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Hi all, 

I know it's a long shot, but if anyone is away/won't be able to make the grand final and has a spare barcode that they won't use for the GF then it would be greatly appreciated for this 20 year old uni student in QLD.

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You should ask for one for the Perth game, then use it for the GF ballot. Chances will be a lot higher 😏

 

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1 minute ago, Demon Disciple said:

Going a bit early aren't we NTG?

The ballot is on Wednesday DD, so not really. This finals protocols takes some getting used to.

Theres no way in hell im giving up my barcodes, the last granny I went to was in 88.

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Barcode sharing for GF could get very tricky.

People with successful purchases will need to provide photo id and the credit card used when picking up the tickets from the Ticketek outlets on the designated day or the MCG on GF day. Curious to see if they also match the name on the membership to the buyer.

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4 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Barcode sharing for GF could get very tricky.

People with successful purchases will need to provide photo id and the credit card used when picking up the tickets from the Ticketek outlets on the designated day or the MCG on GF day. Curious to see if they also match the name on the membership to the buyer.

You can have them sent to your mobile phone though DZ,  or is it different for the GF? 

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1 minute ago, Hell Bent said:

You can have them sent to your mobile phone though DZ,  or is it different for the GF? 

According to letter from MFC it’s different for the GF HB.

Tickets for successful members will be available for collection from all Victorian and selected interstate Ticketek outlets from 9am Tuesday September 25. Alternatively, from the Ticketek box office at the MCG on the day.

 

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14 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Barcode sharing for GF could get very tricky.

People with successful purchases will need to provide photo id and the credit card used when picking up the tickets from the Ticketek outlets on the designated day or the MCG on GF day. Curious to see if they also match the name on the membership to the buyer.

They also use e-tickets and QR codes, I believe.

If picking up, the ID would be for the credit card holder whos name was used to place the booking. Multiple bar codes can be used for the same entry.

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Like most I’ll be keeping mine, sorry, but even if I gave it to you, we’d still have about the same chance of getting a ticket as mine’s a P3. 

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1 minute ago, Moonshadow said:

Its 2018, they also use e-tickets and QR code.

DeeZephyr is correct.  Extract from guidelines: 

Tickets for successful members will be available for collection from all Victorian and selected interstate Ticketek outlets from 9am Tues day September 25. Alternatively, Grand Final tickets can be collected from the Ticketek box office at the MCG (Gate 3 B) on Grand Final Day. Please note that only the credit card holder may collect the tickets and must present photo ID, the credit card used to purchase the tickets and the Ticketek Account Number. It is highly recommended that the credit card holder collects their tickets prior to Grand Final Day.  2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final tickets will not be posted.

Page 4:  https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Melbourne/PDF/Grand Final Ballot Guide.pdf

I couldn't see a ref to electronic tickets, just email notifications of being successful.  A bit archaic really!

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14 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

If picking up, the ID would be for the credit card holder whos name was used to place the booking. Multiple bar codes can be used for the same entry.

I was only wondering with us having to go and physically pick up the tickets if we would need to show any of the memberships. It’s not stated anywhere in the guidelines so it could be irrelevant anyway. 

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12 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

DeeZephyr is correct.  Extract from guidelines: 

Tickets for successful members will be available for collection from all Victorian and selected interstate Ticketek outlets from 9am Tues day September 25. Alternatively, Grand Final tickets can be collected from the Ticketek box office at the MCG (Gate 3 B) on Grand Final Day. Please note that only the credit card holder may collect the tickets and must present photo ID, the credit card used to purchase the tickets and the Ticketek Account Number. It is highly recommended that the credit card holder collects their tickets prior to Grand Final Day.  2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final tickets will not be posted.

Page 4:  https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Melbourne/PDF/Grand Final Ballot Guide.pdf

I couldn't see a ref to electronic tickets, just email notifications of being successful.  A bit archaic really!

Yes, as I edited.

Anyone can use the barcodes. It's the credit card holder who must show ID. 

It would be unworkable for each member to pick up tickets with ID when a group booking was made. 

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8 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Just to clarify, is this GF ballot for club members or AFL members?

Club members

AFL members with full/Gold membership will be guaranteed a ticket if their club of support makes it.

AFL Members with Silver membership (still on the waitlist for full) are unlikely to get a ticket. They can go in the club ballot though as their AFL membership also counts as a club membership for their club of support however it will not be the same barcode, you'll need to find your club barcode from recent club emails.

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I believe Demon Zephyr's may be incorrect as it is actually the ticketek account that the tickets will be linked to, not the membership barcode, so I believe it will only be the credit card required at the ticketek place.

Let's get there now! GO DEES

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I have a query regarding this paragraph on the Grand Final Ticketing Information:

Adult members may only purchase tickets at Adult prices and Concession and Junior members may only purchase at the Concession price only. There is no junior price for the AFL Grand Final. Members wishing to sit together must register their group in one transaction using one credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners). There is a maximum of eight (8) tickets per transaction and members should be aware that registrations with more than one ticket are ‘one in all in’ or ‘one out all out’; group registrations will not be split.

Does this mean that if I register a group of 6, and one name gets pulled out of the ballot, then all 6 get a ticket? Or does it mean that all 6 need to be successfully drawn in the ballot for the group to be successful in obtaining tickets?

