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    Default Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Up until now, Front Gate was NOT enforcing their 2-per-person rule, provided you made different Front Gate accounts to order tickets.

    Today Front Gate has retroactively canceled many orders that exceed 2 tickets. It is not clear what criteria they are using to determine this.
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    How do you know this? And how do we find out? By email?
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    anyone who bought more than 2 tickets: Scalper
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    A scalper, or a douche. No credit/ debit card in 2013 is like trying to get laid online with the "no camera" excuse. It's 2013. Your fucking dog has a credit card and two digital cameras. There will be no excuses from now on. No, "I didn't understand" anymore.

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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Quote Originally Posted by heart cooks brain View Post
    anyone who bought more than 2 tickets: Scalper
    So a family of 4 who wants to go to Coachella is a bunch of scalpers?

    What about someone who bought tickets for himself and 3 friends, because those friends weren't going to be by a computer at 10am during the sale?

    Stop being a judgmental a-hole and think for a second.

    Amy, I know this because a friend of mine bought four tickets to Coachella and he forwarded me this e-mail:

    Dear Coachella Customer,

    You are over the limit of passes allowed per customer for Coachella. Your initial order of 2 passes are still valid, but any orders over that amount have been voided and fully refunded. Also, if you purchased over the limit of 8 shuttle passes, any additional shuttle passes have been voided and refunded.


    Should you have any questions regarding this cancellation, please refer to the terms and conditions of the event at coachella.com:

    TERMS OF SALE. Tickets sold through this website grant to the Customer only a revocable license to the bearer that may be revoked at any time for any reason. Resale or attempted resale of any ticket issued here under at a price higher than the face value appearing thereon is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Customer assumes all risk or danger incidental to the attraction, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to, the actual attraction. The terms of sale of each ticket issued pursuant to a transaction initiated on this website are subject to any and all terms imposed by the applicable Promoter. In order to be admitted to an event, each Customer must present the original ticket in its original, undamaged, unaltered form, to the applicable venue at the appropriate time. Entry may be refused for various reasons, including misconduct, intoxication, etc., as determined by the Promoter.

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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Quote Originally Posted by Archie Bunker View Post
    So a family of 4 who wants to go to Coachella is a bunch of scalpers?

    What about someone who bought tickets for himself and 3 friends, because those friends weren't going to be by a computer at 10am during the sale?

    Stop being a judgmental a-hole and think for a second.
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    I should add that I contacted another friend today who also bought 4 tickets, and he told me that his are still intact.

    The friend who got that e-mail checked and indeed, his second order has vanished.
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    Yes, Frontgate cancelled orders that have already been paid for in full. Right...
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    Damn. I purchased 24 shuttle passes.
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    I bought 3 passes (2 different debit cards in different names but same address), and I have not received an email (yet).
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    Amy will have to decide which child she likes the most.
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    It's jsut dawned on me that I'm overly confident and a extremely ocd perfectionist.
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    Well I did not violate the "2-per-person" rule since technically, my husband bought 2 of them, and I bought the third one.
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    Yes, Frontgate cancelled orders that have already been paid for in full. Right...
    They did. Confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Well I did not violate the "2-per-person" rule since technically, my husband bought 2 of them, and I bought the third one.
    You should be fine. I buy an extra thicket each year just to keep -1 on the fields each day. Call it leg room.

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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Quote Originally Posted by Archie Bunker View Post
    They did. Confirmed.
    The problem is that your posted email is complete bullshit. Stop it. You're going to give Amy a heart-attack.
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    I got the exact same email today informing me 3 of our tickets were canceled and being refunded. I used my FrontGate credentials to purchase 5 tickets using 3 different credit cards with different billing address per the terms of purchase rules. FrontGates crappy backend data system now registers all those purchases having the same billing address even though all of the purchase verification emails we recieved each had different credit card and billing addresses listed. If I had just logged on with other peoples Front Gate credentials instead of reusing my credentials this wouldn't have happened and now we've got 3 people who are going to have to buy tickets in the aftermarket from scalpers which is exactly what they're trying to stop. What a crappy system they've got.

    I tried everything to prove to them that our purchases were valid per the terms listed. I even spoke to Eric, a manager at FrontGate, he just kept saying they can cancel purchases any time for any reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Well I did not violate the "2-per-person" rule since technically, my husband bought 2 of them, and I bought the third one.
    Their terms specify PER HOUSEHOLD. Youre fucked. The best thing is, you can see this cause you want to be in denial until it actially happens.

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    I didn't get the email.
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    TICKET RESALE OF ALL CANCELLED ORDERS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Well I did not violate the "2-per-person" rule since technically, my husband bought 2 of them, and I bought the third one.
    It was clarified before the May pre-sale that as long as you had 2 different cards with 2 different names the address could be the same.

    What if my room mate and I both want to buy a pair of passes and have the same billing address?
    As long as the two orders have two different names and two different credit cards, the same billing address will be ok in this situation.
    There are more than two of us in my family, how can we get around this billing address thing?
    As long as the two orders have two different names and two different credit cards, the same billing address will be ok in this situation. For example: Mom buys 2 with her visa and Dad buys 2 with his mastercard.


    Not sure if this applied to the January sell.

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    Right, that was what I was referring to, thank you Lynn.
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    To the Facebook page!
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    To the Facebook page!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I didn't get the email.
    Ima gonna tell on you.

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    So what happens to the cancelled tickets? They give them away for free? :B

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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    The Replacements, confirmed
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Quote Originally Posted by Treezypoos View Post
    So what happens to the cancelled tickets? They give them away for free? :B
    That's actually a good question. I doubt they opened up a sale again for the canceled tickets.

    And it would seem a bit self-defeating for the company to just remove them from the ticket pool, though I guess they could do so if there aren't that many they've canceled.

    My guess is that they're making them available for internal purchase within Front Gate or Goldenvoice, or whatever.
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    Default Re: Front Gate taking action against scalpers (sort of)

    Guys! But guys! They sold out. Remember? It said sold out. So... all tickets are sold. Right? You mean there was a level or two of bullshit to the sold out claim? Whaaaaaaaat?

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    Go troll George Jefferson, you douche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Go troll George Jefferson, you douche.
    Thanks for your intelligent contribution to this discussion, as usual.
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