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Title: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 03, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
Okay, so, like many others that followed what the "powers that be" at SDCC said, I got almost completely frozen out of the system by the faulty link.
That being said, I am not giving up hope yet. What I was wondering was when the resale date for the returned/refunded tickets would be. Now that I know that you don't actually HAVE to follow the link that they give you to get there, I'm more prepared to get the ticket that I ACTUALLY want.
If any of you guys have heard anything, please let me know.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: joeyjoejoe on March 03, 2012, 04:32:00 PM
Sorry you didn't get tickets.  A pain I know from last year.  Thankfully, I lucked out.  I had a browser opened to the link and just hit refresh right when it opened.  Even still, I was 5000th in line. 

Since nothing can be refunded past May 15th... I'm guessing a short time after that is when the resale will occur.

Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 03, 2012, 05:29:25 PM
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<snip>  I had a browser opened to the link and just hit refresh right when it opened.  Even still, I was 5000th in line. 

yeah, i had run some tests the night before on which was faster, clicking on a link in an email or refreshing it in a browser- the browser was fractional faster.

Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: kornkid22 on March 03, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
was lucky enough to get thursday/Sunday.  i just need to get Friday and Saturday and i'll be golden!  but it sucks that they didn't tell us that there was another link at the main site itself.  oh well.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 03, 2012, 05:54:04 PM
i did not realize CCI didn't post the 'work around'
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 03, 2012, 06:48:45 PM
I don't really want a four day badge or anything (I did at first, but then my group of friends that I was going with decided that it may be just as much fun to hit two days of Comic Con and two days of Disneyland), but I would at least like to get a Saturday ticket to go with my Sunday (and both of those tickets for the rest of the people in my group, seeing as how when I went to register for them, all the badges were sold out.)

Mostly, I just want to sort of "cheat", and do the onsite Pre-reg if they have it this year (here's hoping). I once slept in subzero temperatures for a week, I'm pretty sure I can handle a little concrete.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 03, 2012, 06:53:39 PM
Oh, also, if you guys have any tips for badge purchasing (more than the "Helpful Tips" guide, I mean), that would be helpful. I mean, I ran the tests the night before, I did some rather complicated (like, srsly) math to figure out the exact network lag of my internet on my clock so that I could maximize my chances of clicking the link right when it opened (I still maintain that I did, but the stupid link would not OPEN), I even memorized all the information that my friends gave me so that I could register us all at once.

Anyway, yeah, sorry for rambling. Any tips?
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: dogberry on March 04, 2012, 12:11:05 AM
Sorry to hear about your bad luck, Andrew. For me, the opposite happened. I tried to be clever and copied and pasted the link in a separate browser (Google Chrome) and got timed out. After 4 minutes past 8am PST I panicked and clicked back onto the email link (I use Gmail) and ended up getting into the EPIC reg queue at #14800. I believe it was about 8.05am. The queue numbers went down by a thousand each auto-refresh and by the time I got in to buy tickets all 4 days were still available (no preview night though.)

Since the deadline for refunds is 15 May there will definitely be another resale after that date. I've also read on other fan discussions that SDCC used to have hotel and ticket packages that may launch closer to the Convention date so you might want to try those?

I also find this website pretty useful and informative: http://sdccsurvivalguide.com/2012/03/03/comic-con-sells-90-minutes-now-questions-answered/
All the best getting those tickets!



P.S. Sleeping in sub zero - power to you, bro. One time my heater broke down when it was 50 °F and the next day I was admitted to the hospital. :(
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 04, 2012, 01:35:27 AM
I will only go off topic this once, I swear, but truthfully, I think that if we ever met dogberry, we would get along quite nicely.    ;D

More info about the Hotel/Badge packages would be amazing, as money is not a terrible issue for my friends and I (I mean, obviously it would be if one room was like, $1000/night).

And thanks for the tips, will read.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: dogberry on March 04, 2012, 07:58:32 AM
Hmm, I read that SDCC did that hotel+badge package last year here: http://conventionfansblog.com/2011/06/28/comic-con-4-day-badgehotel-ticket-packages-now-available/

This is the 2011 SDCC page that had the promotion for your reference: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_hotel_special.php

There is no confirmation that they will do it for 2012. The official site states: "PLEASE NOTE: These rooms will not be eligible for the Hotel Room/Badge program we have had in past years should we decide to have that program again." --> This isn't an outright no either, so keep your hopes up!


P.S. If you do get tickets, there's always a chance for a meet up! Good luck with the tickets.

Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 04, 2012, 06:18:43 PM
Does anyone know how fast the Hotel Room/Badge packages usually sell out? I remember reading somewhere that last year it took a matter of days before all the rooms were filled.

Also, how likely does anyone think it is that this will be the case this year? ;)
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 04, 2012, 07:03:03 PM
Last year it definitely took awhile... maybe a week or two? Of course, there is *no guarantee* that SDCC will offer this package this year. This year they did the early bird sale which is new. It is entirely possible that this is INSTEAD of the room/badge sale. So don't *count* on this.

The resale badges tend to go as quickly as the regular badges, but the advantage is that there are fewer people trying to get them, so you have a etter chance for a good waiting room position. Take all of the lessons you learned during this round of badge sales and apply them to the resale event.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 05, 2012, 07:11:14 PM
So, does anyone know the rules for Badge Resale? How many can we buy, when will they tell us, etc?
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 05, 2012, 07:49:38 PM
Last year you could buy 2 badges and they gave an hour's notice on Twitter and Facebook. The sale took place a couple of days after the refund deadline.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 05, 2012, 09:02:52 PM
Is that, a couple of badges like two single day badges, or a badge for two people? Are those two options not mutually exclusive? The reason for asking is because there are three people in my group, all of which who at least want to go one day (as it stands, I am the only one who was able to get a badge at all).

Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 05, 2012, 11:12:22 PM
the limit is typically 2 sets of badges (so 2 4 days for 2 different people or 2 of each single day as long as it's for 2 different people), not that you can only buy 2 days for yourself (and thus miss out on 2 other days)...
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Spiderdan on March 06, 2012, 06:17:47 AM
When badges do go on sale there are some things you can do to speed up your browsing speed, especially if you use Firefox.  You can change your dns settings to get a faster ping, and you can customize the settings in Firefox to make it faster.  I did this, then bookmarked the link cci sent out.  At 7:55 I started pressing shift + refresh until the site went live, I was number 710.  If you are interested you can search google for a program called open dns and for the custom Firefox settings.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 06, 2012, 03:33:49 PM
Is this only for Firefox, or can it work for, say, Google Chrome? Also, when you say Shift+Refresh is that Shift, the plus button, and refresh, or just Hold the shift key and click the refresh button.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 06, 2012, 03:42:08 PM
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Is that, a couple of badges like two single day badges, or a badge for two people? Are those two options not mutually exclusive? The reason for asking is because there are three people in my group, all of which who at least want to go one day (as it stands, I am the only one who was able to get a badge at all).

Both.

They had separate sale days for the 4 day badges and the single day badges. The day the 4 day badges went on sale, you could buy two 4 day badges. The day the single day badges went on sale you could buy two single day badges... both for the same persoon or one each for 2 different people.

That's not to say they'll do it the same way this year, but that was my experience last year going through badge resales.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Spiderdan on March 07, 2012, 04:12:17 AM
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Is this only for Firefox, or can it work for, say, Google Chrome? Also, when you say Shift+Refresh is that Shift, the plus button, and refresh, or just Hold the shift key and click the refresh button.

You can only change the settings in firefox, chrome and explorer will not let you.  The shift refresh is just pressing shift and f5 at the same time.  This basically clears the cache on the website as you reload it.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Voluptuous Donuts on March 07, 2012, 06:57:07 AM
andrewbrowning, have you tried to use Kayak.com? I looked for rooms on there, but some of the prices were restricted - meaning you had to call. This was over a month ago, and thought I would try anyways. I called 500 West, and booked my room. Prices will be high regardless, but it doesn't hurt to try and call. It worked for me.

I recommend 500 West for a few reasons: 1) the price, 2) location [three or so blocks from the Convention Center], and 3) availability.
Title: Re: Badge Resale- Comic considering options- there may be hope!
Post by: marcia29 on March 08, 2012, 04:54:45 AM
Hi all,

Like many--- I didn't get all of the days I wanted for SDCC due to the link fiasco---.  I sent a suggestion to them via email about letting those who already have a member ID to get first dibs at resale tickets.  I was surprised to get a return email that stated that they are considering options such as this.

Sooo...there may be hope!  They said it may be sometime later this week before a decision is made. 

(That would be pretty quick, and very welcomed by me!)
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 08, 2012, 05:09:09 AM
i had heard this might be a possibility too....
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 08, 2012, 12:40:05 PM
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Hi all,

Like many--- I didn't get all of the days I wanted for SDCC due to the link fiasco---.  I sent a suggestion to them via email about letting those who already have a member ID to get first dibs at resale tickets.  I was surprised to get a return email that stated that they are considering options such as this.

Sooo...there may be hope!  They said it may be sometime later this week before a decision is made. 

(That would be pretty quick, and very welcomed by me!)

I must agree. I mean, I know this is going to sound self inflatory, but I did some super math (like, really really,) to get my atomic clock down to the wire on time, and I know that if the link would have worked, I probably would have been able to at least get my friends some badges as well (as it stands right now, I was only able to buy a Single Sunday Badge for myself).

So, yeah, that would be nice. It'll still be a bloodbath, but at least we won't drown  ;)
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 08, 2012, 04:15:18 PM
Does anyone happen to know whether they will use the same system as they did last year (you know, keep refreshing the page until you see the green button) or will they do what they did this year (you are automatically redirected to the waiting room)?

Because, I gotta say, that whole "green button" thing is extremely inefficient.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 08, 2012, 06:01:58 PM
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Does anyone happen to know whether they will use the same system as they did last year (you know, keep refreshing the page until you see the green button) or will they do what they did this year (you are automatically redirected to the waiting room)?

Because, I gotta say, that whole "green button" thing is extremely inefficient.

I gotta think CCI will just send out the link in it's emails to avoid the google gateway issue they had last time
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 08, 2012, 06:17:58 PM
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I gotta think CCI will just send out the link in it's emails to avoid the google gateway issue they had last time

So, the best way to proceed then (even if they manage to fix the link) would be to copy the address and go to the page manually, I guess. Screw me once, shame on you, but screw me twice...

Not that it was there fault, but still. ::)
Title: Re: Badge Resale- Comic considering options- there may be hope!
Post by: morganville on March 08, 2012, 08:57:18 PM
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Hi all,

Like many--- I didn't get all of the days I wanted for SDCC due to the link fiasco---.  I sent a suggestion to them via email about letting those who already have a member ID to get first dibs at resale tickets.  I was surprised to get a return email that stated that they are considering options such as this.

Sooo...there may be hope!  They said it may be sometime later this week before a decision is made. 

(That would be pretty quick, and very welcomed by me!)


I sent an email asking the same thing and never got a reply.  I will have to say that when my husband and I went in 2010 we bought our pre-reg 2011 tickets onsite with no problems.  Different story for 2012 pre-reg tickets, as we all know.  I was only able to get Thursday/Sunday for us both.  Not only did I follow the directions (even watched the video the night before) and was part of the "follow the bouncing link" fiasco,  but my husband never received the advanced notice of when the tickets would go on sale.

I really would like it for them to let us know in advance, again, when the resales are available.  Either way, I'm still in San Diego for the CCI duration.
Title: Re: Badge Resale- Comic considering options- there may be hope!
Post by: Zero on March 08, 2012, 09:40:36 PM
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I sent an email asking the same thing and never got a reply.  I will have to say that when my husband and I went in 2010 we bought our pre-reg 2011 tickets onsite with no problems.  Different story for 2012 pre-reg tickets, as we all know.  I was only able to get Thursday/Sunday for us both.  Not only did I follow the directions (even watched the video the night before) and was part of the "follow the bouncing link" fiasco,  but my husband never received the advanced notice of when the tickets would go on sale.

