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  1. [quote name='SandSCreative wrote: afunky']Auction sites will not voluntarily prevent scalping at excessive levels as they take a cut as a success fee. Totally agree. It isn't just the auction site scalpers either, there are "resellers" even now online offering Aussie RZ tickets for $1600 a piece. Scalping/reselling are more or less the same thing, hence my previous suggestion of criminalising the resale of concert tickets over 1.5 times the face value. For example if you sold your GA ticket for $140 that would be ok, but if you sold it for $200 it would be illegal. Allowing a person to resell their GA at $140 acknowledges that some people are just trying to sell a spare ticket and would only allow people to recover the cost involved of obtaining the ticket (U2.com membership fee, ticket delivery and booking fee) and auction success fee. In NZ GA tix cost $100 plus $19-$23 delivery fee, and the trade me success fee on $140 is around $10. Obviously if you are selling multiple tickets you will make a profit but not big one.
  2. [quote name='SandSCreative wrote: afunky wrote: SandSCreative wrote: afunky wrote: afunky']In general I have no problem with people who sell their tickets on auction sites - as long as they start at price that covers their cost of ticket, booking fees and auction success fees and let it run, and the market dictating price. However this is an insult to the fan who will miss out in public sale -EDITED EDITED EDITED I really hope no one buys these tickets off him, and a lot of people give him a serve about ethics. HOLA, we dont allow those links, even if it is for "look at what this jerk is doing" examples - Baja Sorry Baja was not aware of that rule, no harm intended Not a problem, basically no ebay, third party ticket sellers, download, file sharing or pictures of the bands families, allowed, & keep it clean (No nudity) - Baja I don't have a problem with it either ... in general. I do have a problem with 'fans' selling presale tickets on auction sites. It makes a mockery of what fan club membership is all about. We'll it's fair to say the guy is not really a fan, as he is ripping off other fans, and also depriving a fan from getting tickets at face value when tickets go on public sale. Trouble is ticket scalping is such a difficult thing to police. I don't think making it harder for fans to buy tickets is the answer. It should be very difficult to sell the things at profit, not to buy them. Difficult but not impossible, however in order to prevent the auction sites and scalpers of the world from allowing the excessive sales, government almost needs to regulate against it (i.e) make scalping illegal, or criminalise the resale of concert tickets over 1.5 times the face value. For example if you sold your GA ticket for $140 that would be ok, but if you sold it for $200 it would be illegal. This recognises the difference between the person with a spare ticket to get rid of, and the professional scalper. Auction sites will not voluntarily prevent scalping at excessive levels as they take a cut as a success fee.
  3. [quote name='SandSCreative wrote: afunky wrote: afunky']In general I have no problem with people who sell their tickets on auction sites - as long as they start at price that covers their cost of ticket, booking fees and auction success fees and let it run, and the market dictating price. However this is an insult to the fan who will miss out in public sale -EDITED EDITED EDITED I really hope no one buys these tickets off him, and a lot of people give him a serve about ethics. HOLA, we dont allow those links, even if it is for "look at what this jerk is doing" examples - Baja Sorry Baja was not aware of that rule, no harm intended Not a problem, basically no ebay, third party ticket sellers, download, file sharing or pictures of the bands families, allowed, & keep it clean (No nudity) - Baja I don't have a problem with it either ... in general. I do have a problem with 'fans' selling presale tickets on auction sites. It makes a mockery of what fan club membership is all about. We'll it's fair to say the guy is not really a fan, as he is ripping off other fans, and also depriving a fan from getting tickets at face value when tickets go on public sale.
  4. Sorry Baja was not aware of that rule, no harm intended Not a problem, basically no ebay, third party ticket sellers, download, file sharing or pictures of the bands families, allowed, & keep it clean (No nudity) - Baja
  5. [quote name='GnomeGirl wrote: kings wrote: GnomeGirl']Out of curiosity - all the new Cedar people.... can you access any of the other "Community" sections (photos, blogs etc)?? The message board is the only thing under the Community tab that works for me, not even My Home - it flashes for a second then says this website cannot be found. I seem to remember someone mentioning this many many pages ago and wondered if it was with all the new people. Nope. It's RS for everyome ATM. Believe me there not picking on the newbies. Oh ok, thanks. Its certainly been an interesting experience joining U2.com! I agree. I thought it was wierd changing the site layout when alot of people would be joining to get pre-sale codes. Maybe I thought changes could wait till after presales completed etc
  6. In general I have no problem with people who sell their tickets on auction sites - as long as they start at price that covers their cost of ticket, booking fees and auction success fees and let it run, and the market dictating price. However this is an insult to the fan who will miss out in public sale -EDITED EDITED EDITED I really hope no one buys these tickets off him, and a lot of people give him a serve about ethics. HOLA, we dont allow those links, even if it is for "look at what this jerk is doing" examples - Baja
  7. Invercargill/Southland is certainly riding a wave at the moment, between this and Stag Rugby the good people of Southland/Invercargill will never forget 2010!!!
