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Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:55 pm

Just found out that Climate XChange in Massachusetts is raffling off a new Tesla: http://climate-xchange.org/tesla-raffle/ - $250 per raffle ticket - drawing on December 31st.
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:19 am

If you have to "purchase" to enter, that's a rather old scam like penny auctions. Basically, you offer up something you don't have and offer others to win it by purchasing "raffle" tickets. The trick is that you sell more tickets than the value of the thing offered, so once you hit that limit, you do draw a winner. You purchase the winning gift and give it to the winner.


This kind of raffle is actually pretty common. You might as well rant about those Awful "50/50" raffles all those "scam" churches and fire departments run. The organization is real, and since they pay all taxes associated with the vehicle, it's actually better than most raffles of this type. Chill.
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:35 am

Urs! Thanks, man! I'm ticket #724! It would make a hell of a New Years gift for my wife, she has much larger travel needs than I do, and there are SCs in Hookset NH where she has to go for work. All the other prizes would be cool too. Even if we don't win anything, I love what they're doing, carbon pricing is what the world needs. Makes no sense to try to reduce emissions and have such cheap gas.
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:39 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
If you have to "purchase" to enter, that's a rather old scam like penny auctions. Basically, you offer up something you don't have and offer others to win it by purchasing "raffle" tickets. The trick is that you sell more tickets than the value of the thing offered, so once you hit that limit, you do draw a winner. You purchase the winning gift and give it to the winner.


This kind of raffle is actually pretty common. You might as well rant about those Awful "50/50" raffles all those "scam" churches and fire departments run. The organization is real, and since they pay all taxes associated with the vehicle, it's actually better than most raffles of this type. Chill.


Don't see where that quote came from, but in the legal details section of the raffle, they've eliminated the minimum ticket requirement. So, please, nobody else enter, I like the odds I have now. ;)
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:56 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Don't see where that quote came from, but in the legal details section of the raffle, they've eliminated the minimum ticket requirement. So, please, nobody else enter, I like the odds I have now. ;)

They have to sell enough tickets to pay for the vehicle first, that's how those kind of raffles work. After they make the minimum amount, any extra tickets sold is extra profit to keep.

I would be glad to offer up a raffle for the same vehicle but only $1 per ticket and I'll have a drawing after I sell 500,000 tickets :mrgreen:

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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:34 am

(d) if there is a minimum number of tickets to be sold; what the minimum is and the procedure to be employed to secure a refund in the event the minimum is not reached;

As of December 3, 2015, Climate XChange determined that there were no longer any special cases for ticket sales between 1-299 and 300-866. The full set of Grand Prize and the 5 Special Prizes will be made available regardless of how many tickets have been sold to date and regardless of how many more tickets may be sold between this date and the conclusion of the raffle. We are striking out the text below that previously described special cases that are no longer applicable.
The minimum number of tickets to be sold is 1.

From 1 ticket sold – 299 tickets sold, this raffle is a <XXX REF 50/50 cash raffle/[Prize Details:Alternate Cash Prizes & Raffle]>, with a guaranteed minimum prize pool of $20,000.

From 300 tickets sold to 866 tickets sold, this raffle is a <XXX REF 50/50 cash raffle/[Prize Details:Alternate Cash Prizes & Raffle]>, with the prize pool exceeding $20,000.

From 867 tickets to 2000 tickets, CXC will make available the Grand Prize and the 5 Special Prizes.
The minimum number of tickets to be sold at which the Grand Prize and the 5 Special Prizes will be made available is 867.

No refunds are planned due to failure to meet ticket sale minimums. If the entire raffle is canceled, CXC will issue refunds to all ticket holders.
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@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:32 pm

I'm ticket #14. Does that mean it's almost "sold out," or are they randomizing the numbers?

The quote was from a post that got deleted after I quoted it.
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:38 pm

Just bought one which seems to be in normal sequence considering the DNA's #724, perhaps an entry was cancelled and the # had to be reassigned?
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:37 pm

I don't know why the form said #14, but I actually received #737, which is a number I like. Of course, #14 will now win...
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Re: Climate XChange Raffling off a new Tesla

Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:03 pm

I've purchased a ticket as well and while I'd love to be driving a new tesla, the other four prizes are pretty good as well.
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