This article is from the Grateful Dead FAQ, by John J. Wood, Eric Nay and Ihor Slabicky firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Total up all your tickets. GDTS recommends you have your tickets
sent back via registered mail. GDTS will take care of the registered
mail: all you need to do is include the registered mail cost of $6.75
in your money order.
GDTS will ONLY accept either a US POST OFFICE or AMERICAN EXPRESS
money order. NO OTHER MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!
Make payable to: GRATEFUL DEAD TICKET SALES-CONCERT NAME for the
exact amount. Make sure your name and address are on the money order.
Keep your receipt!! If your order is not filled, your payment will be
returned to you.
No personal checks or cash EVER!!
Note that the total amount on the postal money order MUST BE EXACT!
Since the ticket office may receive more requests than there are
tickets, correct requests will be processed first, and you may miss
out. Numerous rejections have occurred due to errors like incorrect
dollar amount, no stamps, etc.
Joe wants two tickets to each Albany show, and each Albany
ticket is $27.50. The registered mail fee is $6.75.
Payment = ( 6 tickets * $27.50 ) + ( 6.75 Registered Mail fee )
= 165.00 + 6.75
Make out money order to GRATEFUL DEAD TICKET SALES - ALBANY
for $171.75, with Joe's name and address. Joe keeps the
**** CANADIAN MAIL ORDER ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS ****
If you are ordering from Canada, here are some helpful instructions:
Ticket prices are the same, of course, only in US dollars. There is
only one option for canadian orders: canadian postal money orders
in u.s. currency. THERE IS NO OTHER ACCEPTED FORM OF PAYMENT (i.e.,
no american express money orders as is ok in the u.s.).
Have your mail hand-stamped by the canadian postal workers.
Instead of putting stamps on your return envelope (SASE), enclose
with your SASE an international postal coupon. I've been told
that GDTS will accept one of these as equivalent to one u.s. first
class postage stamp. Be sure to add the equivalent additional
amount in coupons if you are ordering more than 8 tickets.
Since your mail is passing through two postal and border systems
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER YOUR MAIL. The price
is the same as for american orders ($6.75); just add this amount
to your canadian money order.
Finally, your order will take a little longer than an american
order because of the border and postal issues, but it does work!
[Thanks to joseph muller - JMULLER@SSCvax.CIS.McMaster.CA]