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   1. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:39 PM (#2302301)
$42 for virtually any summer weekend bleacher seat.

*sigh*
   2. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:48 PM (#2302311)
Yeah, that does suck. What was it last year? $36 for premium dates (which of course were fewer in number)?
   3. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:49 PM (#2302312)
How's it going in the waiting room?
   4. Weeks T. Olive Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:51 PM (#2302313)
I know this has been brought up at this site before, but in case anyone hasn't seen it, there is a trick to getting through VWRhell.

You can open up multiple instances of the VWR (I believe Ctrl+N in IE) and the server seems to treat them as separate entries. I used this successfully last year to get tickets to a White Sox game within 5 minutes.

Two years ago, I had about 60 VWR windows open (on 2 PCs) and I netted 6 tickets to each Red Sox game at Wrigley in addition to some tix for Cardinals and White Sox games as well.

This year, well, there's not much that particularly interests me on the schedule, so I think I'm just going to wait for now and buy closer to game day.
   5. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:52 PM (#2302314)
How's it going in the waiting room?

Other than the piercing stench of urine, great!
   6. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:54 PM (#2302315)
What I do is just open a new browser window and paste the URL into it, and voila! I have ten or twelve open right now.
   7. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:54 PM (#2302317)
Other than the piercing stench of urine, great!


Step away from the trough, Andere!
   8. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:55 PM (#2302318)
One question though: I opened all of the windows up from the calendar page on the Cubs schedule, the same date. Does that mean that each window will only give me an opportunity to purchase for that date?
   9. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:56 PM (#2302320)
   10. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:57 PM (#2302321)
No, once you get through you can pick any game.
   11. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 03:58 PM (#2302322)
One question though: I opened all of the windows up from the calendar page on the Cubs schedule, the same date. Does that mean that each window will only give me an opportunity to purchase for that date?

Same question... the setup seems dumb...

If the limit is 6 tix a game and 42 tix total -- why not allow people to select dates and tix before the cattle call (say... up to 80 tix) -- then when you get "in" the top 42 available show up and you par the list down as you see fit.

Who runs this thing? Don Baylor?
   12. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:01 PM (#2302326)
Who runs this thing? Don Baylor?

The first year I bought tickets through this system was 2003, and it seems like no improvements have been made since (other than, perhaps or perhaps not, improved server capacity).
   13. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:02 PM (#2302328)
Game on.
   14. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:03 PM (#2302329)
At least you got to see a historic Macias double. Don't see that too often.
   15. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:04 PM (#2302330)
Internet customers that use computer-based scripting language will have all potential orders cancelled.

As opposed to say... cotton-based scripting languages or cardboard-box based scripting languages - those are OK.
   16. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:07 PM (#2302334)
Anyone have any luck yet?
   17. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:07 PM (#2302335)
Anyone in? I'm relying on the page header changing from "Virtual Waiting Room" to something else, otherwise I will never know.
   18. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:08 PM (#2302337)
If Don Baylor is running it, bunt based scripting languages would be preferred.
   19. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:10 PM (#2302340)
I hate waiting... this is so slow.

Why do I get the feeling it's actually Ron Hassey that is running through the tubes from my PC to the Cubs cluster with my requests?
   20. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:11 PM (#2302342)
Anyone in? I'm relying on the page header changing from "Virtual Waiting Room" to something else, otherwise I will never know.


That's what I've done in the past with 40 or so browsers open.
   21. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:11 PM (#2302343)
At least you got to see a historic Macias double.

I'd forgotten about that! It was an exciting game, with two sudden death comebacks to tie, all for nought.
   22. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:12 PM (#2302345)
At least you got to see a historic Macias double.

I'd forgotten about that! It was an exciting game, with two sudden death comebacks to tie, all for nought.
   23. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:13 PM (#2302346)
Anyone know when Brewers tickets go on sale? Seems it used to start the day after the Cubs tickets went on sale.
   24. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:13 PM (#2302347)
Interestingly, this page seems to be working like #### too.
   25. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:17 PM (#2302349)
Seems like the whole site is slow.
   26. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:17 PM (#2302350)
Same for me, Jack. Everytime I post here, it crashes IE and closes all my windows. Just in case I don't post here anymore, that's why.

---

I'm pretty sure it changes to something else, AR.
   27. Bunny Vincennes Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:19 PM (#2302351)
Tomorrow at 9am, Andere.
   28. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:24 PM (#2302361)
I might pick up some tickets for one of the mid-July series at Miller.
   29. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:35 PM (#2302375)
Got 4 bleachers for the Saturday June 30 Brewers game... after ~12 failed attempts.
   30. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:39 PM (#2302377)
Is this thread working better now?
   31. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:39 PM (#2302379)
BTW...even once you get past the waiting room - you have to deal with failed connections.

I got in -- selected the CWS series -- but got about 15 failures "due to heavy volume". This sorta makes the whole "waiting room" concept meaningless... I mean - why let people past the load balancer if the cluster underneath it can't handle the traffic its being fed.
   32. Andere Richtingen Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:43 PM (#2302383)
I'm guessing the CWS games go first.

The main site is terrible today. I will open up a forum for this (which perhaps I should have done to begin with).
   33. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: February 23, 2007 at 04:44 PM (#2302386)
They still say none of the games are sold out yet.
   34. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: February 23, 2007 at 05:24 PM (#2302413)
May 19th CWS sold out...

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