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2008 Tesla Roadster Raffle, Model #243

Discussion in 'News' started by JBT, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. JBT

    JBT New Member

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    St. Philip's Academy is raffling off a 2008 Tesla Roadster, Model #243, to benefit financial aid. 100% of the proceeds will go towards financial aid for St. Philip's students. The Roadster is Radiant Red Metallic and has ~375 miles on it.

    Raffle Info:
    - Only 200 tickets will be sold
    - Each ticket is worth $1,000
    - You may purchase as many tickets as you desire to increase your chances of winning.
    - The raffle drawing will be held on Friday, April 23, 2010. You need not be present at the drawing.

    To purchase raffle tickets, go to St Philips Academy :: Support :: Tesla Roadster Raffle

    For more information, contact Joy Tolliver, Esq. at (973) 286-4686 or at [email protected].
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I saw this announced, perhaps sometime last week. I think it would have been cool to also sell $100 tickets for a 1 in 2000 chance, or even $10 tickets for a 1 in 20,000 chance.
     
  3. JBT

    JBT New Member

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    Thanks, Doug, for your post. We wanted to increase the chances of winning, so that is why we limited it to 200 tickets. A 1 in 200 chance of winning is great!
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Sure, but I bet a lot more people would pay $20 bucks for a 1 in 10,000 chance than would pay $1000 for a 1 in 200 chance. I know I would!

    Of course all that matters for you guys is to sell your 200 tickets, and you can probably do that. And fewer tickets mean less of an administrative headache.

    However, it wouldn't be that difficult to structure a lottery such that differently priced tickets yield a proportionately different probability all in the same drawing.
     
  5. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Wife just entered with her soon-to-be-withdrawn Fisker deposit.
     
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    Are you saying that she has a better chance of getting a car this way? :smile:
     
  7. vfx

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    Looks like this has not sold out yet.
     
  8. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    It looks like they may have changed the terms of the raffle now.

    http://www.stphilipsacademy.org/RelId/606986/ISvars/default/Tesla_Roadster_Raffle.htm
     
  9. vfx

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    Oh yeah,

    They called.

    They had only sold 45 tickets. The car donater insisted on full ticket sales so they offered us to opt out or convert our one $1000 ticket to 10 $100 dollars tickets. They hope for more total sales this way.

    Fisker had our money for so long we just went ahead and stayed in. Odds should be the same right?
     
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    Does this mean we have to re-deposit on the Fisker?
     
  11. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Bah! Those guys should have learned a little math and psychology, and taken my suggestion.
     
  12. vfx

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    Well they did but did not take it all the way.
     
  13. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I did the same thing and had been waiting for months for this raffle. Guess I'll just have to buy one now. Almost there. Thinking about Artic White with carbon fiber exterior accents. I was told there was only one arctic white Roadster in North America. I wonder why no one else has picked it? I think it looks pretty good.
     
  14. tennis_trs

    tennis_trs 2010 2.0 Roadster Sport

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    The first one I test drove (at a NY test drive event in November 2008) was a white one (maybe I'll post a picture of it if I didn't lose it off my old phone and can figure out how to post an image). I typically don't really like white cars, but it would probably look great with black wheels and the clear CF exterior package and the clear CF hard top.
     
  15. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Turns out that number isn't correct. Thanks. I called someone at Tesla and he told me there have actually been 40 arctic white Roadsters sold in North America.
     
  16. Jaff

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    Yep.

    The Toronto Tesla store has an Arctic White 2.5...looks outstanding with the exterior black carbon inserts and the black wheels...I ordered one yesterday! :biggrin:


     
  17. vfx

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    Check came in mail today.
     

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