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(Some Guy)   1: Blog about your special-needs daughter. 2: Hold raffle (w/$5 processing fee) to give away iPads. 3: Profit to the tune of $30,000. 4: Oh wait, people actually want the iPads?   (lovethatmax.com ) divider line 136
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2011-07-19 01:12:42 PM  
That is so retarded
 
2011-07-19 01:14:22 PM  
Sears already pulled this stunt earlier this week.
 
2011-07-19 01:15:38 PM  
It's the age we live in where making charity donations is reduced to "gimme, gimme."
 
2011-07-19 01:15:48 PM  
The people that truly need help, never ask for it. It's always the whiny biatches who blog about how bad their day was, how they have fibromyalgia and aspergers, can't work and need your donations.
 
2011-07-19 01:17:22 PM  
4: Oh wait, people actually want the iPads?

I'm pretty sure not everyone wins in a raffle. And a few iPads wont make much of a dent in that $30k. In fact, I'm having a hard time figuring out (from the headlind, DRTFA) why one would even try and turn this raffle into a scam...
 
2011-07-19 01:17:38 PM  
Headline: RAARGH SCAM!
Article: Guy runs a raffle to raise money hoping on a matching charitable donation to actually pay for the ipads. 40 people win, he buys a bunch, gets a threatening letter and then Shuts. Down. Everything. Then his matching donation evaporates. Ta-daa!
 
2011-07-19 01:18:20 PM  
Help me, I'm poor.
 
2011-07-19 01:18:42 PM  

1nsanilicious: Sears already pulled this stunt earlier this week.


And TheShavingofOccam123 already called something similar to it in that thread Link (new window). I'm gonna go ahead and skip the next few steps and ask for some BIE.

/EIP
 
2011-07-19 01:19:29 PM  
That guy should have his child taken away from him.
 
2011-07-19 01:20:54 PM  
Maybe I didn't read the article very well but it sounded like he was giving away 40 iPads and $500 worth of software for each iPad....wouldn't that cost around $40k? How was he going to pay for that?!?
 
2011-07-19 01:21:23 PM  

rrife: That guy should have his child taken away from him.


And that child should be beaten by Apple employees.
 
2011-07-19 01:21:33 PM  
If the guy's intent wasn't to scam folks, then his whole deal was poorly planned and poorly executed.
 
2011-07-19 01:22:21 PM  
Wait a second:

As to my obliqueness about my bosses and the company I work for, If their identities ever got out, long ago they promised I'd lose my job, my insurance, and take us for everything we have making Marissa's surgery impossible to afford. If I keep my mouth shut and the fact that I got screwed never gets out in any way then I keep my job, and my insurance, and they've promised to pay for Marissa's surgery after we give everything we can.

This is the same guy who previously posted:

A fundraising and matching effort by my employers has ballooned into something much, much more. For every thousand dollars we generate, my bosses are overmatching to the tune of $18,000. Another thousand after that, another check for $19,000. If we can raise $10,000 from internet donations, then they'll donate a great deal of computer hardware to start the foundation off.
 
2011-07-19 01:22:57 PM  
He should have just raffled off "7 minutes of heaven" with his daughter.
 
2011-07-19 01:23:25 PM  

CaptainWes: That is so retarded


I LOL'ed,


/ and imagined you and I sitting next to each other looking into the flames from our window seat.
 
2011-07-19 01:23:46 PM  
Subby... you're supposed to stop after "profit". Don't think things through after that. It will just give you a headache... and a conscious.
 
2011-07-19 01:24:37 PM  

CaptainWes: That is so retarded


photoface.webs.com
 
2011-07-19 01:25:12 PM  
Greetings, friend. Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So use it. And send one dollar to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay! Eternal happiness is just a dollar away.
 
2011-07-19 01:25:55 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2011-07-19 01:26:31 PM  

Uzzah: Wait a second:

As to my obliqueness about my bosses and the company I work for, If their identities ever got out, long ago they promised I'd lose my job, my insurance, and take us for everything we have making Marissa's surgery impossible to afford. If I keep my mouth shut and the fact that I got screwed never gets out in any way then I keep my job, and my insurance, and they've promised to pay for Marissa's surgery after we give everything we can.

This is the same guy who previously posted:

A fundraising and matching effort by my employers has ballooned into something much, much more. For every thousand dollars we generate, my bosses are overmatching to the tune of $18,000. Another thousand after that, another check for $19,000. If we can raise $10,000 from internet donations, then they'll donate a great deal of computer hardware to start the foundation off.


Yep. He's running a line of shiat, as my parents would've put it.
 
