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Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby nocturnal_steve » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:42 pm

As hard tickets reach greedy hands, the number of scalped tickets offered for resale on certain auction sites and elsewhere is steadily climbing.

The taglines, lies and excuses I have seen on CL and elsewhere for scalping are pathetic...

- "I am an honest, loving, kind, person who fell into some hard times"
- "I donated $500 to my camp & now can't go, just trying to break even"
- "I am going but my partner can't, so I have one ticket to sell. (PLEASE stay home yourself)
- "Fellow Burners, It is still possible to go to this year's Burn" ( YOU are not MY fellow burner)
- " Had two, my dog ate one along with my homework, and Fido now needs an operation" (completely credible)

To hear tag lines like "One magical ticket to BM" absolutely turns my stomach ... !

What lame excuses you have heard (add your own) !?
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby skyhawkecks » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:48 pm

"Need the money for my dying grandma"
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby SnowBlind » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:18 am

nocturnal_steve wrote:" Had two, my dog ate one along with my homework, and Fido now needs an operation" (completely credible)


I'd praise Fido for leaving the other one alone. Good Boy!!!
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby Turtleburp » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:14 am

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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby knowmad » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:15 am

My awesome bus was vandalised, and I need help $4,000 getting it to the Playa....

Oh, You need a ride no problem! You could trade me your spare ticket for a ride To BRC


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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby bluesbob » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:22 am

Selling my extra so I can buy more E.
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Trust Issues !?

Postby nocturnal_steve » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:25 pm

One person scalping tickets on a well known auction site says;

"My Girlfriend and I are no longer compatible in situations that require trust. ...... I want the people who go in my place to have a wonderful, life changing week on the magical playa...."


Oh Freak fudge !
(Likely scenario is she doesn't trust him 'cause he got the tickets, wants to charge her double....)
Let's get them both there and feed them the above mentioned E.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:49 pm

That relationship is so fucking doomed--and not in a fun, Apokaliptikan way.

And he might not trust her. Some guys can't.
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Postby gyre » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:56 pm

Write the sellers, get a phone and email, then send to the ticket overlords for their scalper database.
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Re: Trust Issues !?

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:29 am

nocturnal_steve wrote:"My Girlfriend and I are no longer compatible in situations that require trust..


Um. Wouldn't the relationship itself be a "situation that require trust" (unless, of course, they're doing it wrong...)
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:17 am

At least they're recycling, all those justifications were used a lot last year too.
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Postby A-RockLeFrench » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:29 pm

Last I heard, scalpers didn't have any of the tickets...
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby offarock » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:57 am

Someone named Pat (from BM, apparently) is contacting those offering to sell their tickets for above price, then busting them - once she has the tickets' serial number. Busting them, meaning, cancelling the tickets in the BM computer. BM can do this!

Note: BM is the biggest scalper out there - having raised prices $100 from last year while manufacturing a ticket-shortage to keep folks from screaming about the increase (coincidentally, the same year BM restructured to a for-profit business.)

My point: this is not an anti-scalper posting. It's just a warning to everyone: BM's fu**ing-over those on CL trying to recover even their shipping fees, and those fu**ed-over ticket owners are still selling the (voided) tickets... Can you blame them?

BM gets rich... and the BM experience continues to deteriorate. It was good while it lasted...

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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby nocturnal_steve » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:16 am

BM is the biggest scalper out there - having raised prices $100 ...... manufacturing a ticket-shortage .... etc.


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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby offarock » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:42 am

BM's fu**ing-over those on CL trying to recover even their shipping fees, and those fu**ed-over ticket owners are still selling the (voided) tickets... Can you blame them?


Ummm... Can I blame people for scalping Burning Man tickets, getting their tickets revoked by this mysterious Pat from BM, then turning around and selling the tickets they now know to be invalid to unsuspecting CL buyers?

I guess not.

PS the whole posting seems like some kind of paranoid fantasy. Fun read though.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby nocturnal_steve » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:50 am

Ummm... Pat is actually Patricia Nixon, wife of former President Richard Nixon.
She is trying to vindicate the family name by being of service to the BORG.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:07 am

nocturnal_steve wrote:Ummm... Pat is actually Patricia Nixon, wife of former President Richard Nixon.
She is trying to vindicate the family name by being of service to the BORG.

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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby Mojojita » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:12 am

Pumpkins are indeed trustworthy - its the sheep that lie....
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Postby knowmad » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:49 pm

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Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:07 pm

Listen to knowmad. He is wise in the ways of flora and fauna.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby offarock » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:53 pm

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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby offarock » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:56 pm

offarock wrote:I have a burning, Burning Man question. Please enlighten me!

