Just got done giving them a piece of my mind on the AHA facebook page. Everybody needs to do that and maybe they will get a clue that something is wrong with this!!
Be careful what you wish for. The solution will cost $$$$$$$$
Of course it will, as does anything these days! The real issue here is that most of us buy tickets to other venues or events, and that those transactions can be tracked back to their respectful buyers. For instance, if I were to go buy season tickets to a football game, then post them on stub hub - the sales team could trace the tickets back to my season pass, and refuse to sell me any next year. This was obviously a problem last year, and seems to be more of one this year. There was some technical difficulty that left many members feeling jilted. Yet, do a search on TicketVenue or Craigslist, and you're sure to see tickets to the members-only session. Why can't those be traced back to the offending members and future purchases be restricted?
If you said, "well, Jimmy, this here fix will cost an extra $12 per ticket non d-bag assurance fee" I'm sure that many of us would gladly pay it.
What I believe some in this forum are saying is that their concerns have fallen on deaf ears. Last year, some of the same outcries were made, and the leadership said they "were looking into other options." This year, the consolation thus far has been, "Well, you can still try to get tickets to the evening sessions during the public sale." Or, "There's always next year."
So, Micsager, please let me know whom I should contact - and in what manner - and I will gladly do so. If the only solution otherwise is to "run for GC," then I fear the system is truly broken.