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Don McRitchie
10-27-2004, 09:59 AM
I know that many have been wondering what happened to this raffle. The good news is that it is about to start and should begin within a week. Dennis Leisz has generously offered to act as treasurer for Project May and one of his first duties is to coordinate the raffle.

I am posting this in the public forum to gain input on conducting the raffle before finalizing a set of rules. The input I am looking for is:

1) What fundraising target do we think is realistic?
2) Price per ticket ($5 has been suggested)?
3) Timeframe (fixed or open ended until we reach the target)?
4) Who do we invite (Lansing Heritage only or other forums and websites)?
5) Any other issues?

I only plan to keep this thread open for a few days until such time as we gain sufficient input to define the raffle format.

4313B
10-27-2004, 10:05 AM
"1) What fundraising target do we think is realistic?" - Don McRitchie

"One million dollars!" - Dr. Evil

TimG
10-27-2004, 10:18 AM
I would definitely post information on the raffle at several forums at Audio Asylum, Parts Express and Madisound.

Don McRitchie
10-27-2004, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by Giskard
"One million dollars!" - Dr. Evil

"A trillion is more than a billion, numb-nuts." - Scotty Evil

Robh3606
10-27-2004, 10:35 AM
I don't know we are short on our projected budget think we could sell 250 tickets?? I would do a definite number of tickets with first come first served. When we run out that's it. You could also have a drawing date but that could be risky if you don't sell enough. That would raise a bit more than what we thought but looking at shipping for Widget to Tim to????? We are going to start eating those funds fast without any of it actually going to the "wood"!!! We know what the percentage of funds have gone to shipping so far??

Rob:)

4313B
10-27-2004, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Don McRitchie
"A trillion is more than a billion, numb-nuts." - Scotty Evil Yeah Baby! :rotfl:

4313B
10-27-2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Robh3606
That would raise a bit more than what we thought but looking at shipping for Widget to Tim to????? We are going to start eating those funds fast without any of it actually going to the "wood"!!! We know what the percentage of funds have gone to shipping so far??Two worthless posts from Giskard so far! Going for a third!

"Ship it! Ship it good!" - UPS guy listening to a Talking Heads Greatest Hits CD while kicking a box down the hall after watching Ace Ventura the night before.

Ok, I'm outta here :slink:

Don McRitchie
10-27-2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Giskard
Two worthless posts from Giskard so far! Going for a third!

"Ship it! Ship it good!"

Ok, I'm outta here :slink:

And slink you should. That's Devo - not Talking Heads. Geeze, what's the world coming to when you can't distinguish one pompous, post punk, geek-wave band from another.

Don C
10-27-2004, 12:04 PM
I think that we should just set a start time and a stop time, (before Christmas please) and hope for the best. Promote the hell out of the raffle everywhere we can think of, no membership requirements, easy paypal link, so on.

4313B
10-27-2004, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Don McRitchie
And slink you should. That's Devo - not Talking Heads. Geeze, what's the world coming to when you can't distinguish one pompous, post punk, geek-wave band from another. Umm, I was quoting Dubya, yeah, that's it... :D

dancing-dave
10-27-2004, 01:20 PM
I would say keep it within the forum with a minimum donation of $5, or even $10.

Alex Lancaster
10-27-2004, 01:32 PM
1) What fundraising target do we think is realistic?
2) Price per ticket ($5 has been suggested)?
3) Timeframe (fixed or open ended until we reach the target)?
4) Who do we invite (Lansing Heritage only or other forums and websites)?
5) Any other issues?

1) You tell us
2) How many tickets, $ 5, IŽll buy more than....
3) open ended, as long as Bo doesnŽt get them
4) Anybody with a C card and 5$
5) Not at this time

Congrats to all the active doers.

Alex.

Don C
10-27-2004, 01:41 PM
I guess that there is going to be a slight division in opinions here. Some people will want to maximise their chances of winning, (limit who can enter) others will want to raise the most money possible, (hold the raffle open for a long time) and then there is the smallest group, the ones who just want to get the boxes out of their living room.

Robh3606
10-27-2004, 02:42 PM
"3) open ended, as long as Bo doesnŽt get them"


:rotfl:

Well he could aways use them as wheel chocks for his van.

Rob:)

4313B
10-27-2004, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Don C
and then there is the smallest group, the ones who just want to get the boxes out of their living room. :rotfl: Been a wee bit longer than planned eh?

Earl K
10-28-2004, 05:38 PM
1) What fundraising target do we think is realistic?
How much money is needed to complete Project May ?

2) Price per ticket ($5 has been suggested)?
That sounds good .

3) Timeframe (fixed or open ended until we reach the target)?
Fixed with a "provisional threshold" that if not reached is automatically rethought .

4) Who do we invite (Lansing Heritage only or other forums and websites)?
I'd expand the reach and look for other financial benefactors - while also looking to increase, overall, the Projects "interest factor" .


5) Any other issues?

To increase general interest - the relevancy of this project to others needs to be expanded.

One such area could be " to buy, test and audition" transducers that are presently available to the DIY crowd .

- I'm sure the ME150H should be able to compete favourably with the 1500AL. It's a newer generation tranducer and actually obtainable in North America .

- Additionally, the 2430/1 drivers could be checked out. They are relatively inexpensive. There is presently a group of Heritage posters who have articulated some problems with the incoporation of these drivers into their designs . Project May could develop some insights & guidance in this area if it choose to do so.

- These "parts" could be subsequently raffled-off at a later date. And that raffle could "roll over into" the funding of another project.
A future project ?? Buy all the available name brand capacitors for a high-end capacitor "listen off". This $$$ package could circulate for a while amongst those interested with an enclosed evaluation sheet sent along .

- That's one idea for a second project that would need funding .


All in all : I'd suggest ; use this present opportunity "of raising capital" to also generate increased interest in the existing project.

<> Earl K

Wardsweb
10-28-2004, 06:25 PM
$5 sounds good; low enough for most anyone and many will buy more than one ticket.

Have a set closing date: makes the procrastinators buy on the last day.

Opening to outside brings in more money. Just have to be cool with these going to someone who never comes here. So, if it's only about raising the most money, then OK.

LE15-Thumper
11-05-2004, 01:00 PM
Am I dumb or is there not a Paypal link yet to buy these raffle tickets ?

And yes, feel free to take any shots I have left myself open to.

Robh3606
11-05-2004, 01:21 PM
Silly wabbit!

Rob:)

scott fitlin
11-09-2004, 07:25 PM
Its a raffle to raise money, and it would be nice to see a forumite win these, but, you will raise more money posting this on PE, audio asylum, etc. So, I say post away and raise as much as you can!

Wardsweb
11-16-2004, 03:48 PM
bump - WATTS UP?

Don McRitchie
11-17-2004, 10:04 AM
Just waiting to work out the last of the logistics with Dennis who will be coordinating the raffle. To Dennis - give me a call when you see this.

Don

louped garouv
11-22-2004, 04:17 PM
i vote for a provisional close date -- that way if not enough tickets are sold, it automatically extends.....

also, what about people that don't like to use paypal? paypal has a very bad rep. among quite a few ... check out nopaypal.com for details on this issue.....

I would suggest posting the auction on DJ boards like wavemusic.com and futureproducers.com as well as others -- helps to increase fund contributions.....