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TeamCasey
02-18-2006, 09:12 AM
How'd everyone do? Success stories, or are you crying in your coffee. What was your strategy?

kbrake
02-18-2006, 09:17 AM
Best of luck, I have as many phones as possible, but I almost always end up having to go the Ebay route. Oh well, not that big of deal, hope everyone here is able to get what they need.

reds44
02-18-2006, 09:37 AM
They won't let me in the waiting room yet.

Heath
02-18-2006, 09:41 AM
Interesting. I just logged on for a friend, and it looks like they aren't letting anyone in until we get the final bell.

We'll find out in about 15 minutes.

Heath
02-18-2006, 09:42 AM
whoops - just refreshed...i'm in the waiting room....

to maximumize my Reds 'waiting room experience" - I think I need some Reds-type highlights through my speakers....

dougdirt
02-18-2006, 09:48 AM
This "waiting room" is it just the page that keeps refreshing itself every 30 seconds or am I not geting something?

Shaknb8k
02-18-2006, 09:48 AM
yeah thats all it is doug.

StillFunkyB
02-18-2006, 09:48 AM
*crosses fingers*

kbrake
02-18-2006, 09:49 AM
I'm in the waiting room too.

dougdirt
02-18-2006, 09:49 AM
ok, thanks!

reds44
02-18-2006, 09:51 AM
Wow I can't open multiple browsers, that sucks.

cooperlamar
02-18-2006, 09:52 AM
Anyone know any tricks?

max venable
02-18-2006, 09:52 AM
I'm in the waiting room too. Nice to see all of you... Big room!

Heath
02-18-2006, 09:52 AM
Wow I can't open multiple browsers, that sucks.

I did that two years ago...I got 2 sets of 4 that way-and they were RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER for opening day.

Someone got some smarts on web page code.

Heath
02-18-2006, 09:53 AM
I'm in the waiting room too. Nice to see all of you... Big room!

They need to change the curtains. And it still smells like Schottzie.

reds44
02-18-2006, 09:53 AM
Me and my step dad (cubs fans) have 2 phones and 2 computers going. Koping for the best, but I still wish i could open more browsers.

Buckeye33
02-18-2006, 09:54 AM
Well, just went to a Meijer here in Columbus and got 2 raffle tickets, and the lady I talked to this morning told me they were going to have a random lottery for the spots in line. After getting our tickets, the lady pulled out 1 ticket and read off the number and told everyone to line up in numerical order after that number. Very odd and not very random. Last year at the same Meijer, they actually pulled individual tickets for all the spots in line. Anyone else find this odd?

Luckily, I live close enough to get back in time to try on the net.

max venable
02-18-2006, 09:54 AM
Me and my step dad (cubs fans) have 2 phones and 2 computers going. Koping for the best, but I still wish i could open more browsers.
Cubs fans...:rolleyes:

StillFunkyB
02-18-2006, 09:54 AM
They need to change the curtains. And it still smells like Schottzie.

It's the "Power of Tradition" ;)

kbrake
02-18-2006, 09:54 AM
Anyone know any tricks?


Save your money and the closer to Opening Day it gets the cheaper they will get on Ebay. Other then that.....pray.

Heath
02-18-2006, 09:54 AM
getting close to the five minute mark now....

max venable
02-18-2006, 09:56 AM
anybody know when the waiting rooms opened? Any idea if we'll get in in any particular order?

kbrake
02-18-2006, 09:56 AM
After the Meijer disaster last year I'm suprised people are still trying it this year. Did that Meijer fail to get up and running last year like so many others did?

Reds Fanatic
02-18-2006, 09:56 AM
Wow I can't open multiple browsers, that sucks.
I was able to open multiple ones here. Just go into tickets.com multiple times and it will keep opening another waiting room.

Reds Fanatic
02-18-2006, 09:56 AM
anybody know when the waiting rooms opened? Any idea if we'll get in in any particular order?
I got in around 8:45

max venable
02-18-2006, 09:57 AM
I was able to open multiple ones here. Just go into tickets.com multiple times and it will keep opening another waiting room.
why do you tell people this stuff? Dangit!

reds44
02-18-2006, 09:58 AM
I was able to open multiple ones here. Just go into tickets.com multiple times and it will keep opening another waiting room.
Thanks I got it now, I was going through reds.com

Heath
02-18-2006, 09:58 AM
I hear the bell...

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:00 AM
9:00am!

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:01 AM
I think I'm toast.

joeberk
02-18-2006, 10:03 AM
If you're not in by 9:15 in years past, you were toast.

I suspect this year will be the same, if not sooner. Oh well.

MasonBuzz3
02-18-2006, 10:06 AM
i got into the screen where you choose what section you want, but then it won't let me go any further. it says " We're sorry, we were unable to process your request due to high transaction volumes. Please try to submit your request again. "

cooperlamar
02-18-2006, 10:06 AM
I had them but it wouldn't work in Firefox!!

dougdirt
02-18-2006, 10:08 AM
what do you mean it wouldnt work in firefox?

