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Old 11-13-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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A raffle with an Airstream as first prize????

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Old 11-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Andy,
How many did you buy?
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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Are we sure this is on the up and up? Or is it as P.T. Barnum said ...
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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I'd be quicker to donate my C note to the Forums before...... At least I'd know it was going to a good cause.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:04 PM   #5
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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Andy,
How many did you buy?
Did you notice the question marks?

I did my fun days with an Airstream trailer, in 47 states.

I don't want another one nor do I need one.

No, I didn't buy any tickets, nor do I intend to.

Perhaps Airstream can clarify this raffle, or perhaps shed some light on it.

Maybe it's legit and maybe not, I have no idea nor am I interested in it.

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Old 11-13-2006, 08:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting that Andy, Maybe someone here luckier than me will win it. If you've ever been to Vegas my loses bought your "free" drinks.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:45 PM   #8
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If they collect $100,000.00 they could afford to give away a Bambi and more especially if prizes were donated or discounted.

Looks like they have been working to improve the Ohio parks for some time now. I found this. http://www.ohiodnr.com/news/aug05/0816natureworks.htm

Wouldn't Shelby county parks be close to the factory? Perhaps Airstream as a manufacturing and corporation leader in the area is helping communities???

Is this the park?

http://www.botkinsohio.com/frames/home.htm

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A raffle with an Airstream as first prize????

www.airstreamraffle.com

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Before we all get scammed , I have contacted the Mayor of the village of Botkins, which the raffle claims to benefit and will post his response ASAP.

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Old 11-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #10
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Buyer or "investor" beware. I would think if this was legitimate the people running the raffle would check the spelling in "their" ad before posting it. The mis-use of pronouns is a common tip to an overseas scam.
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:02 AM   #11
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Before we all get scammed , I have contacted the Mayor of the village of Botkins, which the raffle claims to benefit and will post his response ASAP.

Michael
Michael that is terrific. You really did delve right in. I am anxious to see the results. Something like that with the vast readership here needs to have a definitive scam/legit endorsement.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:27 AM   #12
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I was curious so I checked with the CPA firm

I was curious about this and went to the web site and read the misspellings in the "About" area. I then clicked on the "Rules" part and went to the bottom and saw the name of a firm (CPA) that is overseeing this raffle. I googled their website and sent an inquiry to them at their website email address. It came back undeliverable so I called the CPA firm and spoke with someone by the name of Liz. Liz assured me that it is legitimate. I told her that some of us on a forum were questioning the authenticity of the raffle due to some of the grammar and also that her own firm's website email has a problem. She thanked me and said that that may be a factor in the response so far.


Please do not take this as proof that this is legitimate.......I will not be purchasing a ticket --I work too hard for my money......but this is the information I found out in case anyone wants to pursue it further. pj
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:36 PM   #13
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That is a pretty neat idea, i have seen similar raffles for vehicles, It will be good to know if this is legit or not. I might have to buy a ticket if it is.
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Buyer or "investor" beware. I would think if this was legitimate the people running the raffle would check the spelling in "their" ad before posting it. The mis-use of pronouns is a common tip to an overseas scam.
I helped build the site, the mis-spelling was simply a careless mistake on my part. If anyone has any questions about the legitmacy of this raffle I will be happy to field any questions on the matter. I am a resident of Botkins, Ohio and the site is a fund raising campaign to help the community pool make some much needed renovation improvements. We hope the raffle is such a success that we can afford to do it on an annual basis. I thank you for your support!
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for clearing things up NGREVE! Good luck to all who choose to participate ~

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Before we all get scammed , I have contacted the Mayor of the village of Botkins, which the raffle claims to benefit and will post his response ASAP.

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FYI, I have not yet had a response from Mayor King or the director of community services about this raffle.
Will keep you posted.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:28 PM   #17
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Before I make a bid on Ebay, I always look at the number of posts, I mean transactions that they have done.
Yes That was typed that way on purpose.
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We have these type of raffles in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles usually every year. The one in Santa Barbara is put on by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. The tickets are $150 each and they sell a maximum of 18,000. First prize is a Santa Barbara house or $1,000,000. They have like 300 runner up prizes too. These raffles are all legit and are becoming a popular way for nonprofit groups to raise money for their cause. Even though a contibution to most of these non-profit groups may be tax-deductible, the IRS does not recognise buying a raffle ticket (and losing) as a contribution, so is not tax-deductible. You can bet if you were to win the raffle, the IRS would be right there for their cut though...
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Here is the reply I received directly from the village of Botkin,OH.


"Michael:

My name is Michael VanBrocklin, and I am the Village Administrator for the
Village of Botkins. I am also the President of the BCIC, which is an acronym
for the "Botkins Community Improvement Corporation". The BCIC is organized
under Chapter 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code, and may act as the agent for
the Village in matters of economic, commercial, industrial and research
development. The mayor, myself, and two council members (as well as
community representatives) all serve on the BCIC. The BCIC has agreed to
support the Airstream Raffle, which is being organized and run by two
Council members, Craig Brown and Steve Woodruff. It is a legitimate effort
to raise funds for the Botkins Pool Committee."


Go for it in confidence,

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Hey all,

I recently saw this link to an an Airstream Raffle. I have checked with the CPAs overseeing it and it is legit. I have no stake in promoting it whatsoever:

Organization

Botkins Community Improvement Corporation of Botkins, OH.

Benefits
Fundraiser to benefit the Botkins Memorial Pool Committee for future upgrades and renovations.


AirstreamRaffle.com

Good luck,

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