  8. [quote name='bsd1 wrote: Adam and Nat']... We had 2 codes. When I looked at the ticket website yesterday it said 4 tickets per city for the presale code - 8 tickets per person for the general sale. We needed more for our family, so had expected to try our luck for the rest next week. We bought our first 4 tickets (GA). Then half an hour after the presale started we got the email that said our presale codes would allow: "FOUR TICKETS for any ONE show in a single transaction." and then down a paragraph later offered us a new subscription with a code that would allow '4 additional tickets'. So we felt sheepish, that we had misunderstood and logged on and were lucky enough to get our 4 other tickets. Called everyone - stoked that we now all had our tickets. (Thus forever escaping the ribbing I get to subscribing to this site - LOL) In short - 2 codes, 2 transactions. 8 happy people. One Summer night in Sydney. Could I please get a definitive answer on this question: Am I now at risk of having 4 of my tickets cancelled? From the FAQ: Q - How Many Tickets Can I buy in the NZ/Aus U2360 Tour Presale? A - As a paid-up U2 subscriber you are eligible to purchase up to FOUR tickets for any ONE show. The code can be used ONCE only against up to four tickets at any one show in NZ or Aus. So, EACH code may be used for four tickets at any one show. You're all good. My confidence is high as I have used two codes to buy six tickets (four + two) for the NZ show. I had the same concern so I asked the question in the Presale Issues message board - this is the post and response i got (post 49 if you wanna look it up) "Just a quick question to clear something up for me (note i have checked other threads and read the FAQs). I have two codes. I have purchased 4 tickets for Auckland using one code. Am I able to purchase 4 more tickets for auckland with the second code? I know the FAQ says this "As a paid-up U2.com Subscriber you are eligible to purchase up to FOUR tickets for any ONE show. The code can be used ONCE only against up to four tickets at any one show in NZ or Aus. " I apologise if this was asked elsewhere - i have cheacked elsewhere but could not see a definative answer, and would like some clarification. Cheers Yes, but I would use a different credit card to be safe - BAja" So it is clear from that answer if you have two presale codes you may purchase 4 tickets on each code for a single show. The confusion comes from the ambiguos and poorly worded FAQ answer. No wonder there is 20 pages of confused questions. BTW the mods have done a great job in trying to clarify matters.
  9. [quote name='bsd1 wrote: Adam and Nat']... We had 2 codes. When I looked at the ticket website yesterday it said 4 tickets per city for the presale code - 8 tickets per person for the general sale. We needed more for our family, so had expected to try our luck for the rest next week. We bought our first 4 tickets (GA). Then half an hour after the presale started we got the email that said our presale codes would allow: "FOUR TICKETS for any ONE show in a single transaction." and then down a paragraph later offered us a new subscription with a code that would allow '4 additional tickets'. So we felt sheepish, that we had misunderstood and logged on and were lucky enough to get our 4 other tickets. Called everyone - stoked that we now all had our tickets. (Thus forever escaping the ribbing I get to subscribing to this site - LOL) In short - 2 codes, 2 transactions. 8 happy people. One Summer night in Sydney. Could I please get a definitive answer on this question: Am I now at risk of having 4 of my tickets cancelled? From the FAQ: Q - How Many Tickets Can I buy in the NZ/Aus U2360 Tour Presale? A - As a paid-up U2 subscriber you are eligible to purchase up to FOUR tickets for any ONE show. The code can be used ONCE only against up to four tickets at any one show in NZ or Aus. So, EACH code may be used for four tickets at any one show. You're all good. My confidence is high as I have used two codes to buy six tickets (four + two) for the NZ show. I had the same concern so I asked the question in the Presale Issues message board - this is the post and response i got (post 49 if you wanna look it up) "Just a quick question to clear something up for me (note i have checked other threads and read the FAQs). I have two codes. I have purchased 4 tickets for Auckland using one code. Am I able to purchase 4 more tickets for auckland with the second code? I know the FAQ says this "As a paid-up U2.com Subscriber you are eligible to purchase up to FOUR tickets for any ONE show. The code can be used ONCE only against up to four tickets at any one show in NZ or Aus. " I apologise if this was asked elsewhere - i have cheacked elsewhere but could not see a definative answer, and would like some clarification. Cheers Yes, but I would use a different credit card to be safe - BAja" So it is clear from that answer if you have two presale codes you may purchase 4 tickets on each code for a single show. The confusion comes from the ambiguos and poorly worded FAQ answer. No wonder there is 20 pages of confused questions. BTW the mods have done a great job in trying to clarify matters.
  10. I agree. I seemed all a bit rushed to me, and the lack of info was concerning. However I now have my tickets and no complaints - good luck to every one else getting the tickets they're after!
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