Friday, October 19, 2007


While leafing through the community newspaper the other day, I noticed this advertisement from a local used car dealership.

car ad

Wow! Check out the savings on that little red Mazda! How do they even make a profit when they slash their prices like that?

I can buy it and then go get a cup of coffee... providing I find an extra 50 cents under the passenger seat.


Blogger an9ie said...

Reminds me of those "Buy two and save money!" deals the shops sometimes have. E.g., buy one for $9 and two for $17.95! And people get taken in by it. Sigh.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

Sometimes my local convenience store has these sorts of deals, and they get can't seem to grasp that someone might not want to take them up on their generous offer.

Me: I'll have this $2 bag of Salty Fried Snacks, thanks.

Clerk: You can get two for only a dollar more.

Me: Er, no thanks.

Clerk: But that way it's only $1.50 each!

Me: But I don't want two bags.

Clerk: You can save the second one for later.

Me: One, if I want to stockpile Salty Fried Snacks I can get them from the supermarket for $1. Two, I DON'T WANT TWO BAGS OF SALTY FRIED SNACKS RIGHT NOW!

Clerk: I don't have to take this kind of abuse. Please leave.

Me: Fine! (Exeunt, thwarted and still hungry.)

1:50 PM  
Blogger URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

Have you old world people never heard of stockpiling, mega-malls, Costco? It's your duty as a citizen to buy everything in bulk and always ensure that you have at least 2 of everything in the event of some sort of natural or manmade disaster that might prevent shopping for 2 or more consecutive days. Thank you. Come again.

8:52 PM  

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