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    Default How long is the pre-sale?

    How long does pre-sale usually last until the tickets are sold out?

    I've heard everything from an hour, to a day, to a week.

    I have work during pre-sale and won't go on break until an hour after the pre-sale starts.

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    An hour tops for regular GA.

    The El Dorado Tents will last a few days...but are also much much more expensive.
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    Camping - a few minutes.
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    One week
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    I successfully bought a wristband earlier today!

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    Looks like passes are still available for both weekends. Has the hype of advanced sales come to an end? Think is is due to the "lack luster" line-up? (note: i liked the line up this year)

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    Anyone remember how long the pre-sale for Coachella 2012 that took place in 2011 lasted? Didn't it last a week or so? Last year's pre-sale may have just been an aberration due to a confluence of events that people have already touched on such as having strong headliners the year before (including Tupac hologram) and a shit-ton of mainstream cheese dance music. Weak headliners this year, scalpers not willing to pull the trigger, and the possibility that all 180,000 passes are currently up for grabs all potentially lead to a longer pre-sale sell out this year.

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    2012 presale lasted for a week and did not sell out before the week was up iirc. Tent Camping probably exhausted its supply, though. Which is the only thing that's currently sold out for Wknd 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chbludevil View Post
    Anyone remember how long the pre-sale for Coachella 2012 that took place in 2011 lasted? Didn't it last a week or so? Last year's pre-sale may have just been an aberration due to a confluence of events that people have already touched on such as having strong headliners the year before (including Tupac hologram) and a shit-ton of mainstream cheese dance music. Weak headliners this year, scalpers not willing to pull the trigger, and the possibility that all 180,000 passes are currently up for grabs all potentially lead to a longer pre-sale sell out this year.
    I looked at pre-sale and then bought tickets 5 days later - a half hour before it ended! Wasn't sure how this year was gonna go but I was there on the dot and thankful for an easy purchase for 2014
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    All I have to say is that all 14 in our group were able to get tickets in the first 20 minutes. Either Frontgate has stepped up their servers, or there is way less demand for presale this year. Let's be real, it's the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelfan View Post
    All I have to say is that all 14 in our group were able to get tickets in the first 20 minutes. Either Frontgate has stepped up their servers, or there is way less demand for presale this year. Let's be real, it's the latter.
    Disagree - I'm sure less excitement this year is part of the equation, but think the additional registration measures and purchasing limits by Credit card/email are significantly thwarting the scalpers this year...who I get the sense bought a huge portion of last year's presale tickets.

    Couple that with factor that several scalpers took a bath on weekend two tickets, and I think that's the number one reason tickets still available.

    No matter, it will still sell out in the end.
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    There have been significant technological upgrades and advances over the past year and there will be even more come next year. The goal is always to try to improve the handling and income of volume/traffic for simultaneous requests for purchases to the ticketing portal.
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    I'm curious if they put up more tickets this year as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    There have been significant technological upgrades and advances over the past year and there will be even more come next year. The goal is always to try to improve the handling and income of volume/traffic for simultaneous requests for purchases to the ticketing portal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    There have been significant technological upgrades and advances over the past year and there will be even more come next year. The goal is always to try to improve the handling and income of volume/traffic for simultaneous requests for purchases to the ticketing portal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlliniQ View Post
    Disagree - I'm sure less excitement this year is part of the equation, but think the additional registration measures and purchasing limits by Credit card/email are significantly thwarting the scalpers this year...who I get the sense bought a huge portion of last year's presale tickets.

    Couple that with factor that several scalpers took a bath on weekend two tickets, and I think that's the number one reason tickets still available.

    No matter, it will still sell out in the end.
    No more than a 2-3,000 passes turn up anywhere online each year. Only several dozen seem to go for any kind of notable premium("panic purchase"). Out of 180,000 passes.

    If scalpers were confident they could double/triple they money they would have no problem getting 40-50 passes each by signing up extended family, neighbours addresses to dummy CC accounts and email addresses.

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