Am I The Only One Disappointed To Not Win A Guitar?

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  1. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    No, I did not expect to win one of the giveaway guitars. Odds are waaaay against that, and I enter as a donation, because I like this site and get a lot out of it.

    However, when I read who did win, I felt myself have a small wave of disappointment. Odd. Maybe I should have called dibs? :lol:

    Well, there is always next year, right?

    I have no idea why I felt that way; I am way too practical for these expectations and disappointments.

    "That's all I got for now" - carry on.
     
  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I was waiting in the most sincere pumpkin patch and everything...
     
  3. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I greeted each name announced with a sense of relief. The last thing I need right now is another guitar.

    *sobs quietly*
     
  4. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I always expect to win anything I enter. this is because I secretly believe the world revolves around me, me, me. and it is confusing when the world doesn't comply.

    I pretty much never win anything, but I still expect to. the mind is a strange thing.
     
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  5. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    I forgot to donate this year and I still felt bad about not winning...
     
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I don’t want to win a free guitar.
    I buy the guitars I want.
    It’s easier that way.
     
  7. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Afflicted

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    You can only be upset if you play. I didn't play so how could I lose!?
     
  8. Maroonandwhite

    Maroonandwhite Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    You aren’t alone. The anticipation is fun. I’m constantly reminding myself to be thankful for what I have though. That usually helps me.
     
  9. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    we all, who didn't win, are disappointed.

    I needed tele 8 so badly :(

    too bad charlie didn't win!

     
  10. Mrbob135

    Mrbob135 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Wait...I didn't win?
     
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  11. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    You don't win, you buy (an albeit very cheap) guitar.
     
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  12. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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  13. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Money well spent as opposed to the money I waste. I din't win a guitar but we all win by supporting this place.

    Keep this quiet: This post is supposed to get me extra points next year.
     
  14. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I was...but when I win the lottery tonight, I'll buy all the guitars I want and some I don't:twisted:.
     
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  15. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Just like Chauncey Gardner. I like to watch......

    Other people win. That's more fun, to me.
     
  16. jamesepowell

    jamesepowell Tele-Holic

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    I figure my odds of winning are about the same whether I enter or not.
     
  17. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    This, TOTALLY, Lol!
    I still figure the odds here were way better than the Lottery that I waste money on almost daily.
     
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  18. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

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    In all the years that this drawing has been going on, I think like 4 of the winners have been active forum members. I think last year or the year before, the total post count of all the winners combined was under 100.

    This year, 3 of the 5 winners have less than 10 posts, one has ZERO. That's all fine and good, but it's a little anticlimactic, it would be nice if more familiar faces won.

    Another thing that irks me is that the winners almost universally never post a NGD to share their guitar with us when they get it.
     
  19. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I'm currently a Gold Supporter and wasn't sure whether that was good enough to enter me in the giveaway.

    I messaged the admins twice to get an answer and was ignored.

    Too bad. If they'd gotten back to me and told me that I had to upgrade, I might have done that. I'm kind of more disappointed that they didn't see fit to answer my question.

    End of the day? No big. I still have plenty of guitars and I'm happy for the members who won. Another Tele would have been nice, but the world didn't end when I didn't win, I seem to do that every year.

    - D
     
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  20. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Some might consider it blasphemy, but I have all the guitars I needo_O...(ducking)
     
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