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sold out ?

Postby Jim Rotonda » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:24 pm

WOW pre-sale for NY on the 16th appears to have sold out within minutes.
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Re: sold out ?

Postby jarkko » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:25 pm

Yes, it seems to be sold out in about 3 minutes - and we had a very big allocation!!
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Re: sold out ?

Postby subrosa » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:29 pm

Really?! I was hitting refresh at 10:00 sharp and couldn't purchase a pair of tickets. Ditto with my two friends. I know that individual seats were available three minutes in but I couldn't get a pair for the life of me even in the first few seconds.
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Re: sold out ?

Postby euge » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:30 pm

jarkko wrote:Yes, it sold out in about 3 minutes - and we had a very big allocation!!
Nope, I got excellent tickets after 20 minutes - Orchestra Row LL
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Re: sold out ?

Postby jarkko » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:32 pm

That's funny - Ticketmaster seems to feed tickets to the system in random order, so maybe best to keep on trying!
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Re: sold out ?

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:32 pm

I'm still getting singles come up at 10.28 EST. Alas, not as good as the seat I tried to buy in FF. I tried to get round the US or Canada addresses only restriction but timed out before I'd managed to crack it.

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Re: sold out ?

Postby euge » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:38 pm

I thought that it was a really clever idea to change the password late on - regular visitors to this site would know where to get the update. I only got alerted to the need to check for an update when Ticketmaster refused the original password!
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Re: sold out ?

Postby giddi » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:11 pm

I don't think it was clever at all. I think it was misleading for board members too. Of course I checked it out but there was none already in 10:00. And I tried many times after. Admittedly, I wanted a pair. Sorry for wanting to go with someone, i.e. my wife.
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Re: sold out ?

Postby euge » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:53 pm

giddi wrote:I don't think it was clever at all. I think it was misleading for board members too. Of course I checked it out but there was none already in 10:00. And I tried many times after. Admittedly, I wanted a pair. Sorry for wanting to go with someone, i.e. my wife.

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Re: sold out ?

Postby jarkko » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:50 am

If you read the text it said the password will be shown at 10 am, not before. I got the correct one up at 10.00.09, according to the official US atom clock (uploading took 10 seconds because so many were refreshing the page :razz: )
The fake one was there for several days, just to fool the guys who were selling the password at eBay. According to emails I've received we managed to fool some of them. Also Brooklyn Vegan had the wrong one (thisisnottherealone) on her blog, although she was clever enough to warn that it might not be the correct one.
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Re: sold out ?

Postby giddi » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:12 am

It said the password will be shown at 10:00 am, and of course you said it all along, but then it was there. That's why it fooled people and apparently (some) fans and members of the forum as well. It's a misleading statement. I think it could have just been left blank, like it was for the other groups, and posted on 10:00. Nobody on ebay or whatever could have posted it on their blogs that way either. Technically, ticketmaster sometimes didn't accept the (correct) password at all either, so with both hindrances I think it kinda misses the whole point, because for so many it was hopeless to begin with.
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Re: sold out ?

Postby JacquelineR » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:31 am

it was easy to understand that a new password was coming for ny. am lucky and got a good ticket. jarkko, thanks very much for your hard work and kind patience.

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Re: sold out ?

Postby da2008 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:39 am

Thank you Jarkko! Buying a ticket to this show from Montreal was certainly special!!
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Re: sold out ?

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:14 pm

For those complaining about the "wrong" password being posted - the clues were there!

The "password" said

"t h i s i s n o t t h e r e a l o n e"

and Jarkko said he would be posting the password at 10.00 am. Why would the "real" password be there for days in advance when Jarkko said he was going to post it at 10.00 am on onsale day??

He set up the posting in advance with a message that said, in large red letters,

"thisisnottherealone"

to make it easier to update the post at 10.00 am. I can understand that. I wold have done the same.

To giddi - for what it's worth, I had absolutely no problems at all with the real password, and I was trying continually for over 30 mins to get back a seat I "lost" through no fault of my own. Maybe you mistyped the password in the tension of the moment?

Go to the concert with your wife, partner, friends etc etc. Do what we (and countless others) do and buy single tickets if that is what is coming up. Travel to the show together, have a meal together, meet in the interval, etc etc but sit where you can for the show. You know it makes the sense. All but young children should be quite capable of sitting on their own through a show. And if they're not, they are probably too young to be there.

Good luck on Monday.

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Re: sold out ?

Postby A Brick in the Wall » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:36 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:For those complaining about the "wrong" password being posted - the clues were there!

The "password" said

"t h i s i s n o t t h e r e a l o n e"

and Jarkko said he would be posting the password at 10.00 am. Why would the "real" password be there for days in advance when Jarkko said he was going to post it at 10.00 am on onsale day??

He set up the posting in advance with a message that said, in large red letters,

"thisisnottherealone"

to make it easier to update the post at 10.00 am. I can understand that. I wold have done the same.

To giddi - for what it's worth, I had absolutely no problems at all with the real password, and I was trying continually for over 30 mins to get back a seat I "lost" through no fault of my own. Maybe you mistyped the password in the tension of the moment?

Go to the concert with your wife, partner, friends etc etc. Do what we (and countless others) do and buy single tickets if that is what is coming up. Travel to the show together, have a meal together, meet in the interval, etc etc but sit where you can for the show. You know it makes the sense. All but young children should be quite capable of sitting on their own through a show. And if they're not, they are probably too young to be there.

Good luck on Monday.

Wendy
It could also be read as "this is not there alone" --- it happens if you are drinking & cruising.... :oops:

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