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I hate Ticketmaster

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:03 pm

This morning I was trying to buy Pearl Jam tickets for the 2 MSG shows in NY. They go on sale at 10:AM, so around 9:59, I hit refresh about 10 times so I can jump on the page as soon as they go on sale.

About the 10th time, I get a message indicating that they are locking me for several minutes because I refreshed the page too many times and they want to prevent abuses of the system by using computers to reload the page....

So I get locked out for 10 minutes, and when I get back in, all tickets are sold out. Couldn't they have warned me after I hit refresh a few times? I've been waiting for these tickets to go on sale for weeks.... :-C
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:17 pm

sucks...i usually just watch my cell phone and as soon as it hits 10:00 i hit refresh really quick.

there's always Stub-Hub or E-bay...or the old "we need two" method

i'm not 100%, but it seems like these days you can just google "[insert event here]" and "presale" and find a presale password nowadays
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:34 pm

pokerplaya wrote:This morning I was trying to buy Pearl Jam tickets for the 2 MSG shows in NY. They go on sale at 10:AM, so around 9:59, I hit refresh about 10 times so I can jump on the page as soon as they go on sale.

About the 10th time, I get a message indicating that they are locking me for several minutes because I refreshed the page too many times and they want to prevent abuses of the system by using computers to reload the page....

So I get locked out for 10 minutes, and when I get back in, all tickets are sold out. Couldn't they have warned me after I hit refresh a few times? I've been waiting for these tickets to go on sale for weeks.... :-C


wow that really sucks. :-t
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:37 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:sucks...i usually just watch my cell phone and as soon as it hits 10:00 i hit refresh really quick.

there's always Stub-Hub or E-bay...or the old "we need two" method

i'm not 100%, but it seems like these days you can just google "[insert event here]" and "presale" and find a presale password nowadays


I hadn't thought of that. Too late now. :-S
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:47 pm

Pearl Jam was a great concert... back in 1998 when they were actually good.
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby Phatferd » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:01 pm

I thought Pearl Jam refused to use Ticketmaster for their shows.
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:03 pm

Yoda wrote:Pearl Jam was a great concert... back in 1998 when they were actually good.


:-b reminds me of a line my buddy used about a hot* yet prudish girl back in HS around the same timeframe "she's harder to get into than a Pearl Jam concert"

*she was a bit thickish but real pretty face and huge juggs
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:36 pm

Phatferd wrote:I thought Pearl Jam refused to use Ticketmaster for their shows.


Back in the mid-90's. But you can't fight the beast and win.
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:37 pm

Yoda wrote:Pearl Jam was a great concert... back in 1998 when they were actually good.


Ahh yes, the requiste Pearl Jam bashing has just entered the building.
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Re: I hate Ticketmaster

Postby kimchi_chigae » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:57 pm

I used to like Pearl Jam, but when Eddie Vedder joined Creed, I stopped paying attention.
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