Pre-sale FAQ

I’ve had about 20 or so emails today asking about the pre-sales, so in an attempt to try and minimize the amount of time I spend logged into Gmail, here’s a compilation of what little we know about the presales.  As more information comes to hand I’ll try and keep this post updated.

UPDATE

Pre-sale details, which include a link and password to the sales are now up on Toolarmy. Tickets go on-sale at midday tomorrow, and according to Ticketek it will be 12:00PM AEST, which suggests it’s local time rather than daylight savings time. Please log into Toolarmy to view them, and remember that under no circumstances are they to be published anywhere on Fourtheye.


What we know:

  • Ticketmaster have details of a fanclub pre-sale for the Melbourne show on their site, which claims that tickets will go on sale on the 4th of November at 12:00pm.  12:00pm is usually lunchtime, not midnight.
  • Ticketek have no details on the Brisbane gig on their site.
  • Both sites are listing ticket prices at between $108 and $140.
  • Blair said in a Toolarmy exclusive post:

NOTE ABOUT PRE-SALES
I am still waiting for a link from the promoter for ToolArmy member pre-sales for the 2 ‘solo’ shows in Australia. As SOON as I get this, I will post the information.

They are all the facts we have.  Anything else out there is speculation.

 

How I think it’ll go down:

I imagine some time, probably on Thursday morning Australian time, Blair will post a password as a Toolarmy exclusive post.  This will probably include a link to the page on the appropriate ticketing agents site, though I doubt this link will be private.

Some speculate that Toolarmy members may get individually emailed passwords.  This may happen, but I’d be a little surprised if this were the case.

Should I join Toolarmy?

The answer is yes, probably.  Presuming the password gets posted as an exclusive post on Toolarmy, then the US$40 you’d spend to join is probably good value for money.  However, joining Toolarmy probably won’t guarantee you a ticket.  The presale will most likely be limited to a certain amount of tickets, so there is still probably an element of first in first served.  Nothing is guaranteed though, so don’t complain to me if you join Toolarmy and miss out.

Note: under no circumstances will the password or link to the pre-sale be published on Fourtheye.  Any comments which do so will be immediately removed.  Please don’t bug me for it, I won’t be giving it to anyone.

124 thoughts on “Pre-sale FAQ

  1. circusmidget

    [quote comment="41364"]Does the Ticketek pre-sale require a password? Not the TA one, the My Ticketek one.[/quote]
    They had a password listed on that page earlier, Squeezeme, but it’s now gone, so I’m not sure what’s going on there.

  2. Squeezeme

    [quote comment=""][quote comment="41364"]Does the Ticketek pre-sale require a password? Not the TA one, the My Ticketek one.[/quote] They had a password listed on that page earlier, Squeezeme, but it’s now gone, so I’m not sure what’s going on there.[/quote]
    Is it possible to post the My Ticketek password up here seeing as it is not the TA one and we all got screwed with TA’s Melbourne arrangement?

  3. circusmidget

    [quote comment=""][quote comment=""][quote comment="41364"]Does the Ticketek pre-sale require a password? Not the TA one, the My Ticketek one.[/quote] They had a password listed on that page earlier, Squeezeme, but it’s now gone, so I’m not sure what’s going on there.[/quote] Is it possible to post the My Ticketek password up here seeing as it is not the TA one and we all got screwed with TA’s Melbourne arrangement?[/quote]
    There could well be a reason that the password is no longer on the page, so I’m not sure it’d add any benefit if I did post it.
    We’re in a different situation to the people at the Melbourne gig anyway, as the TA presale starts 30mins before the Ticketek one, so let’s see what happens there first anyway.

  4. martin





    WooHoo, the Toolarmy presale worked.
    Iv’e been a member since 16th July 2002 and finally a result!
    Category: Gold Reserved
    Section: 42A
    Row: C
    Seat/s: 92-95

  5. Squeezeme

    [quote comment=""]sweet – password worked for ticketek 2 tickets – seating done!!! how did others go for brisbane??[/quote]
     
    Much better than Melbs. Very well handled Ticketek.
     

  6. cammy82

    [quote comment="41396"] WooHoo, the Toolarmy presale worked. Iv’e been a member since 16th July 2002 and finally a result! Category: Gold Reserved Section: 42A Row: C Seat/s: 92-95[/quote]

    sweet Martin
    I got 42A Row D – 90-91
    so see you there!

  7. in_the_blender

    I may have a BIG problem… I went back and managed to get 3 seated tickets after buying 3 GA tickets at 12:01 when i was thinking that was all there was.

    Will Ticketmaster let it slide because the tickets are different sections or will i lose the lot?

    Im shitting bricks at the thought of having seats and missing out on the whole shebang because i forgot the rules.

    I have the confirmation emails, and no warning flags came up when i entered my details the second time, my card had been charged for all of the tickets and i cant get through to Ticketmaster to sort the whole mess out…

    Fingers crossed.

