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Title: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: kmartgt on July 31, 2012, 07:41:16 PM
So I guess I'll start this one off...

Would anybody be willing to trade their 2 Saturday afternoon (12:00PM) tickets for my 2 Saturday evening (5:30PM) tickets?  I mistakenly bought tickets for the wrong Saturday session and am separated from the rest of my group. PM me if interested.  Thanks!
Title: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: bmacpiper on August 01, 2012, 09:19:01 PM
I am a ten-year-plus member of AHA and have been going to GABF since the early 90's at Currigan Hall.  Used to play the pipes at the festival with Centennial State Pipes and Drums in exchange for a tasting glass (our fourth set of the evening was always a bit loose...)!  Every session got glass tasting glasses back then...

Managed to miss the window, and desperately seeking two tix for the Saturday noon session. Please let me know if you can spare yours.  If you like, I can throw in a 1994 or 1995 GABF tasting glass as a thank you, in addition to face value.

Best,
Ben
  ben at kbmc dot net
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: sbairdky on August 01, 2012, 10:55:24 PM
I'm looking for 2 tickets to the Farm to Table Friday night. It sold out fast.  :'(

What other food is available?
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: sampx on August 01, 2012, 11:26:04 PM
I like many others am looking for 2 Saturday afternoon tickets if anyone ends up having extras.  Missed out on initial sale.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: leadbasedblimp on August 02, 2012, 12:15:16 AM
I am (also) looking for two tickets to the Saturday members-only event starting at noon. Please email me if you have any tix for sale. Thanks in advance!

Dan

EDIT: Grammar
Title: Anyone with 1 ticket to the Saturday Noon Session?
Post by: jddaigle on August 02, 2012, 12:59:32 AM
I was able to get one for myself but need one for my wife as well (happens to be her birthday the day before and I will be in some trouble if I go all alone). Anyone with just one ticket they are willing to part with for a fair price?? Email me if you can!
Title: Thursday evening Farm to Table
Post by: kbyrd on August 02, 2012, 01:10:15 AM
I'll add to the swap meet.  I got 1 ticket to teh Thursday evening Farm to Table.  I would love to buy another, or I would be willing to sell my one as well (or trade for a couple regular thursday evening tix).  Thanks!
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: dropdeadred on August 02, 2012, 03:47:51 PM
It appears as if 175 of these tickets are already listed on Stubhub, starting at $149/each...no member's session, though.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: xsists on August 02, 2012, 05:27:29 PM
It appears as if 175 of these tickets are already listed on Stubhub, starting at $149/each...no member's session, though.

Looks like members only (noon on Saturday) are listed on stub hub now too.  Looks like they will run $298-550 each.  This is a shame.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: denny on August 02, 2012, 05:31:53 PM
It appears as if 175 of these tickets are already listed on Stubhub, starting at $149/each...no member's session, though.

Looks like members only (noon on Saturday) are listed on stub hub now too.  Looks like they will run $298-550 each.  This is a shame.

Could you provide a link?  I just looked and couldn't find them.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: xsists on August 02, 2012, 05:33:26 PM
It appears as if 175 of these tickets are already listed on Stubhub, starting at $149/each...no member's session, though.

Looks like members only (noon on Saturday) are listed on stub hub now too.  Looks like they will run $298-550 each.  This is a shame.

Could you provide a link?  I just looked and couldn't find them.

http://www.stubhub.com/beer-festival-tickets/great-american-beer-festival-10-13-2012-4122767/
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: denny on August 02, 2012, 05:36:15 PM
Thanks.  I've sent that on to the AHA, although I don't know if there's anything they can do.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: xsists on August 02, 2012, 06:00:24 PM
Thanks.  I've sent that on to the AHA, although I don't know if there's anything they can do.

I doubt there is much they can do.  It's just like the craft beer black market.  People buy the beer and sell it for so much more on ebay that the brewers are starting to notice that they can get more and more and more for their product so why not charge and get the profits rather than letting some random guy get the profits.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: dropdeadred on August 02, 2012, 06:08:05 PM
If you think about it, this is the superbowl of beer.

The same thing happens during other large events--scalpers flock.

Not quite sure what they could do to fight it.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: theDarkSide on August 02, 2012, 06:16:17 PM
Not quite sure what they could do to fight it.

Member's only tickets tied to the actually account and checked at the door...although I imagine it would be a nightmare logistically. 

All I can say is Rule #1 of the Brewer's Code:  Don't be a d**k.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: dropdeadred on August 02, 2012, 06:23:54 PM
I still see this being and issue, as there are 34k members. (according to numbers from AHA and BA)
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: denny on August 02, 2012, 07:37:45 PM
Thanks.  I've sent that on to the AHA, although I don't know if there's anything they can do.

I doubt there is much they can do.  It's just like the craft beer black market.  People buy the beer and sell it for so much more on ebay that the brewers are starting to notice that they can get more and more and more for their product so why not charge and get the profits rather than letting some random guy get the profits.

You're correct....the reply was that realistically there's nothing they can do.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: rjharper on August 02, 2012, 10:25:16 PM
Tickermaster's system should have a record of the AHA membership number tied to the ticket numbers.  I dont think it's too much to ask to have to furnish the corresponding membership card with the ticket at the door.  After all, this is the members only session...
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: autumnburbank on September 18, 2012, 04:53:27 PM
I have tickets for the GABF but unfortunately can not attend this year. I am not looking to make money, just want to sell at face value. Tickets are as follows:

             2 Friday Member GABF tickets plus farm to table.        $120.00 x 2
             2 Sat. Eve Member GABF tickets.                               $65.00 x 2

These member tickets are transferrable per the Homebrewers Association. Please message me if you are interested!
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: khillje on September 19, 2012, 03:50:15 PM
I'm looking to trade a Saturday evening session ticket for a Friday evening ticket if anyone is interested!  I'm also looking to buy an additional Friday evening session ticket.

Thanks!
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: sbairdky on September 28, 2012, 02:58:12 AM
I have two extra tickets for the Friday evening session. I'm looking for face value plus the Ticketmaster service charge for a total of $136.00. Let me know if you are interested.

Thanks!
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: khillje on September 28, 2012, 03:34:52 PM
Hey sbairdky!  I'd like to buy your Friday tickets!  How should I contact you?  I'll message you my phone #.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: wbaffy on October 06, 2012, 09:59:43 PM
I've got 2 tickets for Saturday evening, accidentally bought in a panic the day of the quick sell-out.

Just looking for face value $65.00 ea. Would prefer to sell as a pair, and would take lower offers for that.

Surprisingly, these are the only tickets I of the 4 sessions that have "Members" on them rather than "General Admission"
Title: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: mpietropaoli on October 06, 2012, 11:58:01 PM
One farm to table for Friday night.  $140 obo to cover price and convenience charge.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: jimshan on October 07, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
We are 2 members who like many got shut out for Saturdays member session. We are travelling from the east coast to go to Thursdays session. If anyone has 2 extras for saturday members only session please contact me. looking to pay face value plus any other fees incurred. Can meet in person in Denver anytime after Thursday 1pm.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: sbairdky on October 10, 2012, 08:28:09 PM
I still have 2 tickets for the Friday night session. I'm looking for face value plus Ticketmaster charge.
Title: Re: GABF Ticket Sales/Swaps
Post by: rjfarel on October 11, 2012, 05:48:47 PM
Got two extra member tickets for today (Thurs) session.  Want to sell at face value.