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#1 jamie75

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

Well, with Yoda's permission, I am starting a thread to see if there is enough interest in a "raffle" for the new Millennium Falcon coming out in Oct. Set number 10179. If you live in a cave click here:

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Post if you are interested in participating!!!

Post roughly how many tickets you would like to buy!

*Tickets" are $10 US!!*

If we have enough interest, we will post an official thread for the raffle. This is just to get a rough idea!! We need 55 tickets sold. $500 for the Falcon, $50 to me to cover paypal fees and fees on my credit card, anything felt over from this will be applied to shipping it to the winner. Maybe $40 or $10, I don't know what this is going to cost me in fees.

If you live in the US it will be ordered by me on my CC and shipped to you.

If you live overseas, I will order the Falcon and have it shipped to me, you will have to cover shipping to you. Currency coversions rates and Lego charging different prices in other countries prevent us from doing it any other way. Plus, I would rather send the winner the set, not money! Good point Cap! I really didn't want to send money either!

Shipping to most EU countries would be around $60 US. I used usps.gov to estimate shipping at 15 lbs. I read somewhere it weights around that! The UK was $65. These were for airmail, so you should still have it by mid-Oct. But, keep in mind you may only have to spend $40 or $45 US to have it shipped to you cause of the leftovers.

If the winner is overseas. You will need to cover any customs fees, but, I will mark it as a gift! This way, it cuts down the costs as much as possible! I can include a birthday card as well! In case the customs guys question it! :-) No seriously, I will!

Dunamis and I will pick the winner. One of us will print out a list of names. Your name will appear on the list XX amount of times, it will depend on how many tickets/ spots you buy! Buy 4 tickets, get 4 random spots on the list. Get it?? Good!! It will be completely random. EI, just cause Xwingyoda bought the first spot, doesn't mean he will be number one on the list! He maybe 1 or 5 or 39 or 55. The other one will pick a number and that, Ladies and Gentleman will be your winner!

One last thing, Give Mutley777 a big pat on the back for the idea. And buy dunamis a cookie for helping me out with the drawing!

Thanks, Jamie

So who is in ?

* Xwingyoda ............ 1
* Copmike .............. 3
* ApophisV ............. 1
* Kikuichimonji ........ 1
* Sam89 ................ 1
* Vader ................ 1
* Ras74 ................ 2
* PaulC ................ 1
* Mutley777............. 2
* Hobbes ............... 2
* ImperialJohn ......... 1
* Matthieu85 ........... 1
* captaintau ........... 3
* DGFD ................. 2
* RoscoPC .............. 2
* jugaloodoo ........... 3
* Jeff_in_NC ........... 2
* Paolo ................ 2
* catch-22 ............. 1
* jipay ................ 1
* Imperial Dawg ........ 2
* mr.fledermaus ........ 3
* kimt ................. 2
* Joe Cool ............. 1
* rexcal ............... 2
* JSN .................. 1
* blueandwhite ......... 1
* Jipé ................. 1
* Holodoc .............. 3
* Commander Wolf ....... 1
* theseasentinel ....... 2
* agrotic .............. 1
* Christian ............ 1
* Dude ................. 1
* saturncoupe1999 ...... 3
* UltraPrime ........... 2
* Jamie75 .............. 2
* 5150 Lego ............ 2
* Unknown Artist---------1

Ticket count - 65

Edited by jamie75, 05 March 2007 - 11:50 PM.


#2 xwingyoda

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:46 PM

Excellent Jamie  ;-)

Get me in for a ticket then  ;-)

I'll pin this, and will edit your first post to add all the participants + n° of tickets  ;-)

Raffle On !!

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:50 PM

Is this open to anyone in the world– in my case, the U.S.? If so, I could swing a ticket.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:09 PM

Put me in for two (2) tickets *y*!

Ah, it´s already mine - my precious >:-)!

Raffle On

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:10 PM

View PostMorgan19, on Feb 19 2007, 04:50 PM, said:

Is this open to anyone in the world– in my case, the U.S.? If so, count me in.

m19

Hey Morgan, how you been!! This is Jamie75 from FBTB!

Yes, anyone in the world.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:37 PM

very good idea!!

how is the payment going to be made?
do we have to have paypal?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:03 PM

I may enter this, but I'm undecided at the moment. I'll let you know at a later time ;-)

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:07 PM

View Postphoinix, on Feb 19 2007, 05:37 PM, said:

very good idea!!

how is the payment going to be made?
do we have to have paypal?

I would perfer paypal! It is faster and easier! And safer for you!

We don't need to wait for domestic mail or in your case international mail. Plus, I don't have to deal with international money orders and/ or trying to cash international checks at my bank. Then there are fees associated with cashing overseas checks. It gets to be a headache! Please my bank places a 10 day hold on checks from out of state.

So, yes, you need a paypal account to buy a ticket!

