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March 12th, 2005

Ticketbastard or eBay... Oh, the choices! @ 07:52 am

elevationist:
I'm currently feelin: nervous nervous
I'm currently hearin: "Miracle Drug" - U2

Okay, folks... I've not posted here for QUITE a long time. But now I have something important to ask for help with. As devoted fan who, sadly, didn't truly discover the Glory of our boys until late 2002 (just barely missing out on the Elevation tour), I am now needing a little assistance from the wiser and more experienced crowd regarding general ticket purchases.

So I'm sitting here reading over back-dated posts, hoping for any tips or strategies to help me to get GA (should there be any left) for Atlanta when the general sale begins in 2 and 1/2 hours. Before anybody asks... Yes, I do HAVE to get GA, and it's not simply a matter of refusing to settle for anything less. I need 2 tickets and I only have $150 to put towards this, and even that money is borrowed from several of next month's bills. Here's hoping I get some overtime at work in the next two weeks! LOL

Anyhow... Just out of curiosity, while waiting for the minutes on the clock to tick away I meandered over to eBay just to gawk at the outragous prices the scalpers are selling GA sets for that they aquired through the presale. And after a few minutes of my expected disgust, I notice something else... not ALL of the GA tickets for sale on eBay were ridiculously priced!! There are multiple 2-ticket sets ranging from a current price of $15 (I'm worried about this one... I figure the seller expects that to go WAY higher) to $150 (approx. what you would pay, including fees, should you get them through Ticketmaster). Most of these auctions end today, nearly all of the sellers have 200+ feedback comments, and many have a positive approval rating ranging from 99.7% to a full 100%!

So a person sits here and ponders... Should I even screw around with Ticketmaster at 10:00 am EST, or should I go straight to eBay? Since none of the auctions are ending less than 3 hours from now, perhaps I should check out TicketMaster and see what happens, but if I can't get my GA there, then should I turn around and buy from eBay? For those of you who HAVE purchased tickets on eBay at "It seems too good to be true!" deals, what were your experiences? Did you buy from a reputable seller with a good rating?

Any and all help is appreciated, especially seeing as houw this is kind of time-sensitive... I just can't imagine i'm the only one up this early to buy tickets! :) Let's discuss!

~Billie
 
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From:boomcha_honey
Date:March 12th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
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First off I want to say I love your icon :o) It's so true LOL!!

Ticket wise I say try out ticketmaster when they go onsale at 10am. If you don't get them there check out eBay...it doesn't hurt to look, especially if you really want to go. I haven't had to use eBay this time around...was very bad and bought from a broker when I couldn't find tickets to the one show I really really wanted to go to in May...but I did eBay for the Elevation tour and I had no problems. The dealer had good feedback and I got the GA tickets at a tiny bit above face value. Go with your gut :o)
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From:moydrumm
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Are they gonna sell also Europa tickets?
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From:boomcha_honey
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
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I do think I saw some Europe tickets on eBay...mostly UK and Ireland though.
From:elevationist
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Full credit goes to sellyoursoul for the icon. She's DA WOMAN. :D

And thanks for the advice. The "Go with your gut" actually made me smile a bit. It's just hard because there's just SO many ways this could play out this morning... And I only have 2 hours to attach myself to my computer before I leave for work at noon. Eeek!
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From:boomcha_honey
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
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LOL, she is DA WOMAN because that is great :o)

I say do what you think is best. We can all offer advice, but in the end it's what you really want, how much you are willing to spend. GOOD LUCK :o) I hope you get the tickets you want and don't feel bad if you have to us eBay lol.
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm going with Ticketmaster, and I too will be fighting for those GA tix in Atlanta with you.
From:elevationist
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
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I know! I've been following your posts here. :D Hmm... Maybe we should form an alliance. Got anybody to go with you to the show yet? Instead of fighting each other for GA, we could fight together as one for the same set!! Woo!

I'm a cornball, I know. :P
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Hey, just curious...when Ticketmaster says they go on sell at 10am, is that eastern, central...what time zone?
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From:boomcha_honey
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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10am the local time of the venue I do believe
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Ah, well...10 minutes then.
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From:boomcha_honey
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
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GOOD LUCK!!! I hope you get the tickets you want :o)
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 12th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
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I got in quick and it told me no GA's...it's fucking fast.
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From:boomcha_honey
Date:March 12th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Maybe keep trying for a bit incase there are some...you never know when someone's creditcard is rejected or they time out.
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From:billhelm
Date:March 12th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
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most were probably sold in the fanclub presales earlier this week.
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 12th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
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HEY BILLIE!!

Don't give up!! As I recall last time they always added GA on the day of the sale. Don't know if it will work this way but you can always try. Wish I would have woken up early enough to help you. There are seats that aren't GA that cost the same as well. Keep checking ticketmaster!! Or maybe someone will have extras to sell.

BILLIE NEEDS TO SEE U2!!! Will pray that you get tickets.
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 12th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure you saw this but they added another show that goes on sale next Saturday (3/19). I can try to help you get tickets if you want!! :)
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 12th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
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I meant the day of the show not the sale...LOL

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