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Subject: RE: UKNM: Raffle, draw, fundraising info with a PS2
From: Richard Uttley
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 13:13:12 GMT

Hmmmm....good to see someone with some commercial nonce (not).

As Brownie-Points.com is a young company ie has been in operation for months
rather than years we're trying to do the opposite of a lot of .com
businesses and look after the money invested in it. So whilst 300.00 might
seem like nothing to you, to us it's an unbudgeted-for amount. The idea was
aiming to achieve several things at once; get back the money spent, raise
some funds for a local charity, and raise a little awareness for the
company. We weren't out to make a monetary profit on the deal. I also said
in the mail that the ticket money raised was going to charity - so your
comment about "more than forty entries.." isn't relevant. Plus I asked for
opinions on the idea; preferably the considered variety though.

As for not entering any raffle where you had to pay for the prize I can
understand, under normal circumstances. But if you look around you'll see
that PS2's are being offered and auctioned at some ludicrous prices (450.00
- 1500.00). We maintained the retail price - with no intention to take
financial advantage of the market forces at work.

Merry xmas <|:o)


Richard M Uttley
Marketing Director
Netstep
e-mail: richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk
www: http://www.netstep.co.uk



-----Original Message-----
From: John Braithwaite [JohnBatGBGdirect [dot] com (mailto:JohnBatGBGdirect [dot] com)]
Sent: 20 December 2000 09:57
To: uknmatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: UKNM: Raffle, draw, fundraising info with a PS2


Give it away for free you TFGs.... after all, you're bound to get more than
40 entries, aren't you? I wouldn't enter any raffle if I also had to pay for
the console.

How to take payment and get people to apply online is a different matter....

From: Richard Uttley <richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk>
Subject: UKNM: Raffle, draw, fundraising info with a PS2

With it coming up to the Yuletide we thought it might be a nice idea to use
it to raise some money for a local charity. Our thinking went along the
lines of: if we could get people to donate 10 to charity we would enter
them in a draw. The winner could buy the unit at the normal price which,
considering some of the ludicrous prices these things are going for, seemed
like an attractive idea. B-P would get some publicity through promoting it
and the shop and the site would get some traffic as people made their
donations.

We've discussed it here and it all seems to hold together but we aren't sure
about the legality or correct procedures that might apply. I've looked at
various sites that advise on gaming, lotteries etc. but nothing seems to fit
the bill. Can anyone out there give any advice as this is outside our normal
remit? Also I'd appreciate feedback on the idea. Quick though otherwise
we'll run out of time.

Cheers <|:o)

Richard M Uttley
Marketing Director
Netstep
e-mail: richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk
www: http://www.netstep.co.uk


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