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I have been successful and have got a pair of tickets for the second Monday for Centre Court, I'm well happy.

Just wondered whether anyone else has also been successful like myself?
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Just got a successful letter back. However, I've been given two tickets for the second Tuesday on Centre Court. That's women's QF day. £130.Not interested at all.

Will most likely attempt to get the groundpass tickets for a couple days in the first week as there will be plenty of great players on the outer courts, who I'd much rather see.
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Just got a successful letter back. However, I've been given two tickets for the second Tuesday on Centre Court. That's women's QF day. £130.Not interested at all.
If there is similar rain like last year, you might end up with totally differernt matches for that Tuesday.

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It will rain.
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A pair of tickets for the second Thursday on Court 1, so I pray for rain for some matches to be bumped on there
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Just got a successful letter back. However, I've been given two tickets for the second Tuesday on Centre Court. That's women's QF day. £130.Not interested at all.

Will most likely attempt to get the groundpass tickets for a couple days in the first week as there will be plenty of great players on the outer courts, who I'd much rather see.
A bit of advice, if you don't want them, don't try to sell them on ebay

I sold tickets for the women's final last year and have only just settled it with Wimbledon's solicitors who were threatening to sue me :retard:
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First Saturday, Court 1.

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If there is similar rain like last year, you might end up with totally differernt matches for that Tuesday.
Yep, I was thinking of that but I don't want to end up spending £130 and then hoping that there's rain. Not interested in the WTA matches at all. I think first week I'll be able to see alot of the mens matches on the outer courts, and there's a chance of getting centre court tickets if you arrive early. So, I'll probably do that. Alot of the players I want to see will probably not be on the show courts.
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A bit of advice, if you don't want them, don't try to sell them on ebay

I sold tickets for the women's final last year and have only just settled it with Wimbledon's solicitors who were threatening to sue me :retard:
Yeah, the organisers are pretty mental when it comes to that. I'm just not gonna buy the tickets offered.

What happened with you? Did they threaten to recoup the money from your sale? How did you settle it?
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A bit of advice, if you don't want them, don't try to sell them on ebay

I sold tickets for the women's final last year and have only just settled it with Wimbledon's solicitors who were threatening to sue me :retard:
funny The first thing I thought of was for him to sell them on ebay if he doesn't want them.

btw, how does getting tickets for wimbledon actually work - do you get given tickets
for random days based on what's available?
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Yeah, the organisers are pretty mental when it comes to that. I'm just not gonna buy the tickets offered.

What happened with you? Did they threaten to recoup the money from your sale? How did you settle it?
Eventually I had to pay back all the money I made plus a bit more. They had opened up a court case with me and all the others who had sold tickets on ebay, and as I didn't have much of a defence, I had to settle before it got to court.

I'd got £850 for the women's final tickets
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So, if I want to buy final tickets, for example - I can't no matter how much I agree to pay?
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i'll get some comps for a few days and queue on other days.
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adee-gee, this is some serious shit you're writing about. Was there any legal norm in the regulations forbidding to do so? Or did you know you're doing sth illegal?

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funny The first thing I thought of was for him to sell them on ebay if he doesn't want them.

btw, how does getting tickets for wimbledon actually work - do you get given tickets
for random days based on what's available?
Yep, first thing I thought of too. Until you read all the terms on the letter they send you which is very explicit in forbidding selling on tickets.

The process is quite a long one. You basically send an application form to Wimbledon to enter into a ballot for tickets. By February, the people who got chosen in the ballot get sent a letter stating that two tickets have been allocated for you. The rubbish thing is they specify the date and court. So, I ended up being given Tuesday of the 2nd week which is WTA Quarter Finals. If I want the tickets, I just send the letter back with the cheque for payment. I think it's a poor process.
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