Wii Raffle!

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Apr 8, 2012

Wii Raffle! by XFlak at 11:37 PM (8,873 Views / 5 Likes) 186 Comments

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    Wii Raffle to Benefit the Wii Community!

    Team Your Mom, with the help of a few others, are holding a Wii raffle! If it's successful we will likely hold more raffles in the future.

    Our original purpose before this came to the idea of holding a raffle was just to see if it would work and prove that the new horizontal Wii's can in fact have the GameCube ports added and that it will be fully functional. After some thought and discussions with other community members it was acknowledged that taking a raw NAND dump of a wii that has never been turned on and is in a completely virgin state maybe benefit some developers with their research as they dig deeper into their understanding of the Wii console.

    DeadlyFoez plans to document the whole process and his experience with adding the GameCube ports back onto the Wii console.

    So here's the deal:
    • $1 USD will earn you 1 eticket in the raffle
    • 1 eticket per prize will be randomly drawn
    • Donations will only be used to cover the cost of prizes and estimated Shipping and Handling costs
    • If demand for etickets is greater than anticipated then more prizes will be purchased and raffled off
    The Prizes
    1. A new model Wii that does not come built with GameCube ports, but DeadlyFoez will add the GC ports before shipping the prize to the winner.
    2. Third Party GameCube Controller (Donated by Shortz1994)
    3. 16MB Third Party GameCube Memory Card (Donated by Shortz1994)
    4. Protective case for the Nintendo 3DS
    5. Screen Protector with Cleaning Cloth Set for Nintendo 3DS (2-Piece Set)

    Rules
    • You must be 18 years of age to enter.
    • Only one prize per person can be won.
    • If not enough donations are raised to ship any of the smaller prizes then the winner must pay for the shipping or the prize will go to the next in line.
    • If not enough donations are made to purchase and ship the Wii console then all donations will be returned less the PayPal fees.
    • Anyone caught trying to cheat by using multiple paypal accounts, email addresses, etc.. will be disqualified from the raffle and their donations returned less the PayPal fees.
    • You may opt out of receiving any particular prize if it is of no use to you.
    • No one needs to be part of any particular group or forum to earn etickets.
    • The only time donations will be returned is if a person was disqualified from the raffle or if not enough donations were received to purchase and ship the Wii.
    How to Enter
    • The donation link will become available April 20th, 2012, 10PM EST.
    • Send cash via the yellow DONATE button on Official Wii Raffle Page
    • For each $1 USD you donate you will earn 1 eticket in the raffle.
    • Your eticket purchases will be determined by your NET paypal purchase amount. For example, if you send $5.00 USD but after paypal transaction fees the amount received is less than $5 (e.g. $4.75 USD), you will only earn 4 etickets. Paypal allows you to select how transaction fees are payed and by whom, so you can ensure the net amount received is $5.00 USD exactly by opting to pay the fees yourself, so that you will pay $5.25 USD (or whatever it works out to be).
    • You will receive and email within 24 hours to confirm your donation amount and the corresponding number of etickets you earned.
    The deadline for donations that will earn you etickets is May 4th, 2012, 10PM EST.






    The Drawing

    Within 48 hours after the donation deadline, each name will be drawn at random until all names have been drawn. At that time the top winners will receive an email acknowledging the prize that he or she won. If any winner decides that he or she does not want to receive the prize that he or she won then the next person on the drawing queue that has not won a prize will be notified, so on and so forth.

    If we do end up raising enough funds to award more prizes then starting with the most expensive prize purchased, they will go to the next person in the queue who has not yet received a prize. We will determine if there will be more prizes once we have concluded the drawing and confirmed the locations of the initial winners.

    The Fine Print

    DeadlyFoez will attempt to add the GameCube ports to a new Wii. This project is strictly about that only and the disc drive will not be replaced, so although you may not be able to play official GameCube retail discs, the Gamecube games can still be loaded using DML, a WODE, or by some other means. If we are unable to purchase a new white Wii, some of the plastic pieces to the case may be missing from the Wii like the doors that cover the gamecube ports and the black plastic face that sits flush with the gamecube ports. In the very unlikely event that this experiment is a total failure then the 1st place winner will have the choice to receive a wii without the gamecube ports or a Korean Wii.
    If the winner of the Wii lives in another country then DeadlyFoez will region change the wii at the winner's request. In addition to that, DeadlyFoez will order a power brick with the correct plug type and have that shipped to the winners location upon request. If another power brick is ordered then the one that originally came purchased with the Wii will not be shipped to the winner.
    The GameCube controller, the GameCube Memory card, and the 3DS Protective case will all be shipped without the original packaging, but the items all have less than 1 hour of use, so pretty much still like brand new and undamaged at the time of shipping.
    No one may dispute the donations that he or she has given.


    Update
    Winners announced!

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    XFlak Considering Wii-tirement...

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    I'm just trying to raise awareness. Mods plz feel free to move it to a more appropriate section if this isn't the right topic to post this in, thx all.
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Great idea, I really think this will work. I don't think I'll be able to enter (although I'd love to) sorry. But I have a few questions just out of curiosity:
    >Can users from outside US / Canada enter?
    >How does one enter this? (I'm assuming Paypal?)
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    DJPlace BREAKING NEWS!! i don't give a ****!!

