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Offline Nicodimas

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2021, 12:00:24 PM »
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Hmm. My confirm email was 11:10am and my order number was 29Kish. 6K orders in 27 minutes seems low. Although I guess that could be 18K badges if everyone bought 3. But then how did they sell 29K in the first ten minutes?

Thank you! Good point. I imagine lots of people bought for multiples…but your right that seems high.


I don’t know what they started on for sure, but least gives us a idea of total people. I imagine the cap could be the same as a sporting event.


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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2021, 12:01:15 PM »
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So I wasn't planning on coming.  I had three windows open, one saying 20-minute wait, the second 35-minute wait and the third over an hour.  When my turn came up, everybody I was buying badges for already got theirs, so on a lark, I decided to buy a badge for myself, my bro and my sis-in-law.  If they don't want their badges, I have until November 8 to get refunds.

I've got a room booked at the Hard Rock and now a badge but i'm still not sure if i'm going either.  I have NYCC in less than 2 weeks and a sneaker con in Anaheim the weekend before SECC.  I want to go but feels like i've got too much going on already.  But just incase I decide I can go i'm all set.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2021, 12:02:36 PM »
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Hmm. My confirm email was 11:10am and my order number was 29Kish. 6K orders in 27 minutes seems low. Although I guess that could be 18K badges if everyone bought 3. But then how did they sell 29K in the first ten minutes?

That seems right.  I bought roughly 9 minutes after that and my order number is about 2K higher.

I don't think it started at 0 an hour ago.  This is all one big sale since volunteer registration.  So it's a sum total of all badges sold this week including volunteers and pros.  That would also explain why the price was "free" until checkout.  Since the volunteer badges were free.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2021, 12:03:06 PM »
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Update:
Safari was pulling ahead of Firefox, but now Firefox walking dude has sprinted ahead with a two minute lead!  It's gonna be a down-to-the-wire photo-finish, folks!!
* Safari ended up winning

BUT...

I tried first with friends' CCI info, two different ones.  Neither worked.  Then I tried with mine & my wife's.  Also didn't work.  :(
This is not a thing, as everyone in my fam that's going to SDCC SE got badges in the Pro sales Tuesday.  BUT this does make me nervous for any future sales...

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #64 on: September 25, 2021, 12:05:48 PM »
I'm in!  I'm in!  I'm in like Flynn with a great big grin!

At 11:51 AM, I was order number 39419, for those keeping score at home.

This is cool!  A live, physical event again!  Congrats to everyone who made it!

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2021, 12:07:32 PM »
What I like is it’s now giving an hour to complete your process, instead of each screen 5 min
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2021, 12:08:34 PM »
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At 11:51 AM, I was order number 39419, for those keeping score at home.

It looks like they are selling 13-14K badges an hour.  Let's see how long it goes.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2021, 12:09:00 PM »
Got it!! Had a glitch with first CC but when I hit change it reset the clock for 5min. 4100s

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2021, 12:10:40 PM »
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What I like is it’s now giving an hour to complete your process, instead of each screen 5 min

It looks like it's run out of steam.  The wait time now is a minute.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2021, 12:10:54 PM »
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* Safari ended up winning

BUT...

I tried first with friends' CCI info, two different ones.  Neither worked.  Then I tried with mine & my wife's.  Also didn't work.  :(
This is not a thing, as everyone in my fam that's going to SDCC SE got badges in the Pro sales Tuesday.  BUT this does make me nervous for any future sales...
After closing, I reopened from my friend's CCI Member link.  I copy/pasted directly from the Member ID info page on CCI's site (essentially ALL CAPS), and then had zero problems.

The system works  :D

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2021, 12:11:27 PM »
Hmm. So if there were around 42K orders (including press/pro/vol/attendee) that tells us... functionally nothing, because some orders could be multiples of up to 3. And the convention center capacity is 100 or 120K right? So we still just know it's less people than usual, but no idea how many.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2021, 12:12:43 PM »
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It looks like it's run out of steam.  The wait time now is a minute.
Right; everyone got in the first hour, and now they've all mostly gotten their badges and it's chill.  Funny to watch the walking dude speed walk to the near-end in less than a min. wait time  :P

Also, FWIW, still Pro badges available (dunno about free guests)

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2021, 12:12:55 PM »
I missed seeing real yellow box updates for inventory and such.
It is 2021 and I am still asking...where's my flyin' car??!!

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2021, 12:13:43 PM »
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Hmm. So if there were around 42K orders (including press/pro/vol/attendee) that tells us... functionally nothing, because some orders could be multiples of up to 3. And the convention center capacity is 100 or 120K right? So we still just know it's less people than usual, but no idea how many.

I’m cool with a smaller con, just want enough to entice enough content too.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #74 on: September 25, 2021, 12:14:33 PM »
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Hmm. So if there were around 42K orders (including press/pro/vol/attendee) that tells us... functionally nothing, because some orders could be multiples of up to 3. And the convention center capacity is 100 or 120K right? So we still just know it's less people than usual, but no idea how many.
Well, the order number was different for both me and the guest I got a badge for so the Orders should be fairly accurate?