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Recently my friend Nick (Laz on the forums here) happened on a run of bad luck. I an act of spite against his dear friend Murphy (and his Law) I bought for Nick one Sapphire Radeon 9600 of the AGP variety. Now it seems Nick's fortunes are becoming a bit more upbeat and no longer needs this bit of friendly charity.

So here's the deal. I fully intend to give this video card away. It's nothing major but here are the specs:

http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/products/graphics_specifications.php?gpid=52

Now I'd like your opinions on how to give this away within the GameDev community. My first thought is to just let it go to some random respondant, but given the unique position of having alreay made an investment, I thought of something else. How about a raffle? Not for the sake of recouping costs, but to perpetuate this kind of giveaway. I'm not really interested in running a contest, as there are a few of those already. A raffle could have a much shorter run, and depending on the amount of entries could allow for a fast turn around for the next one. Your thoughts??
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That's quite generous of you.

I think you should have some restrictions though. Like only give it to someone who really needs it, in terms of: Needing the card for special development, not having a good card already, not being able to afford the card.

Like I could enter the raffle, but if I win, it'd be a waste of resources. I would never want to downgrade either of my machines to put this card on.

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That would be the optimal solution, but how to gauge need? In a lot of people mind's their need outweights other people with the same needs.

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And you have to deal with the liars who just want another card for themselves, or to ebay

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And you have to deal with the liars who just want another card for themselves, or to ebay

Yeah there was this kid named Nick, and once he tried to fool me into thinking he was all down and out, but in reality he really was.

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And you have to deal with the liars who just want another card for themselves, or to ebay


Yeah there was this kid named Nick, and once he tried to fool me into thinking he was all down and out, but in reality he really was.


Damn, that guy's a shithead.

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Look what happened to the last guy that didn't give me free stuff:



Don't repeat his mistake.

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