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Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby uncle sticky » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:38 pm

From what the ticket rumble is, that many people gamed the system to increase their odds of getting tickets, there is going to be a huge rush of people who got multiple ticket awards and realize that they have to get rid of some, fast! I also anticipate a much bigger number than expected to end up in the last "open" purchase, as many people fail to close on the tickets they were awarded. Pretty interesting to watch what will happen, but I'm more interested in what the impact will be on the community. Supply, meet demand, meet temporary shortage followed by over-supply. If you look at the last few years, January/February ticket demand is around 20,000, followed by another 30,000 tickets over the next 8 or 9 months. I suspect that in March, there will be alot of face value tickets available, then tightening up, then dropping quite a bit closer to the event.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

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

We put in for exactly the number of tickets we need--two. One for me and one for my partner. If we don't get picked in the lotto, we have decided not to go. I wouldn't shop at a store or go to any other event that made buying tickets such a convoluted process, I'm not making an exception for this one.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby CornMan » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:49 pm

I imagine those with extra tickets will keep the lower tier tickets and sell the higher tier tickets. It works as a hedge to pay a lower price. That's yet another unintended consequence.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby CornMan » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:51 pm

jkisha wrote:We put in for exactly the number of tickets we need--two. One for me and one for my partner. If we don't get picked in the lotto, we have decided not to go. I wouldn't shop at a store or go to any other event that made buying tickets such a convoluted process, I'm not making an exception for this one.


What about the direct sale in a few months? That isn't convoluted. If I don't get a ticket in this round, I'll go for that.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby Sham » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:53 pm

jkisha wrote:We put in for exactly the number of tickets we need--two. One for me and one for my partner. If we don't get picked in the lotto, we have decided not to go. I wouldn't shop at a store or go to any other event that made buying tickets such a convoluted process, I'm not making an exception for this one.

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby gaminwench » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:40 pm

slight???
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:47 pm

"codfish"?
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:50 pm

*busts out the popcorn*
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby SachiIvy » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:33 pm

No matter what happens, it will be interesting to see how this pans out.

But I think most everyone who puts some honest effort into landing a ticket will get one.

And there are always a rush of last-minute tickets that pop up - usually at good prices - when folks have emergencies crop-up last minute...

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby Andrewty07 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:43 pm

I just figured I would put in for the tickets I needed and if I didn't get them I won't go, saves some time and money or if I get the tickets awesome I will start planning.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:03 pm

ygmir wrote:"codfish"?

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:49 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:"codfish"?

Ahem!


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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby moonrise » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:57 pm

Oh good, 'cause a good freind of mine spaced out entering the lottery.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby maryanimal » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:10 pm

As long as I have my ticket, which I will get, I don't care about the rush!! :D 8)
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby Ed Phunk » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:07 am

I just want my ticket situation settled by April at the latest. I need time to prepare. Waiting until June is just too frickin late...
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby lemur » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:13 am

uncle sticky wrote:there is going to be a huge rush of people who got multiple ticket awards and realize that they have to get rid of some, fast!



This appears unlikely now.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby CornMan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:30 am

OK, I've got to come clean on the planning thing: The first year I went to Burning Man, I didn't think of going to this thing called Burning Man until two days before the festival opened. I bought a ticket off of craigslist the next day at the lowest tier - $152. I filled up the propane in my motorhome, bought seven 18-packs of beer, bought about $100 worth of food, and I was off. My clutch went out en route, and I got towed from about 20 miles south of Gerlach, through the stop and go traffic, to our camp at 4:15 and Istanbul for less than what this year's ticket will probably cost. The cop that got the tow for me said that I could get towed to the playa. I asked him if there was an auto parts store there. He said no, but I can do the Burning Man thing there and figure it out later. I said, "Cool." The tow-truck driver was a hoot. At the time, I was bumming out big time about how much the tow was going to cost, but I didn't realize that being physically and mentally able to Burning Man is a blessing in itself. There are worse situations in which to find yourself I'm sure. Out of about 24 people in our camp, not one single person in our camp knew anybody else before we met up on the playa. Well, Connie and Jim did... I lucked out and got cell service en route and asked a friend to pick up a clutch kit. I put in the clutch while my camp mates were partying. That was the very few somewhat sober hours I experienced on the playa that burn. I drove to a hotel in Reno and then on home without incident. If you're prepared at all for camping, and you're somewhat local, you don't need a bunch of time to plan except maybe to decide if you'll buy Coors, Tecate, or PBR. I played it safe and bought a little of each - Ergo, I'm finding out that I've been whining a bit lately.

