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Old 11-24-2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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Good idea or no??

Buyer backed out on my turbo kit for the GA.. Would you think it would be a good idea to raffle it off? 10$ a ticket asking for 250 tickets... I would program a number generator into generating a random number, that way everyone has a chance of winning and i can limit the tickets up to like 10-15? than someone that can literally pay 10 $ can win and just go boost there GA
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Are there 250 people out there who event want a turbo'd Grand Am?
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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Bad idea. Just deal with the fact that you wasted your money on a turbo kit on a Grand Am. Just hold onto it and hope another buyer comes along.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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I agree.. Too small of a market for turbo grand am's for you to make your money back sellin raffle tickets. You'll end up with 30 tickets sold and still have to raffle it off. You'd be better off selling or parting it.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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Coming from an IT perspective I wouldn't trust a "random number generator that you programmed" ;)
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:16 AM   #6
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Id pay $10 bucks for a ticket...I might even buy 2.
Who wouldnt want a $20 car??? Who cares if its a turbo GA or a 91 Dodge Shadow...its a chance to win a car for $10 and is no real loss to anyone. It would all be in how you market the tickets.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Coming from an IT perspective I wouldn't trust a "random number generator that you programmed" ;)
I'd prolly make something up in visual basic haha... something easy.

But its not the whole car... but ill post what comes with it...

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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Car itself is going back to stock... I do have a built transmission put in it.. I should sell the trans and put a stock one in... but It will last longer for the next person... LSD diff, accumalator pistons, High Friction Clutch plates, etc etc. not even 1k on it.

Also if i do decide to do what i said.. I'm going to make a video of me having picked a random number... along with a spreadsheet of the order of tickets bought so there is no flaming.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #9
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You are going to set yourself up for legal risk to raffle it off.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:31 PM   #10
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bad idea.

Here are 2 options that i can think of:

Option A. If you want a quick sale:
Put the kit up on Ebay and go around to every pontiac forum you can find to post a link to the ad to bring more of the target audience/market to the table.
Many people are intimidated with a custom kit like this. It just looks like a pile of parts and a big headache to most.
Buying a complete bigname kit with instructions is nice because you know it is going to work. With your kit there will be some doubt in the mind of any prospective buyer. You have to counter this by saying in your ad that you are 100% willing to be available via phone&email if any advice is needed to complete the installation on the buyers vehicle.

Option B:
Put up for sale locally (this forum, craigslist, local regional section of pontiac forums, ect...)
Offer to Include installation with the sale. This will give the buyer confidence in the workability of the product and will show that you care and want to see the kit put to good use.
(you could prob set up this kit in a day, as where it might take someone like me a month to figure everything out...)

put yourself in the buyers shoes

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Old 11-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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dumbest idea ever.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:45 PM   #12
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Just realized this was just talking about the turbo kit...not gonna work. No one is going to buy raffle tickets to win a turbo kit for a car that not many people modify.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:07 PM   #13
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usually you raffle something that's in a high purchase demand..
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:49 PM   #15
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you're better off removing all the grand am specific parts and selling everything else as a bundle
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #16
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Yeah I would not try and sell it as a GA turbo kit. I would just make it a turbo kit and sell it that way. You will be able to sell it easier this way and probably make almost as much if where to sell it as a GA kit. Good Luck sir, DO NOT do a raffle unless you know 100% that you can sell enough tickets to make some money off the sale.
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