I really would like it for them to let us know in advance, again, when the resales are available.  Either way, I'm still in San Diego for the CCI duration.
"Comic-Con International" on the facebook fan page mentioned that if you opted out of certain e-mail newsletters and settings, then you would have likely been unable to receive the e-mail about badge registration date and time.  When they re-enable the "Member ID" page on the website, it might be a good idea to go into your account and check up on that. (They said that it would be available again sometime after registration... don't know when though.)


Directly from the website, just for reference:
"We will reopen the Member ID system soon -- stay tuned for announcements. By signing up for a Comic-Con Member ID, you will be eligible to participate in the sale of returned and refunded badges later this year. A Member ID is required to purchase a badge for Comic-Con. "

Hope that helps! ^-^d
Title: Re: Badge Resale- There is new hope!
Post by: marcia29 on March 09, 2012, 01:55:32 PM
BADGE RE-SALES: A new hope!  >> part of the message I received (on March 9) from CCI includes this..."...Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale. You must have a valid and confirmed Member ID account to receive this notification. It is imperative that you do not "opt-out" of email correspondence if you want to receive this special resale email. When the Member ID system reopens shortly, please login to your account to review your opt-out preferences and make changes as necessary. We anticipate that the Member ID system will reopen (for log in only)by late next week. "
Title: Re: Badge Resale- There is new hope!
Post by: morganville on March 09, 2012, 07:38:18 PM
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BADGE RE-SALES: A new hope!  >> part of the message I received (on March 9) from CCI includes this..."...Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale. You must have a valid and confirmed Member ID account to receive this notification. It is imperative that you do not "opt-out" of email correspondence if you want to receive this special resale email. When the Member ID system reopens shortly, please login to your account to review your opt-out preferences and make changes as necessary. We anticipate that the Member ID system will reopen (for log in only)by late next week. "


Thanks marcia29 and Zero, that is exactly what I will do.  You guys have been great!
Title: Re: Badge Resale- There is new hope!
Post by: morganville on March 09, 2012, 09:28:00 PM
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BADGE RE-SALES: A new hope!  >> part of the message I received (on March 9) from CCI includes this..."...Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale. You must have a valid and confirmed Member ID account to receive this notification. It is imperative that you do not "opt-out" of email correspondence if you want to receive this special resale email. When the Member ID system reopens shortly, please login to your account to review your opt-out preferences and make changes as necessary. We anticipate that the Member ID system will reopen (for log in only)by late next week. "

Question: my husband just brought up a good point.  CCi states "will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone whomissed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale.  Does that mean that if we got "some" badges that we don't qualify?  I'm nervous, help!?!
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 09, 2012, 10:54:32 PM
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Question: my husband just brought up a good point.  CCi states "will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone whomissed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale.  Does that mean that if we got "some" badges that we don't qualify?  I'm nervous, help!?!
I was wondering this as well, but the more I think about it, the more I don't think that they would do that if they are going to keep the member ID system locked out until after the Resale date.

Then again, I'm not going to pretend to know the thoughts of the powers that be. I figure that, if they don't tell me, then I'll just tell my friends (the ones that did not get tickets) to keep me apprised of the goings on.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Zero on March 09, 2012, 11:35:03 PM
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Thanks marcia29 and Zero, that is exactly what I will do.  You guys have been great!
You're welcome!  Glad that I could help. ^-^d


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I was wondering this as well, but the more I think about it, the more I don't think that they would do that if they are going to keep the member ID system locked out until after the Resale date.

Then again, I'm not going to pretend to know the thoughts of the powers that be. I figure that, if they don't tell me, then I'll just tell my friends (the ones that did not get tickets) to keep me apprised of the goings on.
Same here.  I'm curious about that statement as well. Although... I think it would be very time-consuming if CCI were to filter out the Member IDs who have already purchased badges (I mean, I suppose EPIC could go into the badge registration system and find a way to do that, but I feel that it would be unlikely). I kind of expect them to just send out another e-mail with the resale information and details, ha ha.

However, this is all speculation, so for now, we'll just to have to sit tight, wait it out, and check our e-mails often...
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2012, 05:06:25 AM
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I was wondering this as well, but the more I think about it, the more I don't think that they would do that if they are going to keep the member ID system locked out until after the Resale date.

Then again, I'm not going to pretend to know the thoughts of the powers that be. I figure that, if they don't tell me, then I'll just tell my friends (the ones that did not get tickets) to keep me apprised of the goings on.
Same here.  I'm curious about that statement as well. Although... I think it would be very time-consuming if CCI were to filter out the Member IDs who have already purchased badges (I mean, I suppose EPIC could go into the badge registration system and find a way to do that, but I feel that it would be unlikely). I kind of expect them to just send out another e-mail with the resale information and details, ha ha.

However, this is all speculation, so for now, we'll just to have to sit tight, wait it out, and check our e-mails often...
Given CCI's policy to cancel previously bought badges if you buy a new badge i.e. you buy a single then get a 4day, the single is canceled & refunded.  I have to think, the statement ."...Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale." means that people will be notified and be able to upgrade or add days.
just my 2 cents...
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 10, 2012, 01:55:38 PM
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I think it would be very time-consuming if CCI were to filter out the Member IDs who have already purchased badges (I mean, I suppose EPIC could go into the badge registration system and find a way to do that, but I feel that it would be unlikely). I kind of expect them to just send out another e-mail with the resale information and details, ha ha.

I'm wondering if they have the ability to know who was in the waiting room when the badge sales shut down?  I don't know... they would have to go by IP address in that case.

It seems like they would just notify every member ID. But if not, you KNOW someone will post it here or on the Facebook wall.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 10, 2012, 04:14:39 PM
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I think it would be very time-consuming if CCI were to filter out the Member IDs who have already purchased badges (I mean, I suppose EPIC could go into the badge registration system and find a way to do that, but I feel that it would be unlikely). I kind of expect them to just send out another e-mail with the resale information and details, ha ha.

I'm wondering if they have the ability to know who was in the waiting room when the badge sales shut down?  I don't know... they would have to go by IP address in that case.

It seems like they would just notify every member ID. But if not, you KNOW someone will post it here or on the Facebook wall.

