Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

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Macron

7,665 posts

146 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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toon10 said:
Yes, a lad that used to work for me won this. Tickets were more than BOTB but then the odds of winning are much better. I'm sure he said it was something like £9.99 a ticket but < 6000 entrants.

Buy golf for £25k. Sell for £60k. Nice work.

SimonTheSailor

11,192 posts

208 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Macron said:
Buy golf for £25k. Sell for £60k. Nice work.
Win for £9.99. Nice.

ESD1711

390 posts

31 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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As an aside to this.... one thing I’ve seen folk voicing opinions on with these things is folk winning the prizes and then putting the cars up for sale straight away.

Now obviously, they are entirely entitled to do so, but to me that just seems a bit of a shame.

Should you be spending money entering a draw for a car you don’t even want? Personally, I wouldn’t ever buy a ticket for a car I couldn’t see myself keeping, and it’s a bit of a shame to see folk who would genuinely love to win these cars losing out on them to someone who has it straight up for sale to cash in.

I saw one recently, think it was for an old escort where the winner had it up for sale before the company had even unloaded it off the trailer for him.... &#128514;

J4CKO

37,014 posts

180 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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ESD1711 said:
As an aside to this.... one thing I’ve seen folk voicing opinions on with these things is folk winning the prizes and then putting the cars up for sale straight away.

Now obviously, they are entirely entitled to do so, but to me that just seems a bit of a shame.

Should you be spending money entering a draw for a car you don’t even want? Personally, I wouldn’t ever buy a ticket for a car I couldn’t see myself keeping, and it’s a bit of a shame to see folk who would genuinely love to win these cars losing out on them to someone who has it straight up for sale to cash in.

I saw one recently, think it was for an old escort where the winner had it up for sale before the company had even unloaded it off the trailer for him.... ??
I won a Golf GTI back in 1988 in a Daily mirror competition, I was 18 and didnt have a license, sold it to my dad, he gave it me back 14 years later biggrin

So I got it in the end.

It would have been nice to have it at 18, but the insurance was three grand and I couldn't drive it anyway.

But, the money I got for it, plus my dads old car, got me mobile, went on a couple of holidays, bought some stuff I couldnt have dreamt of before and enabled me to quit my job and go back to college which has ended up with me earning a lot more in the log run.

The cash injection back then was way more valuable than having a Golf GTI for a few years.

Depends where you are financially, would keep most stuff now but if I was needing to get on the housing ladder, thats a big deposit winning say a 911, a decent hot hatch and a load of other stuff more important than having a fancy car sat depreciating.

Have entered these when at the airport going on holiday, not won another one yet though.

carreauchompeur

17,314 posts

184 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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I think some are a good idea, and some laughable, there’s an NI company which just raffles utter crap, apparently photographed in a Traveller site!

Entered one a few weeks ago though where they never got anywhere near selling tickets... draw date in terms and conds changed to ‘after 3rd extension we will run draw to win 70% of entry fees’. Utter waste of time, did a chargeback...

Ructions

4,705 posts

101 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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carreauchompeur said:
I think some are a good idea, and some laughable, there’s an NI company which just raffles utter crap, apparently photographed in a Traveller site!

Entered one a few weeks ago though where they never got anywhere near selling tickets... draw date in terms and conds changed to ‘after 3rd extension we will run draw to win 70% of entry fees’. Utter waste of time, did a chargeback...
It wasn’t this one by any chance.

Hub said:
Ructions said:
Nothing dodgy about this, no Siree https://www.reddit.com/r/northernireland/comments/...
Wow, that's hilarious. I've you're going to do a live scam, at least do it competently!

irocfan

31,920 posts

170 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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There's on on FB at the moment win a 280 Special (which appears nice TBH) tickets £25 (eek ) and a maximum number of tickets being sold of 1195 (sooooo £30k for a, potentially, nice Capri). But then you do wonder how the draw is going to be organised (in terms of oversight - will the 'winning ticket' just be a family friend etc?)

carreauchompeur

17,314 posts

184 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Ructions said:
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Nah, different company. I think to be fair they had just overestimated ticket demand... effectively they were going to have a draw for a £7k car with 135 tickets at £6...but changing conditions halfway through isn’t cricket!

WJNB

2,637 posts

141 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Mr Tidy said:
Bought an entry to BOTB once for a bit of a laugh!

And amazingly enough I didn't win. biglaugh

I had to buy the entry before I found out it was basically a "Spot the Ball" competition. rolleyes

I may be cynical, but I can't help thinking that by the time all the entry fees have been collected the "prize" has already been funded!

IMO these sort of things seem like a scam - just save the entry fees until you can buy what you want.
Devious lot that irritated me at airport terminals knowing that the holidaying mob in brain-dead holiday mood would be easy targets. Others with more sense & more important things on their minds gave the fancy car displays a wide berth. The odds on winning too pathetic.

tedman

363 posts

84 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Butter Face

27,208 posts

140 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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tedman said:
I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Nice. That's awesome.

anonymous-user

34 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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tedman said:
I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Congrats, do you play regularly?

biggbn

14,258 posts

200 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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tedman said:
I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Brilliant, enjoy.

TA14

12,722 posts

238 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Al Melling did one for a new sports car...

alorotom

10,479 posts

167 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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tedman said:
I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
The RS4 from Fridays draw closure is showing as not having a winner chosen yet??

anonymous-user

34 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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alorotom said:
The RS4 from Fridays draw closure is showing as not having a winner chosen yet??
it's on live draws

anxious_ant

2,518 posts

59 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Just nipped onto the Dream Car Giveaways website after reading this thread and managed to watch a live draw.
It's pretty good, I've tried BOTB but definitely prefer this.
Might take a punt when there is a car I like.
For the cash giveaways, I'm guessing over certain threshold they are not tax free?

Legacywr

10,159 posts

168 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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tedman said:
I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Show us then smile

eltax91

9,325 posts

186 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Legacywr said:
tedman said:
I won an RS4 on Friday on Dreamcar Giveaways..!!

Feeling rather surreal still.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Show us then smile
Yes this. Thread on readers ride on collection day please!!

200Plus Club

9,814 posts

258 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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I've had a go for the classic mini.