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  1. #1
    GOC Co-Founder jwirecom109's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    South Central Rural Alberta

    Exclamation Notice: Future of GOC Giveaways

    Good Evening.

    Over the past 6 years Gun Owners of Canada has pushed for offering the best of the best to the Community and we will continue to do so in the future.

    In those 6 years we have given away 10's of thousands of dollars of giveaways to our members.

    But as of 2019, Gun Owners of Canada will be scaling back giveaways offered.

    This was not an easy choice for us, but we will still should have several giveaways ran each year, hopefully larger ones (maybe even guns), But many of the monthly draws will no longer happen.

    For full disclosure we wanted to explain why.

    Firstly, Rising cost of operations, and postage have us scaling back. Our postage costs for last year and this year, with package costs increasing is taking a large chunk out of our operational costs.
    And time restrictions due to these contests being only ran by the admins they are VERY time consuming and we only have so much time in a day.

    This isn't a full time job for both the admins, and for our volunteer moderators.

    We are not in it for the money, but we have ensure that the time and the costs we spend make sense.

    Hopefully you all understand and support GOC going forward.

    Welcome to GOC, Site for honest, hardworking Canadians, that own firearms.

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    Seńor Member Dewey Cox's Avatar
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    Jan 2013
    Middle East Alberta
    I’m glad I had a chance to win one.
    I use my tactical innovations coaster about every other day.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    North Vancouver
    I never win anyhow so it's not like I've lost any opportunities

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    Senior Member Yogi05's Avatar
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    East of Ottawa
    Up'd my post count. That's a win isn't it?

    Thanks for the suspense from the contests you have run, and looking forward to whatever you do run in the future.

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    Senior Member ruger#1's Avatar
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    Mission B.C.
    You guys do a great job on the site. People have to realize. It costs money , and takes up a lot of time. Things are also getting tough all over. Thank You for all your hard work.

    It doesn't matter whether the gun they have is illegal or not they don't care about laws in the first place. You could make every gun illegal and you would still have these guys armed to the teeth it's not laws against guns we need laws against criminals !

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    I have a problem! Did you really have to use that Soviet progressive term “moving forward” ? Lol

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    Senior Member DanN's Avatar
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    This is the best run forum site I visit, and I am here at least 5 days a week. You guys put on a heck of a show. THANK YOU.

    As to postage costs, I doubt many, if any, would object to paying the postage to get their prize delivered...
    Last edited by DanN; 06-18-2018 at 04:21 PM. Reason: gooder spelling.
    I don't have a firearms problem; they all work perfectly well.
    Membership: CCFR, SAFGC
    Gov’t couldn’t make sense if you gave them a recipe.

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    Senior Member GonZo's Avatar
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    Edmonton, AB
    This forum is one of the few places I check daily and I thank you Jwire and all the mods for the awesome community that is on this forum. I thank you as both a poster and a winner, and I agree with DanN, I think nobody would have a problem if we had to pay the postage, its a small price to pay for the great prizes (like my wonderful 1911, thank you again).
    "Canadians expend about half a billion rounds of ammunition per year (ammunition import statistics). If guns are the cause of homicide, we're missing 99.9999992% of the time." from Range Bob

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    Montreal, QC
    This is a great forum. The mods are good people
    I also agree with DanN, I would not object to having to pay shipping.

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    What if the winner pays for shipping? I'm sure people wouldn't mind paying 20-30$ on something they won for Free...

    One day I hope to win something. Even if its a key chain...

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