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Porsche 2 For The Price Of 1 Deal

April 27th 2007 00:25
By now some of you will probably have heard about this now becoming infamous tale. I myself have heard it re-told on radio stations in the Sydney area, so I decided to do a bit of investigating. After all, I know there are some really stupid people out there, but surely not quite THAT stupid!

The story goes that Glen Fergusson - Sales and Marketing manager for a new U.S. Porsche dealer lost his job because he ran a "buy one get one free promotion".

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"I admit I didn't really do the numbers properly on this one" said Glen who told reporters that he had "seen the concept work really well for coffee stores" as the new Porsche dealer sold 18 Porsches in the first hour of the store opening.

A local man took out a second mortgage on his home after getting a promotional flyer in his mailbox. "I am ecstatic - I brought a shiny red Porsche today, got another one free and I have sold just sold it on EBay, all up I end up getting a Porsche 911 for $5000"

Another local Janitor purchased a Porsche using the dealers "no deposit finance plan for low income earners", sold both cars, paid off the finance account and walked away with $120,000 profit.

A red faced Glen stated "I have never really been too good at Math and I was sure the whole time we were making money - I was initially blown away by the amount of cars we were selling in that first hour. I had seen the "buy one get one free card" work extremely well for the new coffee shop down the road and thought what a great idea I will try it here."

Well as you may imagine, the story turned out to be false. There is and never has been a Glen Fergusson selling Porches on such a ridiculous offer. Originally this started as a recent email, was then picked up on by a Kiwi website (NZ site) and then squired around town as a fact.

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Comment by KylieW

April 27th 2007 05:31
Great story....even if it isn't true.

It's a nice thought of Glenn going down to his local coffee shop, seeing their two for one deal and thinking "wait a minute, I'm having an idea".


Comment by Andrea

April 27th 2007 08:54
What a lovely story. It gave me a bit of a chuckle, even as I sat here wondering if there really was someone sooo ... brainless out there!

Comparing luxury cars with skim lattes? It really takes the cake!!

Have a great weekend, Mel.
A.

Comment by MelissaA

April 27th 2007 10:26
*LOL*

Mind you these days you never really know do you!

Comment by Nickoftime's Sanity Corner

April 27th 2007 16:51
MelissaA,

did this actually happen?! Or is this another urban legend??? If it's at all true, then I wanna get a 2'fer too! lol

Great post!


Take care,

Nick

Comment by Anonymous

May 17th 2007 17:48
That guy can selll me a car

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