Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

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Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby lemur » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:03 am

lalalala! hello!!

just figured itd be amusing to show another example of scarcity and ticket related stuff, as well as the ideas/things people say in response to it:

Those who did not get tickets were not only disappointed and angry, but mystified as to why they were left out of a first-come, first-served sale despite being online and ready to buy the second the bell rang.

"I don't want to sound like a crack pot conspiracy person, but were the tickets truly first come first serve? I tried 3 times at 7AM, 7:04, and 7:08 with no luck. My buddy tries at 7:10 for the first time and gets one. How is a company that brags about being instant not able to develop a proper queuing system"


http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/03/27 ... 20-minutes


apparently google has some conference, the tickets were sold first come first served in a queue style sale..

the interesting bit is the comments section..

just in the first dozen or so comments.. we see:

people claiming folks are buying just to re-sell
suggestions they do non-transferable tickets
suggestion they should do a lottery
giving tickets to only the true 'innovators' first
names on tickets suggestions



anyways.. yeah! fun to see that one come up..
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Re: Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby Eric » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:09 am

lemur wrote:apparently google has some conference, the tickets were sold first come first served in a queue style sale..

the interesting bit is the comments section..

just in the first dozen or so comments.. we see:

people claiming folks are buying just to re-sell
suggestions they do non-transferable tickets
suggestion they should do a lottery
giving tickets to only the true 'innovators' first
names on tickets suggestions


At least they're getting totally original, never-before-heard-or-thought-of, creative, and well reasoned suggestions.

Or something.
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Re: Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby Bob » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:12 am

I'm like totally off the grid. What's a "google" conference?
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Re: Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:55 am

Bob wrote:I'm like totally off the grid. What's a "google" conference?


Let me google that for you.
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Re: Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby jkisha » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:09 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
Bob wrote:I'm like totally off the grid. What's a "google" conference?


Let me google that for you.


WOW when did "Let me Google that for you" start taking ads?
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Re: Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:11 am

jkisha wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:
Bob wrote:I'm like totally off the grid. What's a "google" conference?


Let me google that for you.


WOW when did "Let me Google that for you" start taking ads?


Where do you see ads?
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Re: Google Conference Sells out, Ticket Mayhem occurs

Postby jkisha » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:14 am

junglesmacks wrote:
Where do you see ads?


Under the search bar. Only one ad, different each time.
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