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View Poll Results: Would you buy a $100 raffle ticket for a pair of Speed Humps ?
I would be interested and would probably buy a ticket 0 0%
Meh. Just list 'em on ebay and be done with it 19 100.00%
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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I was getting ready to put my humps on ebay today when I had an idea - how about auctioning them off instead of selling them outright ? I want to gauge interest here on the forum : what do you think of me selling 15-20 tickets for $100 a pop rather then listing them on ebay ?

They are OEM and come with the storage bags. I've only put them on the car twice, and they are in great shape.

Looks like they sell for about $980 new and between $560 and $760 on ebay :

http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=98650498900

( The reason I would like to get more than the asking price is I want to get the Universal Media Interface installed in the Benz and it is around $1700 )

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=791444&siteid=215307&catalogid=6945

Comments and criticisms welcome...

Thanks,

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Nick,

I am not a lawyer. But, I think it is not legal to have any form of gambling/lottery unless you are a registered non-profit. I would check with someone who knows for sure, before you do it.

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Old 07-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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It's a nice idea, but I would not pay $100 for a 'chance' to win something like this (maybe $15), especially when what I am paying isn't going to charity. I would rather just flat out buy them if I wanted Speedster humps. I also think you may have trouble finding that many people who want black speedster humps.
But by all means try it out, and if it works it could be the next eBay.
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Personally, I don't even like speedhumps on a Boxster, so I wouldn't buy a ticket.

I question if it's 'right' to work the board for profit. Plus, how you gonna pick the winner in a neutral, unbiased way - Independent accounting firm? If not, there are sure to be some questioning it's validity.

Take your chances and put em on fleabay - there's lots of suckers there, instead of trying to pass the risk to us.

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Old 07-26-2009, 01:32 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it just be easier to post up in the "for sale" forum and try to get your asking price?

Even if you could get 20 people to gamble $100 (which I doubt), you'd forever be remebered by 19 people as "that guy why screwed me out of a hundred bucks."

A hundred bucks is a little steep for a raffle ticket.
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On ebay :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150361823375

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Cool $100 for a chance to win a speedhump??

i guess with the feel of the response you got, need we say more ? not unless someone is really desperate , then you could always try putting it in fleabay where it probably belongs ! nothing personal, just an honest comment.
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And to put it into perspective CVRPCA is doing a raffle for an all expense paid trip for two to Germany with the use of a Porsche and those tickets are only $50 each. Good luck on the ebay!
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Sold on ebay for $600.

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