Am I better to register in 3 groups of two?

I would ask the question of the club, but understandably, the membership department is under the pump, and there is quite a lengthy hold period.

https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Melbourne/PDF/Grand Final Ballot Guide.pdf

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45 minutes ago, Reality Bus said:

I have a query regarding this paragraph on the Grand Final Ticketing Information:

Adult members may only purchase tickets at Adult prices and Concession and Junior members may only purchase at the Concession price only. There is no junior price for the AFL Grand Final. Members wishing to sit together must register their group in one transaction using one credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners). There is a maximum of eight (8) tickets per transaction and members should be aware that registrations with more than one ticket are ‘one in all in’ or ‘one out all out’; group registrations will not be split.

Does this mean that if I register a group of 6, and one name gets pulled out of the ballot, then all 6 get a ticket? Or does it mean that all 6 need to be successfully drawn in the ballot for the group to be successful in obtaining tickets?

Am I better to register in 3 groups of two?

I would ask the question of the club, but understandably, the membership department is under the pump, and there is quite a lengthy hold period.

https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Melbourne/PDF/Grand Final Ballot Guide.pdf

i would imagine that the person logged onto the ticketek account is the only one who needs to be successful

i'm not sure if at the ballot time, that virtual seats are allocated but if so bear in mind that as time goes on in the ballot the availability of say 6 seats consecutive becomes less and less possible (compared to say 2,3,4 etc). so it may be wise to split to  smaller group.

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This is getting a little confusing.

@Demonland any chance you can get someone from the membership/ticketing department on the podcast this week to answer our endless questions?

Might not be needed this year, but for future years.... 

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Would anyone know, if I’m a Redleg member and I am guaranteed a GF ticket should MFC participate, where roughly I’d be seated?

Cheers

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15 minutes ago, Jaded said:

This is getting a little confusing.

@Demonland any chance you can get someone from the membership/ticketing department on the podcast this week to answer our endless questions?

Might not be needed this year, but for future years.... 

The ballot will be done and dusted before the podcast but not a bad suggestion.

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1 hour ago, Reality Bus said:

I have a query regarding this paragraph on the Grand Final Ticketing Information:

Adult members may only purchase tickets at Adult prices and Concession and Junior members may only purchase at the Concession price only. There is no junior price for the AFL Grand Final. Members wishing to sit together must register their group in one transaction using one credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners). There is a maximum of eight (8) tickets per transaction and members should be aware that registrations with more than one ticket are ‘one in all in’ or ‘one out all out’; group registrations will not be split.

Does this mean that if I register a group of 6, and one name gets pulled out of the ballot, then all 6 get a ticket? Or does it mean that all 6 need to be successfully drawn in the ballot for the group to be successful in obtaining tickets?

Am I better to register in 3 groups of two?

I would ask the question of the club, but understandably, the membership department is under the pump, and there is quite a lengthy hold period.

https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Melbourne/PDF/Grand Final Ballot Guide.pdf

Is the "one in all in" or "one out all out" relevant to "Guaranteed" seats?

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5 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Is the "one in all in" or "one out all out" relevant to "Guaranteed" seats?

I think it might be if you register in a group with priority 2 members.

My hawks supporting partner (with grand final ticket purchasing experience) said to be careful of registering with those not guaranteed a ticket, as you would be relying on them being successful. If you are in a group with all guaranteed tickets, you should be fine. 

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1 hour ago, Reality Bus said:

I have a query regarding this paragraph on the Grand Final Ticketing Information:

Adult members may only purchase tickets at Adult prices and Concession and Junior members may only purchase at the Concession price only. There is no junior price for the AFL Grand Final. Members wishing to sit together must register their group in one transaction using one credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners). There is a maximum of eight (8) tickets per transaction and members should be aware that registrations with more than one ticket are ‘one in all in’ or ‘one out all out’; group registrations will not be split.

Does this mean that if I register a group of 6, and one name gets pulled out of the ballot, then all 6 get a ticket? Or does it mean that all 6 need to be successfully drawn in the ballot for the group to be successful in obtaining tickets?

Am I better to register in 3 groups of two?

I would ask the question of the club, but understandably, the membership department is under the pump, and there is quite a lengthy hold period.

https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Melbourne/PDF/Grand Final Ballot Guide.pdf

No what it means is if you put in 6 tickets in the ballot and someone ends up saying "I can't afford it/can't go" bad luck! You either buy all 6 or you get nothing.

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18 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Would anyone know, if I’m a Redleg member and I am guaranteed a GF ticket should MFC participate, where roughly I’d be seated?

Cheers

From what I can gather it could be anywhere. They just allocate the tickets based on what section you want or "best available". You might get lucky and be level 1 on the flank/pocket or you may get shunted up the top of level 4 somewhere.

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22 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

From what I can gather it could be anywhere. They just allocate the tickets based on what section you want or "best available". You might get lucky and be level 1 on the flank/pocket or you may get shunted up the top of level 4 somewhere.

I would think that if you are in Priority 1, you get drawn out of the ballot before priority 2/3 and therefore are more likely to get allocated better seats?

I mean look I don't care where I sit, but surely if you've forked out money for a priority 1 membership, you won't end up in crappier seats than someone who got picked from priority 2 group?

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