how long should I expect to wait after winning a prize??

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  1. brentl

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    Simple question for anybody that has won something of value.

    Through a Snapple contest I won a new Vespa et2 motor scooter.

    I spoke with the fulfillment office on Friday, and they said I was now to wait for a representative from Snapple to call. How long after I speak to them should I expect my prize??

    What do you guys think I can get for it(I'm in Toronto so it's $4200 MSRP in Canada). It wouldn't be worth keeping, I'm in a rural setting so getting anywhere takes me 20 minutes by car. besides that I'm 300 pounds so I'd look awefully funny driving that around.

    How easy should it be to sell?? I really feel a need to spend the money, half to pay off my Visa bill, and half for a new receiver and sub kit.

    B
     
  2. Craig S

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    Are you required to pay tax on that thing in Canada?? I know here in the states you would have to report that $4200 value as income and pay tax on it.
     
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    Nope, up here we don't pay taxes on prizes.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    i'm thinking 4 to 6 weeks should be cool. if, at that point, you don't hear from someone, start making some calls.

    ---

    on a side note, i just found out i won a contest as well. scored a harmony remote, logitech speakers and something else.

    it's only the second time i've ever won anything. my first time was an 80's compilation cd from the local radio station. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. brentl

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    Not bad Ted! This is actually my second win of the year, I won a day for me and a guest at the Mercedes Benz Performance driving school. Now that was really cool.

    I really hope it's not 4-6 weeks, I was hoping for more like 4-6 days!! I'd like to sell this ASAP and have some fun.

    Happy there isn't any tax, I'm hoping that the dealership I go to will offer to buy it from me!

    Brent
     
  6. Philip_G

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    eeenteresting.
    I'd say ebay might be your best bet, it can't be TOO bad to ship the thing can it?
     
  7. brentl

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    I guess I could drive it down and fly back[​IMG]

    Think I nedd any special license?? it's only 49CCs

    B
     
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    Here in Canada(don't know about the US) you can operate a scooter that is 49cc or less with your regular class 5 driver's licence.
     
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    US is the same way... moped / scooters do not require a special license.
     
  10. Philip_G

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    [​IMG] we'll see you sometime in january.
    And, BTW, who gives a scooter away in the fall/winter??!
     
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    I won an official Gandalf bust from Houghton Mifflin (sp?) in a LOTR contest. Best prize I've ever won so far. Congrats!!
     
  12. brentl

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    Hey it was a Snapple contest that I entered through a contest website.

    I rarely even drink the stuff[​IMG]

    B

    If I were to resell this would the buyer look at paying tax as a vehicle?? or would it be a tax free thing?? that way I could seel it for full crack and the buyer would save 15%.
     
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    Hey, I just won a major prize too.

    I came today and was marked fra-gil-ay. I think its from Italy. [​IMG]

    Now all I need is the light bulb.
     
  14. brentl

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    OK so the the dealership won't give me any money for it. Even Vespa of Canada will only give me 2 grand.

    What should I ask for it??

    I was thinking $3800 would be a good price for somebody. That saves them $400 off of MSRP + $266(GST) in taxes from a dealership.

    Would you fine folks think that is a good deal?

    Brent
    I still haven't picked it up, but I was hoping to sell it before I got it[​IMG]
     
  15. Philip_G

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    I'd hang on to it until spring/summer.
    Can't imagine many people are scooter shopping right now [​IMG]
     
  16. Ted Lee

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    i just remembered a joke my friends in college used to have about some of the gal's we hung out with.

    we called them "scooter chicks". why?

    because they are fun to ride, but you wouldn't want your friends to catch you doing it.


    bad...i know...but it still cracks me up to this day!
     
  17. brentl

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    "I'd hang on to it until spring/summer."

    I could really use the money right now though!

    As for Ted's spoiler joke, I would love to ride this if I lived downtown, 65MPG awesome!

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  18. Philip_G

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    Understood, but it's worth probably half what you could get in the spring!
    Maybe around xmas time even?

    But honestly I've got no idea what it's worth, what do they go for new? Say 2500? ask 2k?
     
  19. Chris Dias

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    Hey Congrats Brent,

    Have you gotten it yet? You know what, I've got a friend here at work who was looking to buy a scooter in this past summer but never got around to it. I can see if he's interested then you guys can work something out.

    And by the way, I finally got myself a projector and got rid of the old Wooden TV. I'll have to get you guys all over for a meet one day.

    Chris
     
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    Oh and by the way, the scooter laws here in Ontario have changed. Whereas you used to be able to ride anything under 50cc with a regular license, now the engine size doesn't matter. So long as it doesn't have pedals (ie it is not a moped) then you need a motorcycle license. Which is really stupid but that's the law. What people end up doing is just getting a motorcycle learner's permit and then keep on renewing that becuase in order to get the full license you need to ride and actual motorcycle, gears and all.

    Which is really stupid because a scooter and motocycle are 2 totally diferent things
     

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