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12-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Post: #1
Good news!

It's not often these days that you hear good news - but MrH and I have had an unexpected stroke of good luck in the shape of a windfall.

Basically, MrH has won £10,000 in a prize draw!

He won the dosh in a prize draw run by PayPal. Apparently, this year is PayPal's 10th anniversay, so for a period of 10 weeks, once a week, a PayPal account holder wins £10k.

The prize draw is linked to eBay - users are automatically entered into the draw when they purchase items from specific eBay Power Sellers.

So about a month ago, MrH was browsing through eBay looking for Christmas stocking fillers and he bought a classical music CD for his Dad at a price of about £4. Minutes after making the purchase he got an email from PayPal stating that he had been entered into a prize draw. He thought nothing of it as the odds of winning the draw were ridiculous - lottery odds really. The draw was worldwide and eBay and PayPal are used by (probably) millions of people. The odds of winning could easily be as much 1,000,000/1.

Anyway, about a week after buying the CD he got another email from PayPal stating that he had won the draw. Initially he thought it was a hoax or a scam, but upon further investigation - including a phone call to PayPal - it was confirmed that it was no hoax. He had indeed won. The money was transferred to his bank account a couple of days later. Honestly, this is the Gods honest truth.

What are the chances of that? I can still hardly believe it even a couple of weeks later. What an unbelievable stroke of amazing luck.

Party time!!!

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12-12-2008, 07:15 PM
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Congratulations Karen!

Brilliant, if slightly unlikely, news! Great time to win it as well.

Now, did I ever tell you how wonderful I think you are, and that I credit you as the real 'saviour' of this site? Your posts are always witty funny and interesting.


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12-12-2008, 08:05 PM
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Mars Wrote:Congratulations Karen!

Brilliant, if slightly unlikely, news! Great time to win it as well.

Absolutely, couldn't agree more.

Mars Wrote:Now, did I ever tell you how wonderful I think you are, and that I credit you as the real 'saviour' of this site? Your posts are always witty funny and interesting.

Well of course I'm a sucker for flattery. And ordinarily, such flattery would win you all sorts of favours on the bak of such a windfall.

See the "bad news" thread for reasons why it won't this time.....:mellow:

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13-12-2008, 01:22 AM
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That's brilliant news Karen. And having read your other thread, well, doom and gloom averted!

Good time to buy a car too - loads of bargains out there :thumbsup:

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13-12-2008, 09:17 AM
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Congratulations Karen....

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13-12-2008, 10:10 AM
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thats fantastic news, I will go and read the bad news thread now.

it is nice to actually hear of someone wining these things - cos I have to say I often wonder if these big winners ever really exist.
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13-12-2008, 02:25 PM
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Thanks for the congrats chaps. As it turns out the windfall could not have come at a better time. Mr H has a new car, he has the money to repair a mechanical issue with it and we've got a much needed new boiler. We'd never have been able to afford all that without the generosity of PayPal.

OK, so we won't get a 10th anniversary holiday and I doubt I'll be getting diamond earrings for Christmas, but right now, a new boiler is well worth the sacrifice.

Long live PayPal.

Buzz: you're right. I've always wondered whether anyone ever wins these things too. Now I know they do! :good:

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14-12-2008, 11:59 AM
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karenh Wrote:I doubt I'll be getting diamond earrings for Christmas, but right now, a new boiler is well worth the sacrifice.


It's gonna kill your ears though!

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17-12-2008, 11:35 AM
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Thats lovely news Karen - congrats to your hubby ...... and enjoy spending :cool2:

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22-12-2008, 12:59 PM
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Groucho Wrote:It's gonna kill your ears though!


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