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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We were very smart with our money, considering the circumstances, but it ended up getting us absolutley nothing,
Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"We" = H? A? You and some other person? Family member? Boyfriend/husband?

Did you have money at the beginning? Did you have more than 5 €? 20 €? 500 €? 5000 €?

You ended up getting nothing. Was it a good thing? Could you have ended up losing money? Did you expect to gain money? If so, more than 5 €? 20 €? 500 €? 10000 €? Did you expect to lose money? If so, more than 5 €? 20 €? 500 €? 5000 €?
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it have to do with investing? Gambling? "Absolutely nothing" = money? Service? Tangible item?
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was advertising involved?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"We" = H?yes A?yope You and some other person?yes Family member?yes Boyfriend/husband?no

Did you have money at the beginning?yes...ish Did you have more than 5 €? 20 €? 500 €? 5000 €? Several hundred dollars, the exact amount irrel

You ended up getting nothing. Was it a good thing?no Could you have ended up losing money?yope Did you expect to gain money?no If so, more than 5 €? 20 €? 500 €? 10000 €? Did you expect to lose money?yes If so, more than 5 €? 20 €? 500 €? 5000 €?possibly 1/2 to 3/4 of what we started with

Does it have to do with investing?no Gambling?yope "Absolutely nothing" = money?yes Service?no Tangible item?yesish

Was advertising involved?no
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you end up with less money than you started with?

Did you expect to get something other than money?

Was the "money" actually real currency?

Did you expect to win a prize?
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 11:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it have to do with something on the internet or in real life?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you end up with less money than you started with? yes

Did you expect to get something other than money?yes

Was the "money" actually real currency?yes, then no

Did you expect to win a prize? yesish

Did it have to do with something on the internet or in real life?real life
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 3:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have to do with a Chinese auction or something of that sort? a fundraiser?

Did you purchase tickets with your money? Did you purchase "play money"?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have to do with a Chinese auction or something of that sort?no a fundraiser? no

Did you purchase tickets with your money?yope Did you purchase "play money"?yes
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a game involved?

Did you hope to purchase something with your play money? Were there others trying to purchase the same thing?

Were you "smart" with your play money? Were you "smart" with your real money?
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a raffle? A fundraiser "Vegas" night?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a game involved? yes

Did you hope to purchase something with your play money?yesish to yope Were there others trying to purchase the same thing?yope

Were you "smart" with your play money?yes Were you "smart" with your real money?noish

Was it a raffle?no A fundraiser "Vegas" night?no
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 5:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This thing that you had hoped to acquire...could you have gone a store to purchase it? If so, would it have cost more or less than the amount of "real" money that you spent?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This thing that you had hoped to acquire...could you have gone a store to purchase it?yes If so, would it have cost more or less than the amount of "real" money that you spent?less
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a game show? Did you have to pay to appear on it?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a game show?no Did you have to pay to appear on it?no
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 9:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a raffle? something for charity?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 1:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a raffle?no something for charity?no
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is an auction involved?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 4:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is an auction involved?no
Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The shoebox in the title, is it relevant?

You also said a game is involved. Is it a board game? A computer game? A casino game? Gambling relevant?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The shoebox in the title, is it relevant?somewhat

You also said a game is involved. Is it a board game?no A computer game?yope A casino game?yope Gambling relevant?noish
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The play money that you purchased...was it game tokens? casino chips?

Were you at an arcade type place? playing games for tickets which you later trade for prizes?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The play money that you purchased...was it game tokens?this casino chips?

Were you at an arcade type place?yes playing games for tickets which you later trade for prizes?yes
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Was the game one of those real-life simulations (aka basketball/soccer/football)? Skee ball? Is it important for us to know what game?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the game one of those real-life simulations (aka basketball/soccer/football)? Skee ball? Is it important for us to know what game?the particular game(s) is not important. Just figure out how we were being smart, and why we ended up with nothing
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you competing against each other? other people? "the house"?

Did you end up with nothing because you didn't earn any tickets? didn't earn enough tickets to get anything? lost all of you tickets? were ejected from the place? were unable to cash them in for some other reason?

The time frame of this puzzle...takes place in one visit to the place? is carried out over multiple visits during which you stock-piled your tickets?

If the latter, were you unable to cash you tickets in because the place went out of business?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you competing against each other? other people? "the house"? there was no competition involved, really, but you could say against the house

Did you end up with nothing because you didn't earn any tickets?no didn't earn enough tickets to get anything?no lost all of you tickets?no were ejected from the place?no were unable to cash them in for some other reason?yes

The time frame of this puzzle...takes place in one visit to the place?no is carried out over multiple visits during which you stock-piled your tickets? yes

If the latter, were you unable to cash you tickets in because the place went out of business?exactly

SPOILER

When we were kids, my sister and I went to the "Great Games" arcade about once or twice a month. We figured that it would be smart to, instead of getting small prizes every time, save up our tickets to get one of the really "cool" prizes, like a small TV. We saved up thousands of tickets, enough to fill a shoebox. But one day our dad brought us to the arcade and, lo and begold, it was closed. So, we were smart, but we ended up with nothing but a shoebox full of tickets.
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great puzzle!! Thanks!

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