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Kami/Bean Medical Fund Raffle for 8/30

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Karda, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Shinook


    Apr 2, 2012
    That's rough. Our Bailey got heart worm a few years back, and putting a blue healer in crate for 6 weeks is not fun for anyone. I hope he gets better soon!
  2. danboy357

    danboy357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    I was thinking of a possible way to sell some more ticketts but it does come off a bit self serving... Since the ticketts for the first Katana raffle were $25 and went much faster why not offer anyone who has purchased a $30 tickett for this one a chance to buy as many ticketts for $20 as they have already purchased for $30 averaging $25. It would hopefully instantly nearly double the amount sold while preserving the odds of winning for anyone who had already bought a tickett/ticketts and chooses to buy a $20 one. I know this raffle is to benefit more than 1 party and the point is just that, to benefit those in need at the moment but, noone is benefiting at the moment or otherwise from the stagnancy of this one. After all current tickett holders have had a chance to buy their $20 tickett the price of new ticketts could either remain at $30 or be set at $25 for the (hopefully very few) remaing. Just a thought, I am content either way.
  3. alexanderkbaker


    Jan 26, 2008
    What about offering the tickets for $25 and offering anyone who wins with a $30 ticket some small bonus item. An idea to boost sales while keeping things fair.
  4. Browning A Bolt

    Browning A Bolt

    Jul 1, 2012
    Reducing the price some way makes sense. Another idea is to lower the price to $15 and double the number of tickets. $30 buyers would get two tickets. The odds stay the same and we hopefully attract more buyers.
  5. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    I appreciate the thoughtfulness on this matter, guys!
    But i'm very hesitant to make this thing any more complcated than it already is. I am also hesitant to change the pricing on the remaining slots as it would do a disservice to those of you who've already paid.

    I felt that a $5 raise from the last raffle and adding a few more slots would be the best compromise. Apparently this isnt so.

    We will likely let this run awhile longer and then end it with whatever we have. We will then contemplate the logistics and merits of future raffles.
  6. teclis22


    Jun 10, 2009
    i really hope i can spare the 30 usd next month but beeing unemployed make things hard these days. sigh.
  7. BRab

    BRab Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    just sent payment for one entry, hope more can join in too :thumbup:
  8. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Still plenty of room for everyone to join in.
  9. Ta2warrior


    Aug 11, 2012
    As soon as all of my funds clear, I'll try for another.

    Ol' Bean, and the Kami's need the help.
  10. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Just sent payment to you, Karda!

    Hope all is well!
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 7, 2012
  11. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    And Ol' Bean and the Kami's appreciate each and every one of you that enters these things. The kamis always need the help, as the Medical Fund is their only resource for good treatment when they are injured. It also helps us to help them when they cannot come to work due to illness or injury. I'm sure The Royal Kami very much appreciates all of you, as this fund is what helps us buy the medications he needs and helps to feed his family while he cannot work.
    Bean and his Family wholeheartedly appreciate you all too! Without this help, his problem would seem insurmountable.
    As he continues to improve, surgery seems less likely at this time, but he will likely need it at some point in the future.
    He has a bank account for his surgery fund and every penny goes into it in case it is needed. Should he never need it, it will likely be donated to help another unfortunate creature who is in a similar position.

    Thank You all on behalf of the Kamis and the weiner!
  12. teclis22


    Jun 10, 2009
    i am in.
    no barber appointment for me, but its worth it to help out
  13. KPierce


    Dec 30, 2011
    Karda I am curious as to how many spots remain open for this raffle ?
  14. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    19 slots remaining.
  15. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Well it looks like we may end this soon, folks.
    A member by the name of Nick Audet, whose username was OldeWolf before he was banned is causing trouble for Auntie and I.

    For those Interested. Payments may still be sent to Auntie by Credit Card or by Money order, please see instructions again..
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  16. Shyulace


    Aug 20, 2010
    I hope for a quick and speedy recovery for bean. I love animals, and he is such a cutie.
    Payment sent for one.

    Oh and DROOL over the blade ^.^
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  17. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    It seems Mr. Nick Audet aKa OldeWolf has taken upon himself to file a complaint with the BBB against Auntie now.
  18. pyro_1


    Jan 16, 2000
    That really sux
  19. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    First one in 25yrs of business that i'm aware of. Probably easy enough to get expunged.
    The thing is....he was refunded and nothings been sold to him since.
  20. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011

    I just sent payment for one slot to Yangdu via PayPal.

    I couldn't really justify another katana for myself, but it's a good cause and it occurred to me that this would make a great Christmas present for a family member. If I'm the lucky winner, that is.

    As for OldeWolfe, it seems that some people live to complain, if not one thing then another. He sure wore out his welcome in a hurry.

    -- Dave

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