I'm just curious as to whether or not there are any tips you guys may have as to how to get allotted IPO shares at the offering price, not buying in the open market. Do you basically need to have a huge account with one of the lead underwriters of the IPO? I have about 500K in various online brokerages, do I have a chance? As an example, I really wanted to get in at ground level in Concho Resources and Sandridge Energy. I bought in the first couple of days and made a decent profit on both, but missed the initial 20% + gain. Thanks Guys!