Today, today was a peculiar day, it was filled with frustration, excitement, curse words and happiness. San Diego Comic-Con tickets went on sale for the third time, and again it was EPIC FAIL!
Geeks from all around the world gathered in the “internets” to purchase their tickets for this year’s most anticipated event and the majority of them were very upset and frustrated. You would think that the powers that be at SDCC will get it right the third time, but nooooooooooo, not at all. The first two times the Comic-Con web site crashed, and third time around they went with a third party system called Ticketleap.com
Well like I said the process sucked! For those who got up and tried to purchase tickets, well maybe after a few hours they got lucky, others gave up.
I personally was able to buy the 4 day passes after 2 hours of non-stop clicking and refreshing the page. Here is how the process worked (if you can call it that).
You clicked on the green button to take you to Ticket Leap, and then:
Yes, this horrendous page would pop up. You had to refresh the page maybe 20,547 times before it took you to another page where you could select your tickets. After you selected your tickets you would click next and again:
…this stupid page would pop up. Now you had to refresh the page no more than 31,782 times. If by now your computer was not in the garbage or shattered in tiny pieces, a screen asking your personal info and credit card number
would pop up. After you are all excited and thinking you are finally going to be the envy of all your geek friends, guess what?
By now I was developing an ulcer due to the fact that my hopes got up, like that time my parents said we were gonna go to Disneyland
and ended up going to the county fair. Well, I decided to click refresh again , but this time I only clicked 13,539 times and the previous information screen popped up, the one asking for your credit card
info. I had to input my info and credit card number at least 7 times, but hey who is counting right?
After everything seemed to finally went through, another page prompting me to check out and then:
So what now? Well the good thing is that now I only had to click 2.456 times and finally …….the confirmation screen appeared!!
After 2 grueling hours of clicking and developing carpel tunnel, I was semi-happy. Why semi-happy?
1.-Because it took me 2 hours of my life to get my tickets
2.-The whole geek-nation was upset
3.-I have that stupid frog imprinted in my brain forever! Thank you Ticket Leap !!
So for next year I have a recommendation for you SDCC , TICKETMASTER
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