Windows 10: Windows 10 guess the RTM release date - $1000 prize

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  1. Posts : 5,575
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       28 May 2015 #201

    It's all pretty simple, I just send $1000 usd via paypay and pay for any charges, the recipient gets the full $1000 usd.

    It ain't rocket science

    This money is coming from my own personal pocket as a little fun, so ffs stop bitching about it!!!
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  2. Posts : 1,546
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       28 May 2015 #202

    Keep in mind I do have a learning disability. I wasn't complaining.
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  3.    28 May 2015 #203

    z3r010 said: View Post
    It's all pretty simple, I just send $1000 usd via paypay and pay for any charges, the recipient gets the full $1000 usd.

    It ain't rocket science

    This money is coming from my own personal pocket as a little fun, so ffs stop bitching about it!!!
    Thing is though, Paypal take a cut and at $1000 it could be quite a lot.

    Also I did a bit of conversion via xe.com and the difference between US and UK exchange is roughly 76 which is quite a lot.
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  4. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       28 May 2015 #204

    swarfega said: View Post
    Thing is though, Paypal take a cut and at $1000 it could be quite a lot.

    Also I did a bit of conversion via xe.com and the difference between US and UK exchange is roughly 76 which is quite a lot.
    PayPal's cut is around 3%. My grandpa told me never look a gift horse in the mouth.
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  5.    28 May 2015 #205

    I've just had a thought and that is in my case, both me and zero are British so there probably wont be any exchange rate conversation in this instance.
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       28 May 2015 #206

    swarfega said: View Post
    Thing is though, Paypal take a cut and at $1000 it could be quite a lot.
    If you read the line from the post below the PayPal fees are accounted for. There's an online calculator for PayPal. You put how much net you want the recipient to get and it displays the total cost to achieve it.

    z3r010 said:
    t's all pretty simple, I just send $1000 usd via paypay and pay for any charges, the recipient gets the full $1000 usd.
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  7. Posts : 8,168
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       28 May 2015 #207

    I really don't understand this. Whatever you get is a gift. If I get $100, I will say thank you. Whatever I get would be more than I had before. It's a free gift. Besides, don't worry about it. There is only one of us here that needs to wonder how much they will get, and the odds are on John right now. There are more days with nobody's name on it than days someone has chosen.
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  8. Posts : 14,296
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       28 May 2015 #208

    The rules were posted at the beginning of this contest, but I propose a new rule:

    Out of the goodness of his heart, z3r010 has contributed $1,000 for the one who guesses the Release Date.

    So, I propose that anyone who complains about rules that were set up before the contest ever began should be dropped from the contest. It's as simple as that.
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  9.    28 May 2015 #209

    I appreciate that its a gift and I'm thankful for the generosity that zero has given us with this competition. I am just speaking my thoughts that is all.

    So, I propose that anyone who complains about rules that were set up before the contest ever beganshould be dropped from the contest. It's as simple as that.
    And that sir is a rather harsh thing to say. Like I say I'm just airing my thoughts on this and grateful that its happening.
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  10. Posts : 11,206
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 May 2015 #210

    My last try to clarify this:

    swarfega said: View Post
    Thing is though, Paypal take a cut and at $1000 it could be quite a lot.
    As John has already stated, the winner gets 1,000 US Dollars, John taking care of any PayPal costs and fees.

    swarfega said: View Post
    Also I did a bit of conversion via xe.com and the difference between US and UK exchange is roughly 76 which is quite a lot.
    That is an odd and invalid statement. Here's the official exchange rate for One US Dollar a few minutes ago:

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    It means that with one dollar you get about two thirds of one UK Pound, to be exact 0.651966.

    Further, this means that if we assume that the competition would finish now and John send the price money at this very moment, and again assuming that you would be the winner, you would get about 692 Pounds to your PayPal account. Please do understand you would not get 1,000 Pounds! The price is 1,000 US Dollars in the winner's currency.

    swarfega said: View Post
    I've just had a thought and that is in my case, both me and zero are British so there probably wont be any exchange rate conversation in this instance.
    Yes, there would be. It's much easier and effortless for John to send 1,000 US Dollars to you and let PayPal convert it to Pounds into your account, than to first manually check what's the exchange rate on that day and then send the equivalent amount in Pounds.

    In any case, if you win, you will get something a bit less than 700 = $1,000.
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