Buying Tickets Thread III
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09-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Originally Posted by
Try calling the Bell Centre, and see if the order went through.
Even with admissions, the number you'd call was the Bell Centre one. It's just that tickets are way more in demand now, so more people are trying to call.
Sorry no sale here on the phone issue. There has been heavy interest in previous years and I always got through to some level of the system. There is no way it was the same set up as before
The system in place this year was ridiculously inept. There is no way to defend it with the degree of interest. If what you say is true about the phones going to the Bell centre I would blame any tie ups on the total lack of confidence in the internet system. Bar none the worst ticket buying experience i have had in 4 decades of buying tickets anywhere.
I would really be surprised to see anything like this system in use next year, Abysmal. Truly very Mickey Mouse
Originally Posted by
I seem to recall admission having the same issues with dropped transactions. I really don't find much of a difference between that system and this one, except for the fact that this one seemed to be more stable in the sense that you weren't constantly trying to load a page. Sure the times normally weren't accurate, but how can you accurately predict how long the person before you will take to purchase their tickets? What if they take much longer than the normal person? That's why they have estimated time periods, and to be honest, if 15-45 minutes took 1 hour, then it's pretty damn good.
15 to 45 min translated to 90 min for me. Two to 5 to almost 15. In between the two over 45 min
That night lots of folks were waiting around with a 45 min plus message expecting something to happen. The green lines stopped changing. Pretty sure the system was down. After the Saturday screw up that was unacceptable. Folks should be better informed. Those messages bordered on meaningless
I did not expect to be told an exact wait time. I did not expect to be mislead either.
In any case, with the internet in years past, If you got dropped in a transaction you didn't have to exit and go back into some queue of "over 45 min" after waiting 300
The wait messages were meaningless
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