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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #405 on: February 25, 2016, 05:31:29 AM »

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Our friends surprised my wife and I with badges.  I got an email with a barcode but my wife hasn't gotten anything.  Our friends sent us screen caps of the purchase so we have the reference numbers.  My wife used the contact us button on the Member ID page but hasn't heard anything yet.  The buyer is going to contact them as well.
Now those a great friends. Hopefully your wife's confirmation gets sorted soon.
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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #406 on: February 25, 2016, 05:44:03 AM »
[member=1230]CptMyCpt24[/member]  you might get a faster response by calling epic
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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #407 on: February 25, 2016, 05:59:36 AM »
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[member=1230]CptMyCpt24[/member]  you might get a faster response by calling epic
EPIC's number is 1 980 233 3777
> EPIC [email protected],

Thanks.  I will try and pass the info along to the buyer as well.

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #408 on: February 25, 2016, 07:19:33 AM »
Got to love the google alerts for SDCC/San Diego Comic Con. Alerting me to all the craigs list attempted sales of badges. /reports.
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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #409 on: February 25, 2016, 08:30:43 AM »
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Got to love the google alerts for SDCC/San Diego Comic Con. Alerting me to all the craigs list attempted sales of badges. /reports.

I just looked at ebay, 4 day + preview night passes are selling for $1200.

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #410 on: February 25, 2016, 08:41:10 AM »
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I just looked at ebay, 4 day + preview night passes are selling for $1200.

Found another for $700 w/o preview and for FEMALES!
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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #411 on: February 25, 2016, 12:41:15 PM »
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I just looked at ebay, 4 day + preview night passes are selling for $1200.

Do you think anybody actually pays that? I wonder.

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #412 on: February 25, 2016, 01:30:23 PM »
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Do you think anybody actually pays that? I wonder.

I would, if that were the legit price buying through CCI.

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #413 on: February 26, 2016, 06:12:31 AM »
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I would, if that were the legit price buying through CCI.

But don't let CCI know that, I have a feeling that there are lots of us out there that would pay a much higher cost in order to attend, I always thought that that would be the way that CCI would end up dealing with overcrowding and over-demand (just keep raising the price until all the extra demand drops out).

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #414 on: February 26, 2016, 07:13:42 AM »
if people feel that's what it worth they will pay, look at concert tickets
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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #415 on: February 26, 2016, 07:19:47 AM »
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But don't let CCI know that, I have a feeling that there are lots of us out there that would pay a much higher cost in order to attend, I always thought that that would be the way that CCI would end up dealing with overcrowding and over-demand (just keep raising the price until all the extra demand drops out).

It doesn't matter. CCI could charge $1,000 for a 4 day + PN badge, and it would sell out. They know this. But CCI has stated on numerous occasions that they do not want to raise the price of their badges. They are holding the price lower than market because they don't want to price the con out of reach. This is the same reason why they are wrangling with the hotels. It makes no sense to keep badge prices low if hotels are charging a mint, and they want the hotels to keep lower prices.

So CCI already knows...

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #416 on: February 26, 2016, 07:59:39 AM »
Wouldn't you think that if the price was changed to an absorbit amount that it would change the diversity of the people attending? Realistically the average fan could no longer attend at $1000 a pop. Because then after adding in cost of hotel, travel, food, and exclusives, you are talking about a lot of money for someone who casually wants to go.

It would also be my opinion that the people who have that kind of money to spend each year, are not the people who are camping out all night to see or attend these daily events. They want to see them, however not at the cost of camping out. Lines would eventually diminish, and many people would stop going. At those prices in about 5-7 years SDCC would be pretty easy to get into. Tickets would not sell out right away. Buying groups would wither away... i mean are you willing to pay out $3000 for 3 people you don't know or barely know?

There are 2 sides to every story and definately pro's and con's to each side. Clearly they have made an effort to slowly raise the price each of the last few years in an attempt to curb the demand. Eventually they will find that happy medium. Just 5 years ago the price of a 4 day badge with preview night was $100. Price has gone up over 125% over the past 5 years... that's not standard inflation. Let's see...  130,000 x $220 = $28,600,000.  That's a lot of dough.

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #417 on: February 26, 2016, 08:43:29 AM »
Conventiongeek, you make a lot of good points. But it is the first one that is CCI's sticking point.

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if the price was changed to an absorbit amount that it would change the diversity of the people attending

They want to make sure the con is still 'affordable' for everyone attending. That's why you can expect that the price will not change significantly from year to year.

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #418 on: February 26, 2016, 08:59:13 AM »
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Conventiongeek, you make a lot of good points. But it is the first one that is CCI's sticking point.

They want to make sure the con is still 'affordable' for everyone attending. That's why you can expect that the price will not change significantly from year to year.

John Rogers, from his San Diego Comic Fest 2014 panel -> CCI keeps the "attendee's pocketbook" central to making decisions about the direction of its shows. :)

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Re: SDCC 2016 GENERAL REGISTRATION Discussion Thread
« Reply #419 on: February 26, 2016, 09:25:18 AM »
Yeah, there's no way that price would be affordable for me longterm. I'd drain my savings account in just a year or two as a college student. I'm not so sure if the badges would still sell out at 1k a piece to be honest.