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scoop49er
01-06-2009, 07:18 AM
FROM REUTERS/BILLBOARD"

By Ray Waddell

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - What's good enough for Kmart is evidently good enough for rock festivals.

Many music festivals and events are offering layaway plans on ticket purchases. Among those adopting the approach are Stagecoach in Indio, California; Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee; and Country Thunder USA in Florence, Arizona.

In the case of Bonnaroo, set for June 11-14, this is the second year the festival has offered layaway. During its holiday presale period through the end of December, customers could purchase tickets for five monthly payments of $50 each, plus $40.90 in applicable fees and shipping charges added to the first payment. That compares with fees and shipping charges of $33.10 to $35.10 on regular presale tickets, depending on the shipping option.

The economy was just beginning its downward spiral last year, so rather than a direct response to the recession, layaway was "simply an acknowledgement that many of our fans are in college, maybe on a tight budget, and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to purchase tickets without having to absorb the ticket price in one lump sum," said Ashley Capps, president of A.C. Entertainment, which co-produces Bonnaroo with Superfly Presents.

Noting that event producers were "pleasantly surprised" at the response, Capps guessed that layaway still accounted for less than 5 percent of total sales in 2007.

After offering a layaway option during this year's Stagecoach festival, co-producer Goldenvoice has decided to use the strategy for its flagship festival, Coachella, as well, according to Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett. "About 22 percent of the Stagecoach tickets and RV camping passes were bought on layaway."

Reuters/Billboard

bullokz
01-06-2009, 07:35 AM
WE WANT CHEAPER TIX OR BEST LINEUP POSSIBLE, PAUL T!


NO TO THE KILLERS, pls!

algunz
01-06-2009, 07:40 AM
Layaway is a great idea. It maybe the only good thing that has come from the current financial crisis.

Are there any specific requirements or can anybody who wants use the layaway plan?

rumbakn
01-06-2009, 07:47 AM
Cheaper presale ticket will make me happy. This layaway idea sounds like best buy's 3 years no interest payment plan. It will kill me softly.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-06-2009, 07:54 AM
excellent...

amyzzz
01-06-2009, 09:13 AM
Yay! :)

SFChrissy
01-06-2009, 09:35 AM
yayyy!!! K scoop...I'll give you cred for this find...good boy luv!!!

gmoneyak
01-06-2009, 09:36 AM
More drug money for me, WhooHoo!..

HandBanana
01-06-2009, 09:38 AM
As a man with broke-ass friends that flake every year, I welcome this new feature.

captncrzy
01-06-2009, 10:14 AM
That's cool, actually.

I wonder what happens to your tickets and money if you blow the payments off....

gmoneyak
01-06-2009, 10:14 AM
If this truly becomes a reality, i would anticipate a greater increase in attendance already from last year.

faxman75
01-06-2009, 10:15 AM
With Roo, you loose the tickets and I think the money too if a payment bounces back.

psychic friend
01-06-2009, 10:55 AM
yup.. same deal as Stagecoach.

Donaldj
01-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Layaway is a great idea. It maybe the only good thing that has come from the current financial crisis.

I actually enjoy not having my mail box flooded with credit card offers. Another plus to this credit crunch.

shotglass75
01-06-2009, 11:41 AM
According to Stagecoach Site. Obviously the dates will be different for Coachella tickets.

ABOUT LAYAWAY
Festival goers now have the option to purchase a number of tickets and camping packages on payment plans. Layaway options are only available when ordering on line.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

50% DOWN
Selecting this payment option will allow you to pay a 50% deposit of your order total now, plus ticketmaster fees, with the remaining 50% automatically deducted from your card on 4/9/09.

10% DOWN
Selecting this option will allow you to pay 10% of your order total, plus ticketmaster fees, with the remaining total automatically deducted in equal payments on the 9th of each month moving forward with the final payment deducted on 4/9/09.


Please review the festival ticket choices and onsite camping packages available before placing your order.

No refunds. Default on payments will result in loss of deposit and cancellation of your order, however if a payment is declined you will be granted a 10 day window to reply to our inquiry with updated payment info.

Layway ticket orders will be shipped via FED EX ONLY, and only once final payment is received.


