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Thread: $700.00 gift card to FRIGHTMASTERS

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    Nov 2008
    Hey, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I, as well as a few others I spoke to regarding this agree that while not immoral or unethical it is tacky never the less. I never look a gift horse in the mouth, and certainly don't try to trade or sell it.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Columbia, SC
    Heyyyyyyyy! Speaking of horses...remember that time at City Museum (last weekend) when I got called the "n" word and was told "eff you and the horse you rode in on!" by some random stranger who thought I hit him in the face with a ball in the ball pit?! ( [MENTION=6351]Allen H[/MENTION] + everyone there)

    ...but I KINDA agree with both parties. NOT that anyone asked for two cents, but because this is a public forum...

    SHOULD A DONATED GIFT BE SOLD FOR HIGH DOLLAR?? mehhhhhhh. I think of it this way; if it were a CFX mask that I didn't need, the VALUE is still there. I wouldn't just sell it for $100 to recoup my party expenses...it's WORTH $xxx and that's what's fair for the product. I may not sell it for the EXACT amount, but much like this person, half value or so. BUTTTT because the items were donated, I don't feel it's TACKY to resell...especially cause I don't think it was done with ill-intent. If you were a party goer grabbing lots of prizes and reselling, then YES, extremely tacky...I would hope vendors wouldn't be offended (thanks Damon) because it's not like they're donating 50 products that are then being resold. If anything, the product is still being utilized. If ya don't need it you simply don't need it, so waste it??! Who knows...much like coupons, vendors should view it as "hey, maybe this person would have never purchased from me, but if they like my product they may later return." IDK! Again, opinion.
    O'Shawn McClendon
    Creative Chair -- Operator: Cayce-West Columbia Hall of Horrors

    One mans junk is another mans kick-ass new prop...






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    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Okay, so I guess I am the odd man out.

    The difference in my opinion is that most gun raffles, for instance, are raising cash for a company or a business, volunteer fire department, etc. Key word is to raise cash. So gun dealers sell their guns for half of what they normally do to help out. If I get a gun that I already have, I take the cash option instead of the gun, as it is a cash raising function. The dealer has already gotten their money by selling it at cost plus a percentage, and the fire company has gotten their money by way of entrance fees and additions raffle tickets bought, etc.

    Shane, Sue, and myself donate our time and efforts to help with this party because it is a labor of love for Shane. It's his party. He isn't profiting from throwing this party. In fact breaking even has been the case so far in the 5 year run. Nor am
    I. Nor is Sue. Neither are the VENDORS.

    They donate their goods and services to help possibly get better exposure in hopes of increasing their sales and client base. They may or may not profit. So to donate 700 dollars of a service only to be sold means that the ONLY one who is (theoretically) profiting from this entire ordeal is the person who owns the gift card or service.

    To me, it's tacky. Again, my opinion, and apparently I'm the only one who sees is that way on this thread.

    I concede to my accusers, and wish you all the best.


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