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DDFers with raffle entries:
as2: 2
sillypainter: 1
Yaalili: 1
tmendy226: 1
a good yeshiva bachur: 1
crony: 1
Zevi16: 1
ruv: 2
mendyt: 1
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https://www.dansdeals.com/advertisement/enter-win-twin-cabin-aboard-journey-lifetime-antarctica-5000-cash-private-consult-supporting-chabad-cleveland/

https://www.chabadofcleveland.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4096324/jewish/Antarctica-Cruise-Raffle.htm

Add your name if you will purchase a $100 raffle ticket for the Antarctica trip.

If you will buy more than 1 write it next to your user name:


1 - CM
2 - yossig
3 - JoeyShmoe
4 - Yitzyul 
5 - Wizmanison (2)
6 - Bentzy
7-  mendyt
8-  jes
9- nafnaf12
10- lubaby (2)
12-abey
13- Z56
14 - crony
15 - stever (2)
« Last edited by EJB on August 16, 2018, 02:37:35 AM »

Poll

Which amount and format would you buy in at? (vote for one of each)

50%+ to Charity
11 (8.7%)
10-15% to Charity
3 (2.4%)
Any amount to Charity
18 (14.3%)
I don't care if my money goes to charity
19 (15.1%)
Variable ticket prices $1-$360 chosen at random
11 (8.7%)
I wouldn't buy in at more than $150-$180
10 (7.9%)
I wouldn't buy in at more than $100-$150
15 (11.9%)
$100 is my max
39 (31%)

Total Members Voted: 85

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #680 on: August 26, 2018, 04:25:21 PM »
And what if Levi B would win again? (With his 4 remaining entries)
Then so be it.

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #681 on: August 26, 2018, 04:25:33 PM »
Can still do it all again if people really wanted...

Maybe do it again, and to alleviate the concerns of
I've seen @EJB's inrernal actuarial central estimate for expected value of each ticket. The astounding number of tickets sold cut those odds immensely. Hence, it's only proper to draw another winner from the current pool to deliver the odds folks expected.

No extra work for you Dan. Just pick another ticket.

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As long as those who already purchased get another chance.
Should've had 2 chances

Give a 50% discount on purchases of tickets to the second raffle to anyone that participated in the 1st raffle (up to 5x the number of entries the participant purchased in the first raffle), with all other terms remaining the same.
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #682 on: August 26, 2018, 04:29:05 PM »
I've seen @EJB's inrernal actuarial central estimate for expected value of each ticket. The astounding number of tickets sold cut those odds immensely. Hence, it's only proper to draw another winner from the current pool to deliver the odds folks expected.

No extra work for you Dan. Just pick another ticket.

Never made any such prediction. The only value statement I made about raffle tickets was criticizing someone who was contemplating buying 100 tickets when 450 were bought SOLELY as a gamble. I said you'll likely lose a lot of money per the odds when all is said and done.

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #683 on: August 26, 2018, 04:32:03 PM »
Negative HT for creating a whole lot of work for me today  >:(
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #684 on: August 26, 2018, 04:32:42 PM »
Maybe do again with a heavy heavy discount for those that already purchased. It seemed all along that it was going to be a smaller amount of people participating, so you had better odds.
While of course there is no taking away money from tzedaka, they should agree to do another one or 2 raffles AT COST, and to allow big discounts for repeat buyers.

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #685 on: August 26, 2018, 04:33:08 PM »
Final total was about $107,000 of tickets sold/1,139 entries.

Positively astounding!

Total unique purchasers: 648

First purchaser: @mendyt
Last purchaser: @AJK
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #686 on: August 26, 2018, 04:34:07 PM »
Maybe do again with a heavy heavy discount for those that already purchased. It seemed all along that it was going to be a smaller amount of people participating, so you had better odds.
While of course there is no taking away money from tzedaka, they should agree to do another one or 2 raffles AT COST, and to allow big discounts for repeat buyers.
Feel free to find another charity to arrange another raffle.
I spent dozens of hours dealing with the logistics of this one. Happy to have helped Chabad and someone win the dream of a lifetime.