Good question, thanks, Jamie

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

hi

Can someone please tell me how much a ticket in england is.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

View Postdr01d3k4, on Feb 19 2007, 07:16 PM, said:

hi

Can someone please tell me how much a ticket in england is.

another good question..and how much it would cost in euro

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:34 PM

View Postphoinix, on Feb 19 2007, 07:23 PM, said:

another good question..and how much it would cost in euro

5.12 in pounds
7.66 in euros

Both these prices are rough and could change on a day to day basis.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:12 PM

For 7 or 8 €s I'm in! *y*

BTW, if I don't win, I expect an superb picture review for my money!  :-P  :-P  :-P

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:24 PM

View PostApophisV, on Feb 20 2007, 12:12 AM, said:

BTW, if I don't win, I expect an superb picture review for my money!  :-P  :-P  :-P
ROFL !! For that price, it has to be the BEST exclusive review EVER  :-D

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:39 PM

You can count me in for 1 ticket. For 7 Euro, it can't hurt :-)
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:46 PM

7 tickets down. Only 48 more to go! ;-)

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:15 AM

Wwll ill take one ticket at least , then when i win i can refuse to do the photo review X-D  :-P  ;-)

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 12:17 PM

How will the winner be chosen?
Who will do the drawing?
Who will watch the drawing?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 12:42 PM

Good question Hobbes!

I sugest it will be drawn in Germany with as many EB members as possible
at the same place at the same time...

Put me up for a ticket as well Jamie!
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:37 PM

View PostHobbes, on Feb 20 2007, 12:17 PM, said:

How will the winner be chosen?
Who will do the drawing?
Who will watch the drawing?

Another question is about shipping, sure shipping is free but if your buying in the US it cant be shipped to the winners country say denmark for example.

Now if you intend to just pay the winner the cash through paypal insted then fair enough if not then i fail to see how this is going to work.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:08 PM

View PostVader, on Feb 20 2007, 01:37 PM, said:

Another question is about shipping, sure shipping is free but if your buying in the US it cant be shipped to the winners country say denmark for example.
While this wouldn't be a problem for me cos I have a shipping address in the US I think for most Europeans it would be a problem.

Then again, why not announce me winner from the start?  X-D

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:31 PM

View PostHobbes, on Feb 20 2007, 02:08 PM, said:

While this wouldn't be a problem for me cos I have a shipping address in the US I think for most Europeans it would be a problem.

Yeah thats the biggest problem i see for most of us, shipping this bad boy anywhere will cost a small fortune to say the least. :-/

View PostHobbes, on Feb 20 2007, 02:08 PM, said:

Then again, why not announce me winner from the start?  X-D

Get to the back of the que tony the tiger, lord *vader*  will win this falcon :-P  ;-)

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:41 PM

View PostHobbes, on Feb 20 2007, 12:17 PM, said:

How will the winner be chosen?
Who will do the drawing?
Who will watch the drawing?

Well, it is a raffle, I put all the names in a hat and my wife draws the winning name! Want me video tape it?? Sorry, I don't have a webcam.

I was hoping Yoda would help me out a little bit with this, but, I can't have him help, if he is buys a ticket. Maybe another Mod or Admin who is more wellknown then me can pick the winner. The list of people is posted on the first page of this thread. This way I could buy a ticket! X-D All he has to do is print the list and pick a name.

View PostVader, on Feb 20 2007, 01:37 PM, said:

Another question is about shipping, sure shipping is free but if your buying in the US it cant be shipped to the winners country say denmark for example.

Now if you intend to just pay the winner the cash through paypal insted then fair enough if not then i fail to see how this is going it work.

Well, I just called S@H and I can order order stuff from there website and have it shipped to another country as long as they ship to that country. I can not order over the phone and have to shipped overseas.

But, now, there is another problem. I have to pay what they pay. Just found this out! Sorry!

Ex. 1) If I order the Falcon and the winner is from Australia. I can order it on their website and enter there shipping address and have my CC billed, but, I have to pay $769 US for it.

Ex. 2) If I order it and winners country has the Euro, it will cost me $723 US for it.

I guess, the winner pays for shipping themsleves. You get a Falcon for $10 and pay for shipping?? This could be costly for overseas winners. But, still cheaper then paying full retail for it and still paying for shipping from Lego to you in your country!

Thanks for questions and keep them coming, Jamie

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 04:55 PM

I don't think it'll be that much of a problem. Just say I win, for example. You send me the $550 over paypal. I buy 10179, and it costs me £70. So I still have to pay, but hey, it's £70 instead of £350.

If you get more than $550, there could be no problem at all.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 06:16 PM

View Postsam89, on Feb 20 2007, 04:55 PM, said:

I don't think it'll be that much of a problem. Just say I win, for example. You send me the $550 over paypal. I buy 10179, and it costs me £70. So I still have to pay, but hey, it's £70 instead of £350.

If you get more than $550, there could be no problem at all.

Well, I would send you whatever is in my paypal account after all the paypal fees are taken out from everybody sending me the money. It may only be $520 or $540, I am not sure!

If everybody is cool with the possiblity of winning and maybe paying alittle more for the set or the shipping, cool.

But, as long as everybody is clear there that this is in US dollars. So send payment to me in US dollars.

I was going to cut off entries at 55, Sam, if we get that many, if not we tried. You think I should run it till we get more entries? Then i send the winner all the money and if there is more then the Falcon costs, they keep it and if there is not nough, the cover it!?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 06:26 PM

Wow, a Millenium Falcon for $10, even if I have to pay a little extra for shipping? Count me in! This is one set that I just won't be getting any other way.




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