Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

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BTCC_racer

154 posts

30 months

Thursday 16th March
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good on him he had a little fun and lived his GT3 ownership dream, like others have said id keep the car 100% for a year atleast as I think you wont lose much and wouldn't surprise me if values go up.

Yellowfez

96 posts

2 months

Thursday 16th March
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I’ve noticed the Ferrari and Lambo winners both took the cars, for me (if it ever happens) I would take the car whatever and run it for as long as I could afford to

oobster

6,810 posts

198 months

Friday 17th March
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I've just sat and worked out (yea, sad, I know on a Friday evening) that I've spent £758.38 via Dream Car Giveaways in the past 2 years and won sweet fa.


SimonTheSailor

11,838 posts

215 months

Friday 17th March
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oobster said:
I've just sat and worked out (yea, sad, I know on a Friday evening) that I've spent £758.38 via Dream Car Giveaways in the past 2 years and won sweet fa.
Well done, you've done well.
Some people will have spent 10 times that and won f*ck all.
That's 1 pound a day for a bit of fun, don't think you can buy a bag of crisps now for a pound ?

SpanishTony

290 posts

112 months

Friday 17th March
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SimonTheSailor said:
Well done, you've done well.
Some people will have spent 10 times that and won f*ck all.
That's 1 pound a day for a bit of fun, don't think you can buy a bag of crisps now for a pound ?
Couldn't agree more. The odds whilst much better than the lottery are still tiny. Buy a ticket, dream a bit and repeat.

Yellowfez

96 posts

2 months

oobster said:
I've just sat and worked out (yea, sad, I know on a Friday evening) that I've spent £758.38 via Dream Car Giveaways in the past 2 years and won sweet fa.
I play across a few sites so probably spent double (or more) but on the other side I don’t have any hobbies at the moment and it’s a nice distraction from the crapness of life

S7GVC

203 posts

193 months

oobster said:
I've just sat and worked out (yea, sad, I know on a Friday evening) that I've spent £758.38 via Dream Car Giveaways in the past 2 years and won sweet fa.
This is the problem with these sites, and the false impression the give about how unlikely it is to win. This shouldn't be a surprise that you haven't won a £20k/£50k/£150k car for £758.38.

Statistically you're going to end up paying about 150% of the value for whatever you win.

You're paying for the excitement of having a (tiny slim price) of winning. That's what you're paying for. It's also the reason I would never buy more than one ticket.

Its Just Adz

12,440 posts

196 months

I agree, it's a small bit of excitement, especially if you watch the live draws.

Escort Cosworth gone onto DCG last night, I expect that will be popular.

SimonTheSailor

11,838 posts

215 months

That Golf R on DCG - is the cash alternative very generous at £38K ?

A quick look and there seems to be a few 2021 cars around that price or cheaper ?

Edited by SimonTheSailor on Sunday 19th March 16:45

phpe

361 posts

127 months

The DCG Golf R has some very expensive factory options such as full leather, performance pack and Akrapovic titanium exhaust amongst others

That would have been a low £50k car at new list price

Yellowfez

96 posts

2 months

Well look at it this way you are paying for the entertainment/dream and if you happen to actually win then great, it’s just a bit of fun, I suspect this is why they are so popular and caught this market perfectly

FilH

404 posts

131 months

APP20 for 20% off at 7 days.....


Come on an RS6 for 79 pence !

Xenoous

475 posts

45 months

I only really enter the comps when there's a VW camper on offer. I would adore one of those. Would probably get more enjoyment out of that with the family then anything else there, considering we have already have family car and a 'fun' car.

Never blooming win though!

phpe

361 posts

127 months

My colleague's old BMW X4 has been bought by a local competition outlet and offered as part of a car/caravan combo prize

This lot seem to have a good reputation up here in Scotland for their draws, and I know of a good few local winners of some big ticket prizes

https://www.bountycompetitions.co.uk/competition/b...

cuprabob

12,675 posts

201 months

phpe said:
My colleague's old BMW X4 has been bought by a local competition outlet and offered as part of a car/caravan combo prize

This lot seem to have a good reputation up here in Scotland for their draws, and I know of a good few local winners of some big ticket prizes

https://www.bountycompetitions.co.uk/competition/b...
I saw an advert on STV for them over the weekend.

phpe

361 posts

127 months

cuprabob said:
I saw an advert on STV for them over the weekend.
Yeah, I think I saw it on STV as well, probably to publicise their house draw, or £400k cash alternative

https://www.bountycompetitions.co.uk/competition/4...

Yellowfez

96 posts

2 months

Yesterday (11:40)
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And I thought my addiction was bad !



cadmunkey

286 posts

76 months

Yesterday (12:42)
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Yellowfez said:
And I thought my addiction was bad !
Will be plenty of people doing the exact same thing. One of the reasons Ive stopped playing on 7days now, those instant wins are praying on people that might not necessarily have the disposable income to be dropping the amount on them that they do. Its a step too far imo.

ThomW

497 posts

15 months

Yesterday (13:38)
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Yellowfez said:
And I thought my addiction was bad !


He can’t even spell ‘instant’ FFS.

Yellowfez

96 posts

2 months

Yesterday (15:04)
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cadmunkey said:
Yellowfez said:
And I thought my addiction was bad !
Will be plenty of people doing the exact same thing. One of the reasons Ive stopped playing on 7days now, those instant wins are praying on people that might not necessarily have the disposable income to be dropping the amount on them that they do. Its a step too far imo.
I totally agree, for an addict that’s bad news and it’s easy to see how someone could fall victim to gambling and run up thousands they don’t have