It seems to be a fairly common question on here as to how to run a roffle, so I thought a quick how to with some tips and tricks would be useful.
Numbers 1 to 59 - this allows the use of the lotto bonus ball. This avoids any chance of accusations of a fix.
Tip: put this in the first post in the roffle thread. You don't want to have to be going back to the 6th post on page three of a sale thread just to add in a random.
Participants can pick numbers, or just ask for a random selection. Tip: once chosen, tag each user against their number using the @ symbol. Don't use Tapatalk mentions, they don't work. In fact, why are you still using Tapatalk?
You don't have to give someone a ticket just because they ask - feel free to ignore requests from fascists, socialists, time wasters, new users or people who use waxoyl.
Tip: put roffle as a tag and an item prefix.
Ticket price should be roughly 1/59th of what you want for the car. Tip: ensnare gambling addicts by offering a multibuy offer.
Make sure location and ticket price are in the thread title.
Make it clear if the car is drivable, MOTd, and for how long it can stay where it is should a winner not be able to collect immediately.
Once all tickets are allocated, send a message to all victims with payment details.
Tip: use a modern bank like Monzo or Starling so you know immediately when payments come in. Sending bank details is relatively low risk, especially with modern banks where a newly set up direct debit would be easy to spot and deal with.
If you choose to allow PayPal, BEWARE!
Many intelligent and sensible people are unable to send payments by Friends and Family (which will cost you) or will include "here's your raffle ticket money" in the message (which could lead to your PayPal account being shut down, losing all funds). Some people then pull the "I didn't receive my item" trick to get their money back, or even claim that their credit card payment was not approved. In short, taking PayPal payments leaves you liable to lose the money even after you think it's yours.
As the money starts coming in, check off the users in the number list. When most have paid it's tempting to announce that the next draw will decide the winner - but observe caution here too. Some people don't pay even after promising to; you don't need to gamble on them. Wait until you have all the money, then announce that the next lotto draw will be the decider.
Tip: don't worry about following the draw, someone will want it enough to watch it live.
Six-Cylinder Entertains – Virtual Roffle of my Maserati BiTurbo
As I can’t sing or dance I had to think up an alternative entertainment. I have noticed how much people enjoy a Roffle and obviously collection is difficult at the moment so I am holding a Roffle for one of my cars, the difference is it is virtual and no collection needed!
You can dream for a short while of having a Maserati BiTurbo. I value the car at £5,000 so tickets are £84.00, usual format after all numbers are “sold” the bonus number of the next National Lottery draw is the winner
To make it clear you will not get my Maserati at the end of it, neither will you have to pay £84 for a ticket.
I do have a little treat for the winner as I have a 1:43 scale model of a Biturbo saloon to send them as a gift. If you are the winner and want to be taken out in the real one or maybe even have a short drive after lockdown I will be pleased to accommodate you.
Up for Virtual Roffle is my :
1987 Maserati 425 biturbo saloon, 2.5 carburettor twin turbo V6 190 bhp and feels more because of a great wedge of torque in the mid range. 5 speed gearbox with dogleg 1st.
Owned for 7 years.
MOT 13th November 2020, but I believe it will benefit from having 6 months added to mean it will not need a fresh MOT until May 2021.
Excellent running condition. Just 60, 000 miles, original leather book pack with service history to 48,000 miles then lots of invoices. Cambelt 2 years ago, brake callipers, recent pair of new tyres. Several rubber fuel lines replaced including the dangerous one that lives in the turbo pressure box.
The Bodywork is always a bugbear with these and we have chased rust a couple of time, windscreen surround, front wings and boot floor. Now a very sound and tidy car if not prize winning.
Of course there are some negatives:
Radio/cassette is not working
Wheels need refurbishing
Some wear to the interior
Idle a little high
Electric boot release can be a bit problematical
Bonnet 2nd catch release needs a clip.
Limit one entry per shiter. Just pick your numbers!
4. Shite Ron
8. Shep Shepherd
17. Morris ItalSLX
38. Sir Chocolate Teapot
53. New Pod
Remember you only win a 1:43 model, but there is nothing to pay to enter.
No I don’t want to sell the BiTurbo this is just for fun.
If you saw the News 24 in the early hours you’ll have seen my next car is due since it’s back up north, so now the collection!
So all I know of this car is the make and model, colour and year. And that it had an MOT. What have I gotten myself into?
Alexia, play Mr Blue Sky...
This roffle DOES NOT include two new genuine wings. They would be available to purchase by the winner, or I'll sell them separately.
12 months MOT
1 - @davehedgehog31 courtesy of @Jim Bell
2 - @loserone bought out by @CortinaDave paid
3 - @Supernaut paid
4 - @Iamgroot
5 - @sdkrc oaid
6 - @TheDoctor paid
7 - @Tickman paid
8 - @yes oui si paid
9 - @jamhowe paid
10 - @garbaldy paid
11 - @sdkrc paid
12 - @barefoot paid now @holbeck
13 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
14 - @Tickman paid
15 - @loserone now @Lacquer Peel paid
16 - @jamhowe paid
17 - @sdkrc paid
18 - @Tickman courtesy of @Jim Bell
19 - @davehedgehog31 paid
20 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
21 - @DodgyBastard paid
22 - @davehedgehog31 paid
23 - @barrett paid
24 - @Tamworthbay paid
25 - @TheDoctor paid
26 - @DodgyBastard paid
27 - @bramz7 paid
28 - @Iamgroot
29 - @garbaldy paid
30 - @Shirley Knott paid
31 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
32 - @Jim BellBell's mate paid
33 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
34 - @Shirley Knott paid
35 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
36 - @yes oui si paid
37 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
38 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
39 - @jamhowe paid
40 - @Tickman paid
41 - @TheDoctor paid
42 - @loserone
43 - @Shirley Knott paid
44 - @LightBulbFun paid
45 - @Schaefft I'll let you off for 50p
46 - @garbaldy paid
47 - @Shirley Knott4Knott4Knott4KnoKnott4Knott4Knott4Kno no, not him, @barefoot paid now @holbeck
48 - @davehedgehog31 paid
49 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
50 - @barefoot paid now @holbeck
51 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
52 - @LightBulbFun paid
53 - @Iamgroot
54 - @DodgyBastard paid
55 - @loserone no not him, now @puddlethumper paid
56 - @Shep Shepherd paid
57 - @yes oui si paid
58 - @petermcpete paid
59 - @LightBulbFun paid