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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:24 PM

Ticketmaster sold most of the Inagural Ball tickets early

Some users received link to buy tickets 12 hours early; Ticketmaster cites a testing error

If you were hoping to snag tickets to the Inaugural Ball when they went on sale Monday morning... you're already too late.

Due to a Ticketmaster goof, some users received the link to buy tickets 12 hours early.

A spokesperson from the Presidential Inaugural Committee confirmed to NBC Washington's David Culver that tickets are sold out, but wasn't certain whether that happened Sunday night or Monday morning.

"I was one of the ones who was literally watching my cell phone the entire time for that message saying how and when to buy tickets," Fran Hill told NBC Washington's Megan McGrath. "I was very disappointed... It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The Presidential Inaugural Committee had promised to make a limited number of tickets available online for $60.



http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Inaugural-Ball-Tickets-Snapped-Up-Early-Due-to-Ticketmaster-Goof-185886122.html

Testing error?

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liberal N proud Jan 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #1
n2doc Jan 2013 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #3
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #4
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #5

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:30 PM

1. Testing error?

Wonder what the scalpers will get for those tickets.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:06 PM

2. Im sure the scalpers got the word

Fran will just have to pay their prices on Stubhub et al. Just like a hot rock concert ticket.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:30 PM

3. Just like a rock concert

Exactly!

This is one of the reasons I no longer attend such events, Ticketmaster is a scam!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:28 PM

4. My first thought

republiCONS buying up seats and leaving them empty. I don't put anything past them agree with the scalping idea.

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:54 PM

5. I had not considered the GOP thing.

They would do that.

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