Yeah you can't change hands on the ticket without going through them... I wouldn't really see there being a difference between this year and last as far as that goes... assuming roughly the same percentage of people will change their plans etc... Registration had the same amount of leeway. I guess there could be a case made for buyers remorse over the week after they applied and when they have to pay... But odds are the same people last year would have bought then had to sell them then too.
got my 2013 ticket in May from an unfortunate soul who had not cleared it with his wife...
(Mike, you still alive?)
side note: I appreciate how easy the AHA made it for him to sell me his ticket and inform them of the change.
...so obviously I wasn't talking about how the tickets change hands. Just the perception that a lot of people registered that aren't that serious about it yet. No credit card numbers taken yet. No implied punishment for not following through and paying like with the competition.
we'll see...I have a feeling that we'll have a lottery but everyone on the wait list will get a spot either when others decide not to pay, or like I did last year. So it'll work out.