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Badge Sale after May 15th
« on: May 12, 2012, 06:25:54 AM »
this thread is for people who still need a badge, maybe just a single day or all 4 days.
I have found that working together can be *very* helpful.  Here's what I suggest;


Identify a group of people who are trustworthy and are willing to work together.

Agree to buy badges for each other & repayment terms

Set up a way of notifying people abt badge activity (emails, badge sale happening etc)

For this to work, everyone needs to be online trying to get a low number.  Assuming there are 12 people and 12 badges needed,  and one low number log on can buy 6 badges than only 2 low number log on's are needed.  But those two people will need support from everyone.  When i was a low number, i had the person I was buying for call me with their credit card. 
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 06:31:16 AM »
Here is a email exchange i recently had with CCI;

May 10th,
Hi,
Assuming there is a sale, can you tell me if badges already bought by and individual prior to that sale will be refunded in the eventuality of them getting a four day pass?

In other words, if someone has two single days and buys a four day at the refund sale, will those two singles get refunded? Or will they take a loss?

Thanks!

the response on May 11th,
Hi Alyssa,

That is correct.  If an attendee currently holds single day badges and later purchases a 4day badge at our next badge sale, the single days will be automatically refunded.

Thanks,
*name redacted for privacy issues*


While i'm not absolutely positively sure this is the way it'll be, it sure is good news for those people looking to upgrade!
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 07:20:39 AM »
Oh, that's good news for the people wanting to upgrade and/or are missing days.  Thanks for the update!

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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 08:58:26 AM »
What a great idea to start a group, Alyssa! That's what we did back in March and it worked out very well for us.

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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 02:07:59 PM »
I hear this is always looking for new members.  You would have to give a few things up to join them tho
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 02:53:20 PM »
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I hear this is always looking for new members.  You would have to give a few things up to join them tho

Yeah, but they're just not into Comic Con, from what I hear.... ;)

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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 10:34:56 PM »
Thanks for starting this thread.  I'm in need of a 4-day with Preview Night junior or adult badge. 
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Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012, 06:13:01 PM »
I'm up for helping but I'm kind of tied in with doing my best for someone on my UK Attendees Group. I promised I'd help him last badge sell session but I timed out before I got round to him - I'm kind of obligated.
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 07:04:01 AM »
if someone wants to manage a group, i can start a start a restricted thread for the purpose to buy badges, which will only be open to the people who are invited.  someone will need to manage it- tho- (bustA...? <grin>)
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 07:20:30 AM »
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if someone wants to manage a group, i can start a start a restricted thread for the purpose to buy badges, which will only be open to the people who are invited.  someone will need to manage it- tho- (bustA...? <grin>)

~OK, @Alyssa, you've twisted my pinkie finger  :P  I'll help with managing the group.  Can there be at least one backup person in case I'm otherwise occupied and because of time zone differences?  Never been part of a "badge resales" effort -- how will this work?  I've already set up some @comic_con recipes for ITTT. ~
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 07:54:24 AM »
hehe
mostly what's involved is outlined in the op.  I think tho, what's needed now are more people looking for badges....or upgrades. 

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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 07:57:13 AM »
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Never been part of a "badge resales" effort -- how will this work? 

alot of it is just someone taking the initiative to coordinate and getting everyone involved and updating each other.
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012, 08:43:37 AM »
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this thread is for people who still need a badge, maybe just a single day or all 4 days.
I have found that working together can be *very* helpful.  Here's what I suggest;

Identify a group of people who are trustworthy and are willing to work together.

Agree to buy badges for each other & repayment terms

Set up a way of notifying people abt badge activity (emails, badge sale happening etc)

For this to work, everyone needs to be online trying to get a low number.  Assuming there are 12 people and 12 badges needed,  and one low number log on can buy 6 badges than only 2 low number log on's are needed.  But those two people will need support from everyone.  When i was a low number, i had the person I was buying for call me with their credit card.

- Is there an old thread from last year for badge resales?

- I'd use ITTT to notify people about badge sale in progress.

- I'd recommend PayPal or Amazon Payments as agreed method of pre-payment.  If unsuccessful in obtaining badges, the monies can be refunded through PayPal or Amazon Payments.   Personally, because I've had first-hand experience with debit and credit card accounts being compromised (fraud) within a year of each other, I'm uncomfortable in having access to someone else's credit card account information. 
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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2012, 09:16:50 AM »
If the badge sale occurs on a morning when I'm not at work I'm willing to help by trying to grab a space in the waiting room.

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Re: Badge Sale after May 15th
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2012, 10:37:34 AM »
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- Is there an old thread from last year for badge resales?
No, actually this forum is relatively new, only abt 6months old

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- I'd use ITTT to notify people about badge sale in progress.
sounds good

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- I'd recommend PayPal or Amazon Payments as agreed method of pre-payment.  If unsuccessful in obtaining badges, the monies can be refunded through PayPal or Amazon Payments.   Personally, because I've had first-hand experience with debit and credit card accounts being compromised (fraud) within a year of each other, I'm uncomfortable in having access to someone else's credit card account information. 
there are few different ways of doing it- the obvious is paypal,  but also don't forget most credit card's have a fraud clause.  Agreed tho that debit cards are in need of the most security.
The one time i was buying for someone else this year, I had them call me & i typed their cc# in without recording it- all the info was sent to them, i didn't even get a receipt from cci saying the transaction took place. But I've had a multi-year acquaintance with that person too.
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