  8. hellboy1975hellboy Post author

    [quote comment=""]

    I may have a BIG problem… I went back and managed to get 3 seated tickets after buying 3 GA tickets at 12:01 when i was thinking that was all there was.

    Will Ticketmaster let it slide because the tickets are different sections or will i lose the lot?

    Im shitting bricks at the thought of having seats and missing out on the whole shebang because i forgot the rules.

    I have the confirmation emails, and no warning flags came up when i entered my details the second time, my card had been charged for all of the tickets and i cant get through to Ticketmaster to sort the whole mess out…

    Fingers crossed.

    [/quote]

    Ticketmaster will take your money and not give a shit about the rules.

  9. in_the_blender

    admin – 1 minute ago  » 

    I may have a BIG problem… I went back and managed to get 3 seated tickets after buying 3 GA tickets at 12:01 when i was thinking that was all there was.
    Will Ticketmaster let it slide because the tickets are different sections or will i lose the lot?
    Im shitting bricks at the thought of having seats and missing out on the whole shebang because i forgot the rules.
    I have the confirmation emails, and no warning flags came up when i entered my details the second time, my card had been charged for all of the tickets and i cant get through to Ticketmaster to sort the whole mess out…
    Fingers crossed.

    Ticketmaster will take your money and not give a shit about the rules.

    So you reckon its all good?

  10. hellboy1975hellboy Post author

    [quote comment=""]

    Ticketmaster will take your money and not give a shit about the rules.

    So you reckon its all good?

    [/quote]

    yeah, not worth worrying about.  it’s pretty clear Ticketmaster don’t really care too much about who buys what tickets, as long as said tickets get sold and the $$$s end up in their account.

  11. auroboros

    Emailed Blair the following at TA.
    Subject: Tool presale melbourne suggestion/explaination
    Dear Blair,
    I suggest the promotors allocate a second fanclub presale for melbourne before monday the 8th and here is why…
    At midday I was ready to go and clicked on fanclub presale link. The next page said “the password is not in our system”. I tried twice. I then clicked on the myticketmaster presale and used ******* as password which worked. By this crucial time, I missed the stall tickets. I then purchased 2 grass GA tickets (which have now been refunded). I then checked the fourtheye forums again 1.5 hours later and found that people have purchased stall tickets due to ticketmaster merging the FANCLUB presale allocation with the myticketmaster presale with ticketmaster erasing the FANCLUB link at the same moment. I called ticketmaster and while being refuded asked for an upgrade to no avail. This is disgraceful and I’m extremely disappointed at ticketmaster. My apologies for some of my frustrating comments at fourtheye forum directed at you/TA.
    I really really hope this is considered, because there’s still time to arrange it, and us fans were mislead. I know a few people personally who signed up to TA for presale melbourne tickets. The promoter’s decision to go with ticketek for brisbane was the right one, the presale went perfectly.
    PLEASE urge the band/promoters to arrange this provision, it would be greatly appreciated by all that was disappointed today. In the mean time, I plan on retrying for stall tickets the coming moonday.
    Best wishes,
    Chris
     
    I suggest you do the same!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Squeezeme

    [quote comment=""]Ok, was the promoters fault not ticketmaster[/quote]
    Who is the Promoter? What did Blair say about it all?
    I joined TA for Melbourne fanclub pre-sale tickets and got screwed.
     

  13. spandy

    [quote comment="41504"][quote comment=""]Ok, was the promoters fault not ticketmaster[/quote] Who is the Promoter? What did Blair say about it all? I joined TA for Melbourne fanclub pre-sale tickets and got screwed.  [/quote]
    The promoter is Lees and West, Big day out promoters. Couldn’t find contact details anywhere so sent an email to info@bigdayout requesting them, and complained to them since it’s a big day out sideshow
    In regards to promoters choosing ticket agencies I think venues actually might be linked to ticketing agencies automatically but I could be wrong

  14. spandy

    Oh, and this is what I think should have happened.
    * As soon as ticketmaster realised that something was wrong, suspend the fanclub presale. Then put a message on the tool ticket page saying that due to a problem with the code word the fan club presale has being suspended for 48 hours.
    *A new code word then sent out to tool army members with a time on saturday to purchase tickets
    Apparently the promoters had to make that decision which they didn’t. They also sent the wrong code word out, so, I think the blame rests firmly with them

  15. auroboros

    [quote comment=""]Oh, and this is what I think should have happened. * As soon as ticketmaster realised that something was wrong, suspend the fanclub presale. Then put a message on the tool ticket page saying that due to a problem with the code word the fan club presale has being suspended for 48 hours. *A new code word then sent out to tool army members with a time on saturday to purchase tickets Apparently the promoters had to make that decision which they didn’t. They also sent the wrong code word out, so, I think the blame rests firmly with them[/quote]
    If anyone finds the number for Lees and West, PLEASE post it here. many thanks

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