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badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #90 on: June 10, 2013, 08:17:09 PM »
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I love this group... I was just on facebook .... welcome to the sanitarium ..... who let them out.... very negative
CCI has stept it up and I think tis is going to be fun and fair.... I just need one more day badge. The world is not going to end
if I don't get it. Im still going!!!!
Not attacking you, but I disagree. It isn't fair to everyone (understandable, maybe, but not completely fair). It's easy to say it's fair when you are on the better side. However, I do agree that it isn't the end of the world if you don't get one. (Will try to remember this if it happens to me!)
I also hear what Alyssa is saying-I don't know how else it could be done.

That doesn't make it any more fair.
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2013, 08:54:26 PM »
Here's the worst case scenario for me.  I'll be picked to purchase badges on Monday June 17 and will be told it will be on the following Thursday at 9am.  That would be the worst time for me as I have to step out then.  If they pick 8am, then hopefully I can make a successful badge purchase in less than an hour.

Being that I didn't have good luck at last year's online pre-reg, I'm pretty open to doing on-site badge reg, except I don't know if I will like camping out the night before.
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #92 on: June 10, 2013, 09:15:13 PM »
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it's not because of Epic's inadequacies it's because there are too many different countries & their respective lottery laws. I gather it's impossible to do a world wide lottery due to all the different laws.
I wonder how Travel Planners gets around it?

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #93 on: June 10, 2013, 09:17:26 PM »
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Here's the worst case scenario for me.  I'll be picked to purchase badges on Monday June 17 and will be told it will be on the following Thursday at 9am.  That would be the worst time for me as I have to step out then.  If they pick 8am, then hopefully I can make a successful badge purchase in less than an hour.

Being that I didn't have good luck at last year's online pre-reg, I'm pretty open to doing on-site badge reg, except I don't know if I will like camping out the night before.

Andrew, if you get picked for Thursday next week at 9 am I can make the purchase for you if you wish, using your info. It's the least I can do since I can't help you get a badge the traditional way.

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #94 on: June 10, 2013, 09:18:37 PM »
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I wonder how Travel Planners gets around it?

I think *technically* TP is not a lottery. It is an allocation based on speed of submission (just like the usual badge sales).

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Re: Lottery Thread Signups
« Reply #95 on: June 10, 2013, 09:19:41 PM »
My only thought is that IF you are eligible, you would need/want a Saturday badge yourself.

I may just look at tweaking the thread in the Pass Sale 2013 section and list everyone who needs a badge AND is eligible so that everyone in there knows who they can try to help. The more folks we have participating, the better the odds of getting one of the spots to purchase for yourself and to help another person.
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Re: Lottery Thread Signups
« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2013, 09:24:01 PM »
Hi,

Just registered in hopes of helping my last friend pair up for the resale lottery. She has a Member ID and is eligible for this lottery.

She prefers Friday or Saturday, but at this point, she can't really be picky ^^.

Hopefully someone else is in a similar situation and we can double up to increase our chances.

Thanks!


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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #97 on: June 10, 2013, 09:28:55 PM »
If any forum members only need one badge and are willing to help one of our international friends, we can start a list.

Completely optional to help and the admins won't ask you to give preference to anyone over anyone else.

Let me know if there is interest and we can compile a list over the next 1-2 days before it closes.

For the time being, sign up here:

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and I can add you to the private section of the forum and we'll figure it out there.

Only put your name in if you have an open spot to help someone or if you're international. Work in progress so if you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2013, 10:10:12 PM »
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To me this sounds like they will be offering on-site registration for 2014 this year.

That's what I initially thought as well but now I'm wondering if they're talking about the systems related to badge pick-up.

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #99 on: June 10, 2013, 10:14:55 PM »
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I'm confused.  So they are going to select 10,000 that are eligible and from that select the winners?  If that's right, I'm curious as to why they are doing it in two steps as opposed to just selecting the winners.

Can someone please give me the "captain dummy talk" version?  :)

I believe that, like with the priority resale, only those 10,000 Member IDs will be able to log in and purchase resale badges.  The 10,000 will be the "lottery winners" but that doesn't mean they will get the days that they want since only the first 3,100 who want Saturday badges will be able to buy one.

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Re: Lottery Thread Signups
« Reply #100 on: June 10, 2013, 10:36:13 PM »
Hi,
I'm an Australian, basically looking for badges for as many days as possible, but I'll take whatever I can get
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #101 on: June 11, 2013, 12:12:13 AM »
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Andrew, if you get picked for Thursday next week at 9 am I can make the purchase for you if you wish, using your info. It's the least I can do since I can't help you get a badge the traditional way.

Thanks, I'll keep you in mind!   :)
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Re: Lottery Thread Signups
« Reply #102 on: June 11, 2013, 01:11:47 AM »
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My only thought is that IF you are eligible, you would need/want a Saturday badge yourself.

I may just look at tweaking the thread in the Pass Sale 2013 section and list everyone who needs a badge AND is eligible so that everyone in there knows who they can try to help. The more folks we have participating, the better the odds of getting one of the spots to purchase for yourself and to help another person.

I actually think a Google Document spreadsheet might be easier to keep track of people as well as their information...

Brainstorming, brainstorming.  +__+
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2013, 01:28:02 AM »
I wish I hadn't checked with CC's Facebook page.  I'm reading so many sad stories of people overseas who booked flights and hotel reservations and have all just found out they are no longer eligible to purchase badges.  It's kind of giving me survivor's guilt, just like the time in December 2010 when both Orange County (where I live) and the Inland Empire in Southern California were hit with violent winter rainstorms that led to homes being flooded and inundated with mud slides.  Nothing happened to my home but I felt so terrible for those who weren't as lucky.  I feel the same way for those who have been locked out of the lottery.
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Re: Lottery Thread Signups
« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2013, 03:21:24 AM »
My friend and I would be forever grateful if someone was able to help us get one Thursday and Sunday badge. I was lucky enough to purchase a badge but my friend missed out and I'm not eligible to help out because we're Australian. As stated he only needs Thursday and Sunday because he'll be in Orlando Friday and Saturday.