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Dark_Ride Fundraiser - Contest over, Fundraiser still going!

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  1. POGE

    POGE New Member

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    Some staff at techPowerUp have come up with an idea. A friend of ours, also a staff member here on techPowerUp! - Dark_Ride - is in some financial problems.

    Dark_Ride lives with just his mother in Bosnia, who makes roughly $210 USD a month. He and his mother are in 1500KM worth of debt that they have been trying to pay off, which converts to $981 USD. He just recently got his dialup back, and lives in a two room house that they built. His parents just got divorced two months ago, and his father is working illegally in france. He has dreamed for a long time about getting out of Bosnia, and even tried moving illegally to germany with his mother when he was younger, but after a few months he was sent back to Bosnia.

    Our Goal



    Urlyin, Wazzledoozle, and I, all have pitched in to buy an Intel E6300 (seen here) that will be raffled off. All proceeds will go to Dark_Ride to help pay off his debt, pay for the charges to apply for visas, and travel fees that will help him get out of the country. We are aiming for $1337.

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    *Update - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prizes*



    2nd Prize:

    Thanks to mushkin, we now have a second prize. Mushkin has kindly donated a kit of 2x 512Mb HP2-5300 DDR2 memory. We will select four winners, one will win the conroe, one will win the memory seen here. Yes, it is possible to win multiple prizes.

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    3rd Prize:

    Thanks to HeavyH20, another winner will get to take home a Coolermaster Centurion 5 case with a 480 Watt Coolermaster PSU. The case can be seen here.

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    4th Prize:

    Thanks to DarkSaber, we also have a fourth prize, a remote control, worth about $100, seen here.

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    Rules and Guidelines



    • For each $5 a person donates, they recieve one raffle ticket.
    • You can buy as many raffle tickets as you wish.
    • You can donate through paypal (dan@techpowerup.com) or send a personal check, which I will forward to Dark_Ride, or even send Dark_Ride a personal check yourself. PM for adresses. Also, In notes on paypal, make sure to include your forum name so I know who made the donation. If you dont do this you won't get tickets.
    • If you are paying through paypal with a credit card, send it to dan@danthebanjoman.nl instead.
    • Staff cannot buy tickets (sorry!). Donations are still welcome. :)

    Keep in mind, this is not just a raffle. The raffle is merely a bonus. This is a fundraiser, and you may donate as much or as little as you wish, EVERY PENNY HELPS.

    Funding for the Core 2 Duo


    • Urlyin - $100
    • Wazzledoozle - $50
    • Poge - $50

    Current Donations - $1224, 161 tickets


    • W1zzard - $150 (no tickets)
    • anncore -$75 (no tickets)
    • Darksaber - $70 (no tickets)
    • Keith Lewis - $60 (12 tickets)
    • Glenn Styles - $55 (11 tickets)
    • Mussels - $50 (10 tickets)
    • HeavyH20 - $50 (10 tickets)
    • Davit Walker - $50 (10 tickets)
    • xylomn - $50 (10 tickets)
    • s{orpion - $50 (10 tickets)
    • Danthebanjoman - $30 (no tickets)
    • InfraRed - $30 (no tickets)
    • spectre440 - $25 (5 tickets)
    • Das Capitolon - $25 (5 tickets)
    • CY:G - $25 (5 tickets)
    • Koradhil - $25 (5 tickets)
    • overcast - $25 (5 tickets)
    • Ketxxx - $20 (4 tickets) (hasnt paid yet)
    • Steevo - $20 (no tickets)
    • Demonbrawn - $20 (4 tickets)
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    • reckon - $20 (4 tickets)
    • Drade - $20 (4 tickets)
    • ghost101 - $20 (4 tickets)
    • Terenth - $20 (4 tickets)
    • GREASEMONKEY - $20 (4 tickets)
    • zekrahminator - $17 (no tickets)
    • Carlz0r - $16 (3 tickets)
    • jmke - $15 (3 tickets)
    • Supraman - $15 (3 tickets)
    • NamesDontMatter - $12 (no tickets)
    • warup89 - $10 (2 tickets) (hasnt paid yet)
    • Lt_JWS - $10 (2 tickets)
    • regg187 - $10 (2 tickets)
    • W2hCYK - $10 (2 tickets)
    • Kougar - $10 (2 tickets)
    • Mary Ann Crimmins - $10 (2 tickets)
    • i_am_mustang_man - $10 (2 tickets)
    • werty316 - $10 (2 tickets)
    • Deathstar - $10 (2 tickets)
    • HookeyStreet - $10 (2 tickets)
    • Sandman - $10 (no tickets)
    • djbbenn - $6 (no tickets)
    • Dippyskoodlez - $5 (1 ticket)
    • bretts31344 - $5 (1 ticket)
    • WarrhammerTX - $5 (1 ticket)
    • Viper874 - $5 (1 ticket)
    • powerup - $5 (1 ticket)
    • Icewind31 - $5 (1 ticket)
    • Michael Sparrow - $5 (1 ticket)
    • xmonxjester - $5 (1 ticket)
     
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    My Donation is On its way M8. :toast:
     
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    My friend, a1pha732 Has donated, aswell. :)
     
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    My donation is coming, one second...

    EDIT: Okay sent!
     
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    i have some pp funds coming in, but just wondering, when does the raffle actually take place?
     
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    Once we meet our goal, or, in the sad case that the donations stop coming in. :(
     
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    How bout just a donation linky?

    I don't know that I could convince the wife that I need another new computer. ;)
     
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    POGE New Member

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    No link... :-\ Just send the paypal funds to dan@techpowerup.com, or send me or darkride a personal check. (PM for adresses)
     
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    We don't have a donation link because that requires a premium paypal account, which has fees.
     
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    Fees [​IMG]
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    too bad i don't have money :( , i would send it
     
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    Come on guys, keep them coming! We are at $180 already!
     
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    hmm, put me down for 2x tickets as well. So $20 donated, $10 for tickets.
     
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    You are staff... you dont get tickets. :p
     
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    dammit :p
     
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    my donation is definantly on its way
     
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    POGE New Member

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    Spectre440, I REALLY appreciate your donatoin but I'm having some problems. It wont let me accept the money, because I dont have a premier account. I will have you send the money to someone with a premier account who can bounce the money back to me... is that okay? I'll PM you with the paypal adress to send it to. :)
     
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    Well Im In here ya go
     
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    I'll give like $20 when i get funds over to my pp account
     
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    Okay, I'm holding you to that. :p
     
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    need a gun? :p
     
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    @ POGE, check email.
     
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    Checked, and updated. :)
     
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    I would expect more members to step up to the plate here... come on guys need your help :toast:
     
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    Yea I know. Truely how hard is it to give $5?
     
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