Ally Pally Tickets

Hello
I booked my ticket for the Ally Pally exhibition some weeks ago and was
advised they would be posted after 28th Feb.
Anyone got theirs yet as I am starting to be a wee bit concerned...
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John M Upton
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JMUpton2000
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Evidently they are not sending out tickets. We received a letter this morning detailing the number of paid entries and asking that we take the letter with us as proof of pre booking payment.
This of course means that everyone has to go in together as there are no individual tickets. Organising!!! What organising? The traditional UK piss up in a brewery management style strikes yet again.
However I suppose we have to bear in mind that we are after all referring to a UK exhibition, where the usual take it or leave it attitude based on the traditional culture of contempt for the punters reigns supreme. I can only imagine how well this 'brilliantly conceived' system would work at a large continental exhibition - for example Dortmund.
Cheers.
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Roy
If I were faced with organising a split party, I'd photocopy the letter and send on to other party members.
Of course, its impossible to tell the difference between legitimate photocopies in the scenario above, and attempts to defraud the organisers. Perhaps they don't care ?
I'll be out of the country, so wouldn't be attending this year regardless of ticket fiascos.
- Nigel
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Nigel Cliffe
Mine turned up this morning as well, in fact two of them yet I ordered and they charged me for just the one so maybe I'll go both days.
Before they used to send out the tickets proper, then I went to Ally Pally for about 9 or 9.30, grab a cuppa in that nice little restaurant and then join the front of the queue at the main door when I spotted a few people coming in.
Now it appears we have to queue up at the advanced ticket exchange desk (which sounds the same as the pay at the door queue only no cash involved) hand over the aforementioned letter or two and collect our tickets and then join the queue to get in.
It was because I did not want to queue in the pay at the door line in the first place that I went for an advanced ticket! Seems to defeat the object with what is going on here.
Mind you it is always fun watching the mass scramble by people who should know better to get to the Bachmann stand to purchases their returned tat that is actually more expensive than the brand new stuff on the other traders stands!!
Plus you don't get crushed to half your original width for thirty minutes or get your ankles ripped out as you are cut up by shopping trolley man!!
Regards John M Upton
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JMUpton2000
Yeah,,,why is it that the Bachmann stand are so bloody expensive? You can knock £10 of any of their locos by stepping to the right or left about 10 feet and purchasing from one of their neighbours.
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Nick Beard
AIUI, Bachman have made the policy decision that they won't undercut their retailers when they have a stand at a show - a thoroughly honourable way to behave, as otherwise they could cut everyone else's throats by selling their own goods just above wholesale prices.
John M Hughes West and Wales Web at
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caronprom
AIUI, Bachman have made the policy decision that they won't undercut their retailers when they have a stand at a show - a thoroughly honourable way to behave, as otherwise they could cut everyone else's throats by selling their own goods just above wholesale prices.
John M Hughes West and Wales Web at
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