[hackerspaces] [HAR2009] Ticket shop open for business
aldert at rotz.org
Sun Dec 28 21:48:21 CET 2008
Ticket shop open for business
Bills are piling up. We need money. We tried with our good looks and
radiant smiles, but unfortunately suppliers of such necessities as
tents, generators, terrain and whats more insisted on being paid in
actual euro's. It turns out that our original plan, "winning the
lottery", is not actually a solid way to finance an event. We had to
think of something else. Something new. Something different.
So we turn to you, dear visitor!
Today the ticket shop at https://tickets.har2009.org/ has opened
for business. There is a whole range of options, catering to the
purse as well as the millionaire swiss bank account. There is a
discount plan for little hackers. There are two premium packages for
those of you who have a good career (of course, you would not have
career without all the knowledge you gained by visiting these
so you can spend a little extra if you feel so inclined. Further
donations are also welcome.
The basic early-birds rate is EUR 155,- (which applies up to and
including on february 28th 2009). But readers of this list get an
extra staggering discount of EUR 5,- for each adult ticket, if they
enter the special coupon code "1STBORN" during the registration
process. Oh, and it pays off to order a few extra tickets. In these
times of declining financial markets and decreasingly safe saving
deposits, we offer the perfect investment: it is expected that
will be priced at EUR 250,- at the door. It is therefore quite
that a profitable black-market will emerge for these tickets.
Corporate visitors should consider the special corporate tickets.
Not only will the corporate visitor receive a proper invoice, she/he
will also not have to worry about bringing a tent and assorted gear
waiting for uplink cables to be patched in. The corporate ticket
includes a wooden cabin complete with power and uplink and four to
bunks. The cabin also contains an electric heater, just in case we
a typical Dutch summer. At only EUR 1500,- these tickets can compete
with any overpriced enterprise-oriented conference!
For now, the ticket shop only accepts direct bank transfers (IBAN/
or iDEAL (Dutch electronic banking). In due time, credit card will be
added to our range of payment methods. There is exactly one reason we
didn't include it right away: credit cards are evil. And there is a
rather large transaction fee involved. Large transaction fee, evil..
There are two reasons we did not include it right away: credit cards
are evil and there is a rather large transaction fee and it turns out
capitalism is more bureaucratic than communism.. No, our *three*
we did not include credit card as a payment option right away are:
are evil, bureaucratic and.. No. Amongst the reasons are.. such
as bureaucracy, high fees.. I'll try again..
Well, let's suffice to say that it is expected that buying tickets
your credit card will be possible early 2009. But if possible, please
use direct bank transfers (IBAN/BIC, free of charge in the EU zone)
So, what are you waiting for? Go spend your christmas bonus on
Aldert J.B.P. Hazenberg
Email : aldert at rotz.org
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