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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby International Incident » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:54 pm

MisaBlue wrote:
Deirdresneem2000 wrote:Well, try being one of the thousands of Europeans that are fly 12000 miles return to go to BM.This system has made us all nothing but anxious..
We haveN't even thought about art costumes!!
This lottery malarky has really put a cat among the pigeons as we don't know which of us
Will get tickets or when we ll get tickets.due to soring world oil prices flights can be well over £1000(1350 dollars) if u don't book early...We can't afford to wait til mid summer to still be trying to get tickets.we need to know if we are going long before then. Even in terms of booking holiday time off work is difficult by then as most other people like to holiday in August also.
That's before we organise hotels hire transport n equipment for desert etc We obviously would prefer to be able to
Go online buy tickets and know the score. Our camp last year had over 30 people from Uk,Ireland ,France n Italy ... That
Alone took months of organisation
Bottom line is We want to know for sure if our friends can come ( not that we are adverse to making new ones!) but the more of us the more cost effective. There could be upto a £2000 difference in price for our burning man experience
This system has turned people off ... The whole thing is a shambles for us over here and we are quite upset about it.
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Dear Whoeveryouare - as I don't now you, because you came here just to whine (at least it seems like that, because it was your first and only post)
I don't really see the point.
You will know, if you have the ticket no later than 1Feb...which is 6 months till August - i.e. no problem according the flight tickets, booking hotels, renting a car..........
If you don't get one...there will be quite a lot people with extras - as huge percent of them asked for more than they need - even if it takes 2 months to get one to your hand (yes, I know they might be hold in Will Call), it will be just April and still plenty of time to buy the flight ticket and do other booking...

So, please, before you start to whine again and making point...you should check the arguments first...

...because you can think about your costumes even without the ticket in your pocket...

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Stop reading the threads...

I am starting to dislike a few (quite a few) of the people who post their whinges about the ticket process.

Stay Calm everybody, you WILL get a ticket
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby dunkk » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:42 pm

Quote from jrs.
"The chances of not getting a ticket through the lottery are tiny, but the ability to control the price at which you purchase your ticket is greatly reduced. It’s a trade-off the Burning Man has elected to employ in order to avoid the confusion and frustration of last year’s ticket purchase misadventure."

the ability to control the price at which you purchase your ticket is greatly reduced.
the ability to control the price at which you purchase your ticket is greatly reduced.
the ability to control the price at which you purchase your ticket is greatly reduced.

So, that one sentence posed a challenge to the customer. How did you think we'd respond?
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby lemur » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:20 pm

dunkk wrote:Quote from jrs.
"The chances of not getting a ticket through the lottery are tiny, but the ability to control the price at which you purchase your ticket is greatly reduced...."

the ability to control the price at which you purchase your ticket is greatly reduced.

So, that one sentence posed a challenge to the customer. How did you think we'd respond?
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well, judging by some peoples actions..instead of doing whats right.. theyll pile it on real thick!!

(for some people, if they see one way to take advantage of something.. theyll do it)

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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby dunkk » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:09 pm

What is right? Lets talk.
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby inog » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:27 pm

The CO wrote:Well, I'm going with the crazy thought that maybe folks should wait until the lottery has actually occurred before declaring it a success or failure.



- I like this idea. Besides, my guess is a decent chunk of the lottery entries will crap out due to bad credit cards, etc.

We will all know more in the next 48 hours.

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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby lemur » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:37 pm

inog wrote:
The CO wrote:Well, I'm going with the crazy thought that maybe folks should wait until the lottery has actually occurred before declaring it a success or failure.



- I like this idea. Besides, my guess is a decent chunk of the lottery entries will crap out due to bad credit cards, etc.

We will all know more in the next 48 hours.

Cheers.


except for that one guy who 'didnt get the email' even though they checked their spam filters!!!!
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby 48_love » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:40 pm

inog wrote:
- I like this idea. Besides, my guess is a decent chunk of the lottery entries will crap out due to bad credit cards, etc.


you found me out ... all the registrations are with bunk credit card numbers hacked off the web. It's my mindfuck performance art for 2012. Hope everyone is enjoying it! lol
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby Sugahoneyicetea » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:22 pm

When the redistribution takes place will i still be mailed the tix in june? or is it mandatory they be picked up at will call?
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:37 pm

I think you can have them mailed, but I cannot find that information right now. I hope trilo or Savannah comes along and answers your question soon.
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby MisaBlue » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:48 pm

The STEP will operate until the tickets are mailed so there can be changes in mailing address made. That is what I understand from all the sources I have.
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby BetaBox » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:54 pm

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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby The CO » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:28 am

(Iirc)

Tickets purchased in the xmas presale, main sale lottery, and fcfs sale in March will be mailed if that is what you requested.

*edit*
Trilo or any mod, the ticket FAQ page is down, otherwise I would have quoted from it. Can ya pass that up the chain?
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby Savannah » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:33 am

Sugahoneyicetea wrote:When the redistribution takes place will i still be mailed the tix in june? or is it mandatory they be picked up at will call?


A very understandable question. There will be an answer in just a few days, I think. A little info has been circulated so far, but I think the Org wants to make sure the information is as explicit and unconfusing as possible before they fully & officially reveal how STEP works. Please stay tuned . . .
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:26 am

No tickets will be fulfilled until June. That goes for pre-sale, main sale, secondary sale, and tickets purchased through STEP.
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby Sugahoneyicetea » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:42 am

thanx savannah and trilo :mrgreen:
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby remi » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:17 am

The CO wrote:
remi wrote:The best case senario, the market gets oversaturated with tickets in June and the most you could get for these tickets is 300$. That will teach people next year to not hoard unless your prepared to lose hundreds of dollars.



And.... how's that a bad thing?



It's not a bad thing.. that's why I said "best case senario".. indicating that this would be a good thing.
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby A Jester » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:13 am

The CO wrote:(Iirc)

Tickets purchased in the xmas presale, main sale lottery, and fcfs sale in March will be mailed if that is what you requested.

*edit*
Trilo or any mod, the ticket FAQ page is down, otherwise I would have quoted from it. Can ya pass that up the chain?


Well, I'm no mod, but this worked for me:
http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby usurpedus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 am

i think a bm ticket with my own name on it would be a really cool souvenir
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby The CO » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:41 am

usurpedus, bring your ticket to M*A*S*H 4207th and I will personally type your name on it with my smith-corona manual.

Problem-Solved.
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Re: well it looks like it failed.

Postby A Jester » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:49 am

The CO wrote:usurpedus, bring your ticket to M*A*S*H 4207th and I will personally type your name on it with my smith-corona manual.

Problem-Solved.


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