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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After days and weeks of mailing about when the tickets will be sent the following "Final" (???) mail arrived:

Dear Mr. xxxxxxxxx

Order Number: xxxxxxxx

Thank you for your email.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you have been
caused.

Your tickets will now be on collection for you to pick up on the evening of
the event. Please take with you your order number and card you used at the
time of booking and collect them from the box office at the venue.

I am pleased to inform you that the special delivery fee you paid at the
time of booking has been refunded to the card you used to purchase the
tickets.

Once again please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards






Wow they even pay me back my money for the delivery - isn't that nice?????
WEll i take my order with my , my credit card and a pumpgun in case they won't let me in!!!!!
Just as Freddie said: "Just get on with it!!!!!!!!!"

As I read in another brxiton thread guess the venue pick-up is pretty safe huh? When do you have to be there to collect? SO 2 times queing - thank you folks!! Its really nerve wracking - guess after this I need a well rest!!!

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Martin


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just saw that the mail above came from ticketmaster ??!! So how is ticketmaster connected to ticketweb? I admit i am losing my nerves already! F*** it all

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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, they are. If you ring the ticketweb customer service number it says something like: "If you have a ticketmaster query please press 1, if you have a ticketweb query please press 2"...

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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

someone form ticketweb just called me (10 pm - wow hard working schedule!!!) to tell me the same thing as the mail said - evrythings gonna be fine. They have the problem that not THEY will send the tickets but the promoters themselves. So seeing all those ebay-a**holes putting the tickets up there i can understand their policy almost. But i told the guy - who was quite friendly i gotta say - that this is more than chaotic!
Guess i shouldn't worry anymore - hope so :-)
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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ticketweb is the sister site of ticketmaster. ticketweb tends to deal with smaller gigs, ticketmaster has the bigs ones. But it's the same company.

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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's easy to say "don't worry" when only 12 days are left, you live in another country, two holidays are in between and venue pick up was not an option when I bought.

I sent an email too and I'll start phoning later today if they don't answer.


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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are still tickets available to order on the web link at QOL, so if you fly over, I'm sure you'll be able to get a ticket somehow.


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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I called and they said the tickets were sent. Now venue pickup is possible again but not for me, hmmm.


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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't surprise me if they sent the tix and you could also pick em up at the venue - so the hall is still halfway empty . poor Queenies!

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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I have two emails from two ticketmaster customer support advisors.

One of them emailed me yesterday that my tickets were dispatched. Today I received an email that I should pick up my tickets at the venue. I am beginning to like eventim.de. You buy a ticket and next day it's in your home. Why did I spend 13,95 pounds for special delivery when I have to collect my tickets anyway.



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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because of all the hassle with my tickets last week, I also asked if they thought the tickets would arrive in time. Their answer was that tickets had been sent out, and if I did not have them at the time we are leaving for London to give them a call and I could pick them up at the venue.
(Well... I guess four tickets would look nice in my scrapbook, but it does make one think... ;-)

I think I'll print EVERY e-mail I got from those people and bring them to the Academy!
Some wicked shit going on with this gig... Wonder how much more stupidity we will have to take...

Monday 28 March 2005, Brixton Academy London, 7 o'clock, 200 fans standing in front of the venue;
Some lady comes out with a frown: "Queen show? What Queen show?? There was supposed to be a Queen show??? Here?? Nah... never!"

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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same story as YourValentine. Yesterday I phoned customer support and they assured me that the ticket was dispatched. Today, I got the message below:


As an international customer your tickets will be held at the Venue for
Collection.
This will enable you to collect the tickets at the venue box office on the
evening of the event from when the doors open.
You will need your confirmation code and the credit/debit card you used to
purchase the tickets.

Thankyou

> Michael Firth
> Customer Support Advisor
>
> 5th Floor
> City Cube
> Lever Street
> Manchester
> M1 1BB
>
> t: +44 (0) 161 385 3620 ext: 8862
> f: +44 (0) 161 385 3675
> e: michael.firth@ticketmaster.co.uk
>
> http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
>

I hope everything will be fine at the end.

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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had the same email from the same person. I replied asking why I had to pay 13,95 pounds for special delivery when I pick up my ticket in person and he answered


"Your tickets are definately on collection at the box office. The doors open at 7 pm so you
are able to collect from then. The charges you have paid are booking and handling fees and not specific to postage."

Looks like they do not refund all customers and we all get different answers about when the box office opens



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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys...we are also picking up our tickets at the venue...so these people are telling you 7:00 to pick them up? I though that was when the show actually started..that can't be right. I heard you could get them 2 hours before the show at like 5:00...anybody know the straight-up deal with the times here?

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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the brixton academy web site says you can pick them up from 5 on day of concert so dont worry hammer everything will be fine

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Posted: 18 Mar 05, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"so these people are telling you 7:00 to pick them up? I though that was when the show actually started..that can't be right. "
The doors open at 7- show will start later