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    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/n...-tickets_N.htm

    I'm sure you'll all hate, but here is some credible info. Not that we didn't know the lineup was coming this week.

    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."
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    I'm not hating, good find man.

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    Layaway tickets! "Pay 10% followed by equal installments on March 1 and April 1 without interest or additional fees." This is great...definitely something i'll look into. Thanks PT
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    Good find

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    good looking out, thanks!

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    a bit cheaper this year but we'll still have the fucking insurance charge


    I still want to know how to sign up for layaway

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    so on the final apr 1 payment they mail tickets? or is it will call/print ticket only...

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    best lurker post i've seen in a while.

    good find
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    i never understood that lay away thing .... with me i either have the money or if i dont i just charge it which is kinda like that i guess ... cr****
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    dude we have been talking about this for over a hour ..........but good try...

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    good find bro!.......stoked on the lowered prices......

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    u want quick info. it will be in the unconfirmed lineup thread.. not to toot the horn but we are on lookout 24/7. like good music geeks!

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    lay away is for people with no cash, bad credit and/or no credit cards, and for illegals ..... and students
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop49er View Post
    u want quick info. it will be in the unconfirmed lineup thread.. not to toot the horn but we are on lookout 24/7. like good music geeks!
    Yeah, too bad that thread has about 1 useful post every 500 messages or so. Sure, stuff gets posted there first, but who wants to spend hours combing through thousands and thousands of 4chan nonsense to find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    lay away is for people with no cash, bad credit and/or no credit cards, and for illegals
    You're right gaysprings...and i most definitely dont want illegals there. Squeeze in students somewhere in that list as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop49er View Post
    u want quick info. it will be in the unconfirmed lineup thread.. not to toot the horn but we are on lookout 24/7. like good music geeks!
    Quote Originally Posted by AbundantChoice View Post
    Yeah, too bad that thread has about 1 useful post every 500 messages or so. Sure, stuff gets posted there first, but who wants to spend hours combing through thousands and thousands of 4chan nonsense to find it?
    Yeah, scoop, you fucking douche.
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    nice find...think I'll choose layaway so I can pretend I'm an "illegal."

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    woooohoooo! we have news

    thank you
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    Holy shit bro that is Fucking hella expensive, fuck that I'll just break in.

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    Stay in the bay instead. For everyone's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psypwndr69 View Post
    Holy shit bro that is Fucking hella expensive, fuck that I'll just break in.

    The only sure fire way to break in is to be keister stashed inside an ostrich.

    No one suspects the trojan ostrich, until some poor dude falls out of its pooper.
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    Very useful first post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    i never understood that lay away thing .... with me i either have the money or if i dont i just charge it which is kinda like that i guess ... cr****
    That's exactly how I am. However, the layaway deal crushes my friends last excuse for not going...

    However.. Has the price of the 3-day pass lowered while the price of the single gotten higher? I can't remember what I paid for the pass last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psypwndr69 View Post
    Holy shit bro that is Fucking hella expensive, fuck that I'll just break in.
    Please tell me you don't really talk like that





    bro

    Quote Originally Posted by clarky123 View Post
    Fuck your formal education up for music and stop being a coward.
    Quote Originally Posted by braundiggity View Post
    I dunno. Lots of the arguments seem hypocritical to me. Can't we leave it simply as: I loved the shit out of it, some hated the shit out of it, and that's just how some shows go?
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    You bro's wanna kick the hackey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarVee View Post
    good find bro!.......stoked on the lowered prices......
    How do you gather that it's lower? It's $9 more for a single-day pass than last year, and the 3-day price is exactly the same as last year. In fact, it's $20 more than the pre-sale price. So if anything, prices are higher this year. Not lower.
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    Lower ticket prices? Weren't these the same prices from last year? I don't recall cause I purchased mine from a kid who needed the money so I got mine for $200, but I thought they were 270 last year?

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    I just breathed a releived sigh that prices aren't going up

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