Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I am feeling bad about something. This morning was the presale for U2 tickets and as I said in a previous post, I had the chance of getting 4 tickets which I was going to do. I had asked some friends if they would be interested in the spare 2 but various reasons came back - credit crunch, on holiday, don't like them, etc - but one person did express an interest albeit nothing concrete.

When I logged on to the site this morning and saw the possible prices for the tickets I decided to just get 2 tickets after all as I was worried that I would be left with 2 tickets I couldn't pass on and be £170 out of pocket! I emailed the person to ask if they definitely wanted tickets but it was very short notice (I didn't have a phone number as it is not someone I know in real life.)

I didn't hear back so I went with 2 tickets. I have subsequently heard from the person and they would have had the tickets. Now I feel a bit sh***y about not just getting the two extra tickets as they are now going to have to battle with the masses in the general sale. I probably could have sold the tickets anyway - and they didn't cost as much as I was expecting. It was a split second decision as Ticketmaster was telling me I only had 3 minutes to fill in this or that screen, and now I feel like I made the wrong one.

So to the person concerned - I am really really sorry. You don't have to reply. I'm sure you would be very gracious as I know you are a lovely person, but I know if it was me I would probably be grumbling about it under my breath and I don't blame you.


spritlyknitter said...

Aw don't feel bad these thing's happen and you say the person is nice so it should be ok with you

clarabelle said...

Oooh, Donna - please don't worry about this! You had to make a decision quickly, and I didn't get back to you in time. C'est la vie! Pleeeaaase don't feel bad...


Natersby said...

You don't have anything to feel bad about, buying on ticketmaster's like having the countdown clock behind you! Plus I once sold tickets on EBay and just wound up feeling a little bad about the price they went up to.