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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
My mum has one of those things where you scratch off the panel and it reveals a thing where you have definately won one of the above items listed on it...

Now the lowest things are Oskar email watch, ipod nano or Carrera mountain bike.
Now she would have to phone for a claim number which will cost £10.
I don't know how much the above things are to buy/resell. Anyone know?
She wants to know if its worth it.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ipod Nano - depending on the size can be about 139 quid. (can't use the pound sign on this keyboard)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    they are usually not what they seem to be, and turn out to be a waste of time and money. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I won a WWF badge on one of them things when I was wee.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    otter wrote:
    they are usually not what they seem to be, and turn out to be a waste of time and money. :yes:

    In what way? Have you had dealings with one?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    In what way? Have you had dealings with one?

    Sometimes the phone call can cost quite a bit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    Sometimes the phone call can cost quite a bit.

    Yeah like i said it will cost £10. So whatever it is needs to be worth over that to resell.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    In what way? Have you had dealings with one?
    :yes: i thought i'd won something grand and i won a packet of seeds to grow a plant. read the small print and the way its worded.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    otter wrote:
    :yes: i thought i'd won something grand and i won a packet of seeds to grow a plant. read the small print and the way its worded.
    Have done and can't see anything wrong with it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    Have done and can't see anything wrong with it.
    well... if £10 you don't mind loosing, then go for it...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    but i don't know what the above items are worth which i why i am asking.
    She wants to know if its worth it if she was to get one.
    She would just sell it on again.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sometimes they are holiday vouchers, which means spending loads of extra money as they don't include things like flights etc... definitely read the smal print :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Be very careful to read exactly what it says that you could get.

    Normally if you read the small print you'll see something like

    1*star prize, 2*colour tvs, 6000000+ * packets of seeds

    And it'll be fairly obvious which prize you'll get.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There is an Oscar Emil watch currently going for 9.99, buy it now on ebay - sorry the link doesn't want to work. They are hammering on postage but it does suggest a cheap range, which is likely to be where the prize would be coming from.

    I think it might be best to take that as a sign of what you might when, given there may be even cheaper models produced.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You'll get an Oskar watch, their shit and look plastic.

    I had one of those scratch things the other day which fell out a magzine I was chucking away, I was bored to scratched it off and whooooo.... I WON! Either 100K (or something) and iPod Nano, some other expensive thing or an Oskar Emil watch, wonder what I'd get after spending like 2 quid p/m on the phone for about 6 minutes.

    http://www.oskar-emil.co.uk/
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The print factory up the road from me prints those scratchcards. Every single one of them is the same. It's just a con to get you to ring a premuim rate number :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote:
    There I think it might be best to take that as a sign of what you might when, given there may be even cheaper models produced.

    Yeah thats what we were assuming, thanks, doesn't sound worth it.
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