Next year: non-transferable tickets?

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Should non-transferable tickets be used next year?

First-come, first-served / non-transferable sounds great!
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75%
Lottery / non-transferable!
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13%
Possibly, with some tweaking...
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No votes
No, I like the lottery
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No votes
No, I want old-school first-come, first served
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13%
No, I sneak in anyway
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No votes
 
Total votes : 8

Next year: non-transferable tickets?

Postby drewster » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:54 pm

I believe non-transferable tickets is the way to go, sold first-come, first-served.

If someone can’t go, they can only sell it back to bmorg (or via bmorg), which will sell it and transfer the name.

This should eliminate issues from...
*scalpers (as they can’t transfer to buyers)
*people buying more tickets than they need (to ensure they get a ticket)
*people not getting tickets unless there is a true shortage (and they likely didn’t prepare and buy when they went on sale)

This would turn the gates into a massive will-call, but they could do like i’ve seen for concerts.
*Have multiple entrances and/or more lanes
*Front gate staff would have PDAs with scanners
*Burners would have printed receipts with barcodes
*barcode is scanned
*it brings up the individuals names for verification
*disables that barcode for future use
*staff verifies identity, and allows entrance

Any other ideas? Improvements on logistics of it?
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Re: Next year: non-transferable tickets?

Postby forge » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:14 pm

drewster wrote:I believe non-transferable tickets is the way to go, sold first-come, first-served.

If someone can’t go, they can only sell it back to bmorg (or via bmorg), which will sell it and transfer the name.

This should eliminate issues from...
*scalpers (as they can’t transfer to buyers)
*people buying more tickets than they need (to ensure they get a ticket)
*people not getting tickets unless there is a true shortage (and they likely didn’t prepare and buy when they went on sale)

This would turn the gates into a massive will-call, but they could do like i’ve seen for concerts.
*Have multiple entrances and/or more lanes
*Front gate staff would have PDAs with scanners
*Burners would have printed receipts with barcodes
*barcode is scanned
*it brings up the individuals names for verification
*disables that barcode for future use
*staff verifies identity, and allows entrance

Any other ideas? Improvements on logistics of it?


I don't know if you even need to go so high tech as barcodes and scanners. I think simply printing the buyer's name on the ticket and at the gate all people must show a picture id along with their ticket to the person collecting the tickets would work.
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Re: Next year: non-transferable tickets?

Postby Key Man » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:33 pm

Totally agree with the OP. Despite BM's reluctance to go the non-transferable route, I think it is inevitable and will happen, maybe next year.
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Re: Next year: non-transferable tickets?

Postby fastsnail » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:46 pm

They can do it THIS YEAR.

See my post here: http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=290&t=53695#p790840
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