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How To Make A Profit From You Home In A Falling Market, With Suduko

by | 1st, February 2009

YOU can win a house if you win a game of sudoku with Dave Mackie.

Q: So where is the catch…
A: Quite simply there isn’t one. Providing you have used your skill, knowledge & judgement to correctly complete the Sudoku, paid the £50 Entry Fee you are eligible for the draw. The winner gains the house free from any mortgage, we gain the market value for our house. IF sufficient numbers of successful entrants has not been reached by February 2010 then someone wins a cash prize & we are ringing round Estate Agents.

No catch? Is that a clue?

Q: Why do you want to move?
A: I am looking to retire abroad and whilst I have enjoyed every day of living in such a beautiful home the time has come to move on (although I will be sad to leave its unique ever-changing view)

Entry cost £50. And only when Mr Mackie gets 14,000 entrants will his contest go live. No catch. you win a home he says is worth £675,000. It’s “overlooking the idyllic River Wyre basin the home offers unique views from the Fylde Coastline”.

House prices are falling. So too is sterling.

The puzzle stays live for a year, until February 2010, at which point the game is over. If full, he gets £700,000 for his house – plus accrued interest on entry fees; pays no agent’s fee  – and someone wins a house at odds of 14,000-1.

“It’s a fun way to sell my house and a way to avoid getting sucked into the global financial crisis” says Mackie.

Q: What happens if you don’t get 14,000 entries?
A: All monies are held in a separate Bank Account opened specially for this competition. IF the target is not attained then once the expiry date has been reached the draw will still take place but the prize will be the “cash fund” less the set up costs.

So no house…

And this is not a game of chance – not gambling (not illegal) – because it is a game of skill. Whose skill remains pretty clear…


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