UPDATED Nov 3: Online sales have finished; limited door sales only at the con.
In contrast to previous years, where Kiwicon was a dodgy cash-only operation, Kiwicon 5 is a fully fledged eCommerce machine, with sophisticated fraud-detection and the latest in PCI DSS compliance (aka we outsourced the problem to PayPal).
To come to Kiwicon, you must buy a ticket on the website (or, if you're special, complete the shopping process using a magic code that we've given you) and fill in the details required. The payment process uses PayPal, so you can pay with any mechanism they support - Credit Card or your existing PayPal account's ill-gotten gains from your endeavors at "affiliate marketing". If you're not familiar with PayPal, this means that we at no time actually get your Credit Card number... well, unless we owned PayPal. Which, for the record, we haven't. Also, before you rage, remember you don't actually have to set up a paypal account - you can just click "continue without creating an account" and use it like a normal CC processing gateway.
Once you've bought a ticket you have to pick it (and any merch) up at the Con, or on the Friday evening before at Early Registration. If you're not coming to the con, we can't ship you merch, cause we're just not that sophisticated.
If you're a corporate buying 6+ tickets, and doing paypal transactions is complicated, then we can probably arrange for you to transfer us the money directly. We'll give you a set of one time discount codes for each of your staff to use when registering. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can arrange this. Bear in mind that this is a manual process, and we've all got full time jobs, so it might be wise not to leave this till the last minute, or expect Amway-grade fervor.
Answers To Your Shopping Related Questions
Q: Do I get a GST receipt?
A: Yes. Previously we did not have a GST number, but we didn't appreciate getting laughed at by the IRD.
Q: Can I buy merch separately from a ticket?
A: Sure can.
Q: Can I buy merch at the con instead of pre ordering?
A: No. Hoodies are made to order. Tshirts, maybe - we will have some unallocated tshirts, but demand is always high. If you want one, order it online.
Q: Can I pay cash instead?
A: If you're making a >=6 ticket order, then, yes contact us via email like it says above, and we can issue you with a discount code for each person you've paid for to use to complete the ordering process.
Q: Can I buy more than one ticket at once?
A: Yes. Our eCommerce-o-tron has been upgraded with magic pony power to support this kind of multi-ticketing madness.
Q: Oooh, discount codes, I'm gonna hax joo!
A: Sure, buddy, sure. Our discount-weasel-detector.py has an itchy trigga finga. Do not taunt it, for it is quick to anger.
Q: WHAT? TICKETS ARE FIVE WHOLE DOLLARS MORE AGAIN!!?!?! I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT! NO I AINT GONNA TAKE IT! I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MOAR!
A: YES, TICKETS ARE SIXTY DOLLARS THIS YEAR. YES THATS FIVE DOLLARS MORE THAN 2010 WHICH WAS FIVE DOLLARS MORE THAN 2007. WE KNOW THIS BECAUSE WE DECIDED THEY WOULD COST SIXTY DOLLARS. YOU DON'T NEED TO TELL US. YES THIS MEANS YOU CAN AFFORD ONE LESS BEER. NO FUCKS WERE GIVEN. IF YOU DON'T GET SIXTY DOLLARS WORTH OF VALUE OUT OF KIWICON 5 WE WILL POST YOUR LIST OF COMPLAINTS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF KIWICON.ORG WITH A LINK TO YOUR FACEBOOK PETITION PAGE SO THAT THE POWER OF YOUR DEMOCRACY CAN DETERMINE THE DEPTHS OF OUR INIQUITY. (Which uh, is to say, doing credit card payments and paying tax and having a FRICKIN' OPERA HOUSE adds to our costs somewhat, so sorry (again). It's $60 this time.)
Q: Shopping is hard. I have a question...
A: Direct all questions to email@example.com