Topic: Fall 2017 Presale Eblast On It's Way

Hello All!

I was just given a heads up that the eblast containing all of the ticket links and codes is on it's way. There was a slight delay in getting the links created by the venues, but they are all coming in now and we will get that blast out to you as soon as we possibly can!

-Street Team Eric

2 (edited by RickB 2017-04-04 12:57:42)

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Code wrong for Sta. Barbara. Would kick off, then when accepted, all good seats sold. The presale is a joke now.
Rick

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I got my blast at 4:30 central time yesterday. It's a good thing I know to look here or Facebook first. I wonder if it is time to re think the system.

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The code emails never reach me until way later in the day of the sale. Yesterday's arrived at 5:44 p.m. CDT.

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5 (edited by Jane H. 2017-04-05 09:11:34)

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jim m wrote:

I got my blast at 4:30 central time yesterday. It's a good thing I know to look here or Facebook first. I wonder if it is time to re think the system.

Even though I know there was discrepancies and Beacon omitted from the first posting here as compared to the email blast.....I personally appreciate it getting posted here first, and pre-presale. If that had been right the first time , would there be the same beef roll ?
We DO know to check here...why would we want more competition than there already is?
and yeah for the record i shed no tears for fans who know about the forum but choose to ignore it...
I can only imagine the number of people on the email blast....prob all sign ups(100s of thousands?)....not just 'street team' signups (whatever that means anyway)

Oh maybe if we had a fan club we pay for AND be forced to read excessive marketing emails before we get the clue needed to figure out the way to unlock the secret code to buy a $30 tshirt to receive the code in the mail, to get to the trivia quiz to get the lottery to hope to win the codes? That might eliminate some scalpers?
#forumfirst

I know I am only half thinking it thru but not sure what would work better?
I remember samjp4 telling us IIRC that with Tom Petty , if you are in fan club, you must pick up tickets at the venue with your cc and id....that seems like a good option, although buying tickets 6 months in advance....I dunno, as boring as it is, my life is not that predictable.....and I have had to give/sell tickets before....and at $200ish a pop.....i dunno....

Thanks for posting the codes here Eric and whoever  may be responsible for making that policy. Its one of the things I can still count on....

seriously though, I dont buy for too many acts....so I dont know

its a shame there isnt the old box office anymore
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I wish the codes were only posted here on the forum. The email blast hardly mattered since the codes were literally posted all over the internet. I think I saw them shared on facebook in at least 20 places both in groups and on people's own personal pages not to mention it was put out on twitter as well. Use to be that a presale with fan codes were a special thing to be kept somewhat secret from the entire world in order to give only the fans a better chance at scoring tickets. Now, it seems like there is no sense in even having codes if they are going to be put out the for the entire world to see.  Everyone these days has some type of device that allows them to access this site whether they are signed up to be a member or not. They all expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter. For something like this it should require a little bit of effort. It's not like presale is the only way the entire world can get tickets. They do go on sale to the general public within a few days.

7 (edited by Jane H. 2017-04-05 10:07:57)

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Thnx Natasha.... I still don't think it is necessarily the best option because I know scalpers lurk here but gee whiz yeah I just noticed the codes were posted on Joe's band facebook page yesterday morning.....you know the page with 2.8 MILLION likes.....and a sponsored post at that

I'm not sure I am willing to pay $$ for fan club - its almost more of a given to get a good seat from a scalper, shame to say - but I am willing to jump through some hoops more than click like on a FB page....

I still am not saying I know the answer just blahblahing

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Given the number of concerts this Fall, the demand should have been pretty spread out across venues. (I know the Beacon had heavy demand and problems internally).

That said, I personally think the problem is Ticketmaster and the venues withholding seats for their own scalping, likely with proceeds split to encourage it. Those seats never see the light of day for fans. In certain venues where they reward their own season ticket holders with seats to everything (Saratoga comes to mind) lots of seats are accounted for in advance of any sales, fan club or elsewise.

It is amazing how easy the process is without Ticketmaster involved. Yesterday at the Ithaca venue where there is no Ticketmaster, there were good seats all over the place. It was a very easy process.

I have no magic solutions. My feeling is that getting in the venue in good seats (as opposed to perhaps THE best seats) might be an obtainable goal.

