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Authored by: ferret-slayer on Jan 05, '11 11:07:43AM
So say you are in England. Today US$250 is worth 160 British Pounds Sterling. Let's say that you win one of the four prizes today. But by the time you get your check or deposit, the dollar has lost serious ground vs. British pounds. Say it's only worth 100 pounds by the time you get it. Then you've got a legitimate complaint.
Actually you don't, because the prize was "250 dollars" not "160 pounds." If they had offered an ounce of gold as the prize, it would not matter that the price of gold changed during the contest, so long as they actually delivered an ounce of gold.

I expect the real excuse was something to do with tax or securities law.

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