Kingda Ka First Riders Auction

Monday, April 11, 2005 2:28 AM
I am not sure people are understanding the auction. I am seeing people out bid each other for the front or top seat, and/or the back seat. From what I can see, there are 18 auctions for this, and the top bidder of each auction will get to ride the first ride. So far they are bidding against the highest bidders from what they think is front or back. From what I read the highest bidders will be at the front but I would hope the next highest bidders would also have their choice of seats. As it is now, a bidder for the ride who offerred 600 would not get to ride while someone who has made a bid of 456 would since they won that bid.

Anyone have any clarification for this bidding process since it is confusing now?

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Monday, April 11, 2005 2:32 AM
"Riders will be placed from highest to lowest bids, front to back, respectively."

By the way, there is already a topic on this.

Monday, April 11, 2005 2:36 AM
You got it, Ed.

18 auctions. Each is for one seat on the 'inaugural' ride.

The person who pays the most for their seat gets first choice. The second highest auction winning bid gets second choice and so on.

So yes, if you only bid on one of the seats your bid of $800 would get you nothing if someone bid higher in the same auction. However, in the other 17 auctions someone could win a seat with a much lower bid.

Monday, April 11, 2005 4:21 PM
Wait. If you're placed front to back from highest to lowest, then won't the third highest bid get row 2 rather than back row?

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