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    Question Ticket buying/Pre-Coachella tips

    So there are a lot of threads with tips for newbies once you get to coachella, but does anyone have tips for before you get there? More specifically:

    Tips on getting tickets during presale, and navigating the front gate website. Is it just refresh,refresh,refresh until 10 am pst?

    Tips on getting into a good lot for car camping. Maybe a certain time to get there or a certain lane to stay in?
    Anything else relevant?

    I know these posts are probably really annoying to some of you, and I apologize. I have wanted to go for what seems like forever and thanks to a good tax return I get to go this year. So I just want to make sure I have the best chance possible at getting tickets.

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    Coachella already happened this year.

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    Default Re: Ticket buying/Pre-Coachella tips

    Sorry I know, I should have been more specific. I meant 2014, I'm figuring presale will prob happen soonish.

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    Default Re: Ticket buying/Pre-Coachella tips

    I'm mostly worried about getting through the front gate website and getting presale tickets before they sell out. I was wondering if anyone could give me tips or tell me the process, whether I have to just keep refreshing until 10 or what the best way to do it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    I would get on the frontgatetickets website right now and just keep refreshing until tickets go on sale

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    You know, that might work. I will just quit my job too because front gate is blocked at work so I have to be home to get on the website Thanks for the advice! This is going to be the best life choice I've ever made. lol

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    If you buy during the presale, you will get a ticket. It wasn't that crazy; they were up for a few hours.

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    Just wait until approximately one week before the weekend you want to go, then come to this board and buy your GA pass at a 10-20% discount off the face value from someone who needs to be at a funeral or a wedding or a job interview instead of Coachella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ods.. View Post
    If you buy during the presale, you will get a ticket. It wasn't that crazy; they were up for a few hours.
    Thanks while I appreciate a good dose of sarcasm, I also appreciate your (what I am assuming is) honesty

    You made my mind at ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santasutt View Post
    Just wait until approximately one week before the weekend you want to go, then come to this board and buy your GA pass at a 10-20% discount off the face value from someone who needs to be at a funeral or a wedding or a job interview instead of Coachella.
    I wondered about this, and how common it was but I need car camping and the website says camping is non transferable. I plan on buying two ga passes with car camping.

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    Buy a whole bunch of tickets early, then sell them for a loss later.
    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Buy a whole bunch of tickets early, then sell them for a loss later.
    Sounds like a solid business strategy to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laharmon View Post
    Sounds like a solid business strategy to me.
    How old are you?

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    There isn't really a good way of securing tickets except having a bunch of friends on at the same time when tickets are on sale helping each other out. That has worked for me. (thanks everyone!)

    And regarding camping, GET THERE EARLY WHEN IT OPENS and just complain loudly to parking attendants if it looks like they are directing you to Lot 4 (dirt and weeds), instead of Lot 8 (grass).
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Buy week 2 tickets, they last a lot longer at presale. I was able to get week one from Russia so I don't know how many people were left waiting and failed. I had a family member try as well. We both got em. Then my friends bailed and I sold the extras on here.

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    Default Re: Ticket buying/Pre-Coachella tips

    I'm 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    There isn't really a good way of securing tickets except having a bunch of friends on at the same time when tickets are on sale helping each other out. That has worked for me. (thanks everyone!)

    And regarding camping, GET THERE EARLY WHEN IT OPENS and just complain loudly to parking attendants if it looks like they are directing you to Lot 4 (dirt and weeds), instead of Lot 8 (grass).
    Thanks for the advice, especially about the lots and complaining lol. Unfortunately I will be the only one of my friends able to try and get tickets because I'm taking a vacation day to do it. My friend and I both work m-f 8-5

    Think I'm just gonna have to hope for the best.

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    Right now we're mostly talking about sex and sandwiches.

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    ^ sounds like a date

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Buy a whole bunch of tickets early, then sell them for a loss later.
    Anything positive/helpful to say or are you just going to post sarcasm because you're bored?

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    Don't camp and splurge for a travel package. You'll get passes for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santasutt View Post
    Just wait until approximately one week before the weekend you want to go, then come to this board and buy your GA pass at a 10-20% discount off the face value from someone who needs to be at a funeral or a wedding or a job interview instead of Coachella.
    Works every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missedout View Post
    Anything positive/helpful to say or are you just going to post sarcasm because you're bored?
    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aikopua3 View Post
    Don't camp and splurge for a travel package. You'll get passes for sure.
    Thanks for the suggestion....unfortunately I would go broke if I did that. :/

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    Follow Coachella on the twitter. Follow them on your mobile device. You'll get a lot of sms messages but a few of them will be about when the presale is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    Follow Coachella on the twitter. Follow them on your mobile device. You'll get a lot of sms messages but a few of them will be about when the presale is.
    Thanks! How do u sign up for sms text alerts? I already have them on Twitter.

    On another note, I'm getting really antsy about the presale.

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    According to what ive been hearing, presale will be the first week of June.
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    Default Re: Ticket buying/Pre-Coachella tips

    couple more questions. does frontgate take amex and if so do i need to do anything special for it like a different site? also should i set up a frontgate account now?

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    yes.. set up an account now. and im pretty sure they take amex, but not 100% sure.
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