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Dear Wendy

I'm Planning to Run a Raffle.

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark

    Yeah, this is like a plot from a Cohen Brothers movie right where everything goes horribly wrong.

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    cdobbs

    Why stop there….if you are going to commit fraud why not just keep all the money….people will just assume they lost….smh

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark
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    Fyodor

    BGM, Coen Brothers movies usually have the protagonists doing things that are bad or immoral ideas but have at least a superficial appeal or logic to them, which then go disastrously wrong. This is an Always Sunny in Philadelphia level bad idea.

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    Kate
    Keymaster

    Omg BGM with the easily googled information that could keep this kid out of juvie.

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    Leah

    Hunter, have you ever been to therapy?

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark

    I was inspired by Fyodor. 😆 He wasn’t kidding. Easiest google search ever.

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    Leah

    And are your parents aware of any of this? Where are they?

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark

    Honestly? If this WAS legal, fuck… I do this constantly. Target stupid (which means ALL) Trump voters and give away cheap shoddy MAGA crap from China.
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    Skyblossom
    Skyblossom
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    Sorry Hunter. This one is no good.

    The odds are you would have lost money anyway, if you sold any tickets at all. Most people won’t pay $10 for a chance to win $50. They especially aren’t going to trust a teen. They will expect this to be a scam and assume you will take their money and have no winner. You would at the very least need to have a public drawing so that everyone can see that there was a winner and that the winner was drawn fairly. People also need to know that all the entries were actually in the container when the drawing happened. The only way to do all of that is to do the entire thing out in public without taking anything home.

    I think Fyodor and BGM have saved you.

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    Kate
    Keymaster

    The thing with the chocolate from Costco and the cookies is kind of on the edge of being ethical because 1) you’re gouging your classmates and fellow island residents while complaining about others on the island doing the same, and 2) you’re old enough that cops could legitimately ask you if you have a license when you’re selling at swap meets. But it’s basically okay. This is just completely illegal and dishonest and no-good.

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    ele4phant

    The random chance vs skill gambling is a huge distinction.

    I work in public opinion research. Sometimes we offer an incentive (their name is entered into a drawing to win something, usually something pretty modest) to help encourage people to take our surveys. You’d think if they aren’t spending any money, we could do this right? Entry for a drawing in exchange completing the survey, should be totes fine right? We’re not asking them for money.

    Nope, because it requires an exchange of ANY sort that makes it gambling, and that subjects us to a whole bunch of other regulations and its not legal most places. Think of all those “No purchase necessary to win” disclaimers when you play, say – McDonalds Monopoly. They don’t WANT to let you play for free, they have to.

    And certainly, even if you were in a jurisdiction that allowed gambling, you can’t pocket part of the pot.

    And just finally, $10 for a chance to win $50? Pshhh, not very appealing. Good luck getting even five people to sign up for that.

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