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nighthawk
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Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:43 pm

Fellow A.netters,

Here is your chance to win the ultimate prize - a free pint, bought by me. Yes, thats right, for the one lucky winner, I will open my wallet and purchase a beer with my own money.

Ok, contain yourselves, I know its hard.

Heres the thing, I hate loose change. Every time I go to the pub I end up coming home with a pocket full of change. Some of it gets thrown into the vending machine at work, but the majority of it ends up in the pringles pot shown below. After two years, the pringle pot is now full to bursting point, and its time to cash it all in.

So I thought I would post it here as a competition, I will buy a pint of Beer/Cider for whoever has the closest guess to the value of coins in the pot. An additional bonus pint will be awarded to the winner if they guess the amount exactly, ie to the exact penny. In the event of a tie, whoever posts the answer first wins. All prizes must be collected at either the Spring LHR meet or the Summer MAN meet. The winner will be responsible for transportation to the event of their choosing to collect their prize.

Ok, heres a few photos to help you guess from:



A few tips: there are a number of £1 and £2 coins in there. There are also a couple of foreign coins - these will not be counted. All guesses must be in Pounds Sterling. All guesses in foreign money will be ignored. Only one guess per person. A.netter members only. Other conditions apply.

Good luck. The winner will be announced when I finally get round to counting the money (probably tomorrow)

[Edited 2009-01-09 14:45:13]
 
ZBBYLW
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:19 pm

Well I get first dips on answering. I am going to say 70 pounds. Hopefully I am close.
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:21 pm

I'd guess at £48.05
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:27 pm

I'll guess 62 pound even.

If i win, will you also buy the flight over to your country?  Wink
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:28 pm

54 pounds 20p

You will have to bring the pint to me.


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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:35 pm

I would say 64 pounds  crossfingers 

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:38 pm

I will go for 74.50 pounds!!
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:48 am

41 pounds.

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:50 am

Hmmmmm....

34.50

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:51 am

55 pounds.

Can we guess more than once? haha
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:06 am

I'll go with £27.50
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:13 am

I'll go with £37.20, though with all those coins stacked up on one another, it's sure hard to tell that it's not on a bed of 1p coins. Incidentally, £1 or £2 coins never make it as far as the "loose change" pot for me (but then again, I am a student!).

The question is what to do with it. The advert at the top of the page tells me you should gamble it away on "King Jackpot", but the advert below the topic suggests that you should get free impartial advice about how to make the most out of it, courtesy of NatWest.
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:31 am

£53.19

my guess...
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:33 am

Slight disadvantage for foreigners as we may not be as familiar with what each coin denomination looks like. That looks similar to the pile of coins I usually end up with my coin jar is full, but in dollars it's only about 26, and we don't have coins for $1 and $2.

With all that in mind, my official shot-in-the-dark guess is: 48.52 pounds.

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:26 am

52.30 quid?



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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:31 am

I am brave (or stupid) and say 123.45 pounds.

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:40 am

57.75 pounds.
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:56 am

24.38 pounds...don't know how to find the pound sign...sorry.
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:39 am

Hmmmm, Iast time I did this with a friend I severely underestimated and lost myself a coffee, (and some pride!) so hopefully I will redeem myself with this estimate:

So I will say... 42.43 GBP  crossfingers 


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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:59 am

100 pounds

(unless i can be like a contestant on the price is right and say 1 pound, in which case, according to TPIR rules, if everyone else is over i win haha)
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:06 am

I'd say 29.77 pounds.

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:41 am

My guess: 87.50 pounds.
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:22 am

£36.77

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:38 am

23.50 pounds is my guess
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:06 pm

£58.93

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:10 pm

£28.50

     
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:58 pm

33.69 GBP

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:15 pm

I guess £87.55 plus some euros and fluff

p.s. I have a similar arrangement for spare change but find a 3 ltr vodka bottle to be a nice solution  Wink  drunk 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:27 pm

£38.74 doogie.

