Please please please Ten Club

You guys do a pretty good job with ticket policies cracking down on scalpers ect. Why can't you beat the flippers and allow us who have a ticket through ten club buy through a presale the event posters and shirts. Chicago and Boston will be insane. It was hard enough getting the wife onboard for back to back shows I can kiss waiting 3hrs in line good bye!
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,503
    edited May 2016
    I assume its because it takes a lot more work to ship everything out from the 10c warehouse. As inconvenient, time wise, as it is for fans, selling at the event is probably the most efficient way to sell.

    That being said, it would be nice to put limits on items to maximize enough going around and to minimize flipping. 2 of anything is enough. I get that they don't want to have stock at the end of the shows. They could possibly lift limits once the show begins.
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  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,396
    Yes please!
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  • SwordoSwordo Posts: 211
    Pro tip. Don't wait in the insane pre-merch line. Get in line just before doors open, head Ina DJ get your shit in peace.

    That being said, would love if the 10C brought back the poster pre sale form ticketed members.
  • IlliniGuy76IlliniGuy76 Posts: 236
    Swordo said:

    Pro tip. Don't wait in the insane pre-merch line. Get in line just before doors open, head Ina DJ get your shit in peace.

    That being said, would love if the 10C brought back the poster pre sale form ticketed members.

    I want nothing to do with having to carry everything around the venue, and keeping it with me while the show is going on. I'll pass on that notion. I don't mind standing in line a few hours, getting my stuff, and then enjoying the rest of my day.

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  • mattcozmattcoz ChicagoPosts: 1,270
    I'd be willing to pay extra to avoid the insanity that is the merch lines.
  • Sirens4Sirens4 Posts: 296
    I forgot did they even announce when there would be a merch truck at fenway?
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  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,919
    Sirens4 said:

    I forgot did they even announce when there would be a merch truck at fenway?

    Not until the shows get closer.
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  • hsohihsohi Posts: 988

    You guys do a pretty good job with ticket policies cracking down on scalpers ect. Why can't you beat the flippers and allow us who have a ticket through ten club buy through a presale the event posters and shirts. Chicago and Boston will be insane. It was hard enough getting the wife onboard for back to back shows I can kiss waiting 3hrs in line good bye!

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 12,290
    Why not just limit buying stuff to like 2 per item so people can't buy 50 posters or 100 stickers.
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  • Red LukinRed Lukin CanadaPosts: 2,791
    They could offer to sell a shirt or poster ahead of time. With tickets receive a voucher for a poster or shirt. Then just show up anytime at the merch truck with that voucher. If someone is guaranteed a poster they won't feel the need to line up and the lines won't be hours.

    That said I'm not a huge merch guy and typically only line up or buy merch when there's something I really want or the poster is really nice. It would be weird to pay in advance for a poster I don't like once I receive it.

    However there are a few options the band can do for example 1 poster per person or an express poster line. Poster only, cash only, transaction done in 30 seconds..
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 7,893
    There were poster only lines at Philly. It moved incredibly quickly.
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    And here I thought I had a genius idea ; )
  • nicky-p38nicky-p38 Posts: 318
    on2legs said:

    There were poster only lines at Philly. It moved incredibly quickly.

    Was this inside or the merch truck? I was in line both days outside and did not see any poster only lines.
  • CJ23113CJ23113 Long IslandPosts: 170
    Agreed have a presale for members who got tixs from the 10c and have a designated 10c merch pick up line only for the presale of event merch
  • Pearl34JamPearl34Jam TNPosts: 1,072
    Based on how insane the lines were at shows this tour at arenas holding 12,000-21,000 fans, I can tell that Fenway and Wrigley are gonna be even more insane since they hold 60,000+ people.

    A pre-sale on here would be great. Hope 10c can come in clutch and do that for us.
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  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,919

    Based on how insane the lines were at shows this tour at arenas holding 12,000-21,000 fans, I can tell that Fenway and Wrigley are gonna be even more insane since they hold 60,000+ people.

    A pre-sale on here would be great. Hope 10c can come in clutch and do that for us.

    Wrigley in 2013 was around '45000', yeah, it won't be fun to be in that merchandise line
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  • MUZIKMUZIK Posts: 446
    edited May 2016
    10C doesn't care, if they did they would of done something about it.

    this topic comes up everytime they tour, and they obviously prefer its fans being in line for hours.

    paying a yearly memerber ship you would think they would throw its fan club a bone when it comes to tour merch but na instead they rather give flippers an oppertunity to buy merch without a ticket to the show.

    awesome business strategy.

