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8-18-2008 @ 4:10PM
I bought Blizzcon tickets last year, and sure enough people are looking at sales with rose colored glasses.Tickets went on sale day 1, somewhere the next night the site crashed, by day 3 the tickets were sold out. I'm not sure how long the site was down since I was fortunate enough to get tickets immediately, but I gauruntee the tickets were gone in what amounted to less than 2 full days.The reason why they sold that much slower last year was because the time tickets went on sale wasn't announced a month or two in advance. I gauruntee if it had been they would have sold out in less than a day as they did this year.So yeah, they should have been much better prepared. I was on the site the _minute_ tickets went on sale this year, and it crashed immediately even though I was at the checkout screen within 2 minutes of sales. (around 6:32) I got lucky and got tickets later, but this experience was nothing short of frustrating.Either they shouldn't have announced ticket sales, or they should have used a ticket sales site. I'd pay $125 to not waste that much of my time and avoid the headache, and know being early meant I'd get in.
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