This week we have all new raffles, and as always, everyone who chooses to acquire a raffle ticket has a chance to win. One ticket is always selected at random to choose a winner.
We decided to review and update how raffles work going forward. As you know, all raffle winners are selected at random, any user, new or old, that acquires just one ticket still has a small chance to win. After careful review, we think we found some ways to improve Listia raffles, while still allowing everyone to participate.
Your feedback helped tremendously – thank you! We traced the entire history of raffles on Listia to determine just how many raffles were won by both new and longtime Listia Members. All Listia Members have a maximum number of raffle tickets they can acquire each day, so the more you use Listia, the more tickets you are allowed to acquire. We do so that you don’t spend too many credits on any one raffle, and to encourage everyone to use credits on auctions. When examining the use of credits from all Listia Members, we realized that some newer members may have become so excited about amazing raffles, that they were not participating in listed auctions.
In order to encourage active participation in the marketplace, we have decided to lower the maximum number of credits new users may use toward the purchase of raffle tickets. Once new users begin to bid, win and list auctions, they’ll be able to acquire more raffle tickets for each raffle.
Beginning today and going forward, raffle tickets for new Listia Members will require more participation before the daily limit is increased. However, new members will still have a chance to win, as all raffle winners are selected at random.
We hope these changes will encourage you to participate, but also thank those loyal Listians that have been discouraged or frustrated by the raffle process in the past. Going forward, we’ll continue to improve all aspects of Listia while making it a fun and rewarding place to get free stuff!