30 Apr 2005 20:51:20
Owen J. Dinneen
Lions Tickets

Information needed Please. I have two tickets for each of the Lions games
before the first test. Will I be able to sell them ? are they readily
available? should I maybe try sell them at below cost price and cut my
losses? Comments please.

Owen




30 Apr 2005 14:06:34
Bulldog
Re: Lions Tickets

Well you bought them..did you buy them to actually watch the games or
to become a tout ?



01 May 2005 00:51:18
Stomper
Re: Lions Tickets


"Bulldog" <dickson99@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1114895194.065723.74540@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> Well you bought them..did you buy them to actually watch the games or
> to become a tout ?
>

Good call Bulldog...

It really makes me sick when greed takes over and the market becomes awash
with lowlife eager to profiteer from the scarcity of tickets.

I love nothing better than watching some tout outside some of these games
having to drop thier prices below cost when they misjudge the true demand.

I only wish there was someway to guarantee that tickets go to grassroots
rugby supporters rather than those looking to spin a quick profit.

Owen - I hope you do your dough!

Karl aka Stomper





01 May 2005 13:45:35
Owen J. Dinneen
Re: Lions Tickets

Karl & Bulldog

Thank you for your comments but as a matter of fact I come from probably one
of the smallest rugby clubs in the world we are a group of 15 sometimes
maybe only 13 guys who get together and play this great game every Sunday.
one of my team mates asked me a long time ago to see if I could get him
tickets so I ordered through the Munster Branch 2 tickets for every game we
got two tickets for every game up to and including the first test however my
friend is not travelling until the 21st and now has no use for the earlier
tickets he is faced with a bill of ?440 euro and I am trying to help him
shift the tickets. Touting is something I absolutely hate and agree with
your sentiments about touts.
I can be contacted at obpndinneen@eircom.net or through the office of the
Munster Branch where I am known. May I add if I were a tout would I be silly
enough to have my name on the mailings, unlike others who hide behind
nicknames.

Regards

Owen

ps I still would like my questions answered if possible
"Stomper" <KarlNixon@bigpond.nospam.com > wrote in message
news:aKVce.34944$5F3.17805@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>
> "Bulldog" <dickson99@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1114895194.065723.74540@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>> Well you bought them..did you buy them to actually watch the games or
>> to become a tout ?
>>
>
> Good call Bulldog...
>
> It really makes me sick when greed takes over and the market becomes awash
> with lowlife eager to profiteer from the scarcity of tickets.
>
> I love nothing better than watching some tout outside some of these games
> having to drop thier prices below cost when they misjudge the true demand.
>
> I only wish there was someway to guarantee that tickets go to grassroots
> rugby supporters rather than those looking to spin a quick profit.
>
> Owen - I hope you do your dough!
>
> Karl aka Stomper
>
>
>




01 May 2005 07:02:28
Uncle Dave
Re: Lions Tickets

I'd love to take them from you Owen, but I can't I'm afraid. You
should bear in mind when considering offers that there are no such
things as "spare" tickets for Lions in NZ games.

You should have no problem in finding a Kiwi or 10,000 willing to take
them but at face value plus any delivery costs - you would be robbing
yourself if you sold them for less.

One possible avenue to explore to keep them out of whinging Kiwi hands
would be to contact Gullivers and offer them to anyone doing the whole
tour who would like extra tickets. On the last tour, we wanted extra
tickets for friends a couple of times but they weren't available, I'm
sure there will be fans there who would take them.

Cheers

UD



02 May 2005 00:35:29
Owen J. Dinneen
Re: Lions Tickets


Dave

thanks for the sound advice. I never even taught about asking our local
travel agent. I will do so first thing Tuesday morning.

enjoy the games

Owen



"Uncle Dave" <davidcovey@t-online.de > wrote in message
news:1114956148.385830.158660@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> I'd love to take them from you Owen, but I can't I'm afraid. You
> should bear in mind when considering offers that there are no such
> things as "spare" tickets for Lions in NZ games.
>
> You should have no problem in finding a Kiwi or 10,000 willing to take
> them but at face value plus any delivery costs - you would be robbing
> yourself if you sold them for less.
>
> One possible avenue to explore to keep them out of whinging Kiwi hands
> would be to contact Gullivers and offer them to anyone doing the whole
> tour who would like extra tickets. On the last tour, we wanted extra
> tickets for friends a couple of times but they weren't available, I'm
> sure there will be fans there who would take them.
>
> Cheers
>
> UD
>




