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How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?

As before, active forum members only (minimum post count)
195 (58.9%)
As before, active forum members only (NO minimum post count)
58 (17.5%)
Every viewer is equal. Include Youtube commenters, blog commenters, & all forum members
49 (14.8%)
It should be a contest of skill (describe below)
11 (3.3%)
Something else (describe below)
18 (5.4%)

Total Members Voted: 327

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Offline kaz911

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #150 on: March 02, 2016, 10:14:27 am »
Dave, are you declaring the actual value on the shipping form? Or can you write down a low number, say $300 or something to that effect?

Cause that can be a really expensive customs import duty for someone.

I think Dave is doing what he can - as this scope is already used... and not brand new....
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #151 on: March 02, 2016, 11:27:32 am »
Is there any chance that somebody could enter both the Keysight and Dave's draw separately and end up with eight channels ?.

I suppose if somebody was that lucky they should also be taking out a lottery ticket perhaps.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #152 on: March 02, 2016, 12:03:43 pm »
Is there any chance that somebody could enter both the Keysight and Dave's draw separately and end up with eight channels ?.

I suppose if somebody was that lucky they should also be taking out a lottery ticket perhaps.

And then to be killed by lightning. Statistically much more likely...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2016, 04:05:04 pm »
I think Dave should give it away completely random to an actively contributing forum member and supporter before the annoucement of the contest. As for voting, this is not a popularity contest, if it was I would have no chance of winning because no one would vote for me.  Imagine a cure for counterfeit chinese atmel chips with defective watchdog timers, with this scope anything is possible. 
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2016, 04:58:29 pm »
If they can't read, how will they drive a scope like this or even read the manual.  :-//

Perhaps it should be an intelligence test...

Gives me an idea for a future contest you could run.
Win some neat piece of gear, the catch is you get it after Dave's done a teardown video of it.
The intelligence test is getting a pile of bits, a bucket of screws, and having the watch the video to figure out how to reassemble.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2016, 05:03:16 pm »
Win some neat piece of gear, the catch is you get it after Dave's done a teardown video of it.
The intelligence test is getting a pile of bits, a bucket of screws, and having the watch the video to figure out how to reassemble.

Great idea!  :-DD

Dave could make some extra money putting it back together for them when they can't figure it out (if he could be bothered interacting with them at all!).  |O
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #156 on: March 02, 2016, 05:08:30 pm »
I think Dave should give it away completely random to an actively contributing forum member and supporter before the annoucement of the contest.

Another good idea!

Would save Dave all the grief and would stop all those who join the forum just for the chance to win and never contribute.

Not that I have contributed much of value as yet, being a newbie (mostly general comments).  :-//

Wouldn't help promote the forum though! :--
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #157 on: March 02, 2016, 05:26:43 pm »
I think Dave is doing what he can - as this scope is already used... and not brand new....

It smells like it's been in the dumpster a while. Most definitely well used.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #158 on: March 02, 2016, 05:33:48 pm »
It smells like it's been in the dumpster a while. Most definitely well used.

Dumpster devices have been found to be missing their fuse(s) and listed online as "for parts/not working" at pennies on the dollar. ;D
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #159 on: March 02, 2016, 05:36:02 pm »
Sounds easier to keep it in Australia.... :)
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #160 on: March 02, 2016, 05:39:47 pm »
It smells like it's been in the dumpster a while. Most definitely well used.
Bad enough to trouble Customs at a border?
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #161 on: March 02, 2016, 05:41:00 pm »
Sounds easier to keep it in Australia.... :)

That's what I've tried to help with.....  :D
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #162 on: March 02, 2016, 06:37:25 pm »
It should be any member but from a country that is not available to enter to main contest.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #163 on: March 02, 2016, 06:59:04 pm »
Dave, can the scope be sold to the winner in a private eBay auction "as is" for pennies so there is an proof of purchase at very low price?
This could help with customs...

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #164 on: March 02, 2016, 08:07:06 pm »
Common I be glad to pay custom duties when you win such a beauty, besides it is much lower than the gambling tax in our country (25%)  :)
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #165 on: March 02, 2016, 08:30:22 pm »
Here you have to pay taxes (21%) and import duty (another 4%) plus paperwork (about 25€).

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #166 on: March 02, 2016, 11:19:09 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...

I think it would be fair to include anyone who joined the forum before the competition was announced, even if they haven't had a chance to accumulate many posts yet.  The fact that would include me is pure coincidence!

Yeah it's a little bit unfortunate.. personally I have lurked a lot on the forum and watched a lot of the videos. But only joined the forum beginning of this year at some point. Also I don't always feel I have a lot to contribute with so the post count is just slooowly rising ;)

Anyways it's of course up to Dave to define the target and whom he wants to reward. And forum contribution seems rather fair. Maybe I'll have enough for the next giveaway :p


If they can't read, how will they drive a scope like this or even read the manual.  :-//

Perhaps it should be an intelligence test...

Perhaps it should be a Dave trivia test..


And Dave, if you happen to invoke the 8) -rule to be more inclusive, please give some heads up, really would like to take that one apart!
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #167 on: March 03, 2016, 01:26:46 am »
Certainly give a length of time (an announced length of time), reasonable time, that contest runs. Say, 1 month. NOT "Hey check out this giveaway" and 2 days later entry is closed. NOT GOOD.

Also, simple contribution in the past (no minimum post count) should be sufficient to qualify.

It's obvious that "minimum post count" votes are self-serving those voters: it increases their odds by leaving out the newbies / read-only members, ie, those who are learning the trade...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #168 on: March 03, 2016, 01:33:11 am »
His contest his rules.

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #169 on: March 03, 2016, 01:49:52 am »
Certainly give a length of time (an announced length of time), reasonable time, that contest runs. Say, 1 month. NOT "Hey check out this giveaway" and 2 days later entry is closed. NOT GOOD.

Also, simple contribution in the past (no minimum post count) should be sufficient to qualify.

It's obvious that "minimum post count" votes are self-serving those voters: it increases their odds by leaving out the newbies / read-only members, ie, those who are learning the trade...

Yeah that's what I'm thinking too. As a noob I don't feel I have something to contribute specially on some technical topics..so most of the time I just lurk around reading interesting threads and learn from it. Winning that valuable scope could make a difference specially for a learner who can't afford to buy a descent (test gear) scope to play and learn with.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #170 on: March 03, 2016, 05:48:02 am »
His contest his rules.

It's a POLL. As in "asking for opinions". As in "how to better improve the drawing".

A POLL.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #171 on: March 03, 2016, 05:54:58 am »
Has it been announced when registration ("I'm in") closes? I haven't seen any such post by Dave in this thread...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #172 on: March 03, 2016, 05:57:35 am »
I haven't seen any such post by Dave in this thread...
Some random date this month. It is in the giveaway thread.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #173 on: March 03, 2016, 06:08:59 am »
Some random date this month. It is in the giveaway thread.
I saw DJ's "random" post, just wondering if I missed a subsequent one with a definite date. Guess not...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2016, 07:31:18 pm »
Quote from: iXod on Yesterday at 19:48:02>Quote from: EdoNork on Yesterday at 15:33:11
His contest his rules.

It's a POLL. As in "asking for opinions". As in "how to better improve the drawing".

A POLL.


Yes, sorry, wrong thread.


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