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    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 29th Sep 16, 10:39 AM
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    Most you've made (That taboo subject)
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    Most you've made (That taboo subject) 29th Sep 16 at 10:39 AM
    OK it's a taboo subject people winning and then selling prizes. But if you have sold a prize what's the most you've made or did you sell a car prize back to the car showroom/garage you won it from or provided the prize car?

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    • DavidHolland3103
    • By DavidHolland3103 29th Sep 16, 10:57 AM
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    I've never sold that many of my prizes (I normally find a family member that would want them etc), or we win holidays that we take.

    I sold a Sebo Hoover we won for nearly £200, which I suppose is about it really.
    • hertzyabazas
    • By hertzyabazas 29th Sep 16, 11:11 AM
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    About ten years ago I was the UK winner of a global competition to be taken, along with my guest, to the Ascari racetrack in Spain to be driven round it by Michael Schumacher, along with 5* hotel and Michelin Star dining.

    Told my girlfriend's dad about it and he phoned me a couple of days later with the offer of £5000 from one of his good friends. Mentioned it to my girlfriend (now my wife) and she said absolutely no way as she didn't like this person, however, she did leave it up to me to decide.
    Turned the offer down and really glad I did (probably would have been dumped!) as it was a real money can't buy prize and MS informed me that we were members of a very elite club.

    Another time I won £600 of Halfords vouchers.
    Managed to spend £200 and flogged the rest on Gumtree for £375. Guy came and collected them and was delighted he'd saved £25!
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    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 29th Sep 16, 11:47 AM
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    Most of my prizes I've won I've kept or gave away as gifts. I've sold a Nintendo Wii to a family friend. They were looking for one for their child but couldn't afford a brand new one. I sold it to them for less than half the prize of brand new one.

    • CharleyYpres
    • By CharleyYpres 29th Sep 16, 12:41 PM
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    I sold a Dior makeup set for £45. If it had been anywhere near my skin tone I'd have kept it or given it to my sister, but we're both as pale as Casper for it was no good.

    I can't think of anything else I've sold. I usually only enter comps that are for things I want or my family would want, it's very occasional that something will come and it isn't what I thought it would be.
    2016 winnings: £983.09
    Good luck everyone
    • dan-dan
    • By dan-dan 29th Sep 16, 8:45 PM
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    Ipad mini for £80, took a week to get it from a computer company but it defiantly helpted a bit
    Cosplayer and proud
    • Fiona_T
    • By Fiona_T 29th Sep 16, 9:01 PM
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    I won an oven and sold on eBay for about £200.
    • Autumnella
    • By Autumnella 29th Sep 16, 9:50 PM
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    I sold an Ipad Mini for £180, bought a 10" android tablet (Acer, brilliant underrated tablet) for £65 with some of the money.
    • grannybiker
    • By grannybiker 29th Sep 16, 10:28 PM
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    I usually give stuff away that I've won, but I had REALLY fab prize that everyone I knew said, "Yea, nice, but OMG, worth how much?!"

    I entered and won a competition to win some Le Cruset pans - a fab prize I hear you cry, and the reason I entered, but it was a kitchen package that included a coffee machine and mixer of a spec I could never justify owning based on my limited baking and tea preferences. Both were semi professional quality. I think I made £500 apiece. Oh, and they let me swap the funky retro fridge freezer that was also part of the package for one of those American jobs

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    • Jadia11
    • By Jadia11 1st Oct 16, 12:08 PM
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    I tend to enter competitions for stuff I want or that I know other family members or friends would like. However I have sold 2 things I won. Thought my Mam would like the £500 national garden centre vouchers I won, she didn't so I sold them for £380 to a friend who was doing up her garden.
    Also, as part of a win there was a watch that was too big for my Dad so I sold it for £160 (worth £250) and gave him the money to buy a different one.
    • emg
    • By emg 1st Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    I sold a car back to the showroom for about £8000 (this was about 20 years ago now) it was from Take a Break magazine - had just entered all the comps in the magazine. I was a student in London and couldnt afford to insure it but the showroom offered to buy it before I even mentioned this. I think they made money on it by selling it twice. I used the money to travel for a bit after I graduated.
    • happysaz133
    • By happysaz133 1st Oct 16, 4:26 PM
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    I sold a coffee machine that just turned up. I don't drink coffee so wouldn't have entered it. It must have been a runners up prize. Got £25 for it.

    I mostly do just enter to win things I want though.
    I just enter and forget...hoping to win something!
    • cagsd
    • By cagsd 1st Oct 16, 4:51 PM
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    I have never actually entered a competition with the aim of selling the prize if I won it, however once or twice I've received a prize that in all honesty I wouldn't have used much so I've sold it on ebay. Think I've done it 3 times in about 4 years. The most I got for one thing was £220 for a Sonos speaker set. Timing couldn't have been better as we had a big family event to pay out for and we were skint!

    • tammyk
    • By tammyk 1st Oct 16, 4:55 PM
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    The only prize i have sold was a lamp - I really liked it when I entered but didn't read the description and when it arrived it was huge and had a 50" shade! I had no-where to put it! It was worth £150 but I sold it for £75 on ebay - a bonus £75 I wouldn't have had! Everything else I have managed to use/give as gifts etc
    '14£1100 '15£1350 '16£3610 '17£3200

    '18 £1900 Magazines, £250 LTS, 5 kids books, £200 Haven, Trip to Eftling Holland, Buggy, craft sets
    • Helga14
    • By Helga14 2nd Oct 16, 4:30 PM
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    I sold a range cooker that I won several years ago, i'd just brought a flat and to fit it in would have meant ripping out the whole kitchen and i couldn't afford that. Got £1500 for it on ebay.
    Wins in 2017: £200 of Urban decay make-up. £300 sunspel vouchers, holiday to the Bahamas, trip to Paris, meal with champagne, trip up the Shard, a week in a manor house in France with £500 spending money.

    Top Wins in 2016 Trip to Eurodisney Paris, trip to Savannah, USA, trip to Hong Kong with £1000 spending money and £1200 of hair extensions!!
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 3rd Oct 16, 4:02 PM
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    About £20 for a diecast Porsche to a model-collector; I have done it the other way too. Bought a dishwasher from a comping pal who couldn't fit in her kitchen for half the list price.
    Womble #7 - Running Total £6.43 $0.78 €2.82 S//0.10 (that's supposed to be 10 Ukrainian kopiyki but the site is refusing to display the symbol) Bds$0.10 A$0.05 C$0.10 S$0.10 zl0.02 (2 Polish grosze - another forbidden symbol) LB0.22 (Bulgarian stotinka)
    • pate-ci0
    • By pate-ci0 3rd Oct 16, 5:44 PM
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    Many, many years ago a good friend won a car in a newspaper competition; however, she couldn't drive, and arranged for the garage supplying the car to buy it from her, getting £10,000 for a brand new, never off the forecourt, £16000 car. She was delighted with the money but we were both appalled at the markup.....and I bet the garage still made a profit on it...
    • keletubbie
    • By keletubbie 11th Oct 16, 1:47 PM
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    I won loads of tickets to a festival one year, after entering dozens of comps. However, my daughter was taken ill that weekend.

    In the morning, we drove up to Staffordshire and sold all of the tickets at face value to people who were about to get ripped off by touts. Made enough to replace all of my kitchen white goods
    Best wins: Luxury weekend in Russia, family holiday to France, catered BBQ for 20, Selfridges shopping spree, jolly to Majorca, £1,000 See Tickets vouchers, £500 John Lewis vouchers, five-star weekend in Provence!
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