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Old 09-06-2008, 10:10 AM
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I agree, There is a big difference between being able to buy a 100k+ boat outright vs. coming up with 1K to throw down towards a 1 in 100 chance of winning it. look at it this way. If you do win it you have 99k left to spend on fuel and rigging and insurance!
B I N G O ....thats exactly how we looked at it.

OR -------- Sell it and make money if you cant aford to own it.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:50 AM
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Makes sense; sounds Great,....but I doubt that 100 tickets will be sold.......& I'm an optimist!
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:56 AM
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Makes sense; sounds Great,....but I doubt that 100 tickets will be sold.......& I'm an optimist!


I think your 14-15 day time frame to sell the tickets is too short to sell 100 tickets at 1K each. You needed atleast 30 days notice or even better 60 days to promote it/ make sure all the checks clear.

Hope it works out for everyone involved. Boat looks great for being 10 years old.

There also will be tax implications for the winner. Expect to pay 28-35% of the 100K value in taxes in addtion to the sales tax/registration costs.

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Old 09-06-2008, 11:18 AM
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Default I think it's a Great Idea!

TSPM..good going. I hope it happens. I am seriously thinking of entering your raffle, as I know Active Thunder is one of the best brands available.

About affording the boat if you win:

Believe me, if you're really into high performance boating, you'll rise to the occasion. The cost of maintenance, storage, insurance, fuel; will STILL be less than buying the boat outright..for several years. Plus, you'll have an asset to sell or trade in the future.

If someone would have told me forty years ago that in 2008 I would have fathered and paid-for 4 children, been married 5 times and divorced 4, had a car collection bigger than I have places to store them...I would have laughed in their face.

My point is: "You rise to the occasion to do what it takes to make something you want actually happen".
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I really shouldn't say this, because I know that this is gonna cause a chit-storm of a thread, but I'm gonna say it anyway. It's open discussion right, so let's discuss it.

Is the boat business so bad right now that we're resorting to selling inventory by a raffle??
I'm not saying anything bad about the boat/brand. Brian invited my wife and I to go through one in Miami back in Feb. and I was very impressed with the quality of the boat.

Is this a sign of the current market.
I think it very well may be.

Sorry, I don't mean this in any way to be a bash on AT, and I really don't mean to Hi-Jack.
For the record, I think it was already down the hi-jack road before I got here - it just raised further questions to me.
This "raffle" has nothing to do with Active Thunder, Pat, or myself. This is strictly between TSPM and the owner of the boat.

Active Thunder is doing fine; even in today's economy.
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This "raffle" has nothing to do with Active Thunder, Pat, or myself. This is strictly between TSPM and the owner of the boat.
This true the AT factory is not involved in any way in this.
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TSPM..good going. I hope it happens. I am seriously thinking of entering your raffle, as I know Active Thunder is one of the best brands available.

About affording the boat if you win:

Believe me, if you're really into high performance boating, you'll rise to the occasion. The cost of maintenance, storage, insurance, fuel; will STILL be less than buying the boat outright..for several years. Plus, you'll have an asset to sell or trade in the future.

If someone would have told me forty years ago that in 2008 I would have fathered and paid-for 4 children, been married 5 times and divorced 4, had a car collection bigger than I have places to store them...I would have laughed in their face.

My point is: "You rise to the occasion to do what it takes to make something you want actually happen".
YUP .... Thanks Ed
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I think your 14-15 day time frame to sell the tickets is too short to sell 100 tickets at 1K each. You needed atleast 30 days notice or even better 60 days to promote it/ make sure all the checks clear.

Hope it works out for everyone involved. Boat looks great for being 10 years old.

There also will be tax implications for the winner. Expect to pay 28-35% of the 100K value in taxes in addtion to the sales tax/registration costs.

Tax depends on the state ...... you pay sales tax on the value of the boat in the state it is registered in.

Depending on the response (which looks good so far) we might extend the time frame to 30 days....lets see what happens.
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I think it's a cool idea. There is a big difference in affording upkeep on a $100,000 boat and purchasing it too. I don't believe most of the people that would buy the tickets are at the poverty level or they wouldn't have an extra grand laying around to gamble with.
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True, but $1,000 is a lot less to come up with than $100,000, so why not give it a try?
If I was in the market for a used 37, I'd be all over this.

Good luck Mike.
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