[BCAB] Is Anyone Using the eventbrite Website?

Nicholas Lancaster nick at lancaster.vg
Fri Oct 25 10:31:58 BST 2019

Hi   Eventbrite seems to be more accessible than it used to be.  I complained to them over a year ago over difficulties I had booking into an event over a year ago, they took six weeks before they replied and blamed the problem on how the event organiser put the event on the site. 
The one time I booked an event I had to pay for I just could not get through the system, and at least at that time PayPal was not an option.   This lead me to contacting the event organiser directly, telling them Eventbrite was inaccessible and booking direct with them, I done this a number of times and always had my booking taken, though some did not like doing that way.  

Nick Lancaster 

> On 25 Oct 2019, at 00:58, Karl Farrell via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk> wrote:
> The Eventbrite website provides information about a whole range of events
> taking place and provides a means for booking to attend.  I have been able
> to book onto some events which are free because the process is relatively
> straightforward.
> However, when you have to pay to book a place, the process is ten times more
> complicated.  Eventbrite times you as you try to set up your booking and
> stops your progress after, I think it's 12 minutes.  The time goes quickly
> if you don't understand the steps of the process or if you make a mistake
> putting in your card details and have to start that again.  I think PayPal
> would be quicker in this context but I don't think I can find a way to elect
> to use PayPal rather than my debit card.
> Eventbrite is often the only way to book for an event so, if you can't
> complete your booking that way, you may not be able to get in.  I got an
> address to write to in sunny old California concerning problems I had some
> weeks ago but my email and expected reply are taking longer than a snail
> rowing the Atlantic.  And just think, I had to shell out for that particular
> event!
> Karl Farrell (not too shy to say who I am)
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