Has anybody here ever won anything in a gear pgiveaway?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ostie, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Certain online merchandisers—not gonna mention any names, but you probably know who I’m talking about—often promote giveaways, but I never see where they post any winners names. Does this mean they are merely fishing for for our email addresses so they can spam us? Am I Naive in thinking that somebody is going to win a new bass, amp, pedal, etc? Is there a difference between their claim that “you could win a prize” and “some lucky person WILL win a prize”?
  2. I won this black Tele body from the now-defunct RockAudio.com when they had a Premier Guitar giveaway:
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  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    Surprisingly, quite a few members have. I asked a similar question recently.

    I, unfortunately, have never won anything bass related. I have gotten some free merch from companies over the years though. I got strings from D'Addario, a shirt and jacket from Dingwall, and all kinds of kicknacks from the local retailer.
  4. Ok, well, that reassures me that at least some of the merchandisers award the gifts.

    I know several mandolin web sites that have awarded prizes and published the names.
  5. Mostly fishing for information for other promotions is what I think of giveaways.
  6. I won a remote wifi mixer thing from a music store. You could mix your band from your phone. I gave it to our drummer, because it was his studio, and it was a pain for him to get up, navigate monitors and stands and junk, fix what was feeding back, and then return.
  7. I haven’t but my previous singer actually won a small PA system. It was two QSC powered tops, stands, cables and a touch screen style mixer.
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  8. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    Two Steve Huey knives, & a Vortex rifle scope...but not online! No no no! Online is like the way Wayne & Garth would say...Fished In!

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  9. wish i was

    wish i was

    Oct 24, 2014
    Eagle, MI
    I won an acoustic guitar in a "Why Did You Start Playing Music" essay contest.
  10. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    Back in the late 80s I won a Gibson giveaway...lots of accessories, cables, picks, ebows, t-shirts...nothing of real value or even bass related but it was cool.
    Rock on.
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  11. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The most valuable thing I've won from those raffles are bags of V-Picks.
    Once the sampler set & another time I won my choice of two.

    Also won a CD once, but it was entirely instrumental.
    Not even sure what happened to that.
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  12. danesdad


    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    I won a night vision monocular from a now defunct outdoor website. The same site sent me a trail cam for free. My best luck is with gun tickets. Probably half the guns I own, I've won off a ticket or at a gun bash.
  13. Versatek6

    Versatek6 Fretless is like Trombone

    Oct 7, 2008
    Twin Cities, MN

    My wife won a Benelli Nova. :hyper:
    I won a pen with a laser pointer. :rolleyes:
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  14. I won a hat from The Mandolin Store, which is one of the places that posts the winners, so you know they actually give the goodies away.
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  15. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    30-something years ago I won a Yamaha SE-200, their entry-level Strat-style electric guitar. I still have it.
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