I am seeking enlightenment from various spiritually advanced beings, some of whom seem to be obsessed with the fact that selling Burning Man tickets for more than they paid for them. Some of these sellers I know are merely capitalists (which includes just about anyone who works anywhere, since they have chosen to perpetuate the system wherein some profit disproportionately from the labors of others, sorry but I'm just sayin') unless of course you're still on a commune somewhere. Others may be in various situations where they may be in need of money. Perhaps you have personally been in a situation at some time in your life where you really needed money. A medical emergency. A relative cannot afford food. Your car broke down. Or you don't have gas to even put in your car. Or you have to walk, since you don't have a car, bike or change for the bus. Feel free to imagine your own situation where you felt alone, desperate, sick, cold or otherwise afflicted. Think about these people and then please help me.

What if you just lost your job and someone who just inherited a bunch of money wanted to pay you twice what your ticket was worth? Imagine that the simple act of giving the extra money would bring joy to the person giving, and relief and comfort to the person in need who was selling it. Imagine that.

What if you (or a loved one) was sick. Maybe they don't have health insurance, because they just lost their job. They need medicine badly, but can't afford it. Perhaps a doctor with a successful practice who could really help that loved one wanted to Burn, and would trade his services worth many thousands of dollars to you or your loved one in exchange for a ticket. Imagine how happy that would make you to have quality care and how happy that doctor will be when he finally gets on the Playa. Imagine that.

Imagine thousands and thousands and thousands of other instances. Then, ask yourself if you really know and understand the motivations behind someone selling a ticket to Burning Man. Do you really know? If they are selling for the right reasons, good things will happen to the person who needs the money, and blessings will be on the person who could afford to pay. If they are selling for the wrong reasons, Karma always takes care of Karma. Imagine that.



Another interesting one from CL SF Bay Area...
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:57 pm

Let me sell you this ticket for twice the cover--that way we can both suffer the wrath of Nemesis.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby knowmad » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:05 pm

Is $30 enough profit to eat at a "nice" resturant too mutch to ask for selling you a first tier ticket at third tier price?

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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby Tanzremix » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Burning Man Ticket - $650 (North Beach)

Date: 2012-07-19, 12:11PM PDT
Reply to: [email removed- Eric, Mod] [Errors when replying to ads?]

OK, so I saw another ticket on here for this price and I'm going for it. I don't feel guilty as i need to miss Burning Man to fly to the UK ($1270 ticket on Virgin - they've just gone up). I have to get there as soon as possible. "In the spirit of Burning Man" I hope you can help me to get there, or at least let me try; it ain't pretty but I'm not a scalper...

Please get in touch with a contact number and I'll call you back straight away...


What the fuck is this guy on about?
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby offarock » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:15 pm

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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby Isotopia » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:31 pm

What if you just lost your job and someone who just inherited a bunch of money wanted to pay you twice what your ticket was worth? Imagine that the simple act of giving the extra money would bring joy to the person giving, and relief and comfort to the person in need who was selling it. Imagine that.


I just LOVE examples of situational ethics.

It's pig wrestling at its finest.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby JovReef » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:29 am

I've been following the ticket issues this year ever since a lot of people I know did not get tickets in the lottery and were too late to get into step. I think this merrits a best of the bull...

Hello! I have two tickets to this year's Burning Man that I would like to sell. If you've been on top of things,you know this year's theme: Fertility 2.0.

Well,I guess my body took this as a sign,because my fiance and I just found out I'm pregnant!!!!!! :D I was told when I was 15 that,due to an ovarian cyst and a unique case of appendicitis,the chances for me to conceive were slim to none. Look at me now though! It's still early in my pregnancy,and I'm not due until sometime in March,but we figure now isn't the time to be spending a whole lot of money. This wasn't exactly planned (but that doesn't mean we're not extremely happy!!!),so we really do not have a lot of money set aside for doctor's visits and baby items. If you are reading this and want to help out a new mommy-to-be, we would be forever grateful!!!!!

Please email me if you would like to buy our tickets. They are $750 each. :) Thanks!!!
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby kiss-o-matic » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:51 pm

I would ask for an official sonogram.
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Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Postby Zakolantern » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:33 am

My new favorite, posted yesterday in the San Francisco area Craigslist:

i have one hard copy ticket with reciept for this years burn, circumstances have changed and I am not going to make it back this year, I am asking 500 because I got the ticket through a theme camp (through the direct distribution to camps) and I had to pay my camp fees of $150 to qualify for the ticket, these fees are non refundable so I am out $410 plus $150 for a total of $560 so even at $500 I am losing some money. email if you are interested, would prefer to handle this in person in san francisco, mission district..


And, I'll add, there are plenty of face value tickets available right now; I just got a pair -- good luck if you're still looking.
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