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Old 04-08-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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Two come to mind.
#1.....
One was a newspaper ad where a guy was listing his 3 year old pick up.
" 58,000 miles. Only 5,000 on new engine and 15,000 on new transmission"

....Who would want a truck that needed a new engine at 53,000 miles and a new transmission at 43,000 miles ?


#2--------years back Buick ran a campaign stating that..."4 out of 5 people who bought new Buicks this year said they would do so again. Yes, 4 out of 5 "

...1 out of every 5 new Buick buyers would not ?
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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Two come to mind.
#1.....
One was a newspaper ad where a guy was listing his 3 year old pick up.
" 58,000 miles. Only 5,000 on new engine and 15,000 on new transmission"

....Who would want a truck that needed a new engine at 53,000 miles and a new transmission at 43,000 miles ?


#2--------years back Buick ran a campaign stating that..."4 out of 5 people who bought new Buicks this year said they would do so again. Yes, 4 out of 5 "

...1 out of every 5 new Buick buyers would not ?
They died.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Two come to mind.
#1.....
One was a newspaper ad where a guy was listing his 3 year old pick up.
" 58,000 miles. Only 5,000 on new engine and 15,000 on new transmission"

....Who would want a truck that needed a new engine at 53,000 miles and a new transmission at 43,000 miles ?


#2--------years back Buick ran a campaign stating that..."4 out of 5 people who bought new Buicks this year said they would do so again. Yes, 4 out of 5 "

...1 out of every 5 new Buick buyers would not ?
The question that you should be asking is why did a 3 year old truck with 58,000 miles need a new engine and trans.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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Two come to mind.
#1.....
One was a newspaper ad where a guy was listing his 3 year old pick up.
" 58,000 miles. Only 5,000 on new engine and 15,000 on new transmission"

....Who would want a truck that needed a new engine at 53,000 miles and a new transmission at 43,000 miles ?
i have known people that can break anything. it happens more often than you might think.

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They died.
or bought cadillacs.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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They died or bought Cadillacs! LOLOL!!!! Excellent reasons for not buying again. But some people just want something different on the next purchase. I would.

Some ads are so poorly written that I can barely tell what's being sold. It's just pathetic.

Regarding breaking things, I have a 20+ year buddy who owns every kind of home machine you could name. Leaf blowers, pumps, winches, mowers, pressure sprayers, etc., etc. Even a 3 cylinder diesel tractor. I borrow something at least monthly, and my question to him is always "What can I do to break this". Unfortunately I've developed that reputation.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Two come to mind.
#1.....
One was a newspaper ad where a guy was listing his 3 year old pick up.
" 58,000 miles. Only 5,000 on new engine and 15,000 on new transmission"

....Who would want a truck that needed a new engine at 53,000 miles and a new transmission at 43,000 miles ?


#2--------years back Buick ran a campaign stating that..."4 out of 5 people who bought new Buicks this year said they would do so again. Yes, 4 out of 5 "

...1 out of every 5 new Buick buyers would not ?
On the first one you could look at it as getting a newer engine and transmission. The price of the truck is probably lower as well.

On the second one, any brand would kill to have an 80% loyalty rate. In the second quarter of 2012 (the last I could find) Toyota, GM, and Ford all had a 46%-47% loyalty rate.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I came across this one today.

"Price firm but negotiable"

I should put that in my future for-sale ads, see if any of the readers would catch it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I came across this one today.

"Price firm but negotiable"

I should put that in my future for-sale ads, see if any of the readers would catch it.
I think that's one of many examples of people simply not thinking about what they write or say. They post cliched phrases with no regard to what they actually mean.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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On the first one you could look at it as getting a newer engine and transmission. The price of the truck is probably lower as well.

On the second one, any brand would kill to have an 80% loyalty rate. In the second quarter of 2012 (the last I could find) Toyota, GM, and Ford all had a 46%-47% loyalty rate.

I find it very hard to believe that less than half who bought any new car would state they would buy that brand again.

( in the same year they bought it )
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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"Ran when parked 2 years ago."
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