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Prize Flat Not Won, Still For Sale In "sleepy Market"

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Anyone recall www.winalondonflat.com where a vendor put their flat up as a prize in a competition?

The one bed flat, in East Finchley, was not won, writes reporter Henry Ellis for The Press newspaper (16 Feb, page 5, top). The house that the vendor wanted to buy (after the competition) is "still on the market" reports the article, which adds "Thanks to a sleepy property market, selling the flat in the conventional way has proved difficult..." (although people interested in the flat are now arranging viewings via the website above, it suggests).

Apologies if already posted by someone else.

(Quotes are from The Barnet Press, 16/2/06, Enfield EN1 3SZ)

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Only £24k was raised! The real mugs are those who bought a ticket.

The price fund was 50% (£12k) as the market value was £152,500, so the vendor made £12k (minus expenses). Ok, he says he would offer a discount of £10k on the open market, but he would have had to do that anyway.

I would class this as a scam.

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Hello Jason, not a scam. I am sure they set out all the way the comp would proceed in their comp terms etc. A lady in Essex won a cash prize of I think £12K based on her guess of the asking price.

The reason I mentioned this article and the bit that interests me is purely where the newspaper writer admits things aren't selling that easily and the vendor mentions that the house she wants to buy is still not sold to someone else, all these many months later!

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