BlueBucs is gone. On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 the following was posted to the homepage of BlueBucs:
BlueBucs will be closing it’s doors.
After 8 incredible years it is with some sadness and a great deal of excitement that we announce that BlueBucs will be closing it’s doors and joining the team at ShowsOnSale.com as contributing members. This means that you’ll still be able to reach us there, and we’ll still be helping to provide you with the best presale and onsale information daily. Yes, it was a tough decision, but the move is designed to free up our time so we can concentrate on building FlipATicket.com into the ticket resale site that will put this industry back in the hands of you, the brokers.
We’re referring you to ShowsOnSale.com because we believe they are the only other site that can provide you with the quality of information and service that you have come to expect over these years. They are a well established broker service site rich with features beyond the event list such as a very active forum and chat, private messaging, venue information, as well as strong list management tools. They have an excellent reputation for customer service that will now be enhanced by our presence. We hope you will join us there and continue our shared success in this industry.
The monthly fee for new Shows On Sale members is $80 per month, but we have negotiated a discounted rate of $70 per month for any joining BluBucs members. This also includes a free 30 day trial so that you can start exploring their site now before BluBucs is officially shut down. Make sure to mention that you are from BluBucs when filling out the Shows On Sale application to be sure that you will be locked in to the $70. You can sign up here:http://showsonsale.com/memberhome.aspx
If you have any questions for the Shows On Sale team, you can reach them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions for me about this announcement, you can reach me at: bluebucs [ at] gmail.com
All members will need to go to paypal and cancel your membership ASAP to avoid being charged again.
We will remain open for BB members until July 20th to give you time to convert over.
All annual payments that have been made will be prorated from your last due date until July 20th and you will be refunded the balance. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email.
I just want to say thanks to everyone for your emails and pms, I really appreciate the kind words.
Following that post, another was added that read as follows:
I just want you to know how much I appreciate all the emails and pm’s that you have taken the the time to send to me, it has been overwhelming and quite humbling.
I can’t express my gratitude enough.
It has been an incredible experience to work, play, share, and grow with all of you.
My deepest prayers of peace, health, and prosperity to all of you.
Long May You Run!
A link to youtube was included, here is that same song: