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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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How about jemsite makes a monthly (high end) guitar giveaway.

This is how it could work : everyone who enters pays $2.00 and when it reaches $1,500 the guitar will be raffled .

I'm sure you guys could get a guitar from rich or someone for less than that to cover guitar and still make extra for the site.

This would bring alot of attention to the site , and the vendor who supplies the guitars.


What do you guys think?
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

It's been done before here, except the entry prices were more.

Edit: Here's a link to one of the comps:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f40/wi...ght=jem+raffle
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

Official Jemsite competitions are reserved for paying (Contributor) jemsite members only :P

So support the best forum online and pay for your Jemsite membership ...

I have and its the best $20 I spend each year..
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I'm for it!
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

It's an enormous pain in the ass, and Paypal doesn't allow for raffles. It's as far from an easy thing as you get, basically.
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

What do you mean paypal doesn't allow for raffles..

all the money goes to one person via paypal, then the winner is announced and the person with the money posts the winning guitar, hopefully :P
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What do you mean paypal doesn't allow for raffles..

all the money goes to one person via paypal, then the winner is announced and the person with the money posts the winning guitar, hopefully :P
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

It's a nice idea and but as has been posted here is not really an option through Paypal. I'm positive it would be a real headache to run as well. I'm sure that Glen and whoever else would be involved in this like the mods maybe already have their work cut out in the running and maintenance of this site and to arrange and run a monthly raffle would take up even more of their free time.
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Monthly is impossible. 2-3 a year? Possible but huge obstacles.

Has anyone heard from KennyDoe? He was instrumental in the last few raffles as he collected the $$$ & purchased the giveaway guitar without tax liability. It is a huge undertaking... glen
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

great idea though,id be up for some of that
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Monthly is impossible. 2-3 a year? Possible but huge obstacles.

Has anyone heard from KennyDoe? He was instrumental in the last few raffles as he collected the $$$ & purchased the giveaway guitar without tax liability. It is a huge undertaking... glen
I've not heard from Kenny in ages to be honest. Hope he's ok!!!
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

How can you get a new JEM for $1,500? Would have to be closer to $2k. I'm in though.
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Paypal was used, to sell "subscriptions" to something, which gave you access to a private forum, where a guitar was given away at random, or something like that. But anybody that thinks it's easy and gets into it will be wishing they'd kept their mouth shut about halfway through
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How can you get a new JEM for $1,500? Would have to be closer to $2k. I'm in though.
who said a jem a high end ibanez is a prestige for around 1,000 retail.
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Re: jemsite monthly guitar giveaway?

I think there's too much work involved to do it monthly, but I'd be willing to do it quarterly. If PayPal is a legal hassle, I'd be willing to accept checks, money orders and keep track of the funds. My only questions are:

1. Who decides what guitar is the prize?
2. What has been the historical way of choosing a winner? Slips of paper in a hat? Computer program? Pin the tail on the fret board?

Let me know--looks like the price of a new JEM is about $2600.00. At $25 per ticket we'd need 104 people to make the cost of the guitar. Do we think we can get 104 entries into such a raffle? I think it'd be more realistic to do 52 tickets @50/each, plus we'd need to figure in a little padding for shipping costs.

I like the idea (even though as the admin I'd be disqualified).

Tell you what, everyone who is interested in this type of giveaway, send me an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject JEMSITE GIVEAWAY. I'll count the responses from now until the end of August. If we have enough interested parties, we'll run for 90 days from September-->November, then someone will get a kickin'-ass pre-Holiday present.

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