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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2017, 06:58:32 am »
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Has anyone thought that CCI is doing everything around the holidays to weed out the numbers?  With credit cards being used for the holidays maybe they hope it will keep some from participating???  Just a thought.....

That thought has popped into my head, too.  But then they have to work more during the holidays themselves, so probably not :)


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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2017, 07:51:23 am »
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I suspect they would prefer to avoid the holidays, if they could. I'm sure they just want to get it done earlier.

Personally, I am very happy with the early timeframe. It is a lot less stressful!
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2017, 11:23:04 am »
Yeah, I expect it's just the necessary/unfortunate timing, if you want to do it early you need to literally do it within the couple of months following the prior con, else you hit the holidays. But if you drag it out into the next year, they're missing a good time for people to book flights in, etc. since they start scheduling around this time. So I think it's just an unfortunate time period. I believe CCI has stated that they want to keep it more feasible/accessible for as many people to come to SDCC as possible, so they don't generally want to price people out. So I really doubt they'd hope to weed people out by putting everything so close to the holidays to create issues with money/credit/etc.

I'm sure everyone will find a way. Honestly, when I was in uni, I definitely used my mum's card once or twice for a badge sale or hotel reservations (because I definitely didn't have the credit for it.) Even before Returning Reg, I was warning my group to make sure they kept liquid funds available for badge purchases in prep for returning reg and then open reg if necessary. I've been doing the same for Hotel Lottery just because they're moving things up so much and it'll be after the holidays etc.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2017, 11:47:25 am »
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Has anyone thought that CCI is doing everything around the holidays to weed out the numbers?  With credit cards being used for the holidays maybe they hope it will keep some from participating???  Just a thought.....

Interesting idea, but I think they just want to get it done with.
Plus, everyone who wants to go to SDCC knows that it's coming. Immediately after 2017, I set aside $200-something for 2018. A highly recommend course of action for anyone.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2017, 12:46:28 pm »
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Interesting idea, but I think they just want to get it done with.
Plus, everyone who wants to go to SDCC knows that it's coming. Immediately after 2017, I set aside $200-something for 2018. A highly recommend course of action for anyone.

Except not all of us are just a measly $200 something...  for me, it is almost $1,000 so not something particularly easy to just lay off immediately when we return...   not counting if we are buying another group of 3 for a buying group. :)




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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2017, 01:30:33 pm »
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Except not all of us are just a measly $200 something...  for me, it is almost $1,000 so not something particularly easy to just lay off immediately when we return...   not counting if we are buying another group of 3 for a buying group. :)

That's true, if you're buying for a family then it's much more expensive.
Buying groups though, you get the money from the others within a day or two which is before the card is even charged.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #81 on: November 14, 2017, 01:34:41 pm »
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That's true, if you're buying for a family then it's much more expensive.
Buying groups though, you get the money from the others within a day or two which is before the card is even charged.

Again, not everyone uses credit... I don’t have them or use them nor will I.. If I don’t have cash for something then I don’t need it :)  I ensure that I can have enough..

Since last year was our first time, I didn’t even know having it this year was possible but now I know and have made appropriate plans for it.


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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #82 on: November 14, 2017, 02:31:54 pm »
Having it later gives people more time to save, but it also adds more stress. I don't think there's a magic balance for everyone. But as someone who used to buy next year's badge before leaving the current year's SDCC, I'm all for earlier. It just feels better knowing that it is all settled.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel discussion: July 19-23
« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2017, 03:41:53 pm »
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Having it later gives people more time to save, but it also adds more stress. I don't think there's a magic balance for everyone. But as someone who used to buy next year's badge before leaving the current year's SDCC, I'm all for earlier. It just feels better knowing that it is all settled.
I agree.


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