Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

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Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby MarieM » Thu May 03, 2012 4:01 pm

WHAT WILL BE OUR PRE-SALE TICKET ALLOCATION? The Forum pre-sale will include tickets from all price categories. There are only a few hundred of the best tickets located in the first few rows of a venue. Our pre-sale will have the best inventory of these tickets. But there will be some tickets allocated to the VIP packages. Also, there will be other pre-sales which will occur on the days following our pre-sale. While we will have the first choice of the best tickets, a very small number of the best tickets must be held back for the other pre-sales and the regular sale. Our pre-sale will offer the majority of the tickets in the first few rows and the best tickets in the rows beyond the front rows. Your greatest chance to get the best tickets will be in the Forum pre-sale.

The Forum pre-sale will remain open until the regular sale begins or until our allocation sells out. Whatever tickets from our allocation that aren't sold will be made available in the public sale.

Often times people complain that they are not offered the best seats when they sign on to Ticketmaster. Then 15 minutes later a great seat will come up. Here is an explanation of why this is happening:
Ticketmaster has a queue that allows people five minutes to hold their locations before deciding to purchase. Sometimes when the pre-sale starts, there is an initial rush as everyone selects all available tickets in the first few rows. Since there are only a couple hundred available, it is likely that they will all go into the queue. So if you sign on a few minutes late, it will appear that all best seats are unavailable. If each person makes the decision to buy the first seats they selected, the seats in the first few rows will sell out very fast. If people decide to keep shopping, they will release the seats back into the system. That is why some of those seats in the first few rows seem to come available 10-15 minutes after the on sale started.
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Re: Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby holydove » Thu May 03, 2012 4:52 pm

Marie ,thank you for conveying the information, & thank you for your dedicated efforts - much appreciated.
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Postby joyezekiel » Thu May 03, 2012 5:22 pm

holydove wrote:Marie ,thank you for conveying the information, & thank you for your dedicated efforts - much appreciated.
I second that, Rachel.
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Postby MaryB » Thu May 03, 2012 5:36 pm

Thank you Marie. Hopefully, this explanation will prevent posts from members who are dissatisfied with seat allocations in these presales. And, if such posts come up, these members can be referred to your original post. This was great that you and the moderators had the foresight and took the time to do this!

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Postby mutti » Thu May 03, 2012 5:53 pm

I agree with Mary and Rachel.
Thank you Marie and Jarkko!
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu May 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Absolutely!

A plan with forethought and well-explained; much easier when a person at least knows what's going on.

Thanks, Marie and Jarkko.
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Postby jonathon » Thu May 03, 2012 10:47 pm

Great news... I'm looking forward to the Ottawa date at Scotiabank Place!

Any word on what will be included in the VIP Packages and if they will go on sale at the same time as the Forum Presales? A Meet & Greet with the Man himself perhaps???

All the best.

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Postby Judith511 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:07 am

Awesome! So glad he is going to come to Toronto again, and just before my birthday. :D :D
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Re: Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby Jenny Hume » Fri May 04, 2012 8:56 am

Hello,

Not sure about this technology, but will have a go.
Can you confirm if I will have access to the Pre Sale tickets from Australia please. I'm keen to attend a concert anywhere in US, but preference will be New York. Can I be involved in the pre sale of tickets and collect them when I visit the country for the concert. Hope someone can help me out. Thanks
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Postby jarkko » Fri May 04, 2012 9:34 am

Jenny - the presales are for all our members, from any country and continent.
All tickets have to be picked up on the day of the concert at the box office of the venue.
I'd also like to add that you guys down there may get good news a bit later.
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Re: Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby LC&LC » Fri May 04, 2012 9:53 am

Jarkko's playing with our nerves... again...
We all know something good will come out of it :D
lucky you down there
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Re: Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby Jenny Hume » Fri May 04, 2012 2:15 pm

Thanks for helping me understand the pre sale bit.

Love what you are not saying Jarkko !!!

Regardless of whether LC comes to Australia I would still love to be able to see him overseas; just sounds good saying I'm going to a concert in New York!

A Melbourne concert after this would be just as wonderful and I would be happy to go again. : :D
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Re: Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby jsc » Fri May 04, 2012 5:53 pm

Do you have information on the VIP packages?
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Re: Our Pre-Sale Ticket Allocation

Postby william258 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:12 pm

I'm quite new to this. Can you please help me on how to access the presale. My show is Group A.
Thanks so much!

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