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Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« on: September 17, 2010, 06:12:46 PM »
Later this month, XH558, in conjuction with the Blades Aerobatic Team, are taking part in BBC's Children in Need. Outside of the seats being provided to the BBC, we have made two more available. One to Auction off, the other, to Raffle.

Our Homepage will shortly carry our promotion for these, while we have now started e-newsletter distribution to nearly 25,000 contacts on our database.

You can buy your £5.58 Raffle tickets here:
http://vulcantotheskyenterprisesltd.net ... DESRAFFLE1

You can bid on another seat here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MESELX:IT


Good luck !
 

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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 10:04:00 PM »
OK I've bought 2 raffle tickets, where do I find my numbers ?
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 10:28:46 PM »
Here is how it works:

No numbers will be issued directly - but this is how the numbering system will work....

I have started a spreadsheet off at 1000 with say a corresponding Web Store Order of 00000001234

Assuming there will be multiple orders (and there are many) the spreadsheet will look something like this:

1000 - 1234
1001 - 1234 (i.e. this order bought 2)
1002 - 1235 (i.e. this order bought 1)
1003 - 1236
1004 - 1236
1005 - 1236
1006 - 1236 (this order bought 4)
1007 - 1237 (this order bought 1)
........1238 / 1239.................  (there have been other goods ordered on these order numbers)
1008 - 1240
1009 - 1240 (this order bought 2)

etc... etc....

Hence, the spreadsheet will automatically allocate a four digit code, depending on the tickets bought - tied back to your Web Store Order.

The Draw: Four Buckets - the first with a maximum of 4 ping-pong balls in, numbered: 1, 2, 3, 4, as no number will be greater than 4,584 (less depending on maximum attainable digit subject to sales level)
The second to fourth buckets will have numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in each.

At Coventry, we will ask four different members of the public to pull out in order, one ball from each of the buckets.
Hence, it is a totally random selection, witnessed by the public - that will give the winning combination.

Let's say: 2428 is the combination that comes out - that will be tied back to the relative Web Store order and the person concerned called.

Hope that explains....
Crikey- I need loads of Ping-pong balls and a black marker pen!

Regards,
Ian.
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 11:34:45 PM »
Auction now past £1,100 - yippee!

(Remember - only around 3,500 available tickets in raffle so the odds are pretty good - well worth a punt!)
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 11:40:29 PM »
I'm getting 6 :D
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 09:00:10 AM »
I got mine on order!
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 05:49:45 PM »
Now £1700.00
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 08:24:38 PM »
I ordered two but ran out of dosh to bid on Ebay,way out of my league

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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 02:16:39 AM »
Hence, the reason one ticket was raffled and the other auctioned - different markets but with similar motivation...

At present (£1700) the auction-price is equivalent to over 300 raffle tickets but I expect the majority of raffle-tickets will be sold (max £20k).

I'd also like to fantisise that the eBay auction will end up at a similar magnitude to the sum raised by Children In Need for the seat in the adjacent aircraft (£20k?)  However, anything North of £5k would certainly be good - let's see what happens as folk open emails on Monday & as the bidding hots up!

SOMEBODY is going to win the raffle and SOMEBODY is going to win the auction.  At the end of it all, 558 should have gained something around £10k+.  And every penny of that would be money she'd never have seen in previous years.

Times aren't "a-changing" for 558 they have "changed".

This is a far more coordinated & more commercial team now than it was 12 months ago - a BIG advance in itself.  Give them another couple of years and they might even be able to tackle a Concorde!

Meanwhile, this 'raffle + auction' formula is a winner - excellent!
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 05:25:59 AM »
Quote from: "eddief"
Hence, the reason one ticket was raffled and the other auctioned - different markets but with similar motivation...

At present (£1700) the auction-price is equivalent to over 300 raffle tickets but I expect the majority of raffle-tickets will be sold (max £20k).

I'd also like to fantisise that the eBay auction will end up at a similar magnitude to the sum raised by Children In Need for the seat in the adjacent aircraft (£20k?)  However, anything North of £5k would certainly be good - let's see what happens as folk open emails on Monday & as the bidding hots up!

SOMEBODY is going to win the raffle and SOMEBODY is going to win the auction.  At the end of it all, 558 should have gained something around £10k+.  And every penny of that would be money she'd never have seen in previous years.

Times aren't "a-changing" for 558 they have "changed".

This is a far more coordinated & more commercial team now than it was 12 months ago - a BIG advance in itself.  Give them another couple of years and they might even be able to tackle a Concorde!

Meanwhile, this 'raffle + auction' formula is a winner - excellent!

For once, I beg to differ with you on a technicality...as Stephen Fry would say on QI!

Indeed, they have changed, but there has been no stagnation towards changing for the better, so therefore "The times they are a changing!"

Hey...good idea for a song!!!

DAMN!!!

Been done already!!!
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 08:49:23 AM »
Ian,just leave a message on my answer phone with the good news after the draw,I arrive back in the UK late on the 28th/early the 29th but can be at Sywell within a couple of hours for my flight !

Lol

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Mike

PS if you havn't got my phone number on your data base PM me  :roll:
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 11:17:27 AM »
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
Indeed, they have changed, but there has been no stagnation towards changing for the better, so therefore "The times they are a changing!"

Hey...good idea for a song!!!

You're right amigo - things continue to develop so times they are a changing...

Aution has now passed £2,000 by the way  :)
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 01:09:46 PM »
Have bought my raffle tickets....auction price going up nicely, I see....

Ian re: -
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"Hope that explains....
Crikey- I need loads of Ping-pong balls and a black marker pen!    "
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Also 4 buckets.....  and if it's windy, something to keep the ping pong balls inside the buckets.... don't want any of my numbers escaping....
 :D
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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 03:49:33 PM »
Quote from: "Jimlad"
Have bought my raffle tickets....auction price going up nicely, I see....

Ian re: -
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"Hope that explains....
Crikey- I need loads of Ping-pong balls and a black marker pen!    "
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Also 4 buckets.....  and if it's windy, something to keep the ping pong balls inside the buckets.... don't want any of my numbers escaping....
 :D
Jim
Of course,you could have made your job a tad easier by buying a book of cloak room tickets and writing the names on as people bought tickets on line.

Lol

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Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 08:40:10 AM »
just bought mine and understand how it works - who thought that out?

one minor point though, if the first number out is 4 then balls 6 to 10 need to be removed from bucket 2 as there will be no tickets in the range 4600 to 4699 , I'm sure that's been worked out already though

good luck everybody and thanks for supporting a very original idea
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