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Yes, you can show PDF tickets on your phone at NYNY, instead of printing it out

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  1. airball1996

    airball1996 High-Roller

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    I'm surprised people still don't know this.... Same applies to airlines, concerts, etc...
     
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  2. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    And I prefer to do my final edit on paper, not a screen.
     
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  3. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    People do get denied for non-printed documents at times though.

    It’s happened to me personally at a baseball game before, where they said “it needs to be printed or on the app”.

    I also know for a fact that for RyanAir flights leaving Morocco, your boarding pass needs to be printed (while digital passes are acceptable anywhere else that RyanAir flies).

    I just didn’t want to be stuck in a situation where there’s a rule like that, and I’m standing there with no printed copy and no basis on which I can argue having to accept the digital copy. Since, after all, it does say “print at home”.

    Of course, you can’t expect the resort’s website to actually SAY this, which is why I sought explicit confirmation in writing. It’s much better to go off of a firm, definite answer, than a generally-accepted rule of thumb.
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Sure seems like a lot of hoops and what ifs just to avoid buying a printer that costs less than a night out of drinking. Redundancy is not a bad thing.
     
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  5. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    To me, it’s not really about the cost.

    It’s a somewhat fragile object that I would have to keep set up in a place located close to my computer (or close to a place where I would be able to bring my computer).

    Then there are several variables associated with it being useful such as...
    - Ink might dry out
    - Replacement ink might be difficult to find
    - Might run out of paper at the wrong time (and then I’ll have to buy more paper and store it somewhere, thus taking up even more room)

    Then what if I have to print something in colour? Having a colour printer puts a whole new spin on things.

    All told, it makes way more sense to have things printed at a print shop, as they’ll maintain all of the supplies and the equipment for you... plus they’ll have higher quality equipment for situations in which the appearance matters (especially so for colour printing).

    After a handful of print jobs, it may be cheaper for me to just buy a printer. But whatever excess money I spend on having someone else do it, I think is just an insurance policy against the hassles associated with keeping a printer up and running.

    Moreover, the need for printed documents is only declining, not increasing. If we were having this conversation ten years ago, it would be a different story, because you could simply expect to need to print things... whereas now, such circumstances are the exception, not the norm.
     
  6. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Different norms for all.
     
  7. Chuck2009x

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    Interesting. I have a couple of bits to add, although I don't know how universal they are as far as applying to all Ticketmaster shows.

    Lady Gaga:
    I bought a 3-D cardboard ticket which was mailed to me, it was (obviously) the only option for that kind of ticket. I wouldn't have been able to transfer it or sell it using their in-house system.

    Aerosmith:
    I bought a pair of tickets. At first the delivery option shown was Mobile-only, but about a week later, a physical delivery option was shown (with 3 speeds of delivery offered). No print-at-home option. According to Ticketmaster (at least for this show):
    • If you take physical delivery (even just a plain old cardboard ticket with, I assume, but not 100% sure, a barcode on it), you can't transfer them or sell them using their system.
    • If you do Mobile-only, you can transfer or sell any number of your tickets using their online system before you download them. After you download them, you can still transfer or sell, but not while they are in your wallet. If you put them in your wallet you have to take them out of the wallet first, in order to transfer or sell one or more.
    • Not sure what transfer/sale options are available for print-at-home tickets.
     
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    I'm a little older than NFC but I agree, I don't own a printer and don't plan on buying one.

    I just use my works printer on the rare occasion I need something haha.
     
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    buy unofficial refill online; one for my Brother WiFi printer cost about $20 USD.

    See answer above.

    If you're worried about this problem, then you're doing muuuuuch more printing then you've lead on to believe. Regardless, any office supply store, Target, Walmart, etc. will have plain old paper available to purchase.
     
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    Not trying to get you to get a printer, but just want to mention it does not need to be near your computer, most connect via wifi. I have mine in the basement -:), but if soemething does happens to it unless wife insists (very likely) I probably would not replace

    Also, with the show tickets, worst that would have happened would be that you'd have to go to box office with your credit card and they could verify your purchase and get you in
     
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    The last few shows I have seen in the last 3 years I used my phone and the PDF with the barcode to get in, Zumanity and KA. I do not own a printer and all that. I just walked to the box office on my way to the show to ask since I did not want to be stuck having to go back, they all said "Its okay" and did not offer to print the ticket.
     
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    I don't have a printer, as for us we don't need one. We can both print at work. I find the cost of ink etc not justifiable. That said even though I make my living in the IT world I rarely trust technology in a situation like this. Tech can and will fail at the very worst time. I don't agree that it should be FORCED to have to print but I can and will continue to print whenever it works. I travel a LOT for work and have witnessed so many incidents at airports with people struggling with technology. Phones that decide to lock up, or suddenly power off at just the wrong point. Interesting thread. Then again I find myself being old school and still often use printed directions for road trips and have maps etc. While I do use Waze etc sometimes when driving I don't rely on it as the only option.
     
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  13. ken2v

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    So the moral is printing works, not whether it is done at home, work or a remote site.
     
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  14. notfromconcentrate

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    That’s on the right track, I think. Though to be fair, it seems most of the justifications for printing documents have been out of preference (e.g. you prefer to edit written work on paper), or odd necessity (e.g. bshowell’s professor wants assignments printed).

    So yes, printing may “work” in such cases. Though it is rarely an actual hard requirement, which is important for those who would prefer to use digital methods, so that they’re not needlessly forced to undergo the hassle of printing something out.

    Thus, I would say the moral is “Printing works, generally as a matter of preference”.
     
  15. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    And it would seem most of the justifications for not doing so also come down to preferences.
     
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    I'm guessing mobile tickets on your phone are good pretty much everywhere? I use them for sporting events, amusement parks, etc. We are going to shows at MGM, Caesars, and Linq, and plan on using mobile unless someone knows they don't accept them?
     
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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    It definitely would be helpful if people could chime in with instances in which they have known mobile tickets were denied.

    I suspect such instances are in the vast minority these days... though between a handful of isolated incidents, and venue owners being less than forthcoming about the acceptance (i.e. “print at home” not meaning what it sounds like and me having to ask them THREE times), it would be useful to know where mobile tickets aren’t ok.
     
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