Even then, though, it isn't that hard to change one's IP address. If you have the basic know-how (which I'm assuming that most nerds do) of computer and network programming, then changing your IP, as you might know, is something that happens quite often, actually.

Anyway, I've sent an email to The Powers That Be, so we'll see what they have to say on the matter.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2012, 05:22:04 PM
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<snip> If you have the basic know-how (which I'm assuming that most nerds do) of computer and network programming,<snip>

Remember how many people didn't copy/paste the address into the browser....
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 10, 2012, 05:45:07 PM
 :-[ Yeah, well, even a computer programmer can make mistakes. Now that I know, though... Either way, knowing before hand that you need to change your IP and trusting that a link is going to work in the heat of the moment are different. I mean, now that I think about it, I probably should have typed it in, but at the time I trusted that the link would work.

Anyway, I just want to apologize if any comments that I made came off as condescending, they weren't meant that way.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Shelly196731 on March 10, 2012, 06:18:54 PM
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i had heard this might be a possibility too....

I also received an e-mail from them and to be honest, it did change my view of them. I'll admit, I was pretty angry about the whole thing, but the fact that they bothered to respond to my e-mail made me feel better about the whole incident. 
I do hope they consider allowing those who didn't get tickets because of the faulty link first. The other say I tried the link and it took me right to the Comic Con website. I'm not sure why we were'nt told just to do that in the first place.

 
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2012, 07:01:06 PM
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:-[ Yeah, well, even a computer programmer can make mistakes. Now that I know, though... Either way, knowing before hand that you need to change your IP and trusting that a link is going to work in the heat of the moment are different. I mean, now that I think about it, I probably should have typed it in, but at the time I trusted that the link would work.

Anyway, I just want to apologize if any comments that I made came off as condescending, they weren't meant that way.
I don't think anyone took your comments that way- i certainly didn't.

the only reason i got the copy/paste so quickly was because i ran speed tests the night before, i.e. which was faster, clicking on the link or copy/pasting it into the browser- i actually had this elaborate plan on how cycle through the browsers, refreshing & then closing them because they said we'd only get one try per browser- <eyeroll>

Then my power went out at 7:10am pst.....and came back on at 7:57am pst--at which point I was a basket case & going on instinct. 

But back to your point, i tend to think cci won't be that complicated about it.  Can't they not allow new member id's while letting people make changes to existing ones?  Then lock the data base down until pass re-sale.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Zero on March 10, 2012, 07:43:53 PM
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Given CCI's policy to cancel previously bought badges if you buy a new badge i.e. you buy a single then get a 4day, the single is canceled & refunded.  I have to think, the statement ."...Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale." means that people will be notified and be able to upgrade or add days.
just my 2 cents...
Yep, I would agree--I couldn't have expressed it in better words (ha ha).  As of right now, it sounds like this might be the most likely scenario.

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the only reason i got the copy/paste so quickly was because i ran speed tests the night before, i.e. which was faster, clicking on the link or copy/pasting it into the browser- i actually had this elaborate plan on how cycle through the browsers, refreshing & then closing them because they said we'd only get one try per browser- <eyeroll>

Then my power went out at 7:10am pst.....and came back on at 7:57am pst--at which point I was a basket case & going on instinct. 

But back to your point, i tend to think cci won't be that complicated about it.  Can't they not allow new member id's while letting people make changes to existing ones?  Then lock the data base down until pass re-sale.
At any rate, based on what marcia29 wrote about her reply from CCI (broken link), I'm inclined to think that "We anticipate that the Member ID system will reopen (for log in only) by late next week" means that they'll keep the Member ID system closed to new registrations for the time being...  perhaps?
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 10, 2012, 08:36:12 PM
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At any rate, based on what marcia29 wrote about her reply from CCI (broken link), I'm inclined to think that "We anticipate that the Member ID system will reopen (for log in only) by late next week" means that they'll keep the Member ID system closed to new registrations for the time being...  perhaps?
Well, if that is the case, then I could be all over that! Pair that with several things (last year they sold them at ten in the morning, I've been modifying my computer to have a faster DNS response, I'm better learned at what to do, and I bought a new modem (not for this specifically, it's been a long time coming.)) and I'm pretty set for this year! I mean, at this point, all my friends and I want to do is get to comic con on the same days as each other. There are only three of us, and I'm the only boy which means that I'm not going to feel too great if they are wandering around a strange city all on there own (not that they couldn't handle themselves, it's just the way that I operate), so, it would be better if we could all be at the con at the same time.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that we'll be happy with whatever we get (we're hoping for 4 days passes, but we are all also aware that that is probably a total pipedream).
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Spiderdan on March 12, 2012, 06:51:11 AM
For those of you interested in possibly speeding up your Firefox browser:

http://techlogon.com/2012/02/03/how-to-speed-up-firefox-10-tweaking-guide/

Please note I am not promising anything, and if your not familiar with changing pc/browser settings you may not want to do this.  I did it for the last sale and I was number 710 but that was just as much luck as preparation!
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 12, 2012, 09:19:08 AM
As of yesterday the Member ID login system was turned back on, but still no new registrations.

If they're smart, they'll prevent any new Member ID registrations until AFTER the Con.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2012, 09:32:17 AM
do you have the member id link?
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 12, 2012, 12:37:04 PM
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do you have the member id link?

It's the same as it was before:

https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ (https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/)
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2012, 12:43:46 PM
i always followed the links on the cci site- i never saved it
thanks!

it does appear that a person can change their opt in/out status at this time.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: marcia29 on March 12, 2012, 02:33:42 PM
It looks like they are going a bit faster than they had planned with getting ready for the re-sale.  The login for member ID updates seems to be up again.  Crossing my fingers.  Thank you for the updates!
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 12, 2012, 06:35:22 PM
So, I have news. According to the email that I received back from The Powers That Be, "We anticipate reopening the Member ID system in 4-5 weeks. Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg_memberid.php frequently for updates."

They also said: "We are unable to accept a waiting list to be notified of the resale date. The resale date will be announced via email to everyone who has signed up for a Member ID. Please be sure to check your Member ID account and select the “Show My Info” option to see if you are currently opted-out email correspondence.  It is very important that you opt-in to all email correspondence if you want to be notified of the next resale date."

