lmnoiu

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  1. Did you guys have problems getting tickets as experience, red hill, legacy, etc (1st presale window) subscribers in the past? I never once had a problem getting good seats or GAs for the show I want, being in the first group. Of course, up until this presale, when I received my bullshit retraction email, and then received my Experience code after all the Innocence presales had begun. I also believe it was probably easier for you guys getting tickets this year with so many Experience members being wrongly denied their presale access (less competition).
  2. Ticket Prices

    they need to stop preaching the "music and concerts are bigger than money" bullshit. it doesn't work when you siphon the fans for every last penny you can get from them... because guess what, it is all about the $$$$.
  3. Trust me... They have an ulterior motive, and it's money. It's a business, so that's not surprising. Like I said, even if you already have an account, many people will click the check boxes opting in to their spam email/texting. I know one band I signed up for required you to agree to receive texts related to marketing. And it allows them to gauge demand for pricing, adding shows, etc.
  4. you guys are talking as if verified fan was actually designed to prevent scalping.. it's not.. that's a ruse. it was created as a way for ticketmaster to gather valuable potential customer contact information. think about it.. even if you don't end up purchasing a ticket on their site, they just got you to either sign up for a brand new ticketmaster account, or use your old account to sign up for future advertising emails/texts. win-win for them. it also allows them to see how much demand potential there is for an upcoming tour, and raise prices if they feel necessary. i'm sure most of the artists truly believe in it. but make no mistake, if it's not something that could help ticketmaster's bottom line, they wouldn't have created it. it's all about the $$$$$$$$
  5. Ticket purchase limits

    they haven't announced that information yet, or even added shows at all, for that matter... they better still carryover if they haven't been used. i, as well as many fans, didn't receive their experience codes until after the innocence presales had all begun.. and by that time, there was nothing but overpriced crap left. i saved my code for hopefully an added date.
  6. the damn codes better be good for future shows! some of us didn't receive our experience codes until AFTER the innocence presales had all started, and nothing but overpriced garbage left. i wouldn't put a lot of stock in what the customer service reps say anyways. it seems the ticketmaster and u2.com reps were never on the same page with how this whole fan presale process worked. always different answers from different reps.
  7. The ticketmaster customer service staff didn't understand the difference between verified subscriber and verified fan and gave out incorrect information.. verified subscriber is brand new, starting with this U2 tour.. if you are "verified" as a subscriber, you're supposed to get a code, guaranteed. there was no lottery. i can say this with 100% certainty. the "verified fan" thing is what ticketmaster is trying to promote. that is what they used for the citi and public sale. that is a true random lottery.
  8. Do you really think they care? It's $$$ to them one way or another.
  9. The fan club wasn't a lottery.. Ticketmaster won't admit it, because they've invested so much money into their verified alrogithm BS... Basically, their algorithm was awful, and instead of identifying scalpers, it identified fans who their computers "mathematically deciphered " were scalpers. The verified sign up is just a way for Ticketmaster to collect contact information for spamming anyways. They don't care about scalpers. Most artists and promoters don't either (they'll never admit that), but at least this makes it look like they do, and most important, they get to collect valuable customer data regardless of whether you buy a ticket or not.
  10. Whats the point!

    They sold out when they signed with Livenation. It's all about squeaking out every last penny from their fans now. The only good value is the GAs, but a lot of older fans aren't up for that... So they give the mostly newer, younger generation of U2 fans, who are able to stand the entire time, a good deal on tickets, and get them hooked as fans.. But in doing so, leave the older fans to empty their bank accounts for decent seats. Or they could always sit behind the stage for a mere $100 or so lol.
  11. we do get perks as long term members.. priority access to tickets BEFORE everyone else, including newly signed up members who sign up after the tour announcement. it has always allowed me to pretty much get the exact tickets I desire.. until this time, of course, when we were booted from the experience presale for no reason. i just received my code a couple hours ago. AFTER the experience and innocence presales started. i should have had first crack at tickets, and now i'm stuck with overpriced leftovers. absolutely terrible.
  12. we do get perks as long term members.. priority access to tickets BEFORE everyone else, including newly signed up members who sign up after the tour announcement. it has always allowed me to pretty much get the exact tickets I desire.. until this time, of course, when we were booted from the experience presale for no reason. i just received my code a couple hours ago. AFTER the experience and innocence presales started. i should have had first crack at tickets, and now i'm stuck with overpriced leftovers. absolutely terrible.
  13. nobody on the touring side cares about fan experience.. it's all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  14. U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    it wasn't a lottery. good luck getting ticketmaster, or anyone else, to admit that their "brilliant" algorithm system is flawed, and blacklisted so many of the wrong people. last couple times they were touting paperless as the best thing ever.. now they're onto this gimmicky verified bullcrap. it's nothing more than a marketing strategy. everything related to ticketmaster is now "verified" it's their new catchphrase marketing slogan. they collect and store all of your personal information, and will use or sell it for marketing purposes. instead of collecting only the personal information of people who checkout on their site, now they can collect the information of EVERYONE, even if you don't buy a single ticket on their site. they can use that information to price tickets higher if they feel there's enough demand with the sign-ups. wake up.. it's all a scam.
  15. U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    They are probably resting up for tonight/tomorrow. i'm sure there are WAAAYYY more members in the innocence crowd than experience. which means there are going to be WAAAYYY more fans who get screwed over by this stupid lottery system. just wait.