Get ready for the Computicket FAIL

Stormers fans entering the special circle of hell that is dealing with the Computicket sales experience. Abandon all hope all who enter here.

Ever tried getting tickets for the Boks at Newlands?  Ever tried lining up for U2 tickets in South Africa? Ever thought it was a good idea to watch your rugby team in a Super Rugby playoff game?  Then you’ll know the special circle of hell that is dealing with Computicket.

I think it is a safe assumption to make that the moment that the tickets for the Stormers semi-final at Newlands go on sale that Computicket will crash.  Those who have had the courage to line up outside stalls will be told “Sorry we are experiencing high volumes.” Those logging onto the Computicket website surreptitiously from work will be greeted with the “connection timed out” error message.

Why? It is so simple, they must know that there will be a surge in volume the split second the tickets go on sale, yet it is inevitable like the rising of the sun that Computicket will FAIL us on Thursday.  We can only conclude that either Computicket is not in fact a loving overlord of ticketsales as it would not allow us to suffer so if it loved us, or we are forced to conclude that Computicket is in fact powerless to stop the FAIL because of its own incompetence and stupidity.

Why Computicket, why? Why do you hate us  so much?

Smokey the Bowler


  1. Last evening I got a phone call from some friends who were heading for the Cape Town stadium to watch the Boks play England in the IRB Junior World Cup. Would I like to join them? I live a short walk from the stadium, so off I went.

    On arrival in good time for the kick off, I was told there was no spare ticket for me. A nearby official pointed me in the direction of a wooden shack in a cold and windy corner of the car park area with just three counters and three very long queues. Fearing the worst, I joined one of the queues. Around half an hour later I had got close enough to see that my fears were justified – there on the top of the shack was the small but dreaded ‘Computicket’ logo.

    I eventually reached the front of the queue, which still streched into the darkness behind me, and bought myself a ticket. I made it into a three-quarters empty stadium shortly before half-time.

    Luckily for me, and no thanks to Computicket, my friends told me the first half of the match was very tedious and the game really didn’t get going until the Boks scored the first try early in the second half.

    Why, oh why are Computicket allowed to smugly maintain their monopoly on the sale of tickets in South Africa?

  2. We are a strange and divided nation but the one thing that unites us as brothers and sisters in this country is the common experience of getting regularly shafted by Computicket.

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