Nancy R wrote:
The pm.com presale code last go-around got all screwed up, so now they are going back to the verified fan thing AND asking you to pay $8 for an Egypt Station lanyard that gives you an extra chance to be picked?! WTF?!!
This means that even with 2 chances, you STILL might not be picked to participate in the presale! I don’t think it matters if you want regular or VIP tickets. Everybody is in the same sinking boat, DESPITE REPEATED WARNINGS!
They're not "asking you to pay $8 for an Egypt Station lanyard" but offering a digital copy of the album with a lanyard and laminate that also gives you a pre-access code - all for $8.
It's just another way to market the album. Paul runs a business - not a charity so he's trying to maximise sales of the album via different formats and routes.
It should be noted that this offer (excluisve to the US) is still chepaer than buying the download in the UK with no laminate or lanyard included - just the digital album.