2011-07-19 01:29:30 PM  

Flakeloaf: Headline: RAARGH SCAM!
Article: Guy runs a raffle to raise money hoping on a matching charitable donation to actually pay for the ipads. 40 people win, he buys a bunch, gets a threatening letter and then Shuts. Down. Everything. Then his matching donation evaporates. Ta-daa!


Okay, so I didn't read the comments. But can you blame me? Blog comments are like a big stupid tumour growing on a bunch of little stupid tumours.

Disregard my last. Dude sounds crooked to me.
 
2011-07-19 01:30:23 PM  
Read most of the article and did not see anywhere in there where they made $30,000.00 (if someone throughly read it please quote it) the article did quote as saying a chipin widget got them $30k not sure how chipin works but if its like other you have to meet the goal to get the cash? It did go on say they awarded 40 ipads which would come to roughly $24k ($600/one) so they still would have had roughly $3k left over after payout assuming they got the chipin money. Moral is don't donate or bid or whatever on anything you can't verify ie red cross.

/A fool and his money are soon parted.
 
2011-07-19 01:30:24 PM  

therealpope: If the guy's intent wasn't to scam folks, then his whole deal was poorly planned and poorly executed.



Based on what I've read there's every chance his intent was to scam folks.
 
2011-07-19 01:31:07 PM  

1nsanilicious: Sears already pulled this stunt earlier this week.


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2011-07-19 01:32:26 PM  

Iniamyen1: Greetings, friend. Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So use it. And send one dollar to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay! Eternal happiness is just a dollar away.


www.shoutwiki.com
 
2011-07-19 01:33:03 PM  

rrife: Maybe I didn't read the article very well but it sounded like he was giving away 40 iPads and $500 worth of software for each iPad....wouldn't that cost around $40k? How was he going to pay for that?!?


You can't explain that
 
2011-07-19 01:33:48 PM  

eas81: /A fool and his money are soon partedsome party.


Pet peeve.
 
2011-07-19 01:34:36 PM  

Honest Bender: 4: Oh wait, people actually want the iPads?

I'm pretty sure not everyone wins in a raffle. And a few iPads wont make much of a dent in that $30k. In fact, I'm having a hard time figuring out (from the headlind, DRTFA) why one would even try and turn this raffle into a scam...


First of all, 40 iPads would take a gigantic chunk out of $30k. And as another posted pointed out, they were also supposed to include additional software that could actually cause the total cost to exceed $30k.

But that's not even relevant. The iPads were never being paid for out of the $30k raised. They were being paid for by some special awards committee or something.

I have no idea if it was an intentional scam, but it ultimately played out like one - the guy got easy money and did not fulfill his promises. That's a scam.
 
2011-07-19 01:35:09 PM  
I THINK I'D BE HAPPIER WITH THE DOLLAR.
 
2011-07-19 01:35:53 PM  
Flakeloaf

Okay, so I didn't read the comments. But can you blame me? Blog comments are like a big stupid tumour growing on a bunch of little stupid tumours.

Disregard my last. Dude sounds crooked to me.


I agree. Reading and posting comments is dumb. Who wants to read that stuff?

or

This post is a little stupid tumor
 
2011-07-19 01:36:21 PM  
I'm having a hard time understanding how continuing to ship iPads to raffle winners would somehow compromise the security of a family, especially when the supposed threats came from someone who "already knows where we live."
 
2011-07-19 01:38:12 PM  
As to my obliqueness about my bosses and the company I work for, If their identities ever got out, long ago they promised I'd lose my job, my insurance, and take us for everything we have making Marissa's surgery impossible to afford. If I keep my mouth shut and the fact that I got screwed never gets out in any way then I keep my job, and my insurance, and they've promised to pay for Marissa's surgery after we give everything we can.

i51.tinypic.com

/I declare them.
 
2011-07-19 01:38:29 PM  
This piece of shiat did much more than rip off money from people: he's ripped off their dreams and it has had an adverse affect on innocent children. One of the comments that illustrates this point is from a woman who travels 300 miles for therapy. She was about to begin the process to get a communication device ($10,000 covered by insurance) but they take a year to get. She thought she won an iPad (which can do what this device does, as I've mentioned in iPad threads, but insurance doesn't cover iPads). So, she waited and waited as her therapists got frustrated and said that her child HAD to have an AAC device because they were taking up time for kids with such devices.

That one year wait is now two years.

I hope this guy goes to jail.
 
2011-07-19 01:38:54 PM  
That article hurt my brain and my soul. I like honesty. True stories are usually short.
 
2011-07-19 01:39:40 PM  
soft-hearted parents will always be gullible, particularly if there might be some similar 'connection' like a disease or a condition.

