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Posted: Apr 16 2007, 02:18 PM
Member No.: 2
Joined: 28-January 06
U-Sector ticket exchange is created to provide a simple, fair and monitored exchange of game tickets.
The Exchange operates on the following understanding:
The Ticket Exchange Forum is for the use of registered members of U-Sector only.
In using the exchange you AGREE:
i) To respond to all communications
ii) To adhere to these rules and guidelines
iii) To update your offers and requests as soon as they are fulfilled
iv) To update your offers and requests EVERY 3 DAYS when they are NOT fulfilled
v) To use U-Sector's Instant Message feature as an acceptable means of users communicating with you (you may use additional emails, phone numbers, as you wish)
U-Sector moderators will on occasions communicate with you by IM. You MUST check your messages regularly. You will be asked from time to time to confirm that your request or offer is still valid, by updating your post or replying to an Instant Message. You are advised to have email notification of Instant Messages turned on in your profile, or check the board very frequently.
We do, and will, bar users from the website whose use of the forum to scalp tickets via this website. We also reserve the right to pass any details/evidence we have on scalping to the club and relevant authorities.
Abuse of the Exchange
We reserve the right to publish your details on the "People not to buy from or sell tickets to" thread if, after an investigation by moderators, it's been shown after reasonable requests you have failed to pay for tickets received via the exchange. Similarly, if you receive money for tickets you have offered as available spares and then don't provide them to a member of the forum, we also reserve the right to publish your details. Acceptance of this is a condition of using the U-Sector Ticket Exchange.
These threads are not discussion threads
Please do not post anything other than tickets definitely wanted, or tickets definitely available on offer threads. Irrelevant posts will be removed; repeat offenders will be banned. Do not post a request for tickets wanted or spares offered more than once in any thread.
"Wanted" posts must be added to the relevant thread. If an exchange hasn't been started and tickets are on sale contact a moderator and they will open one. Posts not in the relevant thread or requests before a thread for that particular game has appeared will be deleted.
The forum is organised so that the messages appearing at the top of the board bear the titles of upcoming matches. These messages and the replies to them will be pinned at the top of the forums.
Registered users looking for tickets should initially look at the first message for that fixture, and then down the thread to see if any are currently on offer. If there are tickets on offer, the message will always give the username of the person offering. Use the Members List (available to registered members only) or click on the username to send the user a private message or find out their email address (if shown).
If there are no tickets currently on offer (or the number you require is unavailable), post a message in reply to the relevant thread for that fixture. These messages will thus appear in chronological order on the thread for that fixture. This allows people needing spares to be offered them on a first-come, first-served basis. All other threads looking for tickets will be removed.
Do not post a request for tickets wanted more than once in any Exchange thread.
"Spares available" posts
Registered users can offer spares in several ways :
Firstly, look to see who is in need of tickets. We'd encourage you to offer spare tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, starting from the top of the thread (though of course who you sell your spare to is at your own discretion - there will always be occasions when posters who have helped you out in the past are now in need of a spare themselves). Send a private message or email to a person looking for tickets. Private messages work like email within the site : you have an inbox and an outbox.
For a fixture where there are currently no messages from users looking for tickets (or if you haven't the time to contact individual users), spares may be offered by posting a message in reply to the announcement for that fixture.
Do not post offering spare tickets unless you have either bought the tickets and they're "in hand" or received absolute assurances they are yours. The exchange works on trust, and we need to ensure people can trust the exchange.
If you have spare tickets and would like us to ensure they are distributed fairly in line with the principles of this facility you can notify the website staff by private message or by email and we will be pleased to help. Similarly if you want to check if someone has reliable history of using the exchange we will do our best to help, though obviously no guarantees can be made.
Tickets are to be offered for no more than face value (+ postage if it is to be used). Of course, if you want to buy a pint as a thank you for the ticket, that's more than acceptable too. This forum is for people who think that's sufficient. If you don't, don't use it. Don't ask for cash in lieu of a polite gesture. This is a face value ticket exchange and will remain that way.
If you get offered a ticket over face value please forward the message to us, or let us know. Users trying to circumvent the face value policy will be be barred.
Keep us informed
Let us know when you have found a ticket, or when you have found a good home for your spares. Do this by modifying your original post - this is the method preferred by us and the members of the forum. If you can't access the forum you can email us or send a private message to a moderator. We will then delete/update the relevant sections. Constant updating by all users is the only way the exchange can work effectively.
If you accept an offer of a ticket
If you accept an offer of a ticket, it then becomes yours. If your situation changes and you no longer need the spare(s) it is now your responsibility to get rid of that spare. It is not acceptable to contact the person who arranged a spare for you and merely state "I no longer need it".
Good advice for those offering or asking for spares
Update the threads if your circumstances change positively or negatively. If the ticket exchange involves using the mail, make sure to acknowledge the time it will take to send the tickets.
If you arrange to meet on game day, and you are buying the ticket off a member of the forum, it is your responsibility to meet them on time and at their choice of venue - they are doing you a favour remember. Of course, if you feel uncomfortable meeting someone you've never met on the internet, it is understandable. The Maro, the pre-match pub of U-Sector, would be a good, neutral public place to do these exchanges on gameday. If you are delayed for whatever reason get in touch as soon as possible.
If you agree a ticket exchange and then agree to swap on the day of the match, please swap cell phone numbers if you can. Also if you to send a text to someone regarding tickets please include your name/username. Again it helps to avoid confusion.
We hope these common sense points will aid swift and pain-free exchanges on the day. We will do our utmost to offer a quality and fair facility within the constraints placed on our time as volunteers. Please help us by using the Ticket Exchange in line with these simple procedures, and by letting us know when your offer or request has been fulfilled.