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11-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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put your money where your mouth is! K30D/K300D bet pool!

I ran this by adam and he gave me the go-ahead

last year the K20D/K200D frenzy was pretty nuts, i got on this board sometime in early september so i got to see the rush before and after, and lots of nasty things were thrown around and people putting out wild speculations and what not

SO!

betting pool

10$ USD buy in, paypal'd to me.

you pick a week during which Pentax will make an offical announcement (still have to figure out the wording of the clause) about the K30D and K300D (if at all)

if you win, you split the winnings with anyone else who voted for the same week.


if i can get atleast 10-15 people to vouch that they will do this, and have a intresting spread of dates, then i will put together a chart and make another post putting this into effect.

so post if you are intrested, with the calander week of your choice

10 bucks US

also post any questions here.

NO i wont run away with your money.


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11-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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Wow, betting..

WELCOME Y'ALL TO THE PENTAXFORUMS CASINO!


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11-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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so are you in?
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Gambling is evil ....mu ha ha

i'll be putting my $10 towards my K20 thank very much

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
so are you in?
I do not gamble, good sir.
11-06-2008, 02:31 PM   #6
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Gambling is evil ....mu ha ha

i'll be putting my $10 towards my K20 thank very much
you COULD end up putting 300 dollars for your K30D
11-06-2008, 03:21 PM   #7
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Ganbling es evil as others stated here. But I have an interesting idea that may well put this show on the road.

I guess someone here has direct contact with Pentax officials. Lets propose pentax a nice sweepstakes.

Invite every participant member of Pentax Forums, to guess when (exact week) the new top of the line Pentax DSLR is announced. Also, invite the participants to guess the major specs of this new camera, as follows:

a) Resolution in megapixels
b) Shooting speed capacity in frames per second at RAW, full resolution.
c) Number of Af points.
d) Flash sync speed.
(this specs is just a suggestion. others may be)

There will be two winners. One with the exact guess date and the other with the exact specs. Pentax officials may decide that both winners are the same person, but no two persons may "bet" on the same week. For example, if I choose (first in, first served) that the camera will be announced the first week of March 2009, then nobody else may pick that week. About the spec, the first one to suggest will be the winner and others that posted later with the same specs will not be eligeable.

Prizes: Two first place winners (of course) that will win a brand new K**D body fitted with a brand new DA 17-70 SDM lens. If Pentax decides the same person is the winner of both prizes, then the second prize will be a lens kit comprised of a brand new DA 12-24 and a brand new DA 50-135.

Sounds fair?

Of course, no purchase neccessary to participate but proof of ownership of any Pentax DSLR is required to claim your prize.

I have a dream.................... nevermind. Too much politics in one week

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11-06-2008, 03:57 PM   #8
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There is one major problem ...

...being that for some of us it won't be any gamble ...
So if you want to keep it in that area you need to close fairly soon the bets because as the time goes by some will know for sure all the details.

Yours trully not interested in talking some innocent fellow member's money (except for two people but RH saves for the 5D Mark2 and from the other guy I can't take his food stamps ),
Radu

11-07-2008, 06:57 AM   #9
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297 views and only 1 person PM'ed me

you guys epic phail, i'm gonna be on everyones ass this year once the rumors start rolling in.




as for gambling is evil

gambling = risk

life = risk

life = gambling

ergo, life is evil
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Wow what an interesting idea haha. I wish I could guess but I have no idea on how Pentax works with announcing or releasing stuff. I just wait hahaha.
11-07-2008, 08:28 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
297 views and only 1 person PM'ed me

you guys epic phail, i'm gonna be on everyones ass this year once the rumors start rolling in.




as for gambling is evil

gambling = risk

life = risk

life = gambling

ergo, life is evil
My only surprise is that you are surprised by this after over an year here ... I mean talk is cheap but involving is a whole other matter

Regards,
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11-07-2008, 09:30 AM   #12
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My only surprise is that you are surprised by this after over an year here ... I mean talk is cheap but involving is a whole other matter

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maybe its just that my gambling spirit is actually higher than what i consider "normal"
11-07-2008, 09:45 AM   #13
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K30D Betting Pool

I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you, to find that gambling is going on here!

(with apologies to Claude Rains and Humphrey Bogart)

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11-07-2008, 10:13 AM   #14
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
maybe its just that my gambling spirit is actually higher than what i consider "normal"
You will be hearing from me as soon as I have a few minutes to think about it. I do have a question though. Let's say my guess is June 15, 2010 and it is announced 2 months before that but I am still the closest. Do I win?

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11-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #15
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You will be hearing from me as soon as I have a few minutes to think about it. I do have a question though. Let's say my guess is June 15, 2010 and it is announced 2 months before that but I am still the closest. Do I win?

ken
there will probably be alimit, between now and next september

also to discourage those under NDA's, make a time limit, as in, until next friday, that way "as times get closer" their new found knowledge will be useless.

also, if no one gets it dead one then yes, i suppose the closest will win.
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