Has anyone had any luck with the HPD Website and actually secured a PTA? Watched it for the last 2 hours with nothing dropped into available times.
I got one yesterday.
You have to watch (1) during normal business hours (8-4:30, I think -- might be off a little); and (2) exactly on the 10-minute mark, meaning :00, :10, :20, :30, :40, and :50 minutes after the hour.
I saw 2 appointments pop up that were snagged by someone else within 30 seconds before I could submit my form.
After I submitted the form once and my browser remembered the information I entered, submission was quicker for subsequent tries -- which is why I was successful grabbing a later appointment. The browser had all the fields filled when the form was generated, so all I had to do was hit the submit button.
My gripe is that there's no way on Earth there are so many gun transfers taking place that every single appointment has been booked for 90 days out from every single day! That requires 6 bookings per hour, at least 6 hours per day for 90 days. Subtracting weekends and a good number of holidays, that's about 60 workdays. So, (6 bookings per hour) * (6 hours per day) = 36 bookings per day. That 36 * 60 workdays = 2,160 bookings over the next 90 days. For each workday after the first 90-day period, add another 36 bookings.
Who's sitting on all those reservations?