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What I learned about getting tickets
Posted February 20th, 2010 - 5:07 pm from Jacksonville, United States
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Posted February 20th, 2010 - 6:53 pm from Houston, United States
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Posted February 20th, 2010 - 7:07 pm from Houston, United States
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Posted February 21st, 2010 - 12:51 am by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
Hi guys,

As a volunteer for ticketing, I would like to discourage you from buying tickets either on Craigslist or from someone at the door! Even if the person as the "real ticket in hand", it will be in most of the cases a "void ticket". As mention in the other post, if the ticket was sold on the fan to fan Website, the first ticket printed will be VOID. It looks REAL as it was a good ticket, but it WILL NOT scan! So please, use the only official ways to buy tickets, as I would hate seeing any of you paying money and get turned away at the gate! As the competitions advance, we turn more and more people away with void tickets!
Hope you enjoy your Olympics!!

Gen :)

Posted February 22nd, 2010 - 8:17 pm from Houston, United States
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Posted February 23rd, 2010 - 4:02 am by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
Imran,

Sorry that you don't like my advice, but it is the only "real" one. I guess that if you want to take the chance to pay money for an event and get turned away at the door, it is your choice. Also, unfortunately, they can't add more seats in the GM Place, so they can't release tickets that they don't have! They started selling tickets in November 2008, so you can't be surprise if most of the events are sold out!

P.S. You would be surprise to see how many people are actually interested by curling... even Americans!

Posted February 23rd, 2010 - 6:40 am by from Cincinnati, United States (Permalink)
I would have to agree with Gen. I just returned from Vancouver this morning. I was actively pursuing tickets for almost the last year and a half. I think it was pretty unrealistic to expect to get tickets to any high profile events for face value when the tickets went on sale last year.

If you are looking for an option, I did buy an event ticket for downhill from stubhub.com. The website is only using trusted sellers and the tix are guaranteed. The tix will be at least double but it is last minute buying and to be expected. They also have a convenient pick up in Yaletown.

Also, I talked to several people (Americans included) that went to and loved the curling events. I really regret not going to an event. I would pick up a ticket and go if you have the chance.


Gen--Thanks for volunteering. All the volunteers were amazing. I met several that used their vacation for the year to take part. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Go Blue Coats!! I hope you got to see a couple of events.

Posted February 23rd, 2010 - 3:34 pm from Jacksonville, United States
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