Backdrifter, on 05 March 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:
By the way, if you and at least one other person are practising for a later booking with a dry run this time, might you have blocked March bookers who then gave up before you re-released your basket contents? Or have I misunderstood what you said?
Yes, that certainly happened, but I don't care, it's every man for himself in the ATG booking pit. The dry run was very worthwhile, there are several quirks of the system that I now know about and it will enable me to have a much better chance to get better seats on the exact day I want next time (if I can be bothered to do it on Easter Monday).
On another point, they had a very short time set for you to pay for your tickets before they got re-released, I forget what but it was about 5-6 minutes, I imagine plenty of people struggling with credit card verification would have timed-out and had their tickets returned to the pool.