Archive for July, 2012

Olympics Ticket Sales turns into the Joke we all knew it would

July 10, 2012

Following on from the initial lottery to get hold of tickets to see an olympic event, where we all had to bid for, then pay for all the tickets we might possibly want, only to then be told we didn’t get any, with a subsequent refund, Seb Coe and the ticket selling geniuses at Lococ have now released millions more unsold tickets.

The initial sales process was a huge joke in my opinion. Where else would you be expected to pay in advance for all the tickets you showed an interest in, without knowing if you had got them or not? It’s like having to buy ten times more concert tickets than you might ever need just so you might get to see one of the bands?

Whatever the motivation for using such a stupid ticket selling system, whether it was to prevent the reselling by touts and potential profiteering, it hasn’t worked.

 

If they wanted to stop touts reselling tickets, it could be easily done, by selling tickets to named people. We all have either a passport, driving licence of NI number. If tickets were sold using one of these as ID, then there would be no tout issue. If you then couldn’t attend, the organisers could agree to buy your ticket back at face value. Result, no touts, no profiteering and everyone’s happy. (Except the touts obviously).

It’s not as simple as that however, as event organisers frequently dump large volumes of tickets with ‘official’ touts in order to get them sold, so it is rarely the case that you will pay face value for a ticket for anything….. which makes the organisers complicit in the whole tout issue.

Lococ have managed to piss me off regarding tickets for the olympics, having initially bid on several thousand pounds worth in the hope of getting to see some events, I received zero tickets. As a consequence, I have no intention of bidding on any more, as I see the process as futile and a waste of my time. If they want to sell tickets, then why not just sell them to interested parties.

If stadiums are not full then they only have themselves to blame.

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UK Bankers Out For Themselves

July 4, 2012

News this week that bankers in the UK might not be as charitable and kind natured as we all used to think. Rob Diamonds from the light blue bunch of twats said “Fuck it you’ve caught me.”

It turns out that some of them were just out for themselves and in the process might have manipulated the Libor rate in order to make more money.

I know!! It’s hard to believe that when left unsupervised, bankers might fuck about in order to line their own nests, but…… and I realise that this is a shock for some….. they actually have!

For centuries, bankers have been held in equal esteem to say, your humble cockroach, or tapeworm, but it transpires that our faith and trust in them was wholely unfounded…. and far to good for them.

While we all sadly need bankers in order to make some money for the UK on the days that they aren’t asking us all to bend over so they can shaft us up the wrongun, it does appear to be pure folly to allow them to make their own decisions.

We need to start thinking of bankers as akin to children with ADHD, while simultaneously ripped to the tits on sweets and fizzy pop…… expecting them to behave is just asking too much.

Maybe a naughty step for bankers is the way forward….. problem with that is we are gonna need a fucking big step.

The only good thing about the whole situation is that “Dead ‘what a twat i am’ Ballsup” is getting dragged into it, which will hopefully mean that for one day is his pointless existence he might stop grinning like he can lick his own balls.