Applying for Olympics Tickets

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Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:04 pm

Dear The McTavish Family,
Thank you for applying for tickets for London 2012. You applied for
BD021 Badminton - semi-finals (4 Aug 09:00-12:00) 4 tickets @£30
GT002 Trampoline - men's final (4 Aug 14:00-16:15) 2 tickets @£20, 1@£13, 1@£8
HO021 Hockey - preliminaries (4 Aug 19:00-22:45) 4 tickets @£20
CT005 Cycling - women's sprint (5 Aug 10:00-11:25) 2 tickets @£20, 1@£13, 1@£8
SY001 Synchronised swimming (5 Aug 15:00-16:40) 2 tickets @£20, 1@£13, 1@£8
TT025 Table Tennis - women's semi-final (5 Aug 19:00-22:00) 4 tickets @£20
You were successful in one of your bids. We have taken £80 from your account.
You thought you were being clever planning a full weekend of events. But all you won in the ballot was an evening of ping pong. Enjoy your long weekend down from Scotland. Hope you find something interesting to do for the rest of it.
Love Seb

Dear Sandra and Bob,
Thank you for applying for tickets for London 2012. You applied for
SW002 Swimming - finals (28 Jul 19:30-21:35) 2 tickets @£95
SW004 Swimming - finals (29 Jul 19:30-21:35) 2 tickets @£95
SW006 Swimming - finals (30 Jul 19:30-21:15) 2 tickets @£95
SW008 Swimming - finals (31 Jul 19:30-21:20) 2 tickets @£95
SW010 Swimming - finals (1 Aug 19:30-21:35) 2 tickets @£95
SW012 Swimming - finals (2 Aug 19:30-21:05) 2 tickets @£95
SW014 Swimming - finals (3 Aug 19:30-20:50) 2 tickets @£95
SW015 Swimming - finals (4 Aug 19:30-21:00) 2 tickets @£95
You were successful in all eight of your bids. We have taken £1520 from your account.
You really wanted to see a swimming final, any swimming final. So you thought you'd better apply for all of them. Unfortunately you forgot to read the smallprint. The smallprint says you're obliged to pay for every ticket you win in the ballot, and you were unexpectedly lucky. So we're screwing you for a grand and a half, and there's nothing you can do to stop us. Good luck selling the unwanted tickets next year.
Love Seb

Dear Arthur,
Thank you for applying for tickets for London 2012. You applied for
JU007 Judo - quarter finals (31 Jul 09:30-12:30) 1 ticket @£16
You were successful in none of your bids. We have not taken any money from your account.
You only wanted to see one event. You only wanted to be able to say that you were here. Unfortunately tens of thousands of other people also wanted to see the same event, and you were unlucky. I'm sorry that, as a mere pensioner, £16 was all you could risk paying. But remember, you can always apply for Paralympic tickets from September. Or watch it all on TV.
Love Seb

Dear Phil, Jenny and family,
Thank you for applying for tickets for London 2012. You applied for
ED004 Equestrian - individual dressage (9 Aug 12:30-16:30) 6 tickets @£275 or £175 or £95 or £65
You were successful in your bid. We have taken £1650 from your account.
You really really wanted to see this event, so you ticked all the boxes for the full range of ticket prices. Bad luck, the cheapest tickets were oversubscribed and the most expensive weren't. So we picked the most expensive tickets for you, and charged you full whack. Don't look so surprised.
Love Seb
PS It's worse than that. Our terms and conditions state that "payment will be taken from all successful applicants between Tuesday 10 May 2011 and Friday 10 June 2011" but that "you will be notified of any tickets you have been allocated by 24 June 2011." So we actually took the £1650 out of your account six weeks ago. Sorry we didn't warn you in advance. Sorry we removed the money the day before your mortgage payment. Sorry for hurling you unexpectedly into overdraft. We're proud to have tipped you into the red with Visa.


Thanks to Diamond Geezer for the amusing tips (more on his blog).
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Re: Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Rob H » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:51 pm

Interesting as Cathy and I are just about to get our names down before its too late
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Re: Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Nick » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:02 pm

walkerfox wrote:Interesting as Cathy and I are just about to get our names down before its too late


It's on my ToDo - how much longer do we have? I think it must be a week ..... priority!
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Re: Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Nick » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:23 am

I heard on Breakfast TV this morning that one woman applied for £22,000 of tickets in order to try to ensure that she goes. :shock:

I hope for her sake that it is oversubscribed!
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Re: Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Rob H » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:07 pm

Did you get any Nick?

We left it until the last minute, spent half an hour trying to log on without success so ended up just going to sleep.

Found out next morning that they kept the site live an extra hour #fail!

I don't know anyone yet who applied with success.
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Re: Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Lynda » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:13 pm

My son managed to get tickets for football and that was what he wanted.
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Re: Applying for Olympics Tickets

Postby Nick » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:16 pm

I got some, but I note that the ones that I got are for an event that wasn't sold out, so I'm not very happy. Basically I got tickets for events that no one else wanted, and none for the desirable events.

All the events that I applied for that I haven't got tickets for were where I applied for the cheaper tickets, I got the more expensive seats at the less popular events.

Initially I planned an application for £8K - & then Claire gave me a * & I scaled the application down to £3K (she thinks it was less, don't let on).
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