I was slightly irritated that:

A) The drawing DID NOT start promptly at 6pm...a
Porsche commercial did.


B) The car was NOT given away.

Had the drawing been promptly at 6, there still would
have been PLENTY of time for me to hit the 1 of the 2
sessions I had wanted to as they both started at 630.

--- Trevor Perry <tperry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Isn't that an oxymoron?
> a) I did not sense that there was a scam.
> b) 99% of the people who showed up really believed
> that a $90,000 car was to 
> be given away
> The issue was, and is, plain and simple - there were
> still EDUCATION events 
> going on. The lack of support for the education (the
> main reason for the 
> conference) was appalling - from the vendor and from
> the attendees. When it 
> was found that there was a conflict, the vendor was
> not willing to support 
> the conference which was providing them the facility
> by modifying the time 
> for the drawing. Not only scamming the attendees,
> but not willing to support 
> the event.
> How easy was it to suck the attendees out of going
> to a conference event? Of 
> course, it is obvious that COMMON's top speakers can
> not compete with the 
> prospect of a $90,000 vehicle - er, and martinis.
> The very very sad part was 
> that it was a complete farce.
> I was under pressure from the attendees at my
> (competing) session to finish 
> early. I managed to present my entire session and
> still get one of the 
> original ten people scammed into the event on time.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Greg Wenzloff"
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 9:04 AM
> Subject: RE: COMMON Update... - the Porsche
> give-away?
> > After the drawing and non-give away, the crowd
> quickly started to
> > disperse.  But by then all the other scheduled
> events were over.   The
> > free booze continued to flow for another hour.  
> Quadrant let anyone go
> > on stage to punch in a 5 digit number.   I tried
> several times but the
> > odds are just way too great to hit.
> >
> > Later I drank with the CEO.   He seemed genuinely
> giddy at the big turn
> > out for the party.   I did not sense that there
> was a scam.  However 99%
> > of the people who showed up really believed that a
> $90,000 car was to be
> > given away.
> >
> > Greg
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