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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2021, 12:16:02 PM »
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I missed seeing real yellow box updates for inventory and such.
It makes sense they wouldn't need to update inventory since it's all-or-nothing as far as the days. BUT, what I miss are the witty bon mots used with the updates: I would've liked to have my geeky humor this am but I get/appreciate the low key-ness

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #76 on: September 25, 2021, 12:16:46 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 think it's much less than that.  I went back to my volunteer order and that was already in the low 20Ks.  There's no way there are going to be 20K volunteers.  So that order number already was pretty high before any actual badges were "purchased".

There are also duplicates.  Since I have a volunteer order and a paid order.  There's still just one of me attending.

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Well, the order number was different for both me and the guest I got a badge for so the Orders should be fairly accurate?

That would imply that Turkeycon will have about 20-25K attendees as of now.
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #77 on: September 25, 2021, 12:20:24 PM »
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I think it's much less than that.  I went back to my volunteer order and that was already in the low 20Ks.  There's no way there are going to be 20K volunteers.  So that order number already was pretty high before any actual badges were "purchased".

There are also duplicates.  Since I have a volunteer order and a paid order.  There's still just one of me attending.

That would imply that Turkeycon will have about 20-25K attendees as of now.
IDK; I would've thought that was true a year ago, but after watching "Loki" I dunno what to think anymore...

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #78 on: September 25, 2021, 12:43:46 PM »
They really need to change the timer! It took me four kick-outs and returns to get everything in and had to start over every time - and that was for buying one badge - I don't see people that were buying three badges were able to do it! I want time to check my entries to make sure I have everything correct before moving to the next page - I just hope I got everything right!

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2021, 12:57:35 PM »
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They really need to change the timer! It took me four kick-outs and returns to get everything in and had to start over every time - and that was for buying one badge - I don't see people that were buying three badges were able to do it! I want time to check my entries to make sure I have everything correct before moving to the next page - I just hope I got everything right!

So the clock changed every time I did something.  I validated a name and then added it to cart, next name had five mins, the next name five mins, went to check out a new five minutes, and so on.  I must have typed my CC wrong and I freaked it said two mins, but when I went to edit payment I got a new five mins.  So the new time is how I did it, didn't matter if you added one or 3 since it reset.  So why you actually have more time than the old I hate it!  At least give the CC/info page seven mins. 

That clock is nerve-wracking though! 
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2021, 01:06:22 PM »
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So the clock changed every time I did something.  I validated a name and then added it to cart, next name had five mins, the next name five mins, went to check out a new five minutes, and so on.  I must have typed my CC wrong and I freaked it said two mins, but when I went to edit payment I got a new five mins.  So the new time is how I did it, didn't matter if you added one or 3 since it reset.  So why you actually have more time than the old I hate it!  At least give the CC/info page seven mins. 

That clock is nerve-wracking though!

That is not how it worked for me - I only had five minutes to do everything!

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #81 on: September 25, 2021, 01:07:20 PM »
I agree, I found the 5 min clock just made me more anxious, just give me a flat 15-20 minutes and I’m good.


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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #82 on: September 25, 2021, 01:11:52 PM »
Because they changed the whole format, it almost took me more than five minutes.  I was rushing so fast at one point I almost forgot to put the E-mail address in my order.  I wasn’t really paying attention to the clock as it only would have made me nervous.
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #83 on: September 25, 2021, 01:11:59 PM »
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That is not how it worked for me - I only had five minutes to do everything!

I would die!  That sucks yours was broken.
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #84 on: September 25, 2021, 01:29:13 PM »
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I think it's much less than that.  I went back to my volunteer order and that was already in the low 20Ks.  There's no way there are going to be 20K volunteers.  So that order number already was pretty high before any actual badges were "purchased".

There are also duplicates.  Since I have a volunteer order and a paid order.  There's still just one of me attending.

That would imply that Turkeycon will have about 20-25K attendees as of now.

We got to the purchase page within the first minute (~11:01-11:02; received confirmation email 11:04) and our order numbers were 27XXX.
I've seen reports elsewhere of order numbers over 408XX. So your estimate sounds on point.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #85 on: September 25, 2021, 02:37:10 PM »
FYI: still EZPZ buying badges.  If you have friends who haven't bought yet, were busy and sales start time and think they missed their window, they can still very easily purchases Turkey-Con badges (and FWIW it's quite entertaining seeing walking dude sprint to the end w/less than a min. to wait  :P )

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #86 on: September 25, 2021, 02:37:55 PM »
It's pretty clear that badges have not yet sold out. Honestly, this is feeling very much like WonderCon, with the ease of getting badges and hotel.

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #87 on: September 25, 2021, 03:06:29 PM »
I'm glad everyone who wanted to get a badge could get one! If only regular SDCC could be this easy!

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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #88 on: September 25, 2021, 03:11:27 PM »
It was so much fun getting to work together again for the good of all.  I was a bit nervous in the beginning but as the sale opened up and badges were obtained with amazing speed. Yay! 
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Re: SE: Badge sale 9/25
« Reply #89 on: September 25, 2021, 03:28:14 PM »
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I'm glad everyone who wanted to get a badge could get one! If only regular SDCC could be this easy!

Yeah, my BG didn’t need me!  They were doing just fine on their own.  I seriously didn’t expect nor planned to buy badges for myself and my family.
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