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My best idea ever !?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by revolver, May 13, 2012.

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  1. revolver

    revolver Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    No soliciting of funds on ECF.
     
  2. revolver

    revolver Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    PS: Oh, and certain conditions may also be specified later on... By both me and every member, as this is kind of an art type of thing; an evolving concept in development !!!

    :w00t:
     
  3. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    The problem is that only one gets it and everyone is in competition to be the one. That, and the fact that someone has to "hold" to kitty would be an issue.

    Google Ponsi and see how that comes out. It sounds a little like what you are talking about, except that in a Ponzi scheme, receipts are used to pay the early participants. Eventually, there's not enough money to go around.

    I know yours is like a jackpot that only one gets, but somehow it doesn't sound appealing. The odds of being last are not very good, especially if some of the participants are twenty-somethings.
     
  4. revolver

    revolver Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    But get this... The fact that there is uncertainty on who will be the one, and the fact many may as likely be, and the fact nobody really knows and such is really what makes this into an interesting and fun thing... The very spirit of the idea is this...

    After all, the fun this may turn into is worth the dollar...

    Just think about it...

    You may think the fact I get to keep the stuff into the meantime may be what's pushing me, heee... Well, yep, then, of course there's also that... BUT I would take extra care of the stuff and just look after them for their rightful owner. Promise !!! Vapers' Word on that.

    =)

    PS: I think it is the philosophy behind your signature what's troubling you, Dave ;)

    Huuuuuuaaaaahhhh !!!
     
  5. Sundrinkr

    Sundrinkr Alis volat propriis Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2011
    Behind the Rainbow
    Your idea is based on a survival scheme outlined in the books called The Tontine, by Thomas B. Costain. Worked out well in the book (interesting read), but you would have to have a bank holding the money with a list of all participants. One participant could not hold the jackpot. Also, all participants in the book were born within a certain time period of each other, so you would have to have multiple accounts to be fair.
     
  6. whiskey

    whiskey Moved On

    Jan 13, 2010
    Really??????????? I mean REALLY???? LMAO........
     
  7. tiburonfirst

    tiburonfirst They call me 'Tibs" Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    back home
    aaaah, what a great idea! but since this could be viewed as a longevity contest and all contests on ecf are under the guiding hands of j0ker we need to ascertain j0ker's email address for paypal! :D

    hey, j0ker! did i just make a new best friend????? ;)
     
  8. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    I'd volunteer to hold the kitty if j0ker is too busy... ;)
     
  9. NGIB

    NGIB Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    Hinesville, GA
    This about sums it up for me...
     
  10. Bullette the Cowdog

    Bullette the Cowdog Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2012
    Treasure Coast, FL
    @revolver
    Hey...I was born in the dark, but is wasn't yesterday!
    Hahahaha
    Good try tho
     
  11. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    If you're broke, just say so!
     
  12. Bullette the Cowdog

    Bullette the Cowdog Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2012
    Treasure Coast, FL
    Poor revolver...he's gettin "shot down".
    Keep comin back revolver. We still love ya. Just tryin to keep ya out o' trouble. (wink & grin)
     
  13. AlmightyGod

    AlmightyGod My friends call me A.G. Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Vaping Heaven
    :lol:

    Everyone send me a dollar!
    I promise to stop when I get to a million.
    Whoever lives the longest gets it all.
    (If there's any left...)

    Great plan.

    Wish I'd thought of it.

    :facepalm:
     
  14. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Groan. Also not cool. Particularly since it doesn't say "Just Kidding" or something at the end (good thing there is no pay-pal link...just e-mail). IDK if it's illegal in Buenos Aires... but definitely frowned upon in the USA....

    Sorry revolver. No sense of humor this a.m. :(

    Oh, and if you do pull it off... I get the interest. (OK, a little humor)
     
  15. AlmightyGod

    AlmightyGod My friends call me A.G. Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Vaping Heaven
    I think his real location is Nigeria. :lol:
     
  16. Tiny

    Tiny Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2012
    Wisconsin
    This idea was worth 2 things to me, a ...! :blink: and a LMAO! :lol:

    Thanks for the grin. ;)
     
  17. elfstone

    elfstone Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2012
    OH
    That will work faster if members had to publicize their address and picture as well. Then accidents could happen ... Sort of like Hunger Games on a larger scale :)
     
  18. Valsacar

    Valsacar Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Seoul
    No soliciting of funds, for any reason, is allowed on the forums (unless approved by the forum manager). I highly recommend no users take part in such schemes.
     
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