F1 Silverstone 2023 Tickets on Sale Today!

F1 Silverstone 2023 Tickets on Sale Today!

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TheDeuce

15,329 posts

47 months

Saturday 17th September
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rallycross said:
oldaudi said:
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£1200 for two adults and a child in The View stand.

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What a ludicrous price to pay to watch a race.
For that sort of money you can get a banger setup and actually race yourself.

Or for one twentieth of that get F1TV for a full season and watch every session of the season from your private choice of cockpit cameras and commentary whistle


DanielSan

18,091 posts

148 months

Saturday 17th September
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Terminator X said:
The place has gone mad, in the queue all night only to be greeted with this:



I enjoy the weekend but nay chance at those prices!

TX.
Anyone paying that has a head full of rocks. That's absolutely ludicrous

usn90

1,023 posts

51 months

Saturday 17th September
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Never missed an f1 race for over 14 years and attended the British gp in that time, sadly won’t be going this time.

by the time I had the opportunity to actually buy a general admission they were 100 Over the original price, after seeing my backside over the matter I left it and now there sold out so that’s that.

I find this new dynamic system ridiculous, it seems to me to effect the general consumer more considering a lot of scalpers have bots to do their purchasing

Edited by usn90 on Saturday 17th September 17:14

Teddy Lop

6,711 posts

48 months

Saturday 17th September
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Who regulates how these kind of events are sold, trading standards etc?

The practice of someone clicking on a ticket and waiting several hours to purchase it only to find it's now a significantly different amount, is that even legal? Even the scumbags that are ticketmaster~getmein don't resort to that - they just "pretend" the initial priced event sold out in one minute and "suggest" a reseller, but at least the price they then demand of you is pretty clear...

TheDeuce

15,329 posts

47 months

Saturday 17th September
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Teddy Lop said:
Who regulates how these kind of events are sold, trading standards etc?

The practice of someone clicking on a ticket and waiting several hours to purchase it only to find it's now a significantly different amount, is that even legal? Even the scumbags that are ticketmaster~getmein don't resort to that - they just "pretend" the initial priced event sold out in one minute and "suggest" a reseller, but at least the price they then demand of you is pretty clear...
Yes it's legal - the terms of contract are always flexible up until the point of joint agreement. The final transaction marks agreement. They can't be pulled up on false advertising either as the prices were published as flexible.

It's just not very nice and there were far less distasteful ways Silverstone could have achieved the same overall income. People are obviously prepared to pay but they don't deserve to spend days in a lottery.

I personally think they just tried to be too clever and that misguided cleverness has now been widely criticised due to the payment system problems causing it to become a news story.

I have no problem with any business selling for as much as they can (duh..) but if you go that route you have to do it in a professional and elegant manner. You can't pull people's pants down, ask them to wait whilst bent over for 2 days, and then tell them you can't be arsed to shaft them anyway. Terrible anology and apologies for the imagery caused.


LukeBrown66

2,822 posts

27 months

Saturday 17th September
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Yes you can they have and they have done exactly that, and what happened, it all pretty sold out, apart from tickets that a\e so ridiculous a few people have simply said no, they will be sold for better prices at a later date.

I would guess they have made a massive profit with this which is what it is all about, sell the same number of tickets as last year, but we want to make 20,30% more money.

And it has worked, I say fair play to them, if people are desperate, and dare I say it daft enough to sit there for hours and pay this sort of money I do not blame the track at all. V Create a false demand, hype it up through social media and the media, make a few cockupsl, it's all part of the plan to create interest, and please remember the race is not for nearly a year, so ALLLL that money is sitting in a bank account making vast sums of interest as you, the public are very easy to manipulate.

The ticketing company will also be making a fortune here by the way as they probably came up with the lootbox idea!"

And remember that was actually banned eventually in some countries for being a form of gambling, this is not really the same but is in the same ball park!

rallycross

11,808 posts

218 months

Saturday 17th September
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DanielSan said:
Anyone paying that has a head full of rocks. That's absolutely ludicrous
+1

Turn7

21,639 posts

202 months

Saturday 17th September
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rallycross said:
DanielSan said:
Anyone paying that has a head full of rocks. That's absolutely ludicrous
+1
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax

TheDeuce

15,329 posts

47 months

Saturday 17th September
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LukeBrown66 said:
Yes you can they have and they have done exactly that, and what happened, it all pretty sold out, apart from tickets that a\e so ridiculous a few people have simply said no, they will be sold for better prices at a later date.

I would guess they have made a massive profit with this which is what it is all about, sell the same number of tickets as last year, but we want to make 20,30% more money.

And it has worked, I say fair play to them, if people are desperate, and dare I say it daft enough to sit there for hours and pay this sort of money I do not blame the track at all. V Create a false demand, hype it up through social media and the media, make a few cockupsl, it's all part of the plan to create interest, and please remember the race is not for nearly a year, so ALLLL that money is sitting in a bank account making vast sums of interest as you, the public are very easy to manipulate.

The ticketing company will also be making a fortune here by the way as they probably came up with the lootbox idea!"

And remember that was actually banned eventually in some countries for being a form of gambling, this is not really the same but is in the same ball park!
You've missed my point...

I agree they should be clever and charge as much as possible.

