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Charging for Flight Sim Competition

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bbornn Trainee

Lessee...the "Flight Sim Competition" seems to be a sweepstakes: you "enter" and if they draw your name you win a prize. But they charge you a dollar to enter, and blatantly point out that the more you "donate" the better your chances of winning!

Now I'm not a lawyer, but I think that's illegal in the US, where people who run sweepstakes must allow you to enter without making any purchases or "donations," and must ensure that your chances of winning are the same whether you give them any money or not.

But even if I'm wrong and they are operating within the law, this "Flight Sim Competition" leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. They are not getting a dime from me, and I advise everybody else to boycot this sweepstakes too.

Pro Member First Officer
Traches First Officer

Since when has a raffle been illegal?

Chill out, ***hole. Believe it or not, there is nothing at all immoral about trying to make money...

Pro Member Chief Captain
Karlw Chief Captain

Weather or not it's legal the donations go to the UK so technically the raffle is either under international or English law. I don't know if I am going to enter but if I do one dollar won't hurt I mean if I dont win I lost one doller if I do I gained over 349 dollars lol.

Enjoy this is meant to be fun this is not a s quick ploy to make money.

Regards Cheers!

Pick a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

-Confucius

Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

bbornn wrote:

Now I'm not a lawyer, but I think that's illegal in the US...

So...?

Last time I looked there were more than 300 countries on this planet. The flightsim community is an international one and is NOT bound by U.S. law.

I sometimes wonder if people who spell U.S. as US have an inkling of the damage this practice can cause on a subliminal level.

Pro Member Captain
Razgr1z912 Captain

Raffles are illegal? These products cost money (~370 US Dollars), I wouldn't buy a sh*tload of stuff and then give it away for free.

Foxtrot789 Guest

To the OP: You're on a website that charges people for FREEWARE, which is complete bull**** in the first place; and you're surprised by someone asking for money to enter a raffle?

Last time I looked there were more than 300 countries on this planet. The flightsim community is an international one and is NOT bound by U.S. law.

I sometimes wonder if people who spell U.S. as US have an inkling of the damage this practice can cause on a subliminal level.

Where the hell did you last look? I sometimes wonder if people who make things up are able to create such complex sentences like the one you probably just plagiarized... and don't understand.

Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

Foxtrot789 wrote:

Where the hell did you last look? I sometimes wonder if people who make things up are able to create such complex sentences like the one you probably just plagiarized... and don't understand.

1. I last looked at the Oxford World Atlas.
2. I don't make things up -- if anything I make up things.
3. Point out the complex sentence and I will elaborate.
4. One does not create a sentence, one formulates it.
5. I may on occasion plagiarise... but I never plagiarize.

...and last, but not least:

6. ...just go away..

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