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    How is this any worse than lotto ?
    In fact, there were BETTER odd's of cash than lotto. So these ~fat lazy stupid dumarses~ are smarter than the rest of us that buy lotto tickets

    If youre rich & go to the horse races , and actually waste money there, you get favorable coverage in the NZ Herald (eg Ak cup )
    double standards ?

    If a company makes claims that they will giveaway $100k , why is it so stupid to think they will keep their promise ?
    How is that different to any other cash prize competition or promo ?
    It could have been a fun event , with everyone happy . They screwed it up.

    And there WAS some money dropped from the sky.

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    the actual promo for the event can be seen here.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/...gise-professor

    its very misleading .
    "we're dropping $100,000 in value....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    How is this any worse than lotto ?
    In fact, there were BETTER odd's of cash than lotto.
    If youre rich & go to the horse races , and actually waste money there, you get favorable coverage in the NZ Herald (eg Ak cup )
    double standards ?

    Well lotto don't drop their tickets in a pile and ask people to grab one.
    Horse races, lotto, yes it's all stupidity, your chances are low. I don't do those either.......

    Anyway you;'d expect a company to give vouchers, not money.
    And to bleat cause you'd didn't get any money and can't afford to drive home, well....oh lotto, I didn't win, can I have compensation for spending my rent money now?
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    In the early 90's in Christchurch there was a great deal of activity centered around the Wizard of Chch which caused large gatherings of people to occur. As a result many christian preachers arrived and some people converted to the faith, being 'Born Again'.

    One person who "gave their heart to the Lord" also came in a couple of days after conversion to renounce worldly goods and threw away handfuls of $10, $20 and $50 notes which were thrown up into the air, people went crazy gathering them and even 3 days later people were climbing up onto the lower parts of the cathedral gutter to find notes that had blown up there.

    I think the chap involved gave away around $20,000 to all and sundry in his attempt to renounce all worldly goods.

    Lots of crazy things happened in the Square in that same period one of the highlights was John the Preacher from Auckland, told long rambling but coherent tales of his life, very entertaining.
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    Their big stuff up was using the Words "Actual Money"

    If they had only dropped vouchers then that would be as advertised "in Value"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Their big stuff up was using the Words "Actual Money"
    So. Oh I didn't win lotto and there were all these ads on TV showing people celebrating their wins, can I have compensation, cause I used my last petrol money.
    Ex-pctek

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    Both sides are fools.

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    Legal to print fake notes?

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    Will be interesting to see what the Commerce Commission investigation has to say about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    Legal to print fake notes?
    If you're the one appointing Supreme Court Justices, it is apparently legal to twitter fake notes.....
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