I just think it's hopelessly amateur to then fk up the sales platform to the point at which it makes the news and people start to focus on what they were trying to do all along.

You live in a very wealthy country because of such capitalism on a global scale. It's why people without a pot to piddle in and less than two brain cells to rub together will get picked up and plonked back on their feet in this rich country - no matter how stupid or reluctant to contribute they might happen to be.

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Saturday 17th September
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Turn7 said:
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax
If it has, then the public has been as dumb as a box of rocks for years and should have learnt by now.

Just refuse to be roped in...

TheDeuce

15,329 posts

47 months

Saturday 17th September
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PhilAsia said:
Turn7 said:
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax
If it has, then the public has been as dumb as a box of rocks for years and should have learnt by now.

Just refuse to be roped in...
We could say that all businesses make money out of other people not being quite as sharp as the business in terms of the product offering. Otherwise everyone would be in business themselves.

Most people however shrug and say "I can't be dealing with all the hassle", become an employee and pay whatever price is asked for what they want to buy with their wages - if they want what is being sold badly enough.

People rope themselves in by their desires. Businesses just find solutions for those desires.

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Saturday 17th September
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TheDeuce said:
PhilAsia said:
Turn7 said:
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax
If it has, then the public has been as dumb as a box of rocks for years and should have learnt by now.

Just refuse to be roped in...
We could say that all businesses make money out of other people not being quite as sharp as the business in terms of the product offering. Otherwise everyone would be in business themselves.

Most people however shrug and say "I can't be dealing with all the hassle", become an employee and pay whatever price is asked for what they want to buy with their wages - if they want what is being sold badly enough.

People rope themselves in by their desires. Businesses just find solutions for those desires.
It seems in many areas the UK has thrown customer satisfaction out and is fully embracing being fleeced.

Turn7

21,639 posts

202 months

Saturday 17th September
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PhilAsia said:
TheDeuce said:
PhilAsia said:
Turn7 said:
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax
If it has, then the public has been as dumb as a box of rocks for years and should have learnt by now.

Just refuse to be roped in...
We could say that all businesses make money out of other people not being quite as sharp as the business in terms of the product offering. Otherwise everyone would be in business themselves.

Most people however shrug and say "I can't be dealing with all the hassle", become an employee and pay whatever price is asked for what they want to buy with their wages - if they want what is being sold badly enough.

People rope themselves in by their desires. Businesses just find solutions for those desires.
It seems in many areas the UK has thrown customer satisfaction out and is fully embracing being fleeced.
Luke, is that you ? biggrin

Dazzled

192 posts

207 months

Saturday 17th September
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people with less than two brain cells to rub together


Paging LB66.
Paging LB66

stevemcs

7,004 posts

74 months

Saturday 17th September
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PhilAsia said:
Turn7 said:
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax
If it has, then the public has been as dumb as a box of rocks for years and should have learnt by now.

Just refuse to be roped in...
I think I paid £135 for a weekend with race day in Village. I had camping tax though

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Sunday 18th September
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Turn7 said:
PhilAsia said:
TheDeuce said:
PhilAsia said:
Turn7 said:
Hasnt F1 been like this for many years now though ?

Motogp early doors weekend general admittance used to be £75, didnt go this year but I doubt next years prices will much more than about £130, plus parking tax
If it has, then the public has been as dumb as a box of rocks for years and should have learnt by now.

Just refuse to be roped in...
We could say that all businesses make money out of other people not being quite as sharp as the business in terms of the product offering. Otherwise everyone would be in business themselves.

Most people however shrug and say "I can't be dealing with all the hassle", become an employee and pay whatever price is asked for what they want to buy with their wages - if they want what is being sold badly enough.

People rope themselves in by their desires. Businesses just find solutions for those desires.
It seems in many areas the UK has thrown customer satisfaction out and is fully embracing being fleeced.
Luke, is that you ? biggrin
Erm, PhilAsia...

Teddy Lop

6,711 posts

48 months

Sunday 18th September
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Remember in 2021 when the race was held as one of the first post lockdown trial events and Silverstone thanked all us loyal ticket holders who'd let them roll our 2020 tickets forward instead of cashing out and acknowledged that that support was vital in them surviving the lockdown?

rallycross

11,808 posts

218 months

Sunday 18th September
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DanielSan said:
Anyone paying that has a head full of rocks. That's absolutely ludicrous
+1

Sheetmaself

5,309 posts

179 months

Sunday 18th September
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Can everyone remember just how busy the grandstands were this year friday and saturday?

Well wait till next year!



I know this has always been an option to upgrade from GA but to my knowledge it was always buy a GA ticket, turn up on the Saturday, go to the office and try to upgrade. This process would of put many off.

Now its £30 more to book this on the Saturday so you would of thought everyone going on the Saturday will do this and where will the extra seating come from.

One of the joys for me is (was) walking the circuit a d grandstand hopping. This year couldn’t do that as no seats available within an hour of each session. Guess it will be the same or worse next year.

I will go and i will enjoy it, but they seem to be doing their level best to ruin it for me.

Daz68

3,143 posts

191 months

Sunday 18th September
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What has amazed me is the amount of tickets sold. Crikey Silverstone has become a licence to print money. Make hay while the sun shines.