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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,503
    I think you are being a bit unfair to the 10c. To Pre sell, Not only do they have to manage inventory at the shows, but they need to have stock inventory for a flood of online orders (that need to be cross checked to see if they are indeed ticket holders). Then everything needs to be packaged up and shipped out which probably means longer hours or more hires that are needed (either way, they'll get a flood of emails asking where shit is) I'm sure they would love a better option than having people wait for 3 hours in line, but they manage the best they can.

    I mean, a couple exceptions aside, pretty much every poster is sold through the site after tour. I don't know if you consider that a bone or not.
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,073

    Swordo said:

    Pro tip. Don't wait in the insane pre-merch line. Get in line just before doors open, head Ina DJ get your shit in peace.

    That being said, would love if the 10C brought back the poster pre sale form ticketed members.

    I want nothing to do with having to carry everything around the venue, and keeping it with me while the show is going on. I'll pass on that notion. I don't mind standing in line a few hours, getting my stuff, and then enjoying the rest of my day.

    I think the problem will (and I think it was at the last Wrigley show) that the outside merch booth is infinitely more insane when it's a stadium show opposed to an arena show.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,503
    edited May 2016
    The sad fact is, if you don't want to put in the time, you'll have to go to eBay. That's the trade off. It sucks, but it is what it is. People love this bands merch and the demand is higher than pretty much any other artists I have seen.

    Sure everyone has ideas on how to make it better, but we don't know how their business is run (we only have assumptions) and we have to assume they are doing what they can to run a viablel organization, offer products fans want and try the best they can to maximize happiness from their customers.
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,073

    I think you are being a bit unfair to the 10c. To Pre sell, Not only do they have to manage inventory at the shows, but they need to have stock inventory for a flood of online orders (that need to be cross checked to see if they are indeed ticket holders). Then everything needs to be packaged up and shipped out which probably means longer hours or more hires that are needed (either way, they'll get a flood of emails asking where shit is) I'm sure they would love a better option than having people wait for 3 hours in line, but they manage the best they can.

    I mean, a couple exceptions aside, pretty much every poster is sold through the site after tour. I don't know if you consider that a bone or not.

    The after tour posters are usually in short supply and put on sale at random times? If you aren't on the website at the right time, they're hard to get. Getting one at the Vanue is your best bet.

    They did do preorders for posters for the 09 tour (or at least part of it). It was awesome. Didn't have to lug a poster tube around a completely GA show.

    I doubt I'm going to be able to convince friends and/or wife to stand in the merch line for 4 hours at Wrigley. We're GA so you kind want to go straight to the floor and not stop for merch inside.... but yah the stadium show merch lines are gong to be brutal.
  • NWOntarioNWOntario The 6ixPosts: 670
    I opted not to wait for hours in the merch lines outside Wrigley in 2013...and instead got there as soon as doors opened, and right in front of me was a merch stand with a full stock of posters. In, out in five minutes.

    Pro tip, btw: the first Wrigley show had a merch stand (albeit with only 1/4 posters) at the very, very top of the stadium which had literally no lineup at all. If they have it there again this year it's a godsend. Just get on a ramp and go up.
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,833
    I put this in the 'petition' thread:

    They tried it... it seems like it wasn't good for them because it was abruptly ended. On one hand, it would be limited to 10c ticket holders, right? so largely the 'problem' would still exist.

    I do think they can do a better job of streamlining the poster situation. A poster dedicated booth with efficiency would help alleviate the problem 10 fold I think. Many people (me included) really just want the poster (and maybe a couple stickers). These transactions could/should be very quick. They can have someone carefully pre-packing tubes. One guy transacting, another grabbing the posters. Would cruise through the line.

    The merch line as it is sucks. People ask for one item, the worker goes and gets it, then they ask for a different size, worker switches... then they ask for another item, worker gets that item.... one at a time it seems most of the time. Then the worker has a calculator, adds everything up, etc...
  • Pearl34JamPearl34Jam TNPosts: 1,072
    I know I can't be the only one who thought "DON'T GO ON MEEEE!" when reading "please please please" in the title
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    I know I can't be the only one who thought "DON'T GO ON MEEEE!" when reading "please please please" in the title

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,975
    I am probably not alone in that I would pre-order posters for every show I was attending.
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    I'll give you a dollar.
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  • gotsome420gotsome420 Posts: 501
    I believe having a second merchandise tent outside the venue would help significantly, even if it closes earlier so it can be set up inside.
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