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:09 AM
I think I'm hosed...9:08, two phones, three windows...nothing...:rolleyes:

Shaknb8k
02-18-2006, 10:09 AM
as soon as someone gets through post something....

Caseyfan21
02-18-2006, 10:09 AM
I just got some SRO's.

cooperlamar
02-18-2006, 10:09 AM
I got to the part where you had seats held, but for some reason the script didn't show up how to actualy buy the tickets. This has happened before on tickets.com using firefox. It's very disappointing. Good seats too.

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:09 AM
9:10 - still in wait room -

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:10 AM
I just got some SRO's.

That's pretty telling...

Caseyfan21
02-18-2006, 10:10 AM
I got out of the waiting room 7 mins ago (9:03) and kept refreshing the best available continuously. I got in about 9:08 or so. Right now it is 9:10 on my clock.

paulrichjr
02-18-2006, 10:11 AM
My wife got me 6 in section 140... I am on my Blackberry so I can't tell if that is good or not.

Buckeye33
02-18-2006, 10:11 AM
They're probably gone. Had to try though.

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:12 AM
eBay has 97 sets of tickets for "Reds Cubs Opening Day".

cooperlamar
02-18-2006, 10:12 AM
Guess we're all going to ebay

Caseyfan21
02-18-2006, 10:12 AM
Keep trying. Remember that people get ahold of tickets and then mess up during the ordering process so tickets go back out and you might get lucky. Happened to me ordering Dave Matthews Band tickets last year. I got into the system 2 mins after the tickets went on sale and got 200 levels. I kept retrying and 10 mins later got 5th row 100 levels.

reds44
02-18-2006, 10:12 AM
Only Single Seats Remain

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:14 AM
Keep trying. Remember that people get ahold of tickets and then mess up during the ordering process so tickets go back out and you might get lucky. Happened to me ordering Dave Matthews Band tickets last year. I got into the system 2 mins after the tickets went on sale and got 200 levels. I kept retrying and 10 mins later got 5th row 100 levels.

Thats a true statement.

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:17 AM
Wow-Josh Hancock got cut. On the first day.

Per Marc's Blog.

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:17 AM
It's over...it's been too long. Dang!:cry:

Shaknb8k
02-18-2006, 10:22 AM
Sold Out

alexad
02-18-2006, 10:22 AM
I was in the room at 8:41 and it just told me they are sold out. GO figure.

I hate this process.

jocross
02-18-2006, 10:22 AM
Got 4 in section 143 seats 1-4 at about 9:04. Mozilla Firefox allowed you to right-click and reload the waiting room which internet explorer wouldn't. My first opening day!:thumbup:

joeberk
02-18-2006, 10:23 AM
Single tickets for opening day have sold out.

Oh well.

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:24 AM
There were no tickets available. There is no tickets.com. There is no place to get OD tickets....Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do. Welcome to the twilight zone.

Shaknb8k
02-18-2006, 10:24 AM
Time to move on to friday and saturday night and catch Casey coming back to town....Didnt get them this year. I got them the last two years, guess it wasnt my year...Congrats to everyone who did and ill be cheering just as hard infront of my TV.

cooperlamar
02-18-2006, 10:24 AM
Firefox wouldn't work for me and I had tickets on hold...dang.


Got 4 in section 143 seats 1-4 at about 9:04. Mozilla Firefox allowed you to right-click and reload the waiting room which internet explorer wouldn't. My first opening day!:thumbup:

realreds1
02-18-2006, 10:25 AM
I got 'em! 2 x section 139!

BTW, Tickets.com allowed you to open as many VWRs as possible. I had 16 VWRs open this morning. You can cascade the windows and fill your monitor screen.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/lennonsong/IMG_0545.jpg

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:25 AM
I finally got through on the phone at 9:24...and it is confirmed...no OD tickets remain.

Caseyfan21
02-18-2006, 10:26 AM
Got 4 in section 143 seats 1-4 at about 9:04. Mozilla Firefox allowed you to right-click and reload the waiting room which internet explorer wouldn't. My first opening day!:thumbup:

Hmm, Firefox wouldn't let me do that. I tried and it said right clicking had been disabled. I just opened Firefox and IE to give myself to tries to get in.

kbrake
02-18-2006, 10:26 AM
Got 4 in section 143 seats 1-4 at about 9:04. Mozilla Firefox allowed you to right-click and reload the waiting room which internet explorer wouldn't. My first opening day!:thumbup:

Congratulations! Have fun, you will no doubt enjoy it. For the rest of us.......see you over at ebay.

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:27 AM
I got 'em! 2 x section 139!

