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Old 04-24-2019, 04:30 PM
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What a great idea. Count me in!
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:36 PM
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Another giveaway... outstanding! Thanks, MusicNomad. Please remember this giveaway is open ONLY to charter members. Others are free to join HERE and participate. Here are the giveaway rules... Good luck!
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It's called the KARMA Giveaway. It's fun and helps build community and, well, good karma!

So, what is a KARMA Giveaway? The KARMA giveaway is a pay-it-forward thing where an AGF member or sponsor has something of value they want to give away for free to some lucky AGF member. He posts a new thread in the General Acoustic Guitar Discussion area that contains a brief description and photo of the item, sets a time limit (generally a week, give or take) and then asks people who would like the item to post a reply in that thread.

After the allotted time has run out the OP (original poster) randomly selects a winner and announces the winner in the thread. The winner makes contact via PM with his shipping address and the OP ships the item to the winner.

There should generally only be one KARMA Giveaway running at a time. That keeps it flowing smoothly and for a good long time. If you have something you want to KARMA, wait until the current one running is finished and then start yours. There might on occasion be more than one running because two people posted at the same time, and that's okay. We just don't want to dilute the fun by having too many running at once.

Here are some basic 'rules' for this:

1.) Items to be given away: These can be anything. They should be (but do not have to be) guitar-related. They should be in good working order/condition (this isn't a way to get rid of your trash!). It should have some value - it can be something as simple as a new pack of strings or something as bold as a guitar! Note: I can be more than one thing. For instance, if you say had 5 packs of strings you could select 5 winners! But if it's 5 different things then just do one KARMA at a time.

2.) Shipping: One thing to consider is shipping costs. The person giving the item away pays for the shipping. So if you are giving away something large and heavy, take this into consideration. Also consideration should be taken as to where the item is located. Since shipping to a different country is expensive, the giver may ask that only people in their home country enter the contest or that winners in a different country be willing to pay for part or all of the shipping.

3.) Writing up your thread: To start one of these simply start a New Thread in the main General Acoustic Guitar Discussion area. Your thread title should contain the word KARMA in all caps so everyone can clearly see it's a KARMA giveaway. You should also include the item being KARMA'd. This will let people know without reading any farther whether they are interested in participating. In the Message area put in a description of the item you are giving away, a photo if you have one, the amount of time the contest will run and any other limitations such as shipping restrictions. Another common limitation is requiring people to have been forum members for a specific time. This keeps people from just creating multiple new accounts to better their chances of winning (an example of bad-karma!).

4.) Run time: One week is a good amount of time for a KARMA to run as a general rule. This allows many people a chance to enter since not everyone visit's the forum on a daily basis. If something has a very high value (like a guitar) then you might want to run it longer to get as many people as possible. But running too long runs the risk of people forgetting to check back in a timely fashion. Too short and someone might miss out on something they really wanted.

5.) Entering to win: Easy-peasy! Just hit reply and say something like, "Count me in!" or something along those lines. Some considerations for those entering: Only enter once! Only reply because you actually want the item - this isn't the place to 'discuss' your feelings about the item! You should genuinely want the item for your own personal use. (I.e. You shouldn't just be trying to win the item so you can then flip it on craigslist!) If you get the item and find it's not for you then you should pay-it-forward to someone else via a KARMA of your own or something similar. (To do otherwise would be to invoke bad-karma!) Also, remember to check back if you entered!

6.) Picking a winner: The person who is giving away the item selects a winner at random. This can be done any way he wants. Some people have a child, spouse or friend pick a number from 2 (1 being the first poster) to X (being the last post in the thread). The number of the post is located in the upper right corner of each new reply.

7.) Ending the contest: Once the winner is announced the winner should make contact with the OP via PM or email with their shipping address and the OP then sends the item to the winner. If the winner does not check in with the OP in a timely manner - say another week - then the OP can randomly select a different winner. So remember if you entered to win, make sure you make a mental note of the end date and check back to see if you've won!!

Let's show everyone how great the AGF community is and generate some good karma! If you have any questions let us know.

... Thanks again to Methos1979 for writing up the rules.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:27 AM
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Two more days to enter to win. Closes on Monday at 5:00PM PST.
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:04 AM
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Sorry,please remove my name as I don't wish to add the Schaller strap locks..Thanks

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Old 04-27-2019, 10:59 AM
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"I'm in"


Thank you for producing this needed product!
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:35 AM
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I'M IN! WOOHOO!
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:57 AM
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I'm in. Looks like a creative solution. Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:10 PM
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I'm in. Very interesting. Thank you
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:10 PM
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As Iím a fan and user of several of your products, Iím in!

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Old 04-30-2019, 06:57 AM
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Update: Winners Chosen: Using Random.org the 3 lucky winners are:
BT55
Pjmacd
eastswodo

Please DM me which Acousti-Lok model you would like to enjoy.
PS: A couple of you would have won but you were not charter members so we reselected, another reason to consider supporting AGF by becoming a charter member.
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3 in 20 are great odds, albeit on the losing end

Congrats to the winners and again, thank you to MusicNomad.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:03 PM
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One of the winners eastswodo-donated it back as just sold the guitar it was going to go on and the new 3rd winner is UncleJesse who became a charter member to qualify for this giveaway. Karma.
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:42 PM
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Now this is some kind of cosmic coincidence. I was one of the winners of the Strap-Lok, and now UncleJesse is another winner. AND... I just today shipped a Martin CEO-7 to UncleJesse that he asked about in the Classified section a few days ago. AND... UncleJesse just became a Charter Member to enter this giveaway for the Strap-Lok.

There now, children! Do you see the value that comes of being a Charter Member? Untold riches can be yours! (or good karma at the very least) UncleJesse, that Strap-Lok will look great on your CEO-7.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:22 PM
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well I was away but saw the end of this thread - I just installed a K&K and wasn't happy with the strap connection so this thread introduced me to a new product.
So, I just bought one - it looks very cool.
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