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Disappointed! ANTIQUE ROADSHOW Tickets
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The ANTIQUE ROADSHOW appeared to be a great venue offered to the public for free . . . However, free tickets are hard to come by, but don't fret, tickets are available for a hefty price. A disappointed blogger reacts!

Here are  (in chronological order )  blog entries regarding the ANTIQUE ROADSHOW coming to Palm Springs on June 7, 2008.
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On June 7th the Antique Road Show will be at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  The day they announced they were coming to Palm Springs, I applied for tickets.  The application allowed each home to apply once and should they be selected, they would receive 2 tickets.  Ok, I must be more honest here.... I wanted tickets badly, very badly, soooo badly that I made sure all my local friends applied for tickets so they could take me along <wink>.  After stirring everyone up and getting them to apply, I feared we would have too many tickets.  After all, they were only doing it to make sure I got to go <great friends>.  But what if all received  tickets, there's only one of me????  So for the next months I feared my little plan might be over the top!

Today the Antique Road Show sent letters to all of us saying we weren't picked.  BUMMER!!!!!  How is it that 100% of all of us (12 applications) did not get picked?   How fair was there selection process?   I am heartbroken that we couldn't get at least one ticket for this event.  I must admit my 'poor sportsmanship' is showing a bit!   I have a huge case of 'sour grapes'...   All I know for sure is that I probably won't watch the Antique Roadshow for at least tonight while I grieve. 

To all of you who won (after all, someone had to win), CONGRATULATIONS! 

Yesterday I wrote about the Antique Roadshow Ticket process for the Palm Springs, June 7th venue.   Since then I have received emails from upset citizens who believe the Antique Roadshow Ticket process was some marketing ploy or a possible scam.   I still have yet to find anyone that received free tickets from the application online process.  Please send me a message if you received free tickets because many of us who were denied are questioning whether free tickets were ever available to the Palm Springs public . . .   To read my article about my process hit this link:     Disappointed! Antique Road Show - Palm Springs

THE LATESET NEWS on tickets comes from looking for them on Ebay.   If you go to Ebay and type in:   Antique Roadshow Palm Springs, you will find you can buy immediately 2 tickets for $359.... they are shipped from New York!   Interesting isn't it!  I won't pay that for tickets!  Here is the link, I don't know if these tickets will be arround long since I'm sure someone will buy them:

I hope the Desert Sun looks into this matter and provides the public with some information on whether this could possibly be a scam. Ok, I promise to get over my 'sour grapes' by Monday.  Have a nice weekend.'

SUNDAY.   This morning on Ebay I typed ANTIQUE ROADSHOW TICKETS and I came up with a few new sellers.  One was quite unique, obviously they didn't want to get in trouble by 'selling' free tickets, so they are selling a cancelled stamp for $99 and with it they are giving away two free tickets:   Antiques Roadshow Tickets Palm Springs Free W/Stamp   THAT SELLER has four ebay sales going on like this (8 tickets) and the tickets come out of ELKHORN, WI . . . not Palm Springs!  Interesting isn't it.  To those who have not kept up with my story please read the post below.  It has the links to the other entries.  OK, I reallllllllllllllly mean this, I will wake up Monday morning and I'll be over it <wink>.  I'm starting to accept I am a non-ticket holder.  Thanks for all the emails and comments . . . by the way, I have received many ticket rejection emails from disappointed desert residents and only a couple emails from people who won.  Makes you wonder huh?

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Reviewed by S Trauer (Reader) 7/25/2009
I'm in Denver - my friend won tickets and I went with her. Be glad you didn't get tickets - we waited in the first group of lines an hour and a seating (you could bring your own chair). Then onto line 2 where you are grouped by what type your item is...then on to line 3 (if you have different groupings you get one item appraised then wait in yet another line) When I finally got to my first group the line was fairly short - I thought not much longer. Well it would have been however they liked an item and we all waited 25 minutes until they were finished the line did not move at all. At last the line finally started moving again - I was almost there. I walked around the wall and was given a 1 minute appraisal price only (which I feel was incorrect) no information about my item and the appraiser barely looked at it. Two and a half hours for this???? OK on to my second item grouping, hopefully this would be something they were interested in and I would get more information. After another hour in line the same thing...a quick one minute appraisal without barely looking at my item. If you are lucky enough to have something they want to air you get the full enchilada however if it's something they are not interested in all you get is long lines, sore back, sore feet, and a long day. No food, drink, or cell phones allowed. We arrived at 9:30 am and left the convention center at 1:15 with only 2 minutes of valued time looking at my items. What a dissapointment! I love the show however they are playing the odds having a lot of people wait and only the very few chosen getting a fair appraisal. I won't ever be applying for tickets again!
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