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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 06:01 on 11th Jul 2013

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Bloodknuckles Wrote:

I know for a fact that ACF member Adelaide tickets where 95% sold out. The only tickets I could get and hour into the sale where $150 platinum tickets on day 3. Melbourne still had some available, but couldn't seem to get any bronze tickets on L1 next to the BA, only L4 which is the biggest waste of time.


I was chasing bronze tickets for all days in Adelaide......allocation was exhausted bang on 9am on the day of the ACF pre sale. So either they all got brought the day before when the ACF Gold Members could get in, or there was f#$k all tickets available in that section to start with..........I'm certainly betting on the latter being the case.

I ended up buying day 1 in the Aussie Army and day 2 in the Dry Area, before I thought f@$k this........they're taking the piss out of me here. Called it a day then and decided to wait and see what I can get on General Release day.

There was no trouble getting tickets in 2010/11, no way in the world the Aussies are more interested in cricket this time.

All this is is a marketing ploy by CA to create panic and a ticket buying frenzy on the 17th.
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66scientist
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 06:13 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 10:11 on 14th Jun 2013
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addtamx Wrote:
TC1 Wrote:


That's incorrect. ACF have an allocation, albeit a very large allocation. There is another smaller allocation for the General sale


Do you actually know this or is that speculation?? I'm tipping (but this is just my thoughts not fact) that the ACF allocation was actually quite small by how quickly they were snapped up......I reckon a very big chunk were held back for General Release.

If you do have some confirmed info on this though a lot of people here would love to hear it.


According to the link below, "the vast majority" were allocated to the ACF priority sale period, and a "much smaller" allocation for general sale. See Note 10.

www.cricket.com.au/pv_obj_cache/pv_obj_ ... 13-14.ashx
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bloodknuckles91
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 07:27 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 02:06 on 2nd Jul 2013
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addtamx Wrote:
Bloodknuckles Wrote:

I know for a fact that ACF member Adelaide tickets where 95% sold out. The only tickets I could get and hour into the sale where $150 platinum tickets on day 3. Melbourne still had some available, but couldn't seem to get any bronze tickets on L1 next to the BA, only L4 which is the biggest waste of time.


I was chasing bronze tickets for all days in Adelaide......allocation was exhausted bang on 9am on the day of the ACF pre sale. So either they all got brought the day before when the ACF Gold Members could get in, or there was f#$k all tickets available in that section to start with..........I'm certainly betting on the latter being the case.

I ended up buying day 1 in the Aussie Army and day 2 in the Dry Area, before I thought f@$k this........they're taking the piss out of me here. Called it a day then and decided to wait and see what I can get on General Release day.

There was no trouble getting tickets in 2010/11, no way in the world the Aussies are more interested in cricket this time.

All this is is a marketing ploy by CA to create panic and a ticket buying frenzy on the 17th.


Tickets for Adelaide where my number one priority and I am also betting that F#@K all tickets where available. I still have nowt tickets for any days of adelaide so my plan is to get up early wednesday, have a few coffees, get 3 laptops working and try to get general admission for Adelaide and if not the cheapest tickets available. If that doesn't work I'll wait till later in the day and when it hits 12pm UK time I'll see what 12thman has to offer.

All of this ticketing nonsense is utterly atrocious.... It's even more annoying knowing that the rednecks won't even be using their 'priority' tickets after the first day of each test....
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bloodknuckles91
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 07:32 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 02:06 on 2nd Jul 2013
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66scientist Wrote:
addtamx Wrote:
TC1 Wrote:


That's incorrect. ACF have an allocation, albeit a very large allocation. There is another smaller allocation for the General sale


Do you actually know this or is that speculation?? I'm tipping (but this is just my thoughts not fact) that the ACF allocation was actually quite small by how quickly they were snapped up......I reckon a very big chunk were held back for General Release.

If you do have some confirmed info on this though a lot of people here would love to hear it.


According to the link below, "the vast majority" were allocated to the ACF priority sale period, and a "much smaller" allocation for general sale. See Note 10.

www.cricket.com.au/pv_obj_cache/pv_obj_ ... 13-14.ashx


Yeah I've seen that! And I have triple checked by calling up the ACF and they confirmed this, however, the rate of ticket exhaustion was very fast which is surprising when compared to the past two series over in Aus. My moneys with the other guy, some weird Shite is going on over at cricket australia.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 07:42 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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bloodknuckles91 Wrote:

Yeah I've seen that! And I have triple checked by calling up the ACF and they confirmed this, however, the rate of ticket exhaustion was very fast which is surprising when compared to the past two series over in Aus. My moneys with the other guy, some weird Shite is going on over at cricket australia.


