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Online Competitions/Raffles

  • 16-11-2021 5:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,692 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey

    Does anyone on here do them and are they legit?

    There is one on at the minute for:

    • 2020 MF 5713S & factory fitted loader. 1000 hrs.
    • 2020 VW Amarok V6. 41k miles
    • New Honda 520cc quad & quad trailer
    • 14' IW trailer full spec

    Or £100,000

    £34 per ticket. 6995 entries available. So their sales from tickets is £244, 615.

    Are these things a con - seems everyone is running them now. Would you take £100,000 in cash over the items? Nice margin for those running it - ~ £150k.


  • Registered Users Posts: 849 ✭✭✭ Easten

    I'd call them a con, even though I don't think they are breaking any law but its a grey area and surly they would have to have some form of license to operate.

    Either way anything like a lottery is just throwing away your money

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,210 ✭✭✭ tanko

    It all depends on how they pick the winning ticket, how exactly do they do that. Wasn’t there a well known one a while back where someone in the background was heard to say “oh s**t wrong number” when the “winning ticket” number was generated by a computer programme? Can you trust people to operate the draw fairly. A man near me won a tractor recently on one of these draws but the saying “fools and their money are easily parted” comes to mind also. I wouldn’t do them anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭ Mushy06

    i won a Massey 5455 last year in one of those comps. Once you can see the draw live you're ok.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,046 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian

    I know two people who have won on these draws.

    First cousin won a BMW.

    lad at work won a Ford tractor 6610 I think it was. However it has no tax book and all attempts he made to get one have hit a brick wall. He’s stopped trying as he’s not too bothered but I think myself he’s afraid it’s stolen.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭ White Clover

    Know of a lad who won a 8340 and same story re tax book. He kept badgering them and got them to give him the value of the tractor and got them to take away the tractor.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭ White Clover

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,853 ✭✭✭ bogman_bass

    Neighbour won a jeep+trailer+Digger with lucky day. Would have been highly dubious before that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 939 ✭✭✭ timple23

    Have been about 6 different winners around me, big margin to be made from them.