View Poll Results: Do you enter drawings for tools on the internet?

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  • Yes. And I actively look for new contests.

    2 3.51%
  • Yes. But only when I see one, or hear about one from others.

    40 70.18%
  • No. I don't have time for this nonsense.

    4 7.02%
  • No. And I don't like taking polls either.

    5 8.77%
  • Yes I read the rules.

    15 26.32%
  • No, I don't ever read rules. Don't read owner's manuals either.

    4 7.02%
  • Rules??? These things have rules???

    3 5.26%
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Thread: I've been meaning to do this thread for a while... Part deux

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    No because I am not eligible to win.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    I am like Glenn. I am very careful about putting my info on the web. If nothing else I don't need all of the junk it can elicit.

    Just think of the extremely poor odds of winning. What is your time worth?

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    It's really funny how many E-mails I received at an address spamdeleted@(domain).com

    I haven't entered a contest in quite a while since I have no shop. Besides that I pretty well have most of the tools I need well almost.

    I really like the sawstop & would accept one if I won it but I am not looking to purchase one. Push sticks & grippers are good safety devices. I prefer grippers & push pads that hook on to the back edge & extend up over the item being cut. With push sticks that just hook on the back edge I always fear the material being flung up & away from the back edge of the blade even with a splitter.
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 09-02-2011 at 07:34 PM.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway
    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I am pretty careful about providing info that I know is being funneled directly into a machine
    Exactly. And email addresses are just the tiny tip of the iceberg. The amount of data corporations keep on us makes the gubmint seem like small potatoes. And it all goes into that great big data warehouse in the sky, gets sold around between companies, and gets mined for all sorts of things most of us couldn't begin to imagine.

    In this case, they get your name, your IP address, your physical address, your preferences, even what kind of computer you're using. It all goes into the demographics, and by the time they're done, these companies know more about us than we know about ourselves. Do you really think they'd offer prizes worth an entire shop just to build an email address list?

    Read the rules again, but this time, look for what they do with the data. The honest ones will say something like "we do share data, so we can better serve you." The less honest ones won't even mention what they do. The correct translation of "All entries become property of XYZ company" is "We don't give a darn what you think..."



  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Ummmm, 10 month old thread guys...

    ... and I still haven't won that Sawstop!
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    I do believe we have a poll with no end date here!!!!!!!!
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Poll is closed. Feel free to still comment though....
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