ACF ticket sales do appear faster than last time but not 2006/7. I suspect the reason is that some days are guaranteed to sell out, so amateur scalpers are seeking to cash in, encouraged by Cricket Australia's unscrupulous policy of allowing people to buy up to 9 tickets each per day. In 2006/7 it was 10 tickets each, resulting in vast numbers being bought by such parasites. Last time, to discourage touting, tickets were limited to 4 each. This made it easier to get tickets, but there were also slightly fewer tickets sold, and not every day was a sell-out.

The only conclusion I can draw is that this time Cricket Australia don't care about tickets being bought by scalpers, they just want to make sure they sell as many tickets as possible.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 08:54 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Location: Australia
66scientist Wrote:

According to the link below, "the vast majority" were allocated to the ACF priority sale period, and a "much smaller" allocation for general sale. See Note 10.

www.cricket.com.au/pv_obj_cache/pv_obj_ ... 13-14.ashx


Thanks for posting mate, I hadn't seen that.

Hmmmm, I'm inclined to call bullshit by Cricket Australia but really who knows?? We'll just find have to find out on the 17th I suppose.

I just can't see how or why there would be a sudden clamour by the cons for tickets for this series?? In 06/07 tickets did sell out real fast, but that was a super hyped series on the back of '05....everyone wanted to be there. In 10/11 the tickets were far easier to come by, I don't think I heard of anyone missing out on what they wanted.

So why so tough this time?? Doesn't make sense to me.

Adelaide may be a problem. Half the ground is still under construction and the SACA members seem to have an extraordinary amount of the ground for themselves.......means not that much left for everyone else.

But all other venues?? Can't think of 1 single reason why demand would be higher this year compared to last time.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 09:01 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Big Harvey Wrote:
I suspect the reason is that some days are guaranteed to sell out, so amateur scalpers are seeking to cash in, encouraged by Cricket Australia's unscrupulous policy of allowing people to buy up to 9 tickets each per day. In 2006/7 it was 10 tickets each, resulting in vast numbers being bought by such parasites. Last time, to discourage touting, tickets were limited to 4 each. This made it easier to get tickets, but there were also slightly fewer tickets sold, and not every day was a sell-out.

The only conclusion I can draw is that this time Cricket Australia don't care about tickets being bought by scalpers, they just want to make sure they sell as many tickets as possible.


You might be right there H, that is the only other thing that is different this year.

That being the case though still no need for panic, as we've all seen before those scalpers will more than likely be outside the grounds half an hour after play starts selling them at a loss.

If I luck out on the 17th I'll just head to Adelaide with the 2 days tickets I've got and see what I can sort when I'm there for the other days.
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TC1
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 08:31 on 15th Jul 2013

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I'm getting right confused now.

The Ticketek website is saying General release time of 12.00 pm AEST 17th July?
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 11:33 on 15th Jul 2013

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TC1 Wrote:
I'm getting right confused now.

The Ticketek website is saying General release time of 12.00 pm AEST 17th July?



That's only for Melbourne, ticket release times for the 17th as follows.....

Melbourne is 12 midday AEST - 03.00am British Summer time.

Adelaide is 9am ACST - 11.30pm British Summer Time.

Sydney is 9am AEST - 12 midnight British Summer Time.

Didn't look at Brisbane or Perth as they are not with Ticketek.
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TC1
Post subject: Re: Update for Tickets
PostPosted: 12:16 on 15th Jul 2013

Joined: 16:04 on 2nd Sep 2011
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addtamx Wrote:
TC1 Wrote:
I'm getting right confused now.

The Ticketek website is saying General release time of 12.00 pm AEST 17th July?



That's only for Melbourne, ticket release times for the 17th as follows.....

Melbourne is 12 midday AEST - 03.00am British Summer time.

Adelaide is 9am ACST - 11.30pm British Summer Time.

Sydney is 9am AEST - 12 midnight British Summer Time.

Didn't look at Brisbane or Perth as they are not with Ticketek.


Thanks a lot for that. Doesn't look like I'll be getting a lot of sleep tomorrow night :lol:
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