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Old 11-15-2017, 08:03 AM   #1
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Shuttlecock XIX - send $40 now for your opportunity to not get a presale code

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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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When pdf first came out, Ticketmaster used to charge 2 or 3 bucks for it and mailing hard tickets was free back then.
I used to joke with one of my buddies:
"Let's see, pay a few bucks to print the tickets on my paper using my ink and they make lousy keepsakes, or have Ticketmaster print them on their ticket stock with their ink and mail them to me for free and they make good souvenirs, tough choice"

But the practice of charging for them went on for a long time before they finally made it free. Probably a decade give or take.


I don't recall that ever happening in Australia. I've always got the PDFs because I'm a cheapskate and I don't trust Australia Post to not lose my tickets.

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But don't you understand they're giving you convenience? Therefore they have the right, nay, a duty, to charge you a small $35 fee for this wonderful, earth changing, service.
I presume these kind souls will also ask me to pay a trifling sum for the privilege of paying by credit card, when no other option is available, perhaps say 10% of the total purchase price?
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:12 AM   #3
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Clearly they should've used a non-binding postal survey to determine who was eligible to purchase tickets.
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Never have I ever gotten a GA at face value
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The second-hand markets are probably worse: I tried to buy something off Stubhub yesterday that was going to slap a 25% fee on the initial cost. That kind of shit is what begs for a competitor to wipe you out.
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Well, looks like no pre-sale for me, missing my first one since 2005. Thanks for nothing U2.com.
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I got my code, but this is a new low point for them. A draw for people that payed $40 for the privilege of trying to buy very expensive tickets. Fuck this.
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$300 for the cheapest ticket!??!?!!?!?!?

Well fuck.
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It looks like there were no GAs for MSG as of 1pm. Ended up getting Uniondale GAs. A bit more of a hassle to get there, but it's a Saturday night concert.
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No GAs at all at the Forum.
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So it looks like it was never showing me the Innocence presale, only fan packages. And now that it is showing me Innocence there are just no tickets available.
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So it looks like it was never showing me the Innocence presale, only fan packages. And now that it is showing me Innocence there are just no tickets available.
I'd say hold your code for an added LA show, there's bound to be one and the presale competition should be far less and you should hopefully score GA's then.

Also keep checking the page from time to time as sometimes new tix magically appear (Ticketmaster is run by elves)
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Yeah, that sounds like the best plan to me. I'll just try general at this point. The whole site was effed up I'm now seeing. Now I'm seeing all kinds of tickets for much more realistic prices.
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I don't see how there won't be added shows.

I work in Capital One Arena. The venue calendar has a block on the night after the scheduled U2 show. I have to assume that's a hold for a second show. Could it be that they're holding it for another act? Sure. But I doubt it.

They also have the arena reserved from noon on the day before for load in, to give an idea as to how long it takes to get this stage put together.
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