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Tennis Ticket Trouble!! wat shall i do?

hey just thought id c how many ppl have had troubles with getting tickets to matchs or had trouble wen purchassing just like i did then =(

today i went of to ticketex to purchase my vodafone series package get to the place early nd earlier for us west australians as we are 2 hours behind melbourne stand in line for roughly 30mins wait and wait for ppl to open as its 9am in melourne and we were told by tickettex yesturday that perth outlets have to open at 7am but still nothing, so all these ppl in queue waiting fr nothing really for us to then be told we have to ring instead then so after me having no money on my credit card as i was paying in cash to get my mum to go transfer money over onto my card then ring on my mobile costing me more then the actually tickets would cost me *jokes* and booking the tickets then as we had no map of the arena infront of me nt knowing were im sitting so jus going yep okay those seats will do, to then get home now look on the net and find im wayyy of to the side looking at the court on a angle im not very happy person atm

so im thinking im going to ring up tickettex and complain and say that i would of most prob got better seats if they attended as i was actually first in queue at the outlet and c if theres anything they can do about it eg.. free ground pass or something

wat ya think? and have you guys gone through troubles with ur tickets or gone to drastic measures to get tickets?

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Right now, I'm so stressed it's not funny.
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we got our row A RLA tickets
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we got our row A RLA tickets
Jealous.

I got Premier Day and Night Packages. Day seats are pretty good, but night seats are great.
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Yes, I understand your pain. I tried to get tickets to the women's finals in 2002. I woke up an hour early jumped on my P.C and the phone (I was told internet would be the quickest) and started dialing ticketek. Time was ticking and I was getting nervous. Ticketek number was still engaged, I couldn't even get thru to hear the message. I finally got onto the website but tickets where sold out in 15min. I thought no fucken way there must be something wrong with my internet connection so I got my mum to drive me to an internet cafe, but same message SOLD Out. I then drove to ticketek which wasn't too far away (this was my first choice but was told by many first in line won't gaurantee you tickets, with so many locations and to order online.) I ended up buying my tickets 35min after they went on sale and could only get Semi's final tickets SECOND ROW from the BACK.

I enjoyed the semi's with my binoculars. I kept asking if there was anyway to get tickets to the final but was told no. I sat in my hotel room watching the finals only to find out a week later a member from this board brought tickets on the day at the venue. I wanted to cry, scream etc, etc.

I think too many tickets are given to sponsors or a sold to companies who then sell them in packages etc. Somethings deffinately not right.
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I'm waiting til Saturday to get single tickets. So I don't have to go 5 nights in a row
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I got the second lot of 4 days of Vodafone... I got upper section row AA (front row of upper section), lower was all sold out when I got home from work - but I don't really care...I'm still hoping I might get some free tix anyway.

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Yes, I understand your pain. I tried to get tickets to the women's finals in 2002. I woke up an hour early jumped on my P.C and the phone (I was told internet would be the quickest) and started dialing ticketek. Time was ticking and I was getting nervous. Ticketek number was still engaged, I couldn't even get thru to hear the message. I finally got onto the website but tickets where sold out in 15min. I thought no fucken way there must be something wrong with my internet connection so I got my mum to drive me to an internet cafe, but same message SOLD Out. I then drove to ticketek which wasn't too far away (this was my first choice but was told by many first in line won't gaurantee you tickets, with so many locations and to order online.) I ended up buying my tickets 35min after they went on sale and could only get Semi's final tickets SECOND ROW from the BACK.

I enjoyed the semi's with my binoculars. I kept asking if there was anyway to get tickets to the final but was told no. I sat in my hotel room watching the finals only to find out a week later a member from this board brought tickets on the day at the venue. I wanted to cry, scream etc, etc.

I think too many tickets are given to sponsors or a sold to companies who then sell them in packages etc. Somethings deffinately not right.
You can possibly get a ticket on the day at the venue, but you have to but a ground pass, and then line up inside by RLA to see if people "return" their tickets or so - we did it this year with some Dutch friends who wasnted to see Misa-Amelie on CC...

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Thanks inkymisafan, I'll keep it in mind if I make down to Melb.
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You can possibly get a ticket on the day at the venue, but you have to but a ground pass, and then line up inside by RLA to see if people "return" their tickets or so - we did it this year with some Dutch friends who wasnted to see Misa-Amelie on CC...
Or just go to a scapler.
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yea i thought id buy the first week of vodafone cause im student its cheaper for me to buy ground passes for the last week instead of the voda and i also prefer sitting on the sides im not a huge fan on sitting at either end not sure y lol, but yeah i got stand 35 row m im hoping it looks better then wat its looking on the map im also with rod laver nt sure wat to buy like wen cause if sammy gets in rod laver which is about 80% chance i ovbvusily wana get in, also i thought even though we really dnt no each other wat if we like new there was gona be a match in either rod or voda and swaped for tickets for that match, but then again thats pretty risky lol.

has anyone really like cn wat matches are on before that day and booked a ticket and gotten a reasonable seat? i think the first week will be gettin chances but the finals week we should book now ay?

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Or just go to a scapler.
We don't have that many here.

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yea i thought id buy the first week of vodafone cause im student its cheaper for me to buy ground passes for the last week instead of the voda and i also prefer sitting on the sides im not a huge fan on sitting at either end not sure y lol, but yeah i got stand 35 row m im hoping it looks better then wat its looking on the map im also with rod laver nt sure wat to buy like wen cause if sammy gets in rod laver which is about 80% chance i ovbvusily wana get in, also i thought even though we really dnt no each other wat if we like new there was gona be a match in either rod or voda and swaped for tickets for that match, but then again thats pretty risky lol.

has anyone really like cn wat matches are on before that day and booked a ticket and gotten a reasonable seat? i think the first week will be gettin chances but the finals week we should book now ay?
Firstly - OMG, was that in English?

Secondly, no - I have hardly ever been able to get a good ticket for RLA the evening before a session. In some cases I have seen the order of play and wanted to go, only to find out it's already been sold out well in advance. It's really hard to know what tickets to buy beforehand, but remember 1st week on RLA is usually 2 mens matches and 1 women's in day sessions...

And yes, if you want to go to finals - book NOW!

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lol i dnt re read things i jus pretty much type, which may make no sense lol sry ppls

i think night sessions would be the best for the atmosphere an all

well ill try and get the twighlight one fingers crossed samy/lisa make it through to finals =)

and has anyone ever gone to a session and seen that theres closer seats that wernt taken an uv sneaked down? iv done it at a few concerts just havnt been able to at sporting events =(

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I bought the Vodafone first 4 days package, they didnt even ask me to choose my seat! They just told me, "you'll be sitting in this section". I said 'are they the only ones available?" and they said "no but they're the best ones available". I was like, hmmm, doesnt the best seat depend on personal preference?
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