So, they will allow those that did not previously have Member ID's to participate in the resale. That sucks, but what can you do. I just figure as long as I can get my friends and I all on the same days, then we can just go to Disneyland or something on the days that we aren't at the Con.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 13, 2012, 01:46:45 PM
Andrew, I'm not sure that's what it says. You posted:

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The resale date will be announced via email to everyone who has signed up for a Member ID.

This does NOT imply that they are opening up Member IDs again or that they will allow others to participate. I think there's a very good chance they won't open up new Member IDs again until after the Cono.
Title: Re: Badge Resale
Post by: morganville on March 13, 2012, 09:34:43 PM
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it does appear that a person can change their opt in/out status at this time.

Thanks!!!  Will check on that now.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 14, 2012, 03:27:09 PM
I got another reply, but this time it does not contain any information that is not readily available (if available at all).

Basically, they are being extremely tight-lipped about the resale procedure. They said that they will send the email out sometime in the future containing the details for the resale (date, time, procedure, etc.) and that, until such time as this happens, there is no official statement to be made on the matter.

They did however say that there is a good chance (unofficially) that we (as the buyers) will be able to use another persons member ID to get their tickets at the same time that we get ours, that being said, they won't say if there is a limit or not.

I know that this is probably not what everyone wanted to hear, but in this case, any news is good news, as it will give us all a little more information to help us prepare.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 14, 2012, 05:38:12 PM
If they're being tight-lipped about it, then that probably means they're still deciding on the process. Although even if they'd decided on the process, I'd expect them to be tight-lipped about the date/time.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 15, 2012, 02:46:59 PM
Yeah, I guess that's only fair. What isn't fair though, is how I am going to wipe the floor with the rest of the contenders!  ;)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 18, 2012, 01:44:25 AM
So, I've been thinking (uh oh, right?), and I'm kind of wondering: because the badges sold out SO FAST, do you all think that it is possible that more badges will have been refunded simply by grace of the fact that people were in such a mad dash to get them in the first place that they didn't bother to make sure that they were able to go, figuring that it was better to be safe than sorry?

I just say this because I have been doing research and, based on what I can only guess was a badge buying disaster last year, there were roughly 1500 4 day badges, and a smattering of single days as well. And those were done in intervals throughout the day.

So, anyway, what do you think?
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2012, 04:40:17 AM
*very fuzzy math alert*

i think they'll be more badges for sale but maybe not for he reason's you wrote about.  last year they did a combo deal of hotel & badge in june ish.  This year they're selling those rooms as 'early bird' rooms so they will have to do less combo deals later one & can add those badges to the re-sale pile.

from personal experience, there was only single days left during last years resale & no saturdays by the time i got in. but i was medium fast that day
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 18, 2012, 09:16:08 AM
I would be inclined to think there would be LESS badges at the re-sale because the people who took the time to make a Member ID are more likely to go plus it was (hopefully) not as easy for the scalpers to get involved.

Last year "anyone" could pick up a badge so between the scalpers and people who weren't sure but picked up a badge anyways only to change their minds, there was a good amount refunded...
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: icedog1787 on March 18, 2012, 12:03:41 PM
I hope there's less badges available for re-sale and that it sells out in a few minutes so we can move forward to SDCC.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: morganville on March 18, 2012, 05:09:04 PM
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I hope there's less badges available for re-sale and that it sells out in a few minutes so we can move forward to SDCC.

Not very nice.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: morganville on March 18, 2012, 05:13:12 PM
This is the email I got last week.  Sorry for posting it so late.  Thanks for all of your help and info!


   Thank you so much for your feedback. As we are well aware, badge sales on March 3 rd did not proceed as we had hoped. All of us at Comic-Con have been working on trying to make registration as stress free as possible, even delaying badge sales to accommodate new and updated information. Obviously we still had issues that resulted in some people not being able to purchase a badge.

Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale. You must have a valid and confirmed Member ID account to receive this notification. It is imperative that you do not "opt-out" of email correspondence if you want to receive this special resale email. Since the Member ID system is currently open for users that have already signed up, please login and check your preferences to make sure you are Opted In to receive e-mails from us. After you login, click on “Show My Info”, from there you will be able to change/see your preferences. Follow this link: https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/

Additionally, we have marked this email for notification of the special resale date. Please anticipate hearing from us shortly after WonderCon ends, March 19th 2012. We understand that you are very frustrated and disappointed by the errors that occurred on March 3rd, and are trying to come up with a resolution that is fair and reasonable. Thank you for your patience.

Thank you,
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 18, 2012, 05:59:22 PM
Interesting. So it seems like you get put on a special list if you wrote them an e-mail to complain. (I wonder if it's too late for me to do the same.)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 18, 2012, 06:48:08 PM
Morganville, what e-mail address did you submit your complaint to? I sent one to [email protected], but I just received an auto-reply that stated there would be no waiting lists or notification lists.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2012, 07:11:17 PM
the other email address is [email protected]

sounds like a case of two different departments approaching the same problem differently.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: morganville on March 18, 2012, 08:29:56 PM
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Morganville, what e-mail address did you submit your complaint to? I sent one to [email protected], but I just received an auto-reply that stated there would be no waiting lists or notification lists.

Nate, I sent it to [email protected]  I don't think I'll get a special email because I voiced a concern, but since I have a member I'd.  Also, I think it as addressed to me that way because I got a "notification of sale" email and my husband didn't.  Both of our opt out options are not checked (I checked last week). 

Just y theory.  Either way, I know they are overwhelmed and trying to find some plausible solution.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 19, 2012, 10:48:53 PM
It's like I said previously, I am very happy with the candor that I have received from the higher-ups, to the point where I am willing to partake in this gamble more than once for the chance to get tickets.

It kind of sucks that I am only able to go one day, but I'm just happy to know that they are trying to make it both larger and more efficient.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 20, 2012, 08:35:43 AM
OK, so I got the same reply as Morganville, so that makes me happy.

I was really irate about this situation before (not in the e-mail; that was polite, of course; beggars can't be abusers), and I wasn't too happy with the hand-washing tone of their public response to the screw-up, but like Andrew, I'm pleased that at least their e-mails have a little more candor. It does give me some hope. All I ask for is a fair chance at whatever badges are left. (At this point, I'd be happy with just one day.)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 20, 2012, 03:20:41 PM
In case you missed it...

