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Free car competition, reluctant to post on the main thread, could someone take a look?

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thisonethisone Forumite
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Came across this on facebook, but I'm a little suspicious and reluctant to post it, can't see any problem with it though. The car is probably 2nd hand - says new tyres.
What I've found so far are their general terms https://stormcompetitions.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/

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  • edited 30 June at 11:20AM
    RahvenRahven Forumite
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    edited 30 June at 11:20AM
    The competition rules are incredibly short:
    Entry is completely free of charge
    Entries accepted from UK & ROI residents only
    Entrants must be 18+. ID will be taken from the winner
    Cash alternative available.
    One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be removed.

    I'm with you - it looks suspicious. The site has a dodgy feel to me, but I may be wrong of course and that is only based on gut feeling having looked at so many competition sites over the years.

    Edit - I had a look at their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stormcompetitions/ and it's made me more suspicious since they are also giving away cash prizes. I see two recent ones at £1k and £10k. They also gave away another mercedes recently, although the winner appears to have bought a ticket for that since it refers to him paying £25. They seem to have had 995 entries for that. If they charged £25 a ticket that would mean they earned almost £25k from ticket sales which would probably cover the price of the car if it's second hand.

    Maybe they usually charge, to afford the prizes, and this time they aren't?
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    Thanks. I was after some more experienced input.
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    I think they do usually charge on further inspection. Tickets for their £10k draw are £7.99 a piece.
    Maybe this free one is to draw people in and hope they'll stay for future paid comps? I'm still suspicious though.
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