02 May 2005 09:11:01
Mike
Re: Lions Tickets



Owen J. Dinneen wrote:
> Karl & Bulldog
>
> Thank you for your comments but as a matter of fact I come from probably one
> of the smallest rugby clubs in the world we are a group of 15 sometimes
> maybe only 13 guys who get together and play this great game every Sunday.
> one of my team mates asked me a long time ago to see if I could get him
> tickets so I ordered through the Munster Branch 2 tickets for every game we
> got two tickets for every game up to and including the first test however my
> friend is not travelling until the 21st and now has no use for the earlier
> tickets he is faced with a bill of ?440 euro and I am trying to help him
> shift the tickets. Touting is something I absolutely hate and agree with
> your sentiments about touts.
> I can be contacted at obpndinneen@eircom.net or through the office of the
> Munster Branch where I am known. May I add if I were a tout would I be silly
> enough to have my name on the mailings, unlike others who hide behind
> nicknames.
>
> Regards
>
> Owen
>
> ps I still would like my questions answered if possible
> "Stomper" <KarlNixon@bigpond.nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:aKVce.34944$5F3.17805@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>
>>"Bulldog" <dickson99@aol.com> wrote in message
>>news:1114895194.065723.74540@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>>Well you bought them..did you buy them to actually watch the games or
>>>to become a tout ?
>>>
>>
>>Good call Bulldog...
>>
>>It really makes me sick when greed takes over and the market becomes awash
>>with lowlife eager to profiteer from the scarcity of tickets.
>>
>>I love nothing better than watching some tout outside some of these games
>>having to drop thier prices below cost when they misjudge the true demand.
>>
>>I only wish there was someway to guarantee that tickets go to grassroots
>>rugby supporters rather than those looking to spin a quick profit.
>>
>>Owen - I hope you do your dough!
>>
>>Karl aka Stomper
>>

I think Karl and Stomper had climbed on their high horse a bit quick as
your post looked to me like a man stuck with extra tickets and even
considering taking a loss on them. Thanks for the clarification.

BTW -top posting is probably the most heinous crime that you could
commit here, worse than confessing to a three-in-a-bed with Matua and
Anne Widdecombe.

Mike


02 May 2005 09:36:50
Stomper
Re: Lions Tickets


"Owen J. Dinneen" <obpndinneen@eircom.net > wrote in message
news:Cb4de.52515$Z14.42881@news.indigo.ie...
> Karl & Bulldog
>
> Thank you for your comments but as a matter of fact I come from probably
> one of the smallest rugby clubs in the world we are a group of 15
> sometimes maybe only 13 guys who get together and play this great game
> every Sunday. one of my team mates asked me a long time ago to see if I
> could get him tickets so I ordered through the Munster Branch 2 tickets
> for every game we got two tickets for every game up to and including the
> first test however my friend is not travelling until the 21st and now has
> no use for the earlier tickets he is faced with a bill of ?440 euro and I
> am trying to help him shift the tickets. Touting is something I absolutely
> hate and agree with your sentiments about touts.
> I can be contacted at obpndinneen@eircom.net or through the office of the
> Munster Branch where I am known. May I add if I were a tout would I be
> silly enough to have my name on the mailings, unlike others who hide
> behind nicknames.
>
> Regards
>
> Owen
>
> ps I still would like my questions answered if possible
> "Stomper" <KarlNixon@bigpond.nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:aKVce.34944$5F3.17805@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>
>> "Bulldog" <dickson99@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:1114895194.065723.74540@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>>> Well you bought them..did you buy them to actually watch the games or
>>> to become a tout ?
>>>
>>
>> Good call Bulldog...
>>
>> It really makes me sick when greed takes over and the market becomes
>> awash with lowlife eager to profiteer from the scarcity of tickets.
>>
>> I love nothing better than watching some tout outside some of these games
>> having to drop thier prices below cost when they misjudge the true
>> demand.
>>
>> I only wish there was someway to guarantee that tickets go to grassroots
>> rugby supporters rather than those looking to spin a quick profit.
>>
>> Owen - I hope you do your dough!
>>
>> Karl aka Stomper
>>

Owen,

Accept my apologies if I jumped to conclusions about your objectives - I
just haven't got over the fact that the biggest touts seem to be the IRB!!!