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nmagcorn wrote:

I wish the codes were only posted here on the forum. The email blast hardly mattered since the codes were literally posted all over the internet. I think I saw them shared on facebook in at least 20 places both in groups and on people's own personal pages not to mention it was put out on twitter as well. Use to be that a presale with fan codes were a special thing to be kept somewhat secret from the entire world in order to give only the fans a better chance at scoring tickets. Now, it seems like there is no sense in even having codes if they are going to be put out the for the entire world to see.  Everyone these days has some type of device that allows them to access this site whether they are signed up to be a member or not. They all expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter. For something like this it should require a little bit of effort. It's not like presale is the only way the entire world can get tickets. They do go on sale to the general public within a few days.

Even worse I went on Vivid and seats were available before the time of fan presale. Unfortunately no one is going to be able to coral this. People do this for a living taking advantage of others. Seems like someone has a in with someone buys all the first two or three rows then sells them for 2 to 3 times the value. This is going to be the norm unfortunately

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My experience yesterday was a bit different...the venue (sacramento memorial auditorium) is not a ticketmaster venue, which is good and bad...good, that they don't have the pre-presale grab of premium tix for PREMIUM prices...bad, when you don't know who the vendor is you can't get in the presale without the "email blast" which ended up for me as just a change in the "Tour Dates" far right box that included a link to the vendor.....but that box with the link didn't work when I inserted the code so I had to call the Sac Mem Audi box office and order through a real, talking person (rather refreshing)....bad again was when the lady told me initially that I could buy tix in the front row, center section, then she said "Those seats have just been taken" and offered me second row, center section...she then said "Those seats have just been taken as well as all center section seats back to row 15"....I think PBS and the Auditorium season ticket holders have a lock on those....so I ended up with front row, left hand side of stage, which I am happy with as I can deal with a crook in my neck to sit that close....I too think that if they gave the codes and links to the proper ticketing agent in the "Street Team" thread in this forum ONLY it would be fair to the faithful...but we would have to monitor ourselves to keep from releasing the codes willie nillie....

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Yes getting good close center seats is almost a thing of the past.
Right up there with meet n greet access.

Yes I believe that Ticketmaster holds into tickets for their own scalpers.

Plus Ticketmaster treats every device different ie pc vs phone vs tablet.

I had no choice but to use my tablet yesterday. I ended up in row 9 way stage right as that was the only choice it picked for  me. No choice on the map was taken away be Ticketmaster site.

Later in the day I checked with my phone and I could see better seats, but I'd already committed to the first purchase.
All this because the boss said I couldn't do it from work.

I'm with Natasha.
Post pre-sale codes here. 
Won't stop someone from clip and paste in to Facebook, but hey might slow some scalpers down

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Hmm... I've never bought concert tickets before Joe, so I don't know what a normal experience is. But that how it was for me yesterday: knew from summer presale to look for individual tickets, not the pairs. So had 3 windows open: Beacon Saturday show  - orchestra center right row bb $230, Springfield MA row c  $175 and Montreal row A for $204 CAN. So only was considering travel times etc between those 3. Picked Montreal ( $155 american dollars for first row!!!). And so regret today about not buying Beacon ( it's not available anymore ) - sigh,  but also have several shows through PBS - yeah, I am a Bonaholic and Bonavirgin on top of that... bingeticketbuying smile
So I guess I like the codes . Also bought my Portland, ME tickets ( 4th row ) through Summer fan presale.

13 (edited by Chawbacon 2017-04-07 11:37:39)

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Tom Petty's Highway Companion Club has worked well for me.    It cost $60 to join the first time,  which I did in 2014 to see TP and the Heartbreakers in Tulsa.     Our seating was not that good,  wife was very disappointed,  it was to the side of the stage , one level up.

But I re-upped in Dec for $50 to get tickets for TP's show in OKC this month,  and I'm on the fourth row from the stage , on the floor.  Very happy with results.

Yeah, it seems like $60 more for tickets was a lot, but it was only $30 per ticket,  and IIRC ,   I could buy up to four tickets. 

And the tickets can only be picked up at will call on the day of the concert.

Evidently,  TP uses this to identify his fans and try to get around scalpers, and get his fans the best seats.    But really, if scalpers are a real concern to acts, then increasing supply by scheduling more than one night, is one answer.     Paul McCartney does this,  he will add another night and it really cuts the legs out from under those trying to profit on the secondary market.    Garth Brooks just keeps adding shows, as each one sells out,  I think he now has six nights in Kansas City.   But I realize less popular acts like Joe and others, can't do that.