What I'd like to do is facilitate the bringing-together of people who have tickets with those who need tickets. The rest will be up to you. This "Ticket Exchange" will be conducted as follows:
If you HAVE tickets:
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following information:
NOTE: You MUST have ACTUAL tickets, not electronic tickets. If you have nothing more than an E-Ticket confirmation page, please do not participate in this exchange. If you wish to participate, please go to your theater and PRINT OUT the tickets before offering them for sale.
By sending this information, you agree to sell this ticket at NO MORE than face value + fees + whatever shipping costs are incurred, if any.
If you NEED tickets:
While I understand everyone's enthusiasm, you must understand that demand far outweighs supply. In order to keep this as fair as possible, PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND the following procedures and guidelines:
I am sorry if it seems that there are so many "rules" about this, but to attempt to handle an influx of mail regarding tickets that are *not yet available* is simply too overwhelming.
When a post is made, the FIRST e-mail I receive -- AFTER THE POST IS MADE -- expressing interest in that ticket will be put into contact with the ticket-holder.
You will do this by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, with the following information:
DO NOT E-MAIL IN ADVANCE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS, PLEASE. THERE IS *NO* WAITING LIST. By expressing interest, you agree NOT to resell this ticket for ANY AMOUNT higher than what you yourself pay for it.
So, what happens then?
Once the interested party contacts me, I will e-mail the seller and pass on the relevant contact information. I will at that time announce on the TORn home page that the Exchange is concluded. The seller will then reach out to the interested party and make the arrangements for the sale. How the sale itself is conducted, or the manner of the ticket exchange, is outside of our control.
These are all good faith agreements, and I am trusting in the honor of LOTR fans. However, what happens once the seller and the purchaser are put in contact is not the responsibility of myself or TheOneRing.net.
This is the most fair way I can think of to try to help fans get tickets to each other. It is not perfect, of course, but I hope that at least in making the attempt that we can make some LOTR fans a bit happier.