BTW, Tickets.com allowed you to open as many VWRs as possible. I had 16 VWRs open this morning. You can cascade the windows and fill your monitor screen.


I'll buy 'em from ya :)

registerthis
02-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Blast. Finally get through on the phone and all tickets are sold out.

Does that virtual waiting room thing even work? Has anyone gotten through after being placed into that cyber neverworld?

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:29 AM
Congratulations! Have fun, you will no doubt enjoy it. For the rest of us.......see you over at ebay.
Scalp city for me.

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:29 AM
Blast. Finally get through on the phone and all tickets are sold out.

Does that virtual waiting room thing even work? Has anyone gotten through after being placed into that cyber neverworld?

Worked for me last year - no problem.

registerthis
02-18-2006, 10:29 AM
It makes me sick that to go to this game now we'll have to give money to the jerk-offs who prevented me from buying tickets in the first place. Three cheers for capitalism.

beb30
02-18-2006, 10:30 AM
lol i wish i would of known of that i didnt get any, but my dad got 4

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:31 AM
It makes me sick that to go to this game now we'll have to give money to the jerk-offs who prevented me from buying tickets in the first place. Three cheers for capitalism.
Yeah...you should have to show you're lifelong Reds fan credentials in order to buy tickets. :)

reds44
02-18-2006, 10:31 AM
Worked for me last year - no problem.

Yeah same here I got 3 SRO last year.

jocross
02-18-2006, 10:31 AM
Although it did disable it, you were still allowed to refresh to begin the 30 second waiting period again, which is the whole point anyway...or maybe I just has some good luck

realreds1
02-18-2006, 10:32 AM
I'll buy 'em from ya :)

I've been shut out two years in a row. This is my first Opening Day! :) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

KittyDuran
02-18-2006, 10:32 AM
Blast. Finally get through on the phone and all tickets are sold out.

Does that virtual waiting room thing even work? Has anyone gotten through after being placed into that cyber neverworld?Yes, it does - except for 2000, that's how I got my tickets. I didn't know about getting into the VWR before 9am tho'...:confused:

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:33 AM
I finally got out of the waiting room...9:31. No OD option to buy tickets.

registerthis
02-18-2006, 10:34 AM
Yeah same here I got 3 SRO last year.

I've not had any luck with the waiting room...in 5 years, I think. It just refreshes and refreshes. never takes me anywhere.

reds44
02-18-2006, 10:35 AM
I've not had any luck with the waiting room...in 5 years, I think. It just refreshes and refreshes. never takes me anywhere.
Next time just keep manually refershing. That is how I got them last year, and this year I got in, but there was only single tickets left.

max venable
02-18-2006, 10:35 AM
I bought 8 OD tickets a Meijer in C-bus a few years back. C-bus Meijers were great because there were no lines. I just walked right up and bought 8. It was beautiful. I've never had luck online or by phone.

But I'll be there this year...one way or another.

registerthis
02-18-2006, 10:35 AM
Yes, it does - except for 2000, that's how I got my tickets. I didn't know about getting into the VWR before 9am tho'...:confused:

I don't think you can...or if you do, you can't buy tickets.

registerthis
02-18-2006, 10:37 AM
Oh well...no trip back to Ohio this spring for me...

I will have nationals opening day tickets, though. :) Sat 20 feet from Pres. Bush last year. GAC and Traderumor will find that to be highly ironic.

gonelong
02-18-2006, 10:40 AM
I got 'em! 2 x section 139!

BTW, Tickets.com allowed you to open as many VWRs as possible. I had 16 VWRs open this morning. You can cascade the windows and fill your monitor screen.

I have done this quite successfully in past years. However, this year it I couldn't figure out how to load to more than one window. No matter what I would try, it would only load to one window.

Did you by chance have all those windows open prior to 9:00 AM?

GL

kbrake
02-18-2006, 10:41 AM
I was just over at ebay and there were two 12$ tickets selling for 230$ what the hell is wrong with people?

dougdirt
02-18-2006, 10:43 AM
I got mine in the power pack thing, but my best friend had National Guard duty today, so I got up to try and get him some to no avail. He said he will just hit up ebay or a scalper for the 5th year in a row....hopefully some of you guys can find some good deals!

Heath
02-18-2006, 10:47 AM
I was just over at ebay and there were two 12$ tickets selling for 230$ what the hell is wrong with people?

Cub Fans.

Seriously.

KittyDuran
02-18-2006, 10:49 AM
I got mine in the power pack thing, but my best friend had National Guard duty today, so I got up to try and get him some to no avail. He said he will just hit up ebay or a scalper for the 5th year in a row....hopefully some of you guys can find some good deals!That's how I got mine as well this year (best thing ever!!!). I predict more will be sold next year...

creek14
02-18-2006, 10:51 AM
That's how I got mine as well this year (best thing ever!!!). I predict more will be sold next year...
Have you gotten you P.P. Tix in the mail yet?

