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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like many others, I've been registered with QOL for a long time but received no e-mail from them regarding pre-sale tickets. So, I as many others, was sat at my computer at 9am the other Saturday ready to buy tickets to find that three quarters had already gone for all UK shows! Now call me naive, but were 120,000 people all wanting to buy tickets at the same time for Q+PR? Can that many tickets physically be sold by 9.04am? I don't think so. I'd really like to know where those tickets go!

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And like a lemon I've paid £110 to sit at the back of a crappy arena with a shit sound.

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like Ticketmaster over here. You log on the instant tickets go on sale to see they are amazingly at the back of the arena or in the upper tier.

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Sounds like Ticketmaster over here. You log on the instant tickets go on sale to see they are amazingly at the back of the arena or in the upper tier.



However magically as the concert approaches good seats will appear.

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kirkpatrickuk wrote:

Can that many tickets physically be sold by 9.04am? I don't think so. I'd really like to know where those tickets go!
If my understanding of the system is correct, tickets usually are not offered for sale all in one go, but only a small batch (say, 2000, for example) at a time.

Once the current batch gets sold out, they'll release the next.

So by 9.04 AM almost all the tickets were probably NOT already sold, but simply withheld (sp?) for later sale, only a small part of them being actually available at that time.

Which sectors of the venue will be available in each batch is the promoter's decision - I suppose strategies may vary widely.

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kirkpatrickuk wrote:

I'd really like to know where those tickets go!


You know that guy standing out front with the sign saying he NEEDS tickets? Or he asks if you "got an extra ticket"? Well, he doesn't really need a ticket.

He bought about 100 better seats than you even had access to. It's all about who you know.