LAST DATE TO ORDER VIA LAYAWAY IS 2/28/09.

beckylyn
01-06-2009, 11:51 AM
this is rad ... thanks gv!

Xenocide
01-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Stagecoach is only $99 total for both days... i don't see the point...

scoop49er
01-06-2009, 01:37 PM
yayyy!!! K scoop...I'll give you cred for this find...good boy luv!!!

no problem my luv

CalmerThanYou
01-06-2009, 01:39 PM
More drug money for me, WhooHoo!..

how more drug money? you pay the total price for the ticket regardless...

JorgeC
01-06-2009, 01:39 PM
Stagecoach is only $99 total for both days... i don't see the point...

that's for the cheapest option. did you see the camping prices?? there's your point...yikes!

I approve of the layaway plan option.

scoop49er
01-06-2009, 01:43 PM
it will help me alot........ i know that for sure..

gmoneyak
01-06-2009, 02:30 PM
how more drug money? you pay the total price for the ticket regardless... bored, are we?

Bud Luster
01-06-2009, 02:35 PM
How much for just one Rib?

CalmerThanYou
01-06-2009, 02:44 PM
bored, are we?

no, just curious what was going on there....

gmoneyak
01-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Ahhhh, It was just your basic;

Me, not knowing what the particulars of the alleged payment plan were.
+
A slow fucking workday
/
4 hrs of sleep
=
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w20/rockstar2991/3829321014.jpg

CalmerThanYou
01-06-2009, 04:28 PM
fair enough!

PrettyRagdoll
01-06-2009, 05:46 PM
This is perfect! Now my friend can stop bitching about cost and get her ass to COACHELLA!

ArcadeParade
01-06-2009, 05:47 PM
this is good news

frozen pilgrim
01-06-2009, 05:50 PM
this doesn't affect me too much, as I saved in anticipation, but it'll help to convince people on the fence about the whole thing. especially people coming from abroad, I think

sin213
01-06-2009, 07:04 PM
yeah, i got my ticket covered too. but this will definitely help my friend actually attend this year.

Ardentbiscuit
01-08-2009, 06:19 AM
Any word on layaway beer?

I'll pay for 10% the beer I drink at Coachella and then they can collect the rest of the money from me later.

summerkid
01-08-2009, 08:06 AM
I have money saved up for this, but its a great idea and I'll probably be able to convince even more people to go.

lindysindie
01-08-2009, 11:09 AM
oh thank god!!!! We are paying for plane tix this year too and this makes the whole thing way easier. Good find scoop!

kitt kat
01-08-2009, 11:48 AM
eh. i'd rather just pay it in a lump sum like i usually do. that way, i can make the money back.

chairmenmeow47
01-08-2009, 11:52 AM
thank god cause i'm broke! more monies for snowboarding :)

can i also put some beer on layaway? :p

myelectrolife
01-08-2009, 01:30 PM
thank god cause i'm broke! more monies for snowboarding :)

can i also put some beer on layaway? :p

Hell yeah brotha!!!! Ripping the rockies all season!!!

westcoastpirate
01-09-2009, 09:20 PM
Ummm, 3 months to cover a ticket on layaway sounds stupid to me. If Goldenvoice was going to allow this, they should have opened it up much earlier.

faxman75
01-09-2009, 10:44 PM
Maybe it won't sound stupid to others. Breaking up payments in any way is better than not breaking them up at all.

whynotsmile99
01-10-2009, 10:30 AM
this doesn't affect me too much, as I saved in anticipation, but it'll help to convince people on the fence about the whole thing. especially people coming from abroad, I think

same here. doesn't affect me much, but i already know a few friends that will happily jump at this

sacleonard
01-10-2009, 10:30 PM
Good job, Scoop!

For me, getting the lowest price is key, so I am hoping that the ducatking returns (see separate thread). However, I have a friend who went with me in 2006. He just became engaged, so money's tight... this may help him commit to going in 2009.

gmoneyak
01-10-2009, 11:07 PM
Bottom line..

This shit is good for getting us regulars to convince our fence-hanging friends.

wunderbrad55
01-13-2009, 08:08 PM
http://coachella.com/layaway


It works, except the buy page link isnt done yet.

faxman75
01-13-2009, 08:24 PM
Nice!

