What's the deal with MacRaffle.com?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sphereboy, May 11, 2002.

  1. sphereboy macrumors 6502

    sphereboy

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    I just saw this page MacRaffle. What's the legitimacy behind this?...Does anyone know someone that won a raffle there?
     
  2. menoinjun macrumors 6502a

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    It seems legit. Go to the info page, they discuss all of the legal stuff there. They donate some of the money to charity.

    -Pete
     
  3. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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  4. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    I used to run a contest site... and I don't know if it's actually legal.

    Raffles are legal only for non-profit organizations.
    Otherwise, it's called gambling.... which is usually illegal (or strictly restricted)... and you can't just set one up.

    arn
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    re: raffles

    I'm not one to enter contests like that...

    I do not play the lottery...nor powerball...

    but I did once enter a drawing for a cruise just because my ex thought it would be fun to enter..and I ended up winning...he he he :D
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I've never really won much, and nothing online. I don't know if I would necessarily trust an online raffle unless it had a major corporate sponsor. And even then, they're usually just doing that to get email addresses. I've done it a couple of times and since I have my own site, I can create any email name I want and use that as a test. If it starts getting too much junk mail, I block it all.
     
  7. cleo macrumors 65816

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    Re: re: raffles

    What is UP with those cruise drawings? I know one guy who's won three of them. I seriously know more people who go on cruises for free because they won a drawing then people who actually pay for it.
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Re: Re: re: raffles

    actually...the way I see them...they are b.s...

    there was a catch to it, naturally...

    first they give u a date by which u have to make the reservations...but they were booked up for the entire year...so I couldn't do anything until 11 months later...

    needless to say, I ended up forgetting about it...never went....

    oh well... :(
     
  9. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    I'm pacing around my cubicle nervously eyeing the ceiling tiles...

    The best answer to the question is that Arn's got a pretty good feel for the situation, although there are always exceptions.
     
  10. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    hehehe...you're a dilbert cartoon. ;)

    Sorry bout the cubicle man.....go take a walk outside for 5 minutes, get some fresh air
     

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