March 12th, 2005

Ticketbastard or eBay... Oh, the choices!

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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    "Miracle Drug" - U2
bill cosby

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Im on the ticketmaster site, but since tickets dont go on sale til 10, it jus says 'click for more info'. at 10 can i click that and *attempt* to get tickets or do i need to refresh the site every now n then til 10? thanks
blah

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Looks like the Atlanta show is now sold out.

Now to praise the gods of Ebay and luck and hope for the best. At least I have until November to get some floor tickets. How did everyone else do?

Atlanta

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

I GOT MY TICKET!!!!

Its lower level, ie. not floor, but it looks good I guess. At $176 its getting close to my absolute U2 ticket limit. You'd think with Apple they wouldn't have to jack them up so high. Anyways I got my ticket. Thankfully. Phillips Arena isn't that bad really. It's a small venue so even in the stands you've got a good seat.
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    the sound of melting credit card plastic

In My Email This Morning

Concerts On Sale This Weekend and following

Sep. 20 Chicago, United Center
Sep. 21 Chicago, United Center
Oct. 03 Boston, Fleet Center
Oct. 04 Boston, Fleet Center
Oct. 07 New York, Madison Square Garden
Oct. 08 New York, Madison Square Garden
Oct. 10 New York, Madison Square Garden
Oct. 16 Philadelphia, Wachovia Center
Oct. 17 Philadelphia, Wachovia Center
Oct. 19 Washington, DC MCI Center
Oct. 20 Washington, DC MCI Center
Oct. 24 Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 28 Houston, Toyota Center
Oct. 29 Dallas, American Airlines Center
Nov. 01 Los Angeles, Staples Center
Nov. 02 Los Angeles, Staples Center
Nov. 16 Tampa, St. Pete Times Forum
Nov. 18 Atlanta, Philips Arena
Dec. 19 Portland, Rose Garden


Concerts On Sale Next Weekend and following

Sep. 12 Toronto, Air Canada Centre
Sep. 14 Toronto, Air Canada Centre
Sep. 23 Minneapolis, Target Center
Sep. 25 Milwaukee, Bradley Center
Oct. 22 Pittsburgh, Mellon Arena
Nov. 13 Miami, American Airlines Arena
Nov. 25 Ottawa, Corel Centre
Nov. 26 Montreal, Bell Centre
Dec. 17 Salt Lake City, Delta Center
Dec. 07 Hartford, Civic Center
Dec. 09 Buffalo, HSBC Arena
Dec. 10 Cleveland, Gund Arena
Dec. 14 St. Louis, Savvis Center
Dec. 15 Omaha, Qwest Center


Best Wishes to all!
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celtic hearts

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I'm really pissed off at Ticketmaster for this reason:

Click: Best Tickets available.

What shows up? Tickets in the three hundred level. I sigh and accept shelling out three hundred some dollars for not good tickets.

Just out of curiousity I search for tickets in the one hundred level. .. . . .. . Yeah excellent tickets right in front of me.

Six tickets and $800 dollars later I pray ticket master will refund the original purchase.

Also:
Dear Bono.
I am a college student. Five hundred dollars just to see you again is just a tad outrageous, no? I mean I understand you gotta keep your family fed and that everyone else needs to get payed, but even Mick Jagger didn't suck my wallet quite that dry. Or even David Bowie. Combined. Together they were less than you. Bono, please tell me that some of this money is going to charity.... :/

Ticketmaster to Release more tickets?

Hey, I'm trying to get 1 ticket anywhere to the Boston 5/28 Saturday show. I was hoping if worst came to worst, I could get tickets from Ticketmaster when they re-released them. In fact, I did my routine check for tickets after the shows had already sold out and some tickets came up for the Boston shows. Unfortunately at the time, I had access to no credit card. =( Now all the shows aren't listed on Ticketmaster anymore. So, this means no more tickets will be released again?? If so, that sucks!! If anyone sees 1 face value or near face value Boston saturday ticket, lemme know!! I'll be very thankful. :)
cigarette

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Ticketmaster woes....

My dad purchased two GA's and when we checked the account this afternoon we find out that we are in section 315 row L. what the fuck? we call TM and try to get a compensation but they are assholes. So i was all fuckign excited about being on the floor, when in reality we get upper level seats. We are going to try and shoot for the next Atlanta show and pray we get better results. Im also hoping they throw in a date for Charlotte. There is a pretty big gap between the november 2 and the 16th so they may throw that in. But still, i do have tickets to see fucking U2! I just really wanna be on the floor since i missed out on that the last time, i had lower level seats in charlotte, i need to be able to jump around and hold up signs the band will see and wait in line all day and etc etc etc. fingers crossed for next week.
  • boog0r

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When I left this morning to go to a funeral, I was seeing 5 shows for Vertigo:
3/28 - San Diego (GA)
5/22 - Philly (GA)
5/26 - Boston
5/28 - Boston
10/20 - DC (GA)

Thats a pretty decent haul, and I was quite pleased. Its one more time that i'll see them this tour than last tour.

I came home, and found in my messages a phone call from my brother in DC. He single-handedly added 3 shows to that last this morning:

10/19 - DC (GA)
12/04 - Boston
12/05 - Boston

8 shows. 4 GAs. None of the GAs are in my hometown shows. Am I complaining? Hell no.

Thank god I have 4 weeks of vacation time this year. And thank you to U2 for being on tour. And, also, thank you to Ali for letting Bono go out and play with his school friends in the US this year.

Looking for some videos...

Hi everyone

I'm looking for a couple of U2 videos I've never seen and can't seem to find on Limewire or anywhere, really.

Does anyone have the European version of "Stuck In A Moment" or "Love Is Blindness"? I'd love to see them.

Thanks!
Leelee
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  • proops

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Does anybody AIM, about an hour of free time, and a copy of MLK that they could send me? That would be really super. My AIM name is in my userinfo, thanks.
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    U2 - Red Light
LJ: Just Because....

September 23 - Minneapolis Target Center

Anybody from Minnesota or elsewhere planning on attending the show? I'm planning on purchasing a ticket, but I don't know if I want to get two so somebody else can go with me. If there are people from my area would they be open to possibly meeting up to enjoy the show together?
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    Rent - Seasons of Love