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby The CO » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:36 am

Ed Phunk wrote:I just want my ticket situation settled by April at the latest. I need time to prepare. Waiting until June is just too frickin late...


If you entered the lotto, you'll know very soon. If not, it's all up to the amount of effort you put into finding an aftermarket ticket. Good luck!
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby uncle sticky » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:03 pm

Recent track of tickets on major re-seller that shall not be named shows tickets at $390 now. Two weeks out, and it's reverse panic.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:58 pm

It's thier turn in the barrel!!! :twisted:
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby pink » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Shall we sing a chorus of 'I told ya so!'.

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby Sail Man » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:10 pm

gonna be curious to see how the BORG handles ticket sales next year. Stay with this new and improved :roll: model or try some other dumb-fuckery method.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:14 pm

Got mine in the lottery. ($320)

Think I'll wait till mid August to get my ticket next year. :lol:
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby pink » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:25 pm

Sail Man wrote:gonna be curious to see how the BORG handles ticket sales next year. Stay with this new and improved :roll: model or try some other dumb-fuckery method.


Actually it worked pretty well. Scalpers are screwed, unless someone panicked and bought early (which could cause them to rethink trying next year), burners that overbought/gamed the system might think again about doing it again, and people who bought on a whim or were not sure they could go may rethink it until their plans are more settled.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby International Incident » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:30 pm

I'm watching the number of threads on the tickets available thread rise very quickly, I reckon that by tomorrow it will have surpassed the tickets wanted thread.

I feel very smug. Fuck you scalpers :twisted:
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:58 pm

Most of the people posting aren't scalpers or hoarders. I'm even looking at a ticket surplus in our own camp, not because anybody was holding out in hopes of making a profit or anything, but because work things changed and people who had been planning to go for months are no longer able to.

I think that last year's sellout on July 26 caught many, many people by surprise. Very few of us had really considered that it could happen, let alone knew it was inevitable. As a result, several thousand people who had been doing the work and had the time off suddenly got caught without a ticket. This year, everyone's known that tickets were in short supply from the very start. Those who were determined to go have had 7 months to figure something out, and those who weren't have had time to make their peace with the idea, or just never got involved in making/building/bringing things.
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:44 pm

well i got my ticket through STEP

a guy at my job got a ticket through the lottery and told me he would sell it to me but i entered STEP anyway and was awarded a ticket.

because this guy wasn't going i held up my commitment to him and bought the ticket, thinking i would be able to sell it easily...


well the joke's on me... i've got a STEP ticket and a paper ticket and no buyer. and this in the midst of a ticket glut


even so, it's fuckin awesome to think that anyone who wants to come this year can pretty much get there!

all the dire prognostications about no art and no camps.... poppycock

this very well may be the BEST BURN EVAR!!!!

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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:06 pm

yeah trilo is wise.

my camp has seen somewhere around 10% drop off right before the event in recent times...


10% is a lot.. and for some reason people wait until the last moment to say 'no! i cant do it'.. and this was happening before any lottery.

so yeah! 'expect lots of tickets to go on sale' ..but not because of hoarders..but business as usual
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Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:56 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:all the dire prognostications about no art and no camps.... poppycock



Not exactly, that planning starts at least by Jan-Feb. At that time, there weren't enough tkts to even get started. You can't just pull this shit off two weeks b4 the event.



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