Posted by CCI on the FB page:

"Comic-Con will be sending out a very special resale notification to everyone who missed out on buying a badge during the March 3rd sale. You must already have a valid and confirmed Member ID account to receive this notification. It is important that you do not "opt-out" of email correspondence if you want to receive this special resale email. Please login to your Member ID account to review your opt-out preferences and make changes as necessary. Visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/​cci_reg_memberid.php for details. "

My guess (100% pure speculation) is that there will be 2 resells. The first "priority/special" resale is for those that already have Member IDs. Would assume these are badges that have been refunded as of now (either from the pre-reg or the sale from a couple weeks ago). My friend had to refund the badge I got for him at pre-reg due to family. I doubt that badge went into the general sale on 3/3.  The second resale would be after the 5/15 refund cutoff date which allows for Member ID reg to be reopened so that would be open for everyone and include any remaining inventory (or maybe go into hotel combos?).

Either way, this is a good reminder to make sure you opt IN to receive email notifications. Good luck!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: icedog1787 on March 20, 2012, 03:33:12 PM
CCI hasn't posted if member ID's will open up again and they shouldn't open up again for 2012.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: alyssa on March 20, 2012, 04:35:17 PM
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CCI hasn't posted if member ID's will open up again and they shouldn't open up again for 2012.

the member id system is open for current member's to check their opt in/out status.  Perhaps you're voicing an opinion about if cci should open up the system to new Member id's?
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: gingerjenjen on March 20, 2012, 04:58:57 PM
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CCI hasn't posted if member ID's will open up again and they shouldn't open up again for 2012.

I'm fairly certain that CCI has written that Member ID will reopen in 4 to 5 weeks (as of last week or so), though I could be wrong on that.

Either way, I'm also thinking they'll do two resales. A lot of the wording in CCI's communications points in that direction. I like the idea of two resales, but I don't like the idea that there will probably be fewer tickets up for grabs if they split the sale. Either way, I'm happy to see them trying to make things better for their fans.  :)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: icedog1787 on March 20, 2012, 05:20:31 PM
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CCI hasn't posted if member ID's will open up again and they shouldn't open up again for 2012.

I'm fairly certain that CCI has written that Member ID will reopen in 4 to 5 weeks (as of last week or so), though I could be wrong on that.

Either way, I'm also thinking they'll do two resales. A lot of the wording in CCI's communications points in that direction. I like the idea of two resales, but I don't like the idea that there will probably be fewer tickets up for grabs if they split the sale. Either way, I'm happy to see them trying to make things better for their fans.  :)

CCI has never said member ID's for this year would open up again.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: gingerjenjen on March 20, 2012, 05:49:17 PM
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CCI hasn't posted if member ID's will open up again and they shouldn't open up again for 2012.

I'm fairly certain that CCI has written that Member ID will reopen in 4 to 5 weeks (as of last week or so), though I could be wrong on that.

Either way, I'm also thinking they'll do two resales. A lot of the wording in CCI's communications points in that direction. I like the idea of two resales, but I don't like the idea that there will probably be fewer tickets up for grabs if they split the sale. Either way, I'm happy to see them trying to make things better for their fans.  :)

CCI has never said member ID's for this year would open up again.

In an email from SDCC: "We anticipate reopening the Member ID system in 4-5 weeks. Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg_memberid.php frequently for updates." It was posted a few pages back as well.

Either way, I'm looking forward to a resale, especially if it's just for those with Member IDs.  :)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2012, 07:25:21 PM
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In an email from SDCC: "We anticipate reopening the Member ID system in 4-5 weeks. Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg_memberid.php frequently for updates." It was posted a few pages back as well.

I think that can be interpreted in different ways. For example, I would say that RIGHT NOW the Member ID system is 'open', because you can login and check/change your information.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 20, 2012, 10:11:19 PM
I just hope that I'll at least get a shot at getting tickets for my friends. We were all supposed to go, but I was only able to get a pass for myself.

What I'm looking for is for all of us to at least go on the same day, but if I could get us all 4 day passes, that would be nice too. :P
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2012, 10:55:01 AM
I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS CAME FROM but I saw on another site someone saying that badge resales might be on March 27. That seems awfully early to me, but then it is before the hotels go on sale, so who knows?

Take this with a grain of salt, but if anyone else hears this, please post!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2012, 11:23:16 AM
Okay, confirmation from another source:

http://whennerdsattack.com/?p=5682 (http://whennerdsattack.com/?p=5682)

I haven't gotten the email myself yet.

ETA

Okay, it seems the email is only going out to people who have Member IDs but do NOT have a 4 day or Saturday only badge. I suppose this is fair, because anyone who bought a Saturday only badge had the opportunity to get all 4 days separately if they wanted (since Saturday sold out first). But this means that I won't get an email, since I have a 4 day badge already.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2012, 11:25:09 AM
This site confirms too:

http://www.comicconguide.com/ (http://www.comicconguide.com/)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2012, 12:07:35 PM
Okay, another source of confirmation. This link has most of the text of the email that was sent out.

http://camppendleton.patch.com/articles/comic-con-plans-new-badge-sale-after-problems-with-first-one (http://camppendleton.patch.com/articles/comic-con-plans-new-badge-sale-after-problems-with-first-one)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Musica1 on March 26, 2012, 11:27:40 PM
Yes, I got the email.  Not sure what will be on sale tomorrow.  I'd like to know if there are four day badges tomorrow and I already have Thursday and Friday, could I get a four day and refund my Thursday and Friday. Assuming I get in while they are still available.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: EnglishmanInSanDiego on March 27, 2012, 01:58:54 AM
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Yes, I got the email.  Not sure what will be on sale tomorrow.  I'd like to know if there are four day badges tomorrow and I already have Thursday and Friday, could I get a four day and refund my Thursday and Friday. Assuming I get in while they are still available.

