Over the last couple of years festivals have started offering payment plans when purchasing tickets so that more people will purchase the tickets and pay for them over the course of four to five months. You’ll want to be cautious though and follow the small print or you can end up never receiving your tickets and also losing out on money. Buying on credit, it’s the American way!
The process is fairly simple. You’ll select the payment plan option, you’ll make the first initial payment and then once a month the rest of the money will be taken out of your account on the date specified. The only thing you have to do is make sure that there’s money available on your debit or credit card.
For EDC Las Vegas 2016, here’s how the costs break out if you put your tickets on layaway:
Early Owl 3-Day GA Pass: $407.40 + fees (US shipping: $8.50) for a total of $415.90*
Later Owl 3-Day GA Pass: $428.05 + fees (US shipping: $8.50) for a total of $436.55*
Early Owl 3-Day VIP Pass: $783.29 + fees (US shipping: $8.50) for a total of $791.79*
*Layaway total costs if purchased before October 1, 2015.
New for EDC Las Vegas 2016:
- All layaway plans are subject to a nonrefundable $30 fee per order.
- Any defaulted layaway plans are subject to a nonrefundable $40 fee per order.
Additional layaway info:
- Payment structure listed applies to plans purchased before October 1, 2015. Insomniac and Front Gate has not provide costs yet for payment plans starting October 1st or later.
- If you lock in your payment plan before October 1st you will avoid the 9% LET tax which is $31.95 for GA and $62.91 for VIP
- Additional per-order US shipping fee of $8.50.
- $1 per ticket sold will be donated to a local charity.
According to Front Gate, the company that will be handling EDC Las Vegas 2016 tickets, here are the dates that payments will be processed:
Payment 1: Due October 15th
Payment 2: Due November 15th
Payment 3: Due December 15th
Final Payment: Due January 15th
You’ll want to verify that the money is really charged to your credit card or taken out of your bank account if you’re using a debit card. If for any reason your initial attempt is declined, you may be notified via email with further instructions. If you have new account information, such as a new billing address or new card, please log-in to your account to update. You may also resubmit a failed payment or pay off the order in full under your purchase account.
What happens if any of your payments are declined? You’ll an email from Front Gate with further instructions. Likely telling you that you have a certain amount of days to change the payment method. If a scheduled payment fails and is not paid during the grace period, the plan will then be canceled, forfeiting your tickets and along with some of the already paid.
What if your debit or credit card is not charged and you don’t get an email saying that your payment was declined? That won’t happen. You’ll get the email. Don’t wait until a month before EDC to start wondering where your ticket is though. Keep an eye on your spam mail folder of your email provider in case an email ends up in one of those places. If there’s no email anywhere you’ll want to login to your Front Gate account and see what it says or pickup the phone and call them!
If you decide later that you’d like to pay off your layaway order in full, Front Gate offers a Pay in Full option.
Every year as tickets start getting mailed out someone will say that there account was not charged and they never got an email and once they call they’ll find out the order was cancelled. Don’t let this be you! Keep track of every payment and the standing of your account. Once the final payment is processed you’ll be able to see that it’s been paid in full.
If you have general questions on your order, payment plan or account here are Front Gate Tickets customer support FAQs: support.frontgatetickets.com
Need additional customer support for EDC Las Vegas tickets, you find contact information for Front Gate Tickets at Front Gate Tickets – EDC Las Vegas 2016
ProTip updated from Buying EDC Vegas Tickets Using the Payment Plan by Keith Wozniak.