Shooters08
01-13-2009, 09:31 PM
Could be cool. I don't know if the interest charge would be worth it. I guess if you don't have it, you don't have it.

kreutz2112
01-14-2009, 02:11 AM
What interest? I am stoked on this. More of my friends will come now.

Edit: I remembered my question. Dani, does this mean we should not expect any discounted presale then?

Mister DVNO
01-14-2009, 02:31 AM
http://02varvara.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/wimpy2b.jpg

"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a Coachella today"

M Sparks
01-14-2009, 10:15 AM
Maybe it won't sound stupid to others. Breaking up payments in any way is better than not breaking them up at all.

It's not stupid...especially since tickets are a pay now, get it later thing. Putting it off is a good thing for the buyer, and GV stands to make some extra bucks because you know some people will fail.

But I don't understand how it makes a difference if you can't afford it. I'm not going this year due to my finances, but this wouldn't change that.. I've GOT the money...I just need it for other things. I could put it on a credit card too, but I'm trying to decrease my debt. Paying half later won't matter.

I guess it's been a while since I was a kid living paycheck to paycheck. But even then, I would have just put it on a credit card.

M Sparks
01-14-2009, 10:16 AM
http://coachella.com/layaway


It works, except the buy page link isnt done yet.

Not any more :)

JustSteve
01-14-2009, 10:21 AM
But I don't understand how it makes a difference if you can't afford it. I'm not going this year due to my finances, but this wouldn't change that.. I've GOT the money...I just need it for other things. I could put it on a credit card too, but I'm trying to decrease my debt. Paying half later won't matter.

ah, it's only once a year, so what is an extra few hundred dollars! now, if you were charging every concert you went to then it would be pointless, but coachella should be an exception to the no credit rule...when you look back it will be worth it.

faxman75
01-14-2009, 11:18 AM
It's not stupid...especially since tickets are a pay now, get it later thing. Putting it off is a good thing for the buyer, and GV stands to make some extra bucks because you know some people will fail.

But I don't understand how it makes a difference if you can't afford it. I'm not going this year due to my finances, but this wouldn't change that.. I've GOT the money...I just need it for other things. I could put it on a credit card too, but I'm trying to decrease my debt. Paying half later won't matter.

I guess it's been a while since I was a kid living paycheck to paycheck. But even then, I would have just put it on a credit card.

Yeah umm i'm a grown ass man who lives paycheck to paycheck, declaring bankruptcy this year and have no credit cards. Sucks to be me I guess but ultimately breaking up payments is an option I'll consider if there is no presale.

microcuts
01-14-2009, 11:25 AM
Yeah, the layaway idea is nice but it's not enough to help get me out this year. It'll be disappointing, but I took 2007 off and managed to survive. I'm sure I'll live waiting for 2010.

NoGwenPlease
01-23-2009, 10:37 AM
Yeah, the layaway idea is nice but it's not enough to help get me out this year. It'll be disappointing, but I took 2007 off and managed to survive. I'm sure I'll live waiting for 2010.
That's just silly talk... you haven't even seen the lineup

JustSteve
01-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Yeah umm i'm a grown ass man who lives paycheck to paycheck, declaring bankruptcy this year and have no credit cards. Sucks to be me I guess but ultimately breaking up payments is an option I'll consider if there is no presale.

you still need a credit card for layaway, though, don't you? i guess a debit card would work?

faxman75
01-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Yeah I don't see why a debit card wouldn't work. Anything with the visa/mc logo I assume.

boarderwoozel3
01-24-2009, 09:17 AM
It'll be interesting to see how they break up the payments. Assuming the general sale starts next Sat. there'll be about 75 days until the festival. Split it into halves? ~$100 every three weeks? Time will tell.

(Just curious, I'll be paying in full upfront)

Casino Logic
01-25-2009, 06:27 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-01-25-layaway-tickets_N.htm

By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
Fans who can't pony up the bucks for a colossal music festival touting big acts on multiple stages have an alternative.
Pay in multiple stages.

Layaway plans, recently resurrected by Sears and other retail chains, will be available to consumers who buy tickets to several 2009 festivals, including the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It returns April 17-19 in Indio, Calif.

After the indie-rock fest lineup is unveiled this week, fans will have two options besides money up front when buying a $269 three-day pass: pay half down and the rest April 1, or pay 10% followed by equal installments on March 1 and April 1 without interest or additional fees. The plans are sold only online and aren't available for $99 single-day admission.

Layaway systems already are in place for the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Country Thunder USA and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which offered an installment service last year.

The struggling economy prompted the expansion, "though we probably should have been doing this all along," says Paul Tollett, Coachella founder and president of concert promoter Goldenvoice. "It's great for people who want to go but don't have all the money at once. When we did it for Stagecoach, 24% of people picked layaway, which is eye-opening. So we're doing it for all our festivals."

Fans can expect layaway choices at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival in Jersey City, Rothbury Festival in Michigan and the Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City, Colo.

The system, which entails higher processing costs, is best suited for large general-admission festivals, not reserved-seating arena shows with smaller staffs, Tollett says.

Though there is a risk for fans (having their order canceled and losing their deposits if they default on payment), layaway boosts the allure of festivals, says Ray Waddell, Billboard's touring editor.

"For the big festivals, the cost-per-band is a bargain," he says. "And the overall experience offers a lot of value. Still, producers would be crazy not to react to what is bound to be a more price-sensitive market this year."

Spreading a hefty cost over a period of weeks or months naturally appeals to buyers on tight budgets, Waddell says. "Just ask QVC."

scoop49er
01-25-2009, 06:29 PM
ive been telling you people.. damn it trust me for once!! :)

boarderwoozel3
01-25-2009, 06:40 PM
Hey, what do you mean you people!!!











j/k

Memorial_07
01-25-2009, 06:43 PM
It's just more simple to pay upfront.


But if you have to make payments go ahead

microcuts
01-25-2009, 07:55 PM
That's just silly talk... you haven't even seen the lineup

No, I haven't and I'm sure it will be great as it is every year. That's not why I'm not going.

tigermilkboy
01-25-2009, 09:03 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/01/coachella-on-in.html

safarihat12
01-25-2009, 09:11 PM
while i agree that it is easier to pay up front it is nice to not have to blow my whole load at once (didnt feel like thinking of a better way to word that) especially since i just booked an $1,100 golf trip to myrtle beach with a few friends for May.

sin213
01-29-2009, 05:56 PM
http://coachella.com/layaway

chairmenmeow47
01-29-2009, 09:11 PM
can you pay off the remaining balance in advance or must it be automatically charged on the dates listed?

geezuscherry
01-30-2009, 06:29 AM
As a man with broke-ass friends that flake every year, I welcome this new feature.

LOL! Agreed.

DHARMA2112
01-30-2009, 08:01 AM
Maybe you guys can help out....

I go to the lay away screen and click the Lay Away button. It then takes me to a ticketmaster site (but with Coachellas site still around it). It then asks me to sign in, but the site keeps telling me that my account isn't recognized.

Since the site is through ticketmaster, I assumed we just sign in using our ticketmaster account. Yet...it's telling me it doesn't recognize it.

WTF what am I doing wrong? Is there a place to make a new account just for Coachella ?

Ardentbiscuit
01-31-2009, 09:10 AM
I'm not doing layaway...

My reasons are as follows:

I won't get the tickets until after I finish paying on April 1st and then they fed ex them to me. I don't want the chance of them not making it to me. April 1st is pretty late.

Plus if anything goes wrong you forfeit the tickets, what if it sells out by the time the last payment comes around?

Also, how much extra is this Fed ex?

Boourns
01-31-2009, 09:34 AM
If the fest sells out before your last payment goes through, I imagine you'll be fine and that when you put a ticket on layaway, you have one reserved, and if you fail to pay for it, then it is released back into the ticket pool.

microcuts
01-31-2009, 09:54 AM
uh yeah, when you buy a ticket through layaway, it's YOUR RESERVED TICKET even if it's not fully paid for. No one can take that ticket from you, unless you don't have the funds to keep up with payments, in which case you shouldn't be going anyway.