Reading what i have, if you land four day passes, your existing Thurs & Sun badges would get automatically rescinded. However, these are going to be the ones everyone's going to scramble for and the first to go - I would, instead, try and get the Saturday and Sunday badges separately; there's not that much of a price difference, picking up the badges isn't that much of a hardship this year and, Saturday aside, they'll be a little further down the pecking order today. Whatever happens, best of luck...
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 27, 2012, 07:28:27 AM
Actually, if it works the way the original badge sales did, you just grab whatever's left by the time you get in there.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 27, 2012, 07:32:14 AM
Anyone involved in the resale this morning, please let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2012, 08:24:30 AM
Alas, no luck for me. 3 laptops, multiple browser types, etc., but when 8:00 a.m. came, it was 404040404040404 *DING* green button overflow room sorry reached capacity maybe next year.

I wanted to get at least one day so it would make sense to do the Course for the Force thing, and to go ahead and get hotel reservations Thursday, but now I think I'm finally accepting that I won't be going in 2012. Oh well.

At least this time we were all working off the same URL, so it was a virtually equal shot with everyone else. Even though 404 errors are frustrating, it's at least fairer than messing around with referral links. Maybe they'll have a better system next year.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Zero on March 27, 2012, 08:25:36 AM
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Anyone involved in the resale this morning, please let us know how it goes!
Well, the resale badges ran out around 8:20 am PDT.  As expected, Saturday single day badges were the first to go, say, around 8:13 am PDT or something like that.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Brian.A on March 27, 2012, 08:29:29 AM
I was #1243 when I got into the waiting room. I got the two 4 day w/ preview night badges I needed. I was going try for a 3rd one for myself (as back-up) but couldn't get back into registration. Now I'm just banking on getting my pro pass and we'll be all set.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Rainer on March 27, 2012, 08:31:11 AM
I logged on for my husband to see if we could purchase a Sunday badge for him (senior rate).  When I finally got into the room using the link through his ID log in on the official site, I was number 6490. I was down to 1690 at the 8:20 AM PDT refresh when they posted that all badge types were sold out. I was also following CCI's FB page and several attendees did post that they were able to obtain a couple of 4-day badges, some even with preview night.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2012, 08:35:16 AM
Wow, I'm surprised all of you even got into the waiting room. I was refreshing like mad on 3 different computers and it took me at least 4 minutes before I even saw the green button, and by then it just sent you to a page saying that the waiting room had reached capacity.

Or maybe it's just bad luck of the draw for me.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 27, 2012, 08:41:17 AM
It really sounds like it was luck of the draw then. Some of you got in and some of you didn't. I'm sorry for those of you who were unable to obtain badges, but there should be another round of resales in May, after the final refund deadline.

I'm guessing here, but it sounds like there were maybe 2,000-3,000 badges available? And how cool that some of them were 4 days with Preview Night!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Brian.A on March 27, 2012, 08:44:22 AM
It was about a minute and a half before I got into the room. I'm very surprised I got the two 4 days.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: tarrbear on March 27, 2012, 08:45:22 AM
At 8:00 AM I got the 404 from copy and pasting so I shut the browser and opened it up again, copy and pasted, 404'd again, shut the browser opened it again and by the time I got to the waiting room which was clocked at the bottom at 8:1:43.3 and was #763 in line, my sister who was on the other laptop entered the waiting room a second earlier and was at #234.

Needless to say, within one auto-refresh, she got in, and in two refreshes I got in. I was able to snag myself a Saturday and my friend a Saturday and Friday, our whole group now has all four days in single day badges. When I finally entered the purchase page ALL badge types were available, yes even 4-days with or without preview.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: wikkibird on March 27, 2012, 08:57:27 AM
First post here. *waves hello* I have my badge, but I was trying for my husband. This is the second time I've tried. No go. :-( Totally contemplating returning my badge so that we can put the $$ towards our Move To California fund. At least, that's what he's suggesting, using logic. LOL

I went last year and it was amazing and a blast! That's why I want to go again this year. LOL I knew knew knew I should have gotten his badge last year...
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Zero on March 27, 2012, 09:30:49 AM
Congratulations to those with 4-day badges, or the badge types you wanted!  (Whew.)  I tried getting a Saturday badge, but it wasn't a good day for me. *laughs*
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Brian.A on March 27, 2012, 09:50:28 AM
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At 8:00 AM I got the 404 from copy and pasting so I shut the browser and opened it up again, copy and pasted, 404'd again, shut the browser opened it again and by the time I got to the waiting room which was clocked at the bottom at 8:1:43.3 and was #763 in line, my sister who was on the other laptop entered the waiting room a second earlier and was at #234.

Needless to say, within one auto-refresh, she got in, and in two refreshes I got in. I was able to snag myself a Saturday and my friend a Saturday and Friday, our whole group now has all four days in single day badges. When I finally entered the purchase page ALL badge types were available, yes even 4-days with or without preview.

I went through pretty much the same thing.  404'd for about a minute or so. Finally got in at #1243.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: joeyjoejoe on March 27, 2012, 11:02:10 AM
Congrats on all the people that were able to get tickets this time around! 

My group of 5 with 4 days + preview night, has officially dropped to 4 people... and could drop to 2-3 people by May.  The first refund was done a few weeks ago, so it made somebody's day today... the next 1-2 refunds will make someone else really happy in May.



Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Luddite on March 27, 2012, 11:14:06 AM
I cut and pasted the link, started clicking it a few seconds after 8am. Link failed a few time, then it got to the page where the green button was and took a Looooong time to load. By that time the waiting room was full and a few seconds later it was "all tickets sold out" - think the whole process took about three minutes.  I'm not a tech, so don't know if this had anything to do with it but using a MacBook using X 10.5.8  running Safari version 5.06  and using Cox San Diego as service provider through a wireless hub. (Had a newer computer but it died and I can't afford a new one, but I will start saving up if someone thinks that having a faster computer would help for future online registrations.)

I guess I'm lucky I've been able to go to Comic-Con almost every year since it used to be held downtown. I've emailed Comic-con to see if there is any way they could consider giving us old geezers tenure.....:)

Stephanie Meyer
La Mesa

Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2012, 11:43:54 AM
Here's the bummer of still being without any tickets at this point:

Hotel reservations open March 29.

