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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2018, 12:50:46 PM »
Hence..
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95355.msg1980628#msg1980628

If they want to accommodate.
Imo split 50% of excess w the charity so they also benefit from more participants.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
How many tickets ???

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2018, 01:03:18 PM »
How many tickets ???
133 as of an hour ago.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2018, 02:39:36 PM »

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2018, 03:15:32 PM »
Hence..
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95355.msg1980628#msg1980628

If they want to accommodate.
It would be interesting to do something like that, would you be willing to help out with structuring it in a way that makes sense without confusing people?

PM if you are interested.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2018, 10:59:10 PM »
Determine how much profit you are willing to accept, and then anything above that plus the cost of the prize will go into a 2nd place raffle.
So there will be 2 winners.
Maybe, the 2nd place winner will be even bigger then the first place winner. :D

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2018, 11:01:18 PM »
At least 146 tickets sold, according to VIN.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2018, 11:24:50 PM »
Determine how much profit you are willing to accept, and then anything above that plus the cost of the prize will go into a 2nd place raffle.
So there will be 2 winners.
Maybe, the 2nd place winner will be even bigger then the first place winner. :D

Me and dan spoke about doing something, its challenging to do it in a way that doesn't just confuse people.

Not everyone is a DDF pro:)

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2018, 11:39:00 PM »
Me and dan spoke about doing something, its challenging to do it in a way that doesn't just confuse people.

Not everyone is a DDF pro:)

Is it difficult to write that any money collected in excess of $30,000 or whatever, will be raffled off as a 2nd place prize?
It doesn't need much to be written about, just a line added on Dansdeals, the next time Dan posts about it.

Most "Not everyone is a DDF pro" people wont even notice that it was added, but those who look and read every line  as well as all the ddf people who care about odds will see it.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2018, 11:45:02 PM »
What did they do to deserve this after all other offers were turned down?
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2018, 11:47:42 PM »
Zrizin makdimin. Others asked after.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2018, 11:54:22 PM »
Zrizin makdimin. Others asked after.
Aha. Just noticed this thread, so the post where you said you had an inbox overload was presumably after this.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2018, 12:05:47 AM »
Is it difficult to write that any money collected in excess of $30,000 or whatever, will be raffled off as a 2nd place prize?
It doesn't need much to be written about, just a line added on Dansdeals, the next time Dan posts about it.

Most "Not everyone is a DDF pro" people wont even notice that it was added, but those who look and read every line  as well as all the ddf people who care about odds will see it.

Dude, it's his raffle. Let him run it however he pleases. If you have a better idea, feel free to buy as many berths as you like and raffle them off yourself.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2018, 12:53:42 AM »
Here are 2 routes that we can go, with the plan to make it official sunday:

1. Cap sales at 750 tickets

2. If 1,000 tickets are sold, it triggers an increase in prize to a superior cabin for 2.

Which is more appealing to you?


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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2018, 12:54:20 AM »
Here are 2 routes that we can go, with the plan to make it official sunday:

1. Cap sales at 750 tickets

2. If 1,000 tickets are sold, it triggers an increase in prize to a superior cabin for 2.

Which is more appealing to you?
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2018, 01:11:44 AM »
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If you favor better odds then option 1 will probably encourage more people to buy and end up actually decreasing your odds. While with option 2 it will quite possibly never even get to 750. 

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2018, 01:21:37 AM »
Last Raffle ran for over 2 weeks and sold 1139.
I dont think you will hit 1000 in a week.

You could cap it at 750, but allow any extra money that comes in to allow a 2nd prize for that extra money?
So if you you sell 850, while you are adding another 100 entrees, at the same time a 2nd person will win $7000 or $8000.
So true, there are now an additional 100 entrees, but at the same time, your odds of winning any prize nearly doubled from 1-750 to 2-850.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2018, 07:57:41 AM »
Here are 2 routes that we can go, with the plan to make it official sunday:

1. Cap sales at 750 tickets

2. If 1,000 tickets are sold, it triggers an increase in prize to a superior cabin for 2.

Which is more appealing to you?
2.
I haven't bought yet but would if it was for 2 beds.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2018, 08:53:01 AM »
Dude, it's his raffle. Let him run it however he pleases. If you have a better idea, feel free to buy as many berths as you like and raffle them off yourself.

Thank you for saying what most of us are silently thinking. This is a tzedaka we are talking about, not buying shares or an investment. Any and all profits should go to the tzedaka that is arranging the raffle IMO.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2018, 09:04:32 AM »
Dan can you please close this thread so my odds stay good