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Truth in Advertising?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    Got this in the mail today.
    Had to share.

  2. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
  3. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    There is nothing funnier than real life humor!
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Mustavbeen a refurb of a refurb of a refurb!
  5. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I swear I am not making this up.

    There was a low-rent car dealer in Hudson NH (the site is now part pool and outdoors supplies, part Subaru dealer) back in the 1970s into the 1980s. He sold used cars.

    He *wanted* to be like the 'big boys' across the river in Nashua, selling shiny NEW cars. So, when a new nameplate came out, he bought the franchise rights and tried his hand at new-car sales.

    He bought into Pinninfarina.
    he bought into Bricklin.
    He bought into Alfa Romeo and whatever car company it was that tried to sell the Fiat X-1/9 when Fiat left North America.

    The last straw for him was when he had a choice between two new car companies to buy into. This was his last shot. He had a choice between Hyundai (and their new econobox "Excel") and Yugo.

    To quote the Indiana Jones movie, "He chose - poorly".

    His business acument was so bad that he ran a Thanksgiving promotion to try and sell more cars.

    I swear to you - no lie - he put the following on his changeable sign out front:

    "Buy a car - Get a turkey"

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