The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 May 2008

A bang-up selling job

Max Motors in Butler, Missouri has a promotion you don't see too often: buy a new car, get $250 worth of gas — or a handgun.

As Dave Barry might say, I am not making this up:

It seems the resourceful dealer is offering car buyers a solution for it all — and the gun is proving to be the popular choice with 80 percent of his customers choosing the firearm over free fuel. As expected, not everyone is happy. Considering most of his customers already own guns, [he] doesn't understand why people's feathers are getting all ruffled.

And no, they're not actually handing you the weapon with the keys:

Customers who choose the semi-auto pistol over the gas are handed a certificate that must be redeemed, after the requisite forms and background check are complete, at a local gun shop.

The promotion ends on the 31st.

Posted at 9:32 PM to Common Cents , Driver's Seat

I wonder if anybody jumped in the driver's seat and said "Gun it!"?

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 1:40 PM on 22 May 2008
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