No raffle reward? Ticket holders want...

No raffle reward? Ticket holders want refunds

There are 62 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 16, 2009, titled No raffle reward? Ticket holders want refunds. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Builder John Artimovich stands outside the home that was to be the raffle prize.

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OneVoice3

Winter Springs, FL

#1 Mar 17, 2009
They took a risk and lost. They should had stated if a certain dollar amount was not received that they (the ticket buyer) would receive a refund. hate to say it but I think they guy already spent the money.
Questioning

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Mar 17, 2009
If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
CLEANER UPPER

Warwick, RI

#3 Mar 17, 2009
Life is a gamble...

Ticket holders wanted more for less...

And there are ALWAYS losers...
Cathy

Orlando, FL

#5 Mar 17, 2009
CLEANER UPPER wrote:
Life is a gamble...
Ticket holders wanted more for less...
And there are ALWAYS losers...
I disagree. They gambled on winning the house but not on the fact the house wouldn't be awarded to anyone. That was the rule but I see nowadays you can make up your own rules.
jerry

Eustis, FL

#6 Mar 17, 2009
$100 loss and they are all ticked off?

they wouldn't of won anyway. ur odds would of been 1 in 10,000 to win.

just like the idiots who play jackpots at casino's... ur odds of winning are in the 10's of thousands and you keep gambling on that? smart
Leesburg Construction

Leesburg, FL

#7 Mar 17, 2009
Why doesn't this paper do some full research and expose John for the fraud and crook he is? It is ashame that by leaving any question of his honesty the paper invites others to throw away their money. John owes so many and the legal actions will not stop with a raffle. Just someone else will end up in the middle.
Disturbed White guy

Leesburg, FL

#8 Mar 17, 2009
they are complaining about not winning or not even see the raffle happening.. the point here is, can they afford the property taxes on the home?
Too true

Kansas City, MO

#10 Mar 17, 2009
Minimally, Artimovich should return the raffle monies, immediately. I can understand the failure to raise enough funds to complete the contest, but once that ship sailed, the money should've been returned - immediately.

Otherwise, Artimovich is nothing more than a low-life swindler.
Hawk

Fort Myers, FL

#11 Mar 17, 2009
I could have worked...the idea was based on the movie "The Spitfire Grill" and was based on a true story.
Raul

Ray, MI

#12 Mar 17, 2009
Let's raffel off a year of thier labor instead of a house. My house needs painted, the carpet could stand to be replaced and I have a whole bunch of dog feces in my back yard they can clean-up.
DearODad

Palm Bay, FL

#14 Mar 17, 2009
I raffled off a white mule. The mule died the day of the drawing. Nobody complained except the winner and I gave him his money back. Everybodys happy.
TES

Dallas, TX

#15 Mar 17, 2009
There is a sucker born every minute. Alive and well.
andy

Kissimmee, FL

#16 Mar 17, 2009
Just a hint: I personally would stay away from ANYTHING beginning with 'Son of'...
you guys are dum

Tampa, FL

#17 Mar 17, 2009
A scam is a scam....even if the person had good intentions at first.

They robbed these people of their $100.00....
abc

Orlando, FL

#18 Mar 17, 2009
Too true wrote:
Minimally, Artimovich should return the raffle monies, immediately. I can understand the failure to raise enough funds to complete the contest, but once that ship sailed, the money should've been returned - immediately.
Otherwise, Artimovich is nothing more than a low-life swindler.
... and a (talented) con-artist!
Bobby

Orlando, FL

#19 Mar 17, 2009
Too true wrote:
Minimally, Artimovich should return the raffle monies, immediately. I can understand the failure to raise enough funds to complete the contest, but once that ship sailed, the money should've been returned - immediately.
Otherwise, Artimovich is nothing more than a low-life swindler.
Return the money?? Really?? What tipped you off that he swindled people?? You should work for the US bailout program.
hammer and nail it

Summerville, SC

#20 Mar 17, 2009
Why is it Florida seems to attract this type of person?
Do people just wake up one day and say "I feel like screwing a bunch of people out of their money, I'll move to Florida."
Jon

United States

#21 Mar 17, 2009
How in the world can any 4000 plus sq. foot home be considered green? Heating and cooling a home that size takes alot of energy.
Bill

United States

#22 Mar 17, 2009
Another crook in the housing market. One can raffle off the house, even without a CofC. It is people like this guy that put us in this environment. Price of Oil or climbing building costs didn't do it, Greed did. Now this guy wants to Raffle off his house and keep it?
garym1a2

Miami, FL

#23 Mar 17, 2009
Some day it will sell for under 200K. It is too crappy a location to get much more than that.
Right on a high traffic road. It must be fun to listen to the trucks go by all night long.

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