All the best to you and the rest of the Irish... the only team us Aussies
don't mind losing to, but would prefer not to.

Karl aka Stomper





02 May 2005 19:44:07
Will S
Re: Lions Tickets

get stuffed mike


"Mike" <no.reply@here.com > wrote in message
news:F8mde.10034$_s1.8488@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
>
>
> Owen J. Dinneen wrote:
>> Karl & Bulldog
>>
>> Thank you for your comments but as a matter of fact I come from probably
>> one of the smallest rugby clubs in the world we are a group of 15
>> sometimes maybe only 13 guys who get together and play this great game
>> every Sunday. one of my team mates asked me a long time ago to see if I
>> could get him tickets so I ordered through the Munster Branch 2 tickets
>> for every game we got two tickets for every game up to and including the
>> first test however my friend is not travelling until the 21st and now has
>> no use for the earlier tickets he is faced with a bill of ?440 euro and I
>> am trying to help him shift the tickets. Touting is something I
>> absolutely hate and agree with your sentiments about touts.
>> I can be contacted at obpndinneen@eircom.net or through the office of the
>> Munster Branch where I am known. May I add if I were a tout would I be
>> silly enough to have my name on the mailings, unlike others who hide
>> behind nicknames.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Owen
>>
>> ps I still would like my questions answered if possible
>> "Stomper" <KarlNixon@bigpond.nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:aKVce.34944$5F3.17805@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>
>>>"Bulldog" <dickson99@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>news:1114895194.065723.74540@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>>>
>>>>Well you bought them..did you buy them to actually watch the games or
>>>>to become a tout ?
>>>>
>>>
>>>Good call Bulldog...
>>>
>>>It really makes me sick when greed takes over and the market becomes
>>>awash with lowlife eager to profiteer from the scarcity of tickets.
>>>
>>>I love nothing better than watching some tout outside some of these games
>>>having to drop thier prices below cost when they misjudge the true
>>>demand.
>>>
>>>I only wish there was someway to guarantee that tickets go to grassroots
>>>rugby supporters rather than those looking to spin a quick profit.
>>>
>>>Owen - I hope you do your dough!
>>>
>>>Karl aka Stomper
>>>
>
> I think Karl and Stomper had climbed on their high horse a bit quick as
> your post looked to me like a man stuck with extra tickets and even
> considering taking a loss on them. Thanks for the clarification.
>
> BTW -top posting is probably the most heinous crime that you could commit
> here, worse than confessing to a three-in-a-bed with Matua and Anne
> Widdecombe.
>
> Mike




02 May 2005 19:45:27
Will S
Re: Lions Tickets


"Stomper" <KarlNixon@bigpond.nospam.com > wrote in message
news:Swmde.410$31.371@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> All the best to you and the rest of the Irish... the only team us Aussies
> don't mind losing to, but would prefer not to.
>
> Karl aka Stomper
>
>
>

If we lose to any I would rather it be the best and usually thats the AB's





02 May 2005 22:39:10
Paul Kendall
Re: Lions Tickets

In article "Owen J. Dinneen" <obpndinneen@eircom.net > wrote:

> Information needed Please. I have two tickets for each of the Lions games
> before the first test. Will I be able to sell them ? are they readily
> available? should I maybe try sell them at below cost price and cut my
> losses? Comments please.

The remaining tickets for the non-test Lions matches went on sale in NZ
this morning. The few thousand tickets for the Maori game and
Wellington game are likely to be sold out quickly but the demand for the
other games have not been as high as expected. Your best option at this
stage would be to look locally as UD suggested.

--
Paul


02 May 2005 12:46:57
Owen J. Dinneen
Re: Lions Tickets


Karl aka Stomper and the rest of you guys many thanks for advice I am going
to try my travel agents tomorrow morning when the open. failing that I will
telephone the clubs where the matches are being played and see if I can send
them back to them. if all else fails I will post them to the NZ rfu and tell
them to give them out to a worthy cause.