KittyDuran
02-18-2006, 10:55 AM
Have you gotten you P.P. Tix in the mail yet?
Not yet, Creek...

Jpup
02-18-2006, 10:56 AM
no luck on opening day tickets for me. I couldn't get out of the waiting room. I use Mozilla and had several browsers open. If anyone wants to help me out, my PM box is open. :lol:

I started to buy tickets for the Indians, White Sox, and Braves, but then decided I would wait until the rest of the club seats and scout seats are released before buying any. I had more luck getting good seats that way in the past. I could have had club seats for any of the 3 right at 9:30 but I wanted better seats. If I'm going to make that 3 1/2 drive, I want to be really close.

creek14
02-18-2006, 10:57 AM
Not yet, Creek...
Thanks. I got an email saying they were going in the mail last Monday and I was starting to worry. But since you haven't gotten yours yet either, I'll relax a little.

919191
02-18-2006, 10:58 AM
I had 8 VWRs open. I got to the page to order # of tickets twice, but I couldn't get beyond that. Last few years I had good luck- had to go the eBay route in 2003, and I think 2000. I've only missed 2 Opening Days since 1991, and I still plan to go this year. My wife is pretty mad about it, but I don't get to aggravated about these things- I'll just be oatient and see what I can do.

KittyDuran
02-18-2006, 11:00 AM
Thanks. I got an email saying they were going in the mail last Monday and I was starting to worry. But since you haven't gotten yours yet either, I'll relax a little.Hmmm... I don't think I got that email. I think last year even with season tickets I didn't get them until March.

creek14
02-18-2006, 11:01 AM
Hmmm... I don't think I got that email. I think last year even with season tickets I didn't get them until March.
I think I got it cause I went the John Allen route about the handicap seats.

dougdirt
02-18-2006, 11:09 AM
I also didnt get an email about the PP tickets Kitty, so no worries. Hopefully the tickets show up soon though....I bet they are real pretty.

realreds1
02-18-2006, 11:16 AM
I have done this quite successfully in past years. However, this year it I couldn't figure out how to load to more than one window. No matter what I would try, it would only load to one window.

Did you by chance have all those windows open prior to 9:00 AM?

GL


Yes. I opened 16 VWRs at 8:50. Tickets.com allowed me to open as many as I wanted. Reds.com only allowed me one VWR. That was a huge difference. I got through at 9:01.

Blimpie
02-18-2006, 11:26 AM
Well, just went to a Meijer here in Columbus and got 2 raffle tickets, and the lady I talked to this morning told me they were going to have a random lottery for the spots in line. After getting our tickets, the lady pulled out 1 ticket and read off the number and told everyone to line up in numerical order after that number. Very odd and not very random. Last year at the same Meijer, they actually pulled individual tickets for all the spots in line. Anyone else find this odd?Last year, they did the same exact thing at the Meijers here in Lexington. Instead of a lottery drawing for the actual order in line, they just drew once for the "First Place in line." Everybody else had to follow their normal numerical progression after that person. Kinda took the random element out of it--save for the first ticket....

TeamMorris
02-18-2006, 11:35 AM
No luck here this year. I had a feeling I wouldn't when I didn't go into the waiting room much before 9:00 if not right on the button. Last year I was waiting and ready a good half hour before they went on sale and got in about 1 minute after they went on sale. I never even thought of tickets.com. I will need to remember that for next year.

max venable
02-18-2006, 12:53 PM
tickets.com was no help. I had five window open on tickets.com and one on Reds.com. No luck. Had two phones going too. Sucks.

tsj017
02-18-2006, 01:06 PM
Yeah...you should have to show you're lifelong Reds fan credentials in order to buy tickets. :)

My suspicion has always been that 50% or more of the people at Opening Day could really care less about the game. They're there for the party. It's a social event--a big bar--and there just happens to be a game going on.

If you checked for "lifelong Reds fan credentials", many or most wouldn't have them.

As for the Meijer ticket drawing, I've never seen it done any other way. They draw one ticket, and then the line forms numerically.

Joseph
02-18-2006, 01:09 PM
I didn't score any via the net or phone, but got some from eBay a few minutes ago.

KittyDuran
02-24-2006, 07:13 PM
Just got my Power Pack tickets in the mail today...:beerme:

OnBaseMachine
02-24-2006, 07:23 PM
I got some from EBAY a couple days ago. Seats are somewhere out in left field.

919191
02-25-2006, 02:33 AM
I got 4 in 536 on eBay. I paid the eBay price, too.

Joseph
02-26-2006, 12:09 PM
If anyone wants a Single in right field with me and the family then make me an offer. We paid eBay prices and not that I expect to recoup all the money, I'd prefer to try lol.

Section 143, Row H [I'm 99% sure on the row, 100% on the section]