I'm usually pretty lax when it comes to contest here. Too lax it seems. If it had not been reported I would have missed it altogether. That's my bad. The problem is that some of you have been trying hold a contest where those entering have to pay to enter the contest, and in one of them even pay for the prize you won ! So make sure you get this clear in your heads ! There can never be a contest held where it cost those entering the contest anything - not 1 red cent ! Those entering do not pay for shipping, they do not pay handling charges - they do not pay anything. Period ! If you want to hold the contest, fine, be my guest. But by doing so you agree to provide the prize, and you agree to pay all shipping, handling, insurance if you want it - and anything else you can think of. Raffles are illegal. No raffles ever, of any kind ! There can never be a contest where those entering put anything into the pot for the winner. That is gambling ! And it is illegal ! All contest are to held with the sponsor/holder of the contest giving away the prize - for free. 100% FREE ! edit - if anyone ever sees a contest posted here that you think might violate the rules or what I have described above - REPORT IT ! Immediately !