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    this is cool i just wish my that the newer wii's would play back ups but then again... i could use a 2nd wii to play SW3 and TLS with...
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    smealum growing up sucks.

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    I'm pretty sure paypal doesn't allow raffles, so probably not.
    Actually, you might want to check state/federal legislation on the matter, it might be illegal to hold a raffle where you live. I remember two people wanted to raffle an early copy of mass effect 3 a few weeks back but ended up not doing it because it would have been illegal, apparently. (see here : http://kotaku.com/58...legal-hot-water )
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    XFlak Considering Wii-tirement...

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    we're not doing that
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    Sounds interesting enough; I'm sure we can get enough people involved to make it worthwhile.
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    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I would love a free Wii. Just make sure the "Donate" button is easy to find.
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    smealum growing up sucks.

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    And you're doing that ?
    I'm just saying you should be careful and check, it's not like I care though.
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    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

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    but your funds do not go into charity either
    they go into buying the wii

    biggest problem with such things is that you do not only need to follow "your" laws, you need to follow the winners laws too

    afaik canadian law is especially strickt about games of chance
    remember all that american promotions that require the "winner" to answer e.g. math questions corectly should he be canadian
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    DeadlyFoez Want Hell? Get married!!

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    Xflak lives in canada. I live in NH. JoostainOnline lives in Oklahoma. I've got mods that are saying that they would be will to do the collections and raffle that live in other countries. So quite frankly, we can cause this to be based out of wherever the heck we want to. But it doesn't matter anyways because all the funds are going to purchase this wii and towards the shipping costs of all the other prizes. Quite honestly, I'm taking a little bit of a loss from this by giving away my own items as prizes, plus I'm putting plenty of labor into it, and also I putting my own parts into this wii that I have already put labor into remove the parts from another wii board.

    The initial goal was to put gc ports on one of those new wii's and document it, but bc I don't care to spend my own cash on doing this when I already own 3 wii's, then someone came up with the idea of doing a raffle. I'm honestly not caring about what the law will bitch and gripe about. If someone is an a-hole enough to go and report this to the authorities when we are doing something completely innocent and for the community then I will have lost all faith in humans and the community.

    So, in the end, the funds are going to purchase the grand prize and the shipping. What can anyone complain about then?
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    DeadlyFoez Want Hell? Get married!!

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    Every raffle uses the money made by the raffle to pay for the cost of the prizes. That is normal and obvious and nothing wrong with it. I'm putting my own time and effort and items into this and coming out at a loss in the end. If people want to still go and point out the laws and try to bust our balls then I will just scrap the idea and then no one will be a winner and it gets ruined for everyone.
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    smealum growing up sucks.

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    Seriously. We're just pointing out possible problems that could get you in trouble and advising you to look into, nothing more. We're actually doing you a favor, no trying to "bust your balls", so stop being an idiot.
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    DeadlyFoez Want Hell? Get married!!

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    Sounds more to me like you guys are trying to quash the idea. And seriously, don't come in here being insulting. No one was insulting you.

    I'm sure if this was GBAtemp holding the raffle then none of you would open your mouths. Actually, GBAtemp does hold contests, and I've never seen anyone go and throw arguments about laws and charity and crap their way.
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Screw laws. 99% of people on this site have pirated at least one game anyway. And if you are asked, you can just say it was a $1 donation. Completely unrelated to any raffle that might be occurring at the same time.
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    I love Northe American contests, go to hell Europe just kidding. Why can't the USA and CANADA team up on more shit, like WII RAFFLES
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    I love the idea!

    Count me in.
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    smealum growing up sucks.

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    Well I guess I now remember why I never post; try to be helpful and people spit in your face.
    (and actually, implying that I'm trying to ruin everything for everyone is a bit insulting, but who cares since you're the one who said it, right ?)
    (and think about what you're saying; why would I have ANY reason to not want this to happen ? I don't even know any of you. What possible motivation could I have ? Right now you just come off as having some sort victim complex that prevents you from thinking anyone could actually want to help you. But okay, have fun.)
    (also, no need to reply to this, I get that it's getting off topic so let's just stop here, unless you actually have something to add)
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    DeadlyFoez Want Hell? Get married!!

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    Yeah, if you aren't going to help in some way or form then I honestly don't care to here it. I'm doing enough here for the community, spending crap loads of time, using my own resources, and even giving away my own things as prizes. I certinaly don't need to hear from people complaning that it might be illegal bc of charity and blah blah blah. Hell, churches, schools, stupid clubs all hold raffles all the time and the person/organization holding the raffle usually gets a profit in the end otherwise they wouldn't waste their time, and we're not even doing that.

    Hell, the paypal link that we set up is going to show it all as being donations anyways and not for goods or services. Hell, the only one who's going to be making any money off of this is going to be paypal with their transaction fees.

    Anyways, this is the prize list;
    1. Brand new Wii with gamecube ports added
    2. Brand new third party GameCube controller (donated by shortz1994)
    3. Brand new third party GameCube memory card (donated by shortz1994)
    4. A never used 3DS hard case
    5. A never used 3DS screen protector kit.

    If the donations exceed more than we need to purchase the wii and cover the shipping charges then more prizes will be added so there is more of a chance for someone to win something. If we don't get enough donations to cover the costs of the new wii and the shipping of the prizes then the donations will be refunded and then the only thing that we lost out on was the time we spent trying to promote this.

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