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    Default Suggestion: Donation/Auction

    I haven't thought this out all the way, but it seems workable. You could sell raffle tickets for say $10, and each donation buys a raffle ticket for the next PSU tested. Then spend the money from the tickets on a retail PSU (so you know it's not a review sample!) and test it. When tests are over, RMA it if necessary (like this), and ship it to the winner of the raffle.

    Benefits:
    • Real retail power supplies.
    • Less PSUs cluttering the GURU residence. (Is that a pro or a con?)
    • Possibly more reviews, or user-suggested reviews.
    • One lucky winner per review gets a well-tested unit.

    Downsides:
    • Maybe not enough participation?
    • Some PSUs are going to suck when reviewed, and someone gets stuck with a bum unit.
    • Decreased reliability of PSUs from heavy stress during testing?


    Thoughts? I know I'd pay 10 bucks for a chance at a pre-approved PSU. It's not that I need one right now, but I wouldn't mind having an extra one around, and at $10 it's a steal. Could be common enough around here that people would chip in.

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    Actually, Tech Bori had an idea similar to this as well.

    I certainly wouldn't ask readers for money unless most of it went to a charity. That would mean everybody wins.

    Let me get my site's budget in order first, before I commit to doing anything else. Traffic is going up daily and unfortunately a dedicated server may be necessary, which costs 20 times more than what I'm paying for hosting.

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    If you need help let me know...$$$$,,,,,,,XXXXX
    Be Kind to everyone you talk with. You never know who's going to be on the jury . .

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    Yeah, I'm with Bori. Let us know if we can help out. This place is worse than my cigarette addiction, and I don't want to know what it would be like without for a few days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulTa View Post
    Yeah, I'm with Bori. Let us know if we can help out.
    Yeap that's what I mean
    Be Kind to everyone you talk with. You never know who's going to be on the jury . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Actually, Tech Bori had an idea similar to this as well.

    I certainly wouldn't ask readers for money unless most of it went to a charity. That would mean everybody wins.

    Let me get my site's budget in order first, before I commit to doing anything else. Traffic is going up daily and unfortunately a dedicated server may be necessary, which costs 20 times more than what I'm paying for hosting.
    Can't you get a host that has unlimited bandwidth use? That is what I got
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    I've been a part of that scam before. Ask Supersix how that works next time he's around.

    As your usage goes up, your throughput goes down.

    That's one complaint I certainly don't have with Tera-byte. The bandwidth is good.

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    IMO, maybe if you sell the PSUs you test (the ones that don't blow up) and put that money towards a charity. This whole raffle ticket system would get too complicated.

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