Ticketmaster -- Better Luck Next Time?

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Ticketmaster -- Better Luck Next Time?

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I'm looking for advice from anyone who has used Ticketmaster to get access to events not open to the general public. I have one recent experience which did not turn out favorably, yet I may get a "do over".

I will explain. On Tuesday morning I had the opportunity (along with a subset of other Season Ticket holders), to purchase tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs LA Rams football game which will be held at Lambeau field. Prior to Tuesday, the GB Packers organization communicated the process as well as a one-time use password to the Ticketmaster website. The communication recommended getting into the virtual "Waiting Room" ten minutes prior to the beginning of the sale. I arrived ten minutes early and entered the "Waiting Room".

At precisely 10am my screen updated and I advanced into the next step, the "Queue". I was surprised when I found myself "in line" behind 2000+ people as announced on my screen. A scroll bar showed me "advancing in the line" and approaching the final step -- "Pick Your Seats". It took 20 minutes to reach the final step. This was extremely frustrating, as I clicked on seating options which were displayed (Section number, Seat number), only to get a message time-after-time that said, "Oops, another fan has already selected those seats". After about 20 minutes, it ended -- all seats were gone.

Sorry to be long-winded, but if the Packers beat the Rams on Saturday, I will get a chance to execute this exact same process. I would really like for a more satisfying outcome if I do get the opportunity!
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Contact a HFT friend and pay them a commission to get you a ticket.
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livesoft wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:01 pm Contact a HFT friend and pay them a commission to get you a ticket.
HFT = High Frequency Trader?
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I ran across one site like that which used Java script on my computer, checking the time via my computer's clock.

Setting the computer's clock to a later time instantly let me in, so I became #1 on the appointment list.
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bhwabeck3533 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:54 pm I'm looking for advice from anyone who has used Ticketmaster to get access to events not open to the general public. I have one recent experience which did not turn out favorably, yet I may get a "do over".

I will explain. On Tuesday morning I had the opportunity (along with a subset of other Season Ticket holders), to purchase tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs LA Rams football game which will be held at Lambeau field. Prior to Tuesday, the GB Packers organization communicated the process as well as a one-time use password to the Ticketmaster website. The communication recommended getting into the virtual "Waiting Room" ten minutes prior to the beginning of the sale. I arrived ten minutes early and entered the "Waiting Room".

At precisely 10am my screen updated and I advanced into the next step, the "Queue". I was surprised when I found myself "in line" behind 2000+ people as announced on my screen. A scroll bar showed me "advancing in the line" and approaching the final step -- "Pick Your Seats". It took 20 minutes to reach the final step. This was extremely frustrating, as I clicked on seating options which were displayed (Section number, Seat number), only to get a message time-after-time that said, "Oops, another fan has already selected those seats". After about 20 minutes, it ended -- all seats were gone.

Sorry to be long-winded, but if the Packers beat the Rams on Saturday, I will get a chance to execute this exact same process. I would really like for a more satisfying outcome if I do get the opportunity!
For several years, I had a side gig buying and selling concert tickets. What you experienced was very common for events in high-demand. I don't know about sporting events, but concerts almost always released good seats right before the event (say, day before or day of). I could often buy front-row tickets for big concerts the night before the event (or even a few hours before the event started). Now, with COVID and strict attendance regulations, I suspect they won't release tickets right before the event, but you can always look.

I'm a big Packers fan and hope to watch a Packers game in Lambeau Field one day!
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That stinks. Was it a free-for-all?

Huge Buffalo Bills fan here, and the way they handled postseason sales was, they assigned every STHer* a 30-minute time slot where they could go on and buy a pod of tickets (either 2 or 4, although there were a very limited number of 4-pods available). If you tried clicking your unique link before your assigned timeslot, it wouldn’t work.


* - that is, season ticket holder who did not “opt out” for the 2020 and left the money on their account instead of asking for a refund.

Hopefully there’s a 3rd home playoff game as well. Go Browns! :D
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