posts: 210
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:59 pm
Location: DC

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby remi » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 am

I'm the least patient person I know (not BM's problem.) This would drive me crazy if I didn't go for the presale. There must be quite a few people registered. The presale 'scrubbing' only took a day or so.
Can you at least admit that nuclear explosions are awesome!?
User avatar
remi
 
Posts: 482
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby jorgebongo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:07 am

Cool
I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand man.
User avatar
jorgebongo
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:04 am
Location: Denver, CO

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:09 am

I think it's fair to say that many more people are probably registered in the main sale. The pre-sale is typically a tiny drop in the bucket. There are more than 13 times more tickets in the main sale than the pre-sale, and in 2011 approximately 30,000 tickets were sold in January.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10628
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby danibel » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:12 am

So is two days enough time to process all the registrations? I guess the ticket people know how many orders they are going to process and have set aside enough time. But what if there is a snafu and they are unable to process all the of the "winners" by midnight on the first? Waiting doesn't give them any time for fixes to anything that breaks.
In dust we trust.
User avatar
danibel
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:50 pm
Location: Ben Lomond, CA
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Camp D'nile

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:22 am

Yes it is.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10628
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby tamarakay » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:28 am

but but what if a nuclear explosion happens off the coast of costa rica? Has bmorg thought about that?

lol, man i'm glad i got mine in the presale, goodness this would be so hard.

I am glad they are taking their time and being careful, thank you for keeping everyone informed.
When the only tool you got is a hammer, every problem looks like a hippie.

Mmmmmm I love the smell of Burning Man Token


http://www.dyewithdignity.com
User avatar
tamarakay
 
Posts: 2131
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:27 pm
Location: Texas
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity at BDC

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Sham » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:34 am

I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.

This is the official word from upstairs.
User avatar
Sham
Moderator
 
Posts: 6267
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 am
Location: The hidden mythical place.....

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby remi » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:35 am

I'm actually surprised they told us that the draw won't happen until the 31st-1st. As trilo mentioned, most festivals are pretty tight lipped about a lot of information.. That's pretty cool of BM to let people know that they can take a 5 day break from hitting the refresh button every minute.
Can you at least admit that nuclear explosions are awesome!?
User avatar
remi
 
Posts: 482
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby pink » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks, Trilo! Now I can give my damn CC company a two day window instead of a calling them every three days. And since I forgot THE CARD when I went over to my boyfriend's house last night, now I don't have to worry all day that the drawing might start before I have time to call them again. (where's the smiley for deep sigh of relief?!)

It does stand to reason that scrubbing the list is the most time intensive part. The drawing itself would be automated IMHO. and once the maximum number of registrants is known, the amount of time needed to process them is known too.
I'm not a slut, I'm good time floozy!
pink
 
Posts: 838
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:30 am
Location: sacramento
Burning Since: 2005
Camp Name: Retrofrolic

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Just_Joe » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:51 am

Shambala wrote:I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.
[/size]
This is the official word from upstairs.

Just in time for gifting as a holiday ticket on Groundhog Day!
Good luck everyone.
User weather man is now Just_Joe
User avatar
Just_Joe
 
Posts: 468
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: Nevada
Burning Since: 2017

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:42 pm

Shambala wrote:I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.

This is the official word from upstairs.


I am actually happy about this. My wife and I are trying to practice radical sticking-to-the-budget and I have booked the ticket as a February expense. I felt a little dirty since it could have technically come in January, and my discretionary January budget didn't have the money.

Also, thank you and the org for going ahead and dispensing this information. Now I know when to bounce around the room. I may take a personal day.
Image
User avatar
5280MeV
 
Posts: 463
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:32 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Saguache » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:47 pm

Shambala wrote:Well just frost my butt and call me cupcake!


Well not exactly on topic and thanks for the news, but I think that post had something more critical to consider.
-- Inspire or empower your neighbor, the rest is a waste of precious time
User avatar
Saguache
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:03 pm

Saguache wrote:
Shambala wrote:Well just frost my butt and call me cupcake!


Well not exactly on topic and thanks for the news, but I think that post had something more critical to consider.

That's his sig line. It's on the bottom of all his posts. Until he changes it.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37413
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:04 pm

Shambala wrote:I am officially cross posting now!
The drawing has not started yet.
The drawing will take place on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February.
This is the official word from upstairs.

It always has to be stairs...
*glum stare*
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37413
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Sham » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:15 pm

Oh my dear fishy, the express elevator to the penthouse is right over here. Let me push the button for you! :D
User avatar
Sham
Moderator
 
Posts: 6267
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 am
Location: The hidden mythical place.....

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby Milayna » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:46 pm

I would like to amend my previous statement after receiving the JRS newsletter. Now I am worried I won't get a ticket after all. And since I have absolutely zero friends/ acquaintances that go to Burning Man I will probably not be saved by this secondary market that's going to happen. :(
User avatar
Milayna
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:21 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:53 pm

@Milayna - the secondary sale is just that, an open sale from Burning Man that starts on March 28. You don't need to know anybody for that. The secure ticket exchange program also does not require you to know someone in order to participate. But first and foremost, I hope you're successful in the drawing next week.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10628
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Previous

Return to 2012 Tickets Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest