Toussaude25 May 2012 at 3:19pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I logged in at 10:00 AM sharp today to buy tickets for the Toronto show, and was told for each of the bottom 3 price ranges that there were "no tickets available". Its hard to believe they could sell out that quickly. Moreover, within ten minutes of them going on sale, there were tickets available on Stubhub.com for double the price! So I chose "Any Price" and they directed me to the $189 tickets, as though all the affordable seats had sold out in five minutes. Someone is jerking us around. Has anyone else had this problem? Where do I send the angry letter?
Pummkynn25 May 2012 at 6:47pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I had the same problem of finding "sold out" tickets for the first three to four minutes, but I was searching for the "best available", so presumably would have been hitting the most expensive seats (ie, it wasn't just the cheaper seats that were unavailable). There did appear to be something up with the system, as I would receive the "Sorry, no exact matches were found" message almost instantly after entering the captcha text, with no pause for the searching screen.
Then, on my fifth attempt to get through I was kept on the "searching" screen for about three and a half minutes (all the while it said "your wait time is less than one minute", and when it finally went through the "best available" (lower reserved seating) were two full sections back from the stage. I released those tickets and tried several more times over the next fifteen minutes but never hit on anything better. All of those searches went through in under 20 seconds, for whatever that's worth.
I'll try again on Tuesday when the general onsale starts. Hopefully I'll get luckier then
(Obviously some people were getting through in those first few minutes when we were being blocked. It would be nice to know if any actual fans were lucky enough to get seats in the close (non floors) sections, or if it was just the resellers )
hap4425 May 2012 at 7:19pmPosts: 34 (0 today)Status: offline
After getting the VIP seats, I went on to see what I could have got, and it appears the seats in the stands were only released in certain sections for the club members. Section 108 seemed to be the main section for clubmembers (this was likely the section that came up for you Pummmkynn). The VIP hot ticket package came up in section 107 (one section further from the stage)1st row, but sold out quickly. I just went back and put 1 ticket in for the 3rd price level which is likely upper bowl and nothing came up. My guess is those tickets were not included in the presale for members but they do come up for AMEX front of the line. They also may not be releasing the one section closest to the stage until they know the exact configuration for the show.