Will L wrote:I think I agree with Martin, the problem stems from giving advance information as to what would be available.
Um, what problem occured because of this?
As I see it, there are complaints about pre-selling, and complaints about people willing to buy large amounts, perhaps for resale. The former seems to be something that has been addressed by James above, and the latter seems to be a problem because historically
it happened as pre-selling.
For the 'pre-sales' at S4 north, it seems that whilst there was an appearance of pre-selling, what was actually going on was the sale of items not advertised on the B&B
which had travelled together with the large lot, and the B&B was used to process the transaction (ie the goods were collected from the B&B team at some point - presumably because that's where the goods were...). Perhaps not ideal without an explanation, but I don't think what happened was actually a problem.
If there is a 'problem', it seems to be that some people saw the existence of items on the B&B table, and are miffed they didn't buy them. They are perceving a lack of transparency, so are worried that they didn't get a fair crack. That's a reasonable concern, but hopefully what is becoming clear is that the only issue is a lack of explanation in advance about what was actually happening. I'm happy to fix the latter with more stuff on this site for next time.