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:44 pm

I'll go for £27.14

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:12 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

This truly is amazing - a Scotsman offering to buy someone a drink  wink 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:05 pm

£17.63

Not too many £1 coins in there  Wink
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:05 pm

############# COMPETITION CLOSED ##############

Right - the coins have been counted now, so no more entries will be taken after this post. The results will follow in a few minutes. But first, to wet your appetite, the total of foreign coins found:

Euros: 1.55
Polish Zlotych: 5.20
Czech Koruna: 1.00
Ukrainian Hryvnia: 1.60

Accepted Entries (GKirk - too slow!)
Bartonsayswhat £23.50
Kmh1956 £24.38
Sketty222 £27.14
AerLingus747 £27.50
Moo £28.50
An-225 £29.77
Bio £33.69
JFKTOWERFAN £34.50
EXTspotter £36.77
IH8BY £37.20
GLAGAZ £38.74
Vikkyvik £41.00
SkyTrain £42.43
Hywel £48.05
ANITIX87 £48.52
AF340 £52.30
Dazed767 £53.19
Dougloid £54.20
Cadet57 £55.00
ZuluAviator994 £57.75
Ndebelebev £58.93
YooYoo £62.00
Cedars747 £64.00
ZBBYLW £70.00
B747forever £74.50
AviationMaster £87.50
MWHCVT £87.55
NorthstarBoy £100.00
WILCO737 £123.45

[Edited 2009-01-10 14:16:41]
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:21 pm



Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 30):
This truly is amazing - a Scotsman offering to buy someone a drink   

Yes, but he makes you work for it... you have to count his money for him without even being there!
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:27 pm

........... and the amount of money in my pot is:

*drum roll*

*drum roll*

*drum roll*

£52.60

Congratulations to the winner, AF340 who wins the free pint, and narrowly misses a second free pint by just 30 pence!

Well done everyone who participated, there were a few close entries, and a few not so close  Silly
 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:33 pm

I think Wilco737 should buy everybody a pint with a guess like his !!  Wink
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:37 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 34):
£52.60

Holy crap, I was closer than I anticipated!
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:48 pm



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 35):
I think Wilco737 should buy everybody a pint with a guess like his !! Wink

Yeah, I was way off indeed.... I guess I am not good in such things  Wink

Congrats to AF340 and cheers  drunk 

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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:34 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 37):
Yeah, I was way off indeed.... I guess I am not good in such things

I wouldn't worry about it too much - you get to fly MD-11's and we don't.
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:35 pm



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 38):
I wouldn't worry about it too much - you get to fly MD-11's and we don't.

Makes you wonder about his judgment.  biggrin 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:38 pm



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 38):
I wouldn't worry about it too much - you get to fly MD-11's and we don't.



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 39):
Makes you wonder about his judgment. biggrin

I hope I am better in flying than in doing this here...  Wink

Judgement? Me? Nah, that's why I have the captain next to me  Smile

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Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:01 am



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 17):
24.38 pounds...don't know how to find the pound sign...sorry.
I'll be in London next month.

Easiest way to write a letter you don't have is just copy and paste it from a previous post. In the starting post the £1 and £2 were written so you just use those symbols and post in your answer.

I am surprised that Gkirik didn't get in earlier as he is always looking for beer.  Wink
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:51 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 40):

Judgement? Me? Nah, that's why I have the captain next to me

Well, you still have to judge when his coffee is hot enough.... duck 
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:56 am

LOL. What I get for not reading the thread...

[Edited 2009-01-10 18:57:44]
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:56 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 43):
£71 47p

Cheers,
Cameron

You do know he already posted the total, right?
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Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:58 am



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 44):

Heh heh. Already edited...

Oh well, I wasn't close anyway.

Cheers,
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:29 am

For a guy who doesn't know shit about British currency I think I was close enough to claim the consolation prize whatever that is.


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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:59 am

Ha ha ha!!!

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
As I don't drink, you may donate my drink to any good-looking woman of your choice.

I think I will take Vikkyvik's advice and let you give it to any lass you see fit as I live on a different continent!


Thanks though for the retorical pint!


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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:12 pm



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 46):
For a guy who doesn't know shit about British currency I think I was close enough to claim the consolation prize whatever that is.

A bottle of Irn-Bru, perhaps?
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RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:56 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 48):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 46):
For a guy who doesn't know shit about British currency I think I was close enough to claim the consolation prize whatever that is.

A bottle of Irn-Bru, perhaps?

That sounds an awful lot like Iron City.....lemme try my parts box German

Eisernstadt?

It sounds ever so much better that way, and I am quite sure that a lot of cork sniffing types would say it tastes much better.
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