SOLD (No longer available) SXSW Interactive 2013 badge + housing reservation transfer


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I purchased a SXSW Interactive badge and made a reservation through SXSW housing desk for a downtown hotel. My plans have changed and I will not be able to attend. My loss is your gain. Especially the downtown hotel, that’s a score.

For sale: Package that includes SXSW Interactive 2013 badge + housing reservation transfer for downtown hotel. Selling price for this package: just $1295. Buy Now before someone else buys. Once it is gone, it’s gone.

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Hotel room at highly sought after (and sold out) downtown location. If you’ve been to SXSW, you know how desirable it is to have a downtown hotel location (conveniently located within walking distance of the convention center), and how hard it is to get a downtown hotel room.

What you get in this package:

1) SXSW Interactive 2013 Badge transferred from my name to your name:

  • SXSW Interactive 2013 badge (current market price from SXSW = $1150).
  • SXSW will charge me a $125 transfer fee to transfer the badge to your name. I will pay that.

2) SXSW housing reservation transfer

Hotel: Embassy Suites – Downtown


  • Approximately 0.5 miles from the Austin Convention Center
  • Info from my SXSW confirmation: 
    • “All suites hotel with kitchenette and parlor with a sofabed. Complimentary breakfast and Manager’s Happy Hour reception daily for registered guests.”
    • Checkin: Friday, March 8, 2013
    • Checkout: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    • Nights: 5
    • Number of Rooms: 1.
    • Room type: King Suite
    • Bedding: King Bed & Sofabed
    • Smoking: Non-Smoking
    • SXSW Rate: Fri8Mar – Wed13Mar: $226* x 5 nites = $1130 *Rates are based on occupancy of room by 1 guest(s). Rate may change with more/fewer guests. Rate does not include 15% Austin hotel tax.)
    • Projected cost: Room $1130 + Tax: $169.50 = $1299.50 (Important note: you pay the hotel for that, you don’t pay me for that; and it is not included in the purchase price of the package I am selling to you.)
  • If you might want to change the check-in or checkout dates of the hotel reservation, see the FAQ below for details about that.
  • This is really important. Please make sure you understand it. The price you pay me includes transferring the SXSW Interactive badge and the associated SXSW housing reservation. It does not include the price of the hotel; later, you will need to pay the hotel for the hotel charges.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1: “I want to get this from you, but I’m not sure about my plans, can you hold it for me and I’ll get back to you?”

No. First person to pay me gets the badge and accompanying hotel reservation.

Q2: “How does the transfer process work?”

After you pay me (Paypal) I will complete the SXSW Registration Transfers process. I will transfer the badge to your name and will transfer my housing reservation to your name. Once the transfer has been processed, you as the new registrant will receive a registration confirmation email from SXSW.

Q3: “What info do you need from me to complete the transfer?”

These are the required fields that I will need info from you. After you purchase, please email me the following:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Company name
  • Type of business
  • Full mailing address including ZIP
  • Phone including area code

Q4: “I already have a conference badge, I just need the hotel room. Can I get just the hotel reservation from you?”

No. SXSW will not allow me to unbundle the hotel from the badge. I’ll need to transfer my badge to you and then the hotel reservation comes with it.

Q5: “Does the price I pay include the hotel charges, or just access to your SXSW housing reservation, and I will later pay the hotel as the hotel guest?”

This is really important. Please make sure you understand it. The price you pay me includes transferring the SXSW Interactive badge and the associated SXSW housing reservation. It does not include the price of the hotel; you will need to pay the hotel later for the hotel charges. How it will work: I will transfer the hotel reservation to you through SXSW transfer form, and SXSW will put your name and credit card on the hotel reservation instead of mine. And you will then be responsible for all hotel charges.

Q6: “What if I want to change the check-in or checkout dates of the hotel reservation?”

I am told by the SXSW housing desk that from the time I transfer the SXSW Interactive badge to your name, you have 24 hours to make any changes to your hotel reservation. I’m understanding that after that, you would incur a $50 fee from SXSW to reduce the stay or make a cancellation; although if you’re thinking of making changes to the hotel reservation, it would be prudent for you to validate that with SXSW Housing, don’t rely on what they told me. Also, and I am speculating: since downtown hotels are sold out, it’s probably easier to reduce your stay than it is to lengthen it. But check with SXSW housing to get the facts on that and for all facts about hotel rooms. Their phone number is: 512-467-7979

Q7: “How do I pick up my badge?”

Like everyone for SXSW, you will pick up your badge at the conference. Per SXSW, badges are issued to individuals and can be picked up and used only by the individual named.  See the SXSW FAQ for details on where, when and how to pick up your badge, including ID required. You will not be sent a badge in the mail.

Q8: “Can you tell me more about the hotel? Does it have free WiFi? What comes with breakfast? What are the amenities? Etc?”

I can’t answer all those kinds of questions! You should check with the hotel. :)

Q9: “After I pay you and we transfer the badge to me, if I need to change my plans, can I get a refund from you or from SXSW? Or can I attend next year instead?”

No. I don’t give refunds. And SXSW doesn’t give refunds and you can’t attend next year instead. See the SXSW FAQ and their terms & conditions for full details about their policy on that.

Q10: “I have a question not answered here.

Please contact me.

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