Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

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sherman

8,428 posts

180 months

Friday 23rd April
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rotor49 said:
Sorry 90's.
https://topgear.fandom.com/wiki/Ford_Focus_RS#:~:text=The%20first%20generation%20was%20built,and%20a%20300%20BHP%20engine.
Are you surescratchchin

Do you mean an escort?

200Plus Club

8,666 posts

243 months

Friday 23rd April
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JoPo1 said:
I won a Lamborghini Aventador and 5k cash for £9.99.
Congrats!
Kept the car or sold on?

Fat hippo

389 posts

99 months

Friday 23rd April
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Back in around 2005, a work colleague mentioned in conversation that his brother won a 996 turbo.
Sold it straight away

Turkish91

604 posts

167 months

Friday 23rd April
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I now know 4 other people who've won off DCG as well as myself.

One won a Mini JCW - not sure if he still has it
Another won an 18 plate RRS - he traded it in for a brand new Izuzu Arctic Truck plus some cash back from the dealer.
One of my close mates won a V10 R8 a few weeks ago. He bought 10 tickets which cost him £120, and is a farmer... so you can imagine what condition it's in already laugh
And another won both a gaming bundle (TV Xbox PS5 & surround sound) and also a tool box full of tools a few months later.

cuprabob

9,828 posts

179 months

Friday 23rd April
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200Plus Club said:
JoPo1 said:
I won a Lamborghini Aventador and 5k cash for £9.99.
Congrats!
Kept the car or sold on?
He has a thread on it.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Saleen836

8,605 posts

174 months

Wednesday 28th April
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This guy won an Evo......

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Then the next day......

The Rotrex Kid

23,962 posts

125 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Oh dear!

irocfan

26,716 posts

155 months

Wednesday 28th April
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I did see that - hope it's not the same!

cuprabob

9,828 posts

179 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Easy come, easy go smile

SimonTheSailor

10,501 posts

193 months

Wednesday 28th April
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irocfan said:
I did see that - hope it's not the same!
Unfortunately it is ! Confirmed on DCG that car was written off.

Its Just Adz

10,235 posts

174 months

Wednesday 28th April
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I had tickets on that, what a waste.

SimonTheSailor

10,501 posts

193 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Level 7 Boss said:
That’s interesting, I also indulge in postal and paid entries and find most companies incredibly flakey.
RevComps also incredibly bad for allowing postal entries.

LosingGrip

6,047 posts

124 months

Wednesday 28th April
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ghost83

4,493 posts

155 months

Wednesday 28th April
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What’s the deal with best of the best heard some ppl cal it a scam and recently the same guy seemed to win apparantly with all the raffle companies, think there was a big story on ph about it or lots of comments anyway

The Spruce Goose

27,903 posts

160 months

Wednesday 28th April
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LosingGrip said:
he looked like a scummer

joropug

911 posts

154 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Another comment on their thread suggested that scammer is a namesake who happens to look similar from the same area.

Either way, Jesus what a rollercoaster of emotions for him! Hope he insured it properly.

The Spruce Goose

27,903 posts

160 months

Wednesday 28th April
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joropug said:
Another comment on their thread suggested that scammer is a namesake who happens to look similar from the same area.

Either way, Jesus what a rollercoaster of emotions for him! Hope he insured it properly.

joropug

911 posts

154 months

Thursday 29th April
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ghost83 said:
What’s the deal with best of the best heard some ppl cal it a scam and recently the same guy seemed to win apparantly with all the raffle companies, think there was a big story on ph about it or lots of comments anyway
It's not a scam, it's a spot the ball competition from what I remember but the reason I never play is there's no limit of entrants as far as I know, the cars on display are just what you could win but only one is won and if it's a cheaper car (someone with a cheap ticket ) they've potentially made millions selling a golf.

The other companies are fixed odds so set number of tickets , set price per ticket. The companies profit per car of course but you can roughly work out how much by to see if it's a good deal. For instance selling 20ks worth of tickets for a 10k car is not worth a ticket (in my opinion)

SimonTheSailor

10,501 posts

193 months

Thursday 29th April
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LosingGrip said:
Ok.
Hope it's not insured properly and he gets charged for lots of major motoring offences.

ch37

7,221 posts

186 months

Thursday 29th April
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SimonTheSailor said:
RevComps also incredibly bad for allowing postal entries.
Are you following their new T&Cs (account number and email at the top of the entry)? Since the site redesign they've processed all but one of mine, but they always do it fairly last minute, an hour or two before the draw, regardless of how early you get the entry in. Thankfully they almost never sell out until the last hour anyway.

Elite are consistently the worst for me, barely 50% of entries processed, but some of them are absurdly high value so I find it's always worth a cheeky punt (had quite a few entries processed for comps that cost £30-50+). I sent one for the £88 entry Focus RS the other day but not expecting it to get through at all.

7 Days Performance have processed 99.9% of mine during the past year (probably 100+ entries), which just proves the postal system does work and in theory entries more than likely are actually making it through to the others too. DCG have been pretty patchy, periods when they won't do them at all (intern on annual leave?!) but then other periods where everything goes through fine, even for high cost low odds comps.