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People have to remember where tickets come from to make a resale possible.

Most people pay deposits in October and settle in April. Those who don't settle in April go back into the pot, plus any cocked up sales (duplicates, credit card with no funds, etc)

In May people can ask for refunds, they go back into the pot.

So basically what you have left is any unsettled October sales, any May refunds, any insurance refunds, and anything inbetween when something went technically wrong.

Glasto will want to dispatch of these in as few 'tries' as possible

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Most of my hope has transferred to competitions and magic, but I still hold out some hope for a resale. 

My problem is that I'm not good at the quick thinking required when I'm confronted by a new form on a website. My brain goes into "Argh WTF??" mode and I can't process it!

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I'm hopeful, my theory is that they released 100 tickets or so then say they have no more to stop people bombarding their website and twitter because the secret sale had become not so secret anymore and had attracted a lot of attention. In 2013 we managed to get my brother a coach ticket 3 weeks before the festival and last year a friend notified my brother twice about secret resales and managed to bag tickets for friends. You just have to be on the ball and ready to strike as soon as they come up. I don't believe Thursday's sale was the only sale they will have so remain positive, only the strong and dedicated will succeed.

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15 hours ago, musky said:

I thought I'd taken a screenshot of that page but it seems I didn't. For the most part it was just the regular page that had confirmation of the names and addresses of the entered reg numbers, only with light blue banners and lines instead of the more usual red. A message saying 'Sorry, we couldn't allocate tickets for the 'ADULT 16+ FULL PRICE' ticket type. Please make a different selection' then appeared above the Buy button at the bottom.

Edit: I've just realised someone posted a picture of the screen earlier. All that's missing off the top are the names and addresses of the people the tickets were for. Strange thing is that I don't remember the bit about water bottles and parking, though I did have other things on my mind at the time!

 

 

Many thanks for that! Yes, I saw the water bottles and parking, reading those possible cost me a ticket! :(

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1 hour ago, Andycamper said:

I'm hopeful, my theory is that they released 100 tickets or so then say they have no more to stop people bombarding their website and twitter because the secret sale had become not so secret anymore and had attracted a lot of attention. In 2013 we managed to get my brother a coach ticket 3 weeks before the festival and last year a friend notified my brother twice about secret resales and managed to bag tickets for friends. You just have to be on the ball and ready to strike as soon as they come up. I don't believe Thursday's sale was the only sale they will have so remain positive, only the strong and dedicated will succeed.

I think I must have bought in that sale in 2013. I remember it was ridiculously close to the festival. I'd got my tickets in October but my dad later decided he wanted to return to Glastonbury to see The Stones (his favourite band). I promised I'd get him a ticket and failed miserably in the resale, then saw several secret resales pass me by. I happened to be on twitter one day and saw a tweet saying tickets were on sale right now. I tried to call my dad to make sure he was still OK to go (as we were so close to the festival at this point) but couldn't get through, so I just went ahead and bought the ticket. There's something extra special about getting a ticket so late in the game, when you've all but given up hope.

All this to say - don't give up hope! 

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It's one thing trying to get a ticket for someone else but it's a whole different thing trying to get a ticket for yourself

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2 hours ago, mgc07 said:

It's one thing trying to get a ticket for someone else but it's a whole different thing trying to get a ticket for yourself

I sort of agree although I have a ticket and took a week off work to try and get some for mates, I spent hours clicking away but no luck, but I guess your right in the back of my mind I know I have a ticket, It didn't stop me trying really hard though. Lat day today then back to work. Good luck everyone

 

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So I had quite a technology free weekend, doing gardening, baking muffins and drinking vodka. Hope you all had a good one. Thought I would just pop back to see how everyone is coping with their grief! xxx

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40 minutes ago, Travis Tee said:

I sort of agree although I have a ticket and took a week off work to try and get some for mates, I spent hours clicking away but no luck, but I guess your right in the back of my mind I know I have a ticket, It didn't stop me trying really hard though. Lat day today then back to work. Good luck everyone

 

Morning all, ^^^ for me also, I have mine but our regular Glasto group isn't yet complete, this is the third year back to back where we've missed in Oct and April sales. It definitely feels harder every time. Here's hoping for a little bit of Glasto magic for those still clinging on, but after today I think that'll be it for me and back to reality and work, the rest of my group will keep trying intermittently until the gates open.

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Happy Monday all, was nice to have a weekend away from the glasto ticket malarkey. This will be the final day i'll be on alert for resale tickets before i call it a year and accept only 2 of our group will not be attending! If any of you lovely bunch want to meet up for a drink at the festival then let me know

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Morning!! I'm not going to give up! I'll only accept defeat on the day the gates open! There WILL be more tickets..........failing that fingers crossed for comps!!! Gulp!!

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Morning all! Just checking in for what I hope is reward for all of our effort day :) hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

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sat ready and waiting to try and help a few people, I'm as nervous as if i was getting these for myself this morning :/

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A couple of competitions closed last night, so I've now moved from waiting by my phone for a text alert of a sale to waiting by my phone for a phone call saying I've won tickets.

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1 minute ago, Untz said:

A couple of competitions closed last night, so I've now moved from waiting by my phone for a text alert of a sale to waiting by my phone for a phone call saying I've won tickets.

If you are lucky enough to win any comp they phone you on a private number so answer those calls

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In fact I think I have been working harder than some people in my group who don't have tickets. I am looking forward to getting back to work. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Madmark said:

If you are lucky enough to win any comp they phone you on a private number so answer those calls

Oh, I'm sure I'll panic and answer all calls anyway.

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Just now, Untz said:

Oh, I'm sure I'll panic and answer all calls anyway.

They do phone quite a lot to get you to answer if you don't answer, I've won twice in the past, first time i was getting silly amounts of calls from a private number and in the end got so fed up with it and answered and luckily i did and it was from The Guardian to say i had won, couldn't believe it and then a year later same kind of thing from Thatchers, but i had already got tickets in a flash sale last year and didn't think it was gonna be another win, they do try there hardest to contact winners and they don't leave messages either for you to connect them so do answer them all and good luck :)

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