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Mar 09, 2019 18:19:14

What Should I do?

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Abhinaya Konduru

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So I just realized that I have a work meeting scheduled for this Friday at 4 PM at the same time as when BTS concert tickets go on sale. 

Here is the thing, I can't cancel the meeting but at the same time, it is not a serious meeting. It's more of a "get to know" work style meeting. None of my friends are available to get me a ticket. 

Quite frankly they don't wanna go through the stress that they went through last week when one of the BTS concert dates went on sale. It's was like a cyber war zone. You had to get on the Ticketmaster website 10 minutes before they went on sale to have them put you on a queue randomly. You can't leave that tab or refresh the page. If you do and it's past the 10 minutes mark, you will be put at the bottom of the line. My friends and I were able to get on the line before they went on sale and even then we had to wait an hour before we were even allowed to select seats to purchase. Then every time you select a seat, they are taken by somebody else. I had to click on 75 - 90 seats before I was able to score one ticket at a 300 level seats(I was looking for two tickets). None of my friends were able to score a ticket and within 15 minutes of getting in to buy the tickets, everything was sold out. 

I was willing to pay how much ever for a seat close to the stage or a sound check tickets. So, I am wishing that I can score a better ticket this time around since I know how this system works now. 

So should I pull up my computer and get on the line while I am in the meeting or just be happy that I was able to score a ticket already?

If I do:

  • I don't know how the other person is going to react to it
  • I might be jeopardizing my reputation or my fund's reputation 
If I don't:
  • I am going to regret not trying to get better seats
  • I would have to pay 3-5x face value for a "good" seat

I still have a day to decide on what I want to do, so we shall see. 

Update After the Aftermath

I ended up not bring it up during the meeting because it was more important than I realized. However, I did have the app opened up on my phone. 

Looking back at it I should not have done that.


Because I got in right when they went on sale and I couldn't purchase the good seats (with soundcheck). I was able to add seats to the cart but it wouldn't go further. It just kept loading. 

That's when I just gave up and focused on the meeting instead. Lost to the technology again. 

I was able to buy a better ticket than the first day's concert that I bought last week after the meeting. I also bought two extra tickets for my friends and I don't think they want it anymore because we won't be able to sit together. 

I can either sell those tickets away to others or give up my one good seat and go watch the concert together with my friends(if they want to come).

Hopefully, they will make up their mind soon and if I have to sell, I would rather sell them now than take a loss if they can't be sold at a later time. 

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