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   Old Thread  #8 21 Dec 2020 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I never like to see companies fail but I really hope this Fisholux fall on their arse with this.

Take the Delkim "competition" for example, (it isn't a competition, it is a draw) 300 tickets at £3.79 per ticket means that if all sold they will bring in £1,137 for a set of alarms and accessories which retail for circa £600. Bear in mind they will have been obtained at cost price as well and the profit margin is even bigger.

Hopefully most will see through this and wont be taken for mugs...
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   Old Thread  #7 21 Dec 2020 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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they ones I looked at are registered UK companies
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   Old Thread  #6 21 Dec 2020 at 12.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Probably based offshore to avoid tax.
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   Old Thread  #5 21 Dec 2020 at 12.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
And before anyone says 'No one is being forced to play' try saying that to a gambling addict (my god father was, he died on his own and pennyless)

This is not a little raffle at the local working mens club or a charity once or twice a year, it a business model.

I like businesses that make stuff, build things, educate people, add to society. These take money for nothing
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   Old Thread  #4 21 Dec 2020 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There’s so many of the businesses about one called BOTB doing raffles for cars and watches etc.

So many popping up as people are seeing how lucrative these companies are, on some of them they will not even run the raffle until they have enough tickets sold which could be never!

Bit of a scam but if people are falling for it then more fool them
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   Old Thread  #3 21 Dec 2020 at 12.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not just carp tattle though, cars, motorcycles, and what's with all the lotteries even charities are starting there own to raise funds. The only one I would like to see do any of the above to fund themselves is the BBC.
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Agree mate, I have zero interest in the business model of these companies. I too was bombarded by Fisholux and have blocked them on every platform.

Part of me says that if Anglers are gullible enough to get involved then that is up to them but the other half thinks it is nothing short of gambling and should be considered so and governed by the Gambling Commission......I bet none of them are!
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   Old Thread  #1 21 Dec 2020 at 12.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Monday morning rant, please skip if you want to

Well the saying goes 'A fool and his money are easily parted' I think it should be changed to 'A carp fisherman and his money are easily parted'. If it's not tackle companies adding huge percentage of carp tax to identical products you can buy in other markets for a lot less what is with all the 'tackle giveaway' sites that are popping up?

This weekend alone facebook has kindly introduced me to four new places I can gamble away hard earned cash rather than just save it up and spending it myself. Sites like UK carp Tech (formed feb 2020), Carp gear giveaways (formed jan 2020), Carp gear ltd (formed Jul 2020) and now Fisholux (formed May 2020). I am sure there are others.

Looking at Facebook some people genuinely believe these businesses are giving away tackle out of the goodness of there hearts, to quote 'in these difficult times its so good to see you helping others' I corrected one person along the lines of 'company XXXXX are a business, they sell tickets at 2 or 3 times the RRP of the product which they then no doubt pay trade prices for...they then make a profit'...I got banned from that facebook page

Am I the only person that would rather save my money and then buy what I can afford when I can afford it?

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