Within the last week, there has been a negative light placed upon online raffles for custom knives and other goods, due to the unscrupulous actions of some online groups, group administration, and leadership. First, let me start by saying, the few raffles we at Furey’s Urban Combat Knives-Unlimited have held in the past have been legitimate, with no foul play. I refuse to lay waste to my integrity, my reputation, and the trust I have built with my customer’s and the knife/EDC community. Having said this, let me put forth this new policy.
As of today, May 2nd, 2017, Furey’s Urban Combat Knives-Unlimited will no longer hold or take place in any raffles, to include Good Cause Raffles (GCR) on our website, our LinkedIn, or our Facebook pages. I will not allow even the slightest chance of my business to be called into question because of the seeds of mistrust planted by others. We will also not make items to be used in such Raffles, as well, so as not to be connected to any chance of wrongdoing.
We will, however, hold auctions for pieces, that may be of interest, such as one off items, due to the inability to use a rigged system, such as tampering with video or random number generators. We will continued to make donation pieces that will generate funds for causes that are verified.
It bothers me that this policy even needs to be put in to place and that others have to suffer for the acts of a few. Good Cause Raffles (GCR) are of enormous help to people during times of need and crisis, but they are impacted by the misdeeds of others.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to email, call, or PM me.