I do think a 1-360 mystery amount raffle would do very well as well.
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #687 on: August 26, 2018, 04:36:08 PM »
There's also the fact that Twin cabins are sold out.
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #688 on: August 26, 2018, 04:36:51 PM »
There's also the fact that Twin cabins are sold out.
Lol, minor detail.
Can still raffle off a single bed in a triple berth on DDF only. Honestly, this shouldn't be difficult to do and the odds would be much better.
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #689 on: August 26, 2018, 04:37:52 PM »
Lol, minor detail.
Can still raffle off a single bed in a triple berth on DDF only. Honestly, this shouldn't be difficult to do and the odds would be much better.

Sure, just need a volunteer to take care of the logistics.
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #690 on: August 26, 2018, 04:38:19 PM »
Sure, just need a volunteer to take care of the logistics.
I nominate @Deal Guy and @EJB
Now go start a new thread  ;D
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #691 on: August 26, 2018, 04:45:01 PM »
I nominate @Deal Guy and @EJB
Now go start a new thread  ;D
Lol. It needs to be the same charity, that can afford to do it at cost. They made much more then they ever expected.
That will allow quicker raffles, as well as being able to give big discounts for someone that already bought a ticket from them.
Dan, I'm sure you had a busy day, but I would think there would be another ddfer in Cleveland that might volunteer to do work on the day of raffle.

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #692 on: August 26, 2018, 04:45:50 PM »
Lol. It needs to be the same charity, that can afford to do it at cost. They made much more then they ever expected.
That will allow quicker raffles, as well as being able to give big discounts for someone that already bought a ticket from them.
Dan, I'm sure you had a busy day, but I would think there would be another ddfer in Cleveland that might volunteer to do work on the day of raffle.

Why does it need to be to any charity?

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #693 on: August 26, 2018, 04:46:45 PM »
Lol. It needs to be the same charity, that can afford to do it at cost. They made much more then they ever expected.
That will allow quicker raffles, as well as being able to give big discounts for someone that already bought a ticket from them.
Dan, I'm sure you had a busy day, but I would think there would be another ddfer in Cleveland that might volunteer to do work on the day of raffle.

And if you fly me to CLE ill do the work for you. I'll even bring a beard to put on so I look lubavitch

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« Reply #694 on: August 26, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
Lol. It needs to be the same charity, that can afford to do it at cost. They made much more then they ever expected.
That will allow quicker raffles, as well as being able to give big discounts for someone that already bought a ticket from them.
Dan, I'm sure you had a busy day, but I would think there would be another ddfer in Cleveland that might volunteer to do work on the day of raffle.
Go make one on DDF at cost. Seriously.
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #695 on: August 26, 2018, 04:47:32 PM »
And if you fly me to CLE ill do the work for you. I'll even bring a beard to put on so I look lubavitch
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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #696 on: August 26, 2018, 04:49:20 PM »
There's also the fact that Twin cabins are sold out.
So the next level up is $1000-2000 more.
That's small change when collecting 107k😀

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #697 on: August 26, 2018, 04:52:21 PM »
@Dan, would you advertise it heavily for free? I don't think we'd get enough support on DDF...

But it would get more traction if you said they'd be sharing w u and SF :)

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Re: Antarctica Cruise Raffle
« Reply #698 on: August 26, 2018, 04:53:29 PM »
@Deal Guy, why not start a new thread here for people to bid on a $13K berth in a triple cabin?
Can charge the same rates as Chabad did and have pretty decent odds of winning.
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« Reply #699 on: August 26, 2018, 04:54:28 PM »
@Dan, would you advertise it heavily for free? I don't think we'd get enough support on DDF...

But it would get more traction if you said they'd be sharing w u and SF :)
Would only need 100 DDFers. Less if people bought multiple tickets.
Would be cooler if the winner was an active DDFer, no?

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