Hotel cancellations cost 1 night's room + tax after May 4.

Next resale of badges is sometime after badge refund date of May 15.

I was planning on participating in this Thursday's hotel reservation swarm and then just cancel if I wasn't able to get tickets, but given how today went, it would be really foolish to just throw away $200 on a hotel cancellation in the off-chance that I'd be luckier in the next resale. If they'd push the hotel cancellation deadline until after the resale date, it would make sense to hold onto hope, but that's not how it works.

Sure, I can just hold onto my money, forfeit my chance to get a good hotel, try for a badge again after 5/15, and if I get something, just try to figure out hotels then. But last year I made the mistake of booking rooms that late, and I was so far away that when there were early events/lines, the only way to get to them in time would be to take an expensive cab before the trams started (or just, I suppose, camp, but then why pay for a hotel you're not going back to?). Actually, my refusal to take a cab is why I wasn't able to get into the pre-registration line in time, so it's why I didn't already get tickets for this year. Oh well, live and learn. You have to draw the line somewhere.

Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 27, 2012, 12:29:24 PM
I'm so glad to hear that some people got passes! Hopefully everyone else can do so in May.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: morganville on March 27, 2012, 03:03:21 PM
I copied and pasted the link and kept going in and out.  I started a bit early, 9:58 CST, and kept getting the '404 not found'.  Then when I knew I was trying to get in, my browser said 'google chrome....need to refresh'.  I'm smart on some techie stuff, but not sure if using Google caused me issues.  Needless to say, when I did get in, I was like 3659 and did not get to purchase Friday and Saturday.  I already have Thursday/Sunday, just need to get the other days.  Same scenario for my girlfriend, who got the same exact error and was not in until 2654.

Oh, well, will wait until May for the refunded tickets to go back out.  You know what they say, 3rd times a charm!   ;)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: andrewbrowning on March 27, 2012, 03:45:48 PM
I was at school during all of this, but I wook my computer with me and, with the aid of a super slow public network, was able to get two 4 day passes.

That being said, I was super careful this time: I had my browser set to auto refresh, and I had my DNS set to super fast.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: vegasndn on March 27, 2012, 04:54:16 PM
Me and the wife had my laptop, ipads and iphones refreshing with multiple browsers and one of them finally got thru and I got in at #838 I think. Purchased 2 four single days and now waiting for hotel and parking.  Good luck to those waiting for badges sales in May.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2012, 05:23:55 PM
I hope Chrome wasn't the issue. That's what I was using in my two main computers. (I've had trouble with IE and am not allowed to upgrade the version anyway due to work commitments.)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 27, 2012, 06:23:31 PM
I didn't take part in the resale, but I was using Chrome for the badge sales on March 3. I got in at #521 (or something close to that - very low 500s). I don't think Chrome is a problem. Your connection speed is probably far more important.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Chris Hagish on March 31, 2012, 09:34:42 PM
I have to agree with Transmute I use chrome and had no issues.  maybe a plug in issue on your end?
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 03, 2012, 03:42:37 PM
I was very lucky on the second-chance resale on March 27 unlike the initial sale on March 3.  I cut and pasted the URL in my browser and clicked it at precisely 8am according to my atomic clock and got the 404 error message.  I repeatedly kept clicking it, no luck.  Finally 30 seconds later, I decided to try something different.  I had previously made a bookmark of the link the night before and clicked on the bookmark and bam!  I got in at #383.  In just a couple of minutes, I was already in the door and discovered everything (including the four-day badge w/preview) was still available.  I purchased one four-day w/preview for myself and was finished by 8:06am.

As for March 3 (you probably guessed it), I and many others fell victim to a bad E-mail link.  After having no luck getting on with my iMac, I got on with my iPhone where I had made a bookmark and entered the waiting room at #10,000.  The iPhone browser refreshed to #6,669 by 8:20am and suddenly stopped refreshing leading me to believe I got disconnected so I didn't get a badge that day.

I was at Comic-Con last year only with a Saturday badge.  This will be my second one and first one with a four-day w/preview.

Both times I used the Firefox browser on my iMac.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: dogberry on April 12, 2012, 11:04:13 PM
Just found out that my best friend who's going with me to SDCC for all 4 days is bailing out on me for Thursday to go shopping in Vegas instead (TOTALLY saw this coming though)!

So I'm going to inform SDCC about getting it refunded and hopefully it benefits someone :)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on April 13, 2012, 12:04:38 AM
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Just found out that my best friend who's going with me to SDCC for all 4 days is bailing out on me for Thursday to go shopping in Vegas instead (TOTALLY saw this coming though)!

So I'm going to inform SDCC about getting it refunded and hopefully it benefits someone :)

shopping in vegas is overrated - there are outlets outside of SD that are comparable...
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: dogberry on April 13, 2012, 12:16:45 AM
Hahah well Vegas is actually one of my favourite places in the US (next to NY which I try to visit almost every year) but my priorities are different because I love Broadway, theatre and all sorts of shows and concerts, which Vegas has PLENTY of.

We both haven't been to SD but I find the service in Vegas impeccable. They remember you even when you're a tourist who only comes by 1-2 times a year and I think my best friend already had her shopping list set aside for her at specific boutiques. Which explains why she suddenly called me today to help her get a badge refund because "Sorry babe but I just booked a flight out to Vegas!! ENJOY THURSDAY ON YOUR OWN!!" ...have a feeling she may take a couple days more to be honest. :P On the upside this frees up more badges for ardent SDCC fans.

Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Zero on April 13, 2012, 12:42:24 AM
That's sweet of you to let us though, dogberry. ^_^ Hopefully, someone will be able to grab that badge and attend this year's con.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 13, 2012, 07:13:58 AM
If she's only going on Thursday, there are still 3 more days of the Con. She can still come.

FWIW, I went solo in 2009 and had a fantastic time... also a lot more sleep! ;)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Badge Resales
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 14, 2012, 12:25:18 AM
I don't know about giving up a four-day badge just because she's missing the first day.  There's no guarantee you'll be able to snare Friday, Saturday and Sunday badges in the post May 15 resale.  The only way I would give up mine is if I couldn't make it the first three days.