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Old 07 December 2018, 00:59   #21
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Lol lottery... Nice concept and a good way to sell gear!
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Old 11 December 2018, 00:27   #22
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Here in Central Europe the 10th is over already. It seems, there weren't enough participants?
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Old 11 December 2018, 11:52   #23
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Here in Central Europe the 10th is over already. It seems, there weren't enough participants?
From post #13 in this thread
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So the closing date for the competition will be extended up to the end of the Christmas period if required.

The above is subject to the minimum tickets being sold.

We need to sell a lot more yet.
So at the moment the competition is still on
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Old 11 December 2018, 22:58   #24
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Better odds than Lotto! I’ve just bought 2 “tickets”. ??
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Old 11 December 2018, 23:01   #25
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Better odds than Lotto! I’ve just bought 2 “tickets”. ??
I've just sent you a PM asking for your choice of numbers.
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Old 12 December 2018, 09:15   #26
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Done. Ta.
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Old 12 December 2018, 17:54   #27
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Done. Ta.


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Old 18 December 2018, 01:29   #28
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@All

Tim has been in touch and has confirmed that the competition for the machine will go ahead as we've raised enough to cover the cost + delivery of the 4000D.

Any spare money will be donated to AmiBay with a small percentage going to EAB as several of your members have joined in on the competition.

As previously stated Tim is unavailable due to work commitments until the 23rd December so the draw will be after Christmas.

So if you want to stand a chance to win this machine you know what to do.
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Old 20 December 2018, 19:52   #29
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I've eventually got around to posting the current table within this thread.

I didn't realise that non-registered visitors to AmiBay couldn't see it
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Last edited by davideo; 04 January 2019 at 19:58. Reason: Updated taken numbers
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Old 27 December 2018, 11:28   #30
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Apologies for the double post but I wanted to bring this to "Today's Posts"

I spoke to Tim Prior to Christmas and we have agreed that the competition will close at Midnight (GMT) on the 31st December.

The draw will take place on the 5th January at an agreed time. (Work commitments on my side will hold up the draw until then as I need to check all the chosen tickets are correctly allocated).

Any entries after the close of the competition will be refunded and will not be entered into the draw.

All we have to do now is to find a fair/verifiable method to make the draw. So please post any methods you can think of in this thread.

Tim is available for the week beginning 7th January to get the system posted out to the lucky winner.

So if you want a chance to win the 4000D you had better get buying some tickets.

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Old 27 December 2018, 12:38   #31
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Tim has been in touch and has confirmed that the competition for the machine will go ahead as we've raised enough to cover the cost + delivery of the 4000D.
Do you mean the two A4000D machines, (one to the winner, one to his buddy) as before, or has the prize been changed to just one of them now?
From the table on amibay it seems 667 tickets have not been sold.
Changing the terms after taking peoples cash is not a good idea.
I suggest that you clarify and publish the (new?) threshold where amibay/eab starts making money.
And I strongly suggest agreeing on proper guide lines if such a raffle should ever be attempted again.
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Old 27 December 2018, 13:31   #32
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Because we have not sold all of the tickets that we hoped to sell there is now only one machine in the competition. This will be given to the lucky person who wins the draw.

Tim has agreed to continue with the competition to save me having to refund all the entrants money.

Tim and I have agreed a price for the 4000D and that the postal costs will come out of the funds raised with any excess going to support AmiBay and a % of the excess being passed on to EAB in line with the number of tickets sold to members of EAB.

I doubt if a competition of this size will go ahead again as it has proved to be an extreme amount of work and has taken a lot of my time up.

Some of the dates have had to be adjusted because of Tim's and my workload.

Anybody that isn't happy about the changes is welcome to a full refund.
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Old 31 December 2018, 02:52   #33
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Just a quick reminder that the competition closes tonight at midnight (GMT)
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Old 02 January 2019, 01:48   #34
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I've been mostly recovering today from last nights few drinks and spent the rest of the day with family.

Anyway the competition is now officially closed and the draw for the winner will be held on Saturday.

I'm at work for the next three days and need to double check all the numbers etc before then.
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Old 04 January 2019, 10:48   #35
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Looking at the thread on AmiBay regarding picking a random number the suggestion by Leffmann seems to be the way to go.

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Go to https://random.org/lists/ and click Switch to Advanced Mode, paste in the list of sold tickets, select Use pregenerated randomization from 2019-01-05 or whatever future date you decide on, click Randomize, and the first ticket in the list is the winner.
So tonight I'll finish double checking all the numbers in the table.

Create a text list of only the numbers taken and a list with numbers taken and forum names.
These will all be posted within this thread before midnight (GMT).

I'll then use the above method with Saturdays date to create the winning number and post it in here.

Using the above information anybody will be able to verify the results.

Good luck to all those that entered.
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Old 05 January 2019, 02:15   #36
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And the luck winner is LordDamo.

If you would like to check/verify the result of the draw please see the instructions in the previous post.

All of the required information has been added to this post.

Thanks to all those that have taken part.

Part of the profit will be donated to EAB once all expenses have been sorted out.
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Old 05 January 2019, 18:57   #37
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Oh and i hoped i could win this nice machine :-)

anyways, congratulations to LordDamo! Have fun with it!
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Old 09 January 2019, 02:01   #38
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The 4000D has now started it's long journey to Australia
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Old 09 January 2019, 06:02   #39
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I didn't win

Congrats to LordDamo and to Davideo et al. for organising this draw

Cheers!
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Old 22 January 2019, 12:25   #40
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Gutted I didn't win but this was a great idea. I hope it raised a good bit of cash.

Congratulations to LordDamo you lucky sod.
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