10 years ago I had to convince my mom that forwarding that "email" to 20 people in fact DIDNT feed the hungry in Africa for 10 days. That maybe something else was intended for the email. She couldn't believe people would be so unscrupulous as to prey on people's emotions for gain.

Yeah, she thought humans were inherently "better than that". And she was blissfully naive.

/suckers
//born every minute
 
2011-07-19 01:39:51 PM  

Honest Bender: 4: Oh wait, people actually want the iPads?

I'm pretty sure not everyone wins in a raffle. And a few iPads wont make much of a dent in that $30k. In fact, I'm having a hard time figuring out (from the headlind, DRTFA) why one would even try and turn this raffle into a scam...


Because he promised somehow to give away 40 of them. That is around $23k to buy 40 of them (they are about $600 each right?). Seems as if someone wasn't happy with the left over 7k.

FTFA Comments: We are one of the families who won in the giveaway and are still waiting. But, I choose to trust Mike. He gains nothing by this being a scam so why would it be one?

Really? Mike has nothing to gain by this being a scam? How about 30k you moran? Can people really be this stupid? Pam, the person who posted the above comment is as special needs as her child.
 
2011-07-19 01:40:50 PM  

eas81: Read most of the article and did not see anywhere in there where they made $30,000.00 (if someone throughly read it please quote it) the article did quote as saying a chipin widget got them $30k not sure how chipin works but if its like other you have to meet the goal to get the cash? It did go on say they awarded 40 ipads which would come to roughly $24k ($600/one) so they still would have had roughly $3k left over after payout assuming they got the chipin money. Moral is don't donate or bid or whatever on anything you can't verify ie red cross.

/A fool and his money are soon parted.


So what you're saying is that special needs parents are retarded, and the apple clearly didn't fall far from the tree.
 
2011-07-19 01:41:31 PM  
Farmer Bob is talking to Farmer John.
Farmer Bob says "dangit, my donkey jus' died"
Farmer John asks "So watcha goin' do with it?"
Farmer Bob replies "I'll hold a raffle and sell tickets for 5 dollars each for it"
Farmer John looks puzzled and says "Well, won't the guy who wins be mad he got a dead donkey?"
Farmer Bob says 'That's no problem. I'll just give him his money back.'
 
2011-07-19 01:42:16 PM  
Hello and thank you for playing our raffle. The winner of the iPad is Johnny Fakename who lives in a town you've never heard of.
 
2011-07-19 01:43:51 PM  
Why didn't he just tell everyone that someone else won, and keep all the money? He fails at rafflescam.
 
2011-07-19 01:45:26 PM  

rrife: That guy should have his child taken away from him.


Probably what he wants
 
2011-07-19 01:45:27 PM  
Scam.

That's all. I did read the entire mess of an article, and came to one conclusion.

Scam.
 
2011-07-19 01:46:10 PM  

trappedspirit: rrife: That guy should have his child taken away from him.

Probably what he wants


What child? You think he actually has kids?
 
2011-07-19 01:48:30 PM  
My wife said she was watching some reality show where a couple throws a $50k party to get toy donations for some hospital. I was like "damn what kinda toys did they get?" she said they were wrapped so she couldn't tell. I'm guessing stupid ones and the people just wanted to have a lavish party under the guise of charity.
Why not just give the $50k to the kids? Oh wait, if you did that all you get is a tax credit not a kick ass party.

/blah blah blah
 
2011-07-19 01:50:52 PM  
Just one "See, what happened was..." is suspicious enough. This guy came up with several of them.

Combine that with the long, complicated explanations and it's no wonder everyone smells bullshiat.
 
2011-07-19 01:52:37 PM  
"As to my obliqueness about my bosses and the company I work for, If their identities ever got out, long ago they promised I'd lose my job, my insurance, and take us for everything we have making Marissa's surgery impossible to afford. If I keep my mouth shut and the fact that I got screwed never gets out in any way then I keep my job, and my insurance, and they've promised to pay for Marissa's surgery after we give everything we can."

This is straight from the Casey AnthonyTM playbook - You're not bad guy, some ficticious person that can't speak for themselves is. The statement "if their identities ever got out", is laughable. And he reinforces the story that he's the one getting screwed. LIAR.
 
2011-07-19 01:54:00 PM  
He's not a very good con artist. If he were, he and the money would have all disappeared before people started asking questions.
 
2011-07-19 01:55:16 PM  

CokeBear: Why didn't he just tell everyone that someone else won, and keep all the money? He fails at rafflescam.


This.
 
2011-07-19 01:58:29 PM  
I don't want to read about these stupid people and their messed up kids.
 
2011-07-19 01:59:49 PM  
Send them each one of these and keep the change

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/hot like Toy Yoda
 
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