Regards

Owen

"Paul Kendall" <paulkendall@paradise.net.nz > wrote in message
news:paulkendall-B05445.22391002052005@news.clear.net.nz...
> In article "Owen J. Dinneen" <obpndinneen@eircom.net> wrote:
>
>> Information needed Please. I have two tickets for each of the Lions games
>> before the first test. Will I be able to sell them ? are they readily
>> available? should I maybe try sell them at below cost price and cut my
>> losses? Comments please.
>
> The remaining tickets for the non-test Lions matches went on sale in NZ
> this morning. The few thousand tickets for the Maori game and
> Wellington game are likely to be sold out quickly but the demand for the
> other games have not been as high as expected. Your best option at this
> stage would be to look locally as UD suggested.
>
> --
> Paul




05 May 2005 21:41:00
Mike
Re: Lions Tickets



Will S wrote:

> get stuffed mike
>

Top posting wanker or an anne widdecombe fan?
I'm not sure what's worse.

Mike


05 May 2005 23:47:07
pete devlin
Re: Lions Tickets

In message <Mpwee.15385$l37.14044@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net >, Mike
<no.reply@here.com > writes
>Top posting wanker or an anne widdecombe fan?
>I'm not sure what's worse.

Are you mad? She's gorgeous. I often think of her on my vinegar stroke.
--
Pete Devlin
[{//////news03//////at\\secondrow/////co\\uk}]
"And the devil in a black dress watches over"


06 May 2005 09:51:37
Brad Anton
Re: Lions Tickets


"pete devlin" <spamtrap@secondrow.co.uk > wrote in message
news:m3Zo9INrJqeCFwFU@sukmabobby.com...
> In message <Mpwee.15385$l37.14044@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>, Mike
> <no.reply@here.com> writes
> >Top posting wanker or an anne widdecombe fan?
> >I'm not sure what's worse.
>
> Are you mad? She's gorgeous. I often think of her on my vinegar stroke.
> --
> Pete Devlin
> [{//////news03//////at\\secondrow/////co\\uk}]
> "And the devil in a black dress watches over"

"Vinegar stroke" - nice one Devlin. I haven't heard this phrase since I was
in the UK in the 80's. Is this still a commonly used colloquialism up near
the Arctic circle?
Brad




06 May 2005 16:00:19
rick boyd
Re: Lions Tickets

pete devlin wrote:
> In message <Mpwee.15385$l37.14044@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>, Mike
> <no.reply@here.com> writes
>
>> Top posting wanker or an anne widdecombe fan?
>> I'm not sure what's worse.
>
>
> Are you mad? She's gorgeous. I often think of her on my vinegar stroke.

Srves you right for having your way with kitchen products.

-- rick boyd


07 May 2005 12:52:40
pete devlin
Re: Lions Tickets

In message <427ab03e$1@webbe.jcu.edu.au >, Brad Anton
<ant_on_knee@yahoo.com > writes
>"Vinegar stroke" - nice one Devlin. I haven't heard this phrase since I
>was in the UK in the 80's. Is this still a commonly used colloquialism
>up near
>the Arctic circle?

I don't think it was ever commonly used and certainly not by the 60s
throwback locals around here. Talking of arctic circle, we've just had a
hail storm - in May - unbelievable! I was in my shorts and just about to
cut the grass in the sunshine. Bloody weather has gone haywire.
--
Pete Devlin
[{//////news03//////at\\secondrow/////co\\uk}]
"And the devil in a black dress watches over"


07 May 2005 15:25:14
Walter Mitty
Re: Lions Tickets

pete devlin wrote:
> In message <427ab03e$1@webbe.jcu.edu.au>, Brad Anton
> <ant_on_knee@yahoo.com> writes
>
>> "Vinegar stroke" - nice one Devlin. I haven't heard this phrase since
>> I was in the UK in the 80's. Is this still a commonly used
>> colloquialism up near
>> the Arctic circle?
>
>
> I don't think it was ever commonly used and certainly not by the 60s
> throwback locals around here. Talking of arctic circle, we've just had a
> hail storm - in May - unbelievable! I was in my shorts and just about to
> cut the grass in the sunshine. Bloody weather has gone haywire.

Stop. You'll have Manure working up to turning japanese ...


08 May 2005 11:45:10
Mike
Re: Lions Tickets



pete devlin wrote:

> In message <Mpwee.15385$l37.14044@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>, Mike
> <no.reply@here.com> writes
>
>> Top posting wanker or an anne widdecombe fan?
>> I'm not sure what's worse.
>
>
> Are you mad? She's gorgeous. I often think of her on my vinegar stroke.

Shudder..

Mike