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I think I would prefer pizza myself

March 28 2011 at 3:46 PM
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http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/28/montana-radio-shack-offers-free-gun-or-pizza-with-satellite-tv-purchase/?hpt=T2

A Radio Shack owner in Montana has upped foot traffic at his Hamilton store by offering free guns for new satellite television subscribers, according to a local paper.

Fear not, those opposed to gun ownership and those who might fail background checks. You can have free pizza instead.

The sign says it all: Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now. Get free gun. (The real marquee has no periods, so I took a little punctuative license.)


Owner Steve Strand told the Ravalli Republic that the promotion really, really fits the Bitterroot Valley, while manager Fabian Levy told the newspaper that the gimmick had been really successful.

Strand said the promotion, which began in October, has tripled his business and lured hundreds of people curious about the sign. Only one person who didnt understand how it works has reacted negatively, he said.

We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign, Levy added.

Simply sign a contract, purchase certain equipment, set up an installation date and congratulations! You could be the proud owner of a Hi-Point .380-caliber handgun or a 20-gauge shotgun from Frontier Guns & Ammo, which is just north of town.

If you dont want a gat or cant pass the background check (which the Republic reports is also free with the satellite TV subscription), you can still have a $50 Pizza Hut gift card.

Strand told the newspaper that other Radio Shack owners in the state were too scared to follow his lead. Even Dish Network had its doubts but agreed to the idea after months of talks with Strand, the newspaper said.

They've never had a gun promotion before, so they're a little nervous about it, Strand said. It's been an uphill battle with Dish.


 
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Re: I think I would prefer pizza myself

March 28 2011, 3:50 PM 

How much does a gun cost?

I think I may be better off getting the gun, and selling it for pizza.

Or better yet... using the gun to rob a bank, then buying a pizza franchise!

Sweet, road trip!

 
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Re: I think I would prefer pizza myself

March 28 2011, 3:54 PM 

My comment would be "My pizza better not have any pineapple on it or I am going back for the gun"

Actual funny comment "Hi-point .380 is a piece of junk. I wouldn't take one for free. Your much better prepared to protect yourself with a hot pizza."

 
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Re: I think I would prefer pizza myself

March 28 2011, 3:55 PM 

Car dealerships have done this too. Here's an article from 2009 about a place in Missouri that was giving away AK-47's. I thought there was a more recent story about this, but I didn't feel like digging.
http://www.kctv5.com/news/20085629/detail.html

 
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Re: I think I would prefer pizza myself

March 28 2011, 4:17 PM 

I was going to mention the bumpkin from Missouri, but it's mortifying.

 
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No to Gun. Yes to Pizza!

July 28 2011, 10:36 PM 

I think their motive is to make a Catchy statement,on which by-passers would take notice of. See? We're talking about it now. But whatever! I love pizzas! They make good ones at NY Pizzeria and whoah, even open for Pizza Franchise. =) Now that's great!


http://www.nypizzeria.com/franchise/newyork-franchiseequalifications.php


 
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Re: No to Gun. Yes to Pizza!

July 29 2011, 7:29 AM 

The internet is truly a magical place. I've often dreamed of being a pizza franchise owner.
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Re: No to Gun. Yes to Pizza!

July 29 2011, 9:33 AM 

Speaking of Radio Shack, this Onion news article from a few years back is probably still my favorite one they've ever done.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/even-ceo-cant-figure-out-how-radioshack-still-in-b,2190/

Land sakes alive, the steak's alive.

 
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Arwen
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Re: No to Gun. Yes to Pizza!

July 29 2011, 9:41 AM 

That is too funny!

 
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Re: No to Gun. Yes to Pizza!

July 29 2011, 10:19 AM 

This is probably my favorite Onion article ever:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/amish-give-up,19587/

 
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Re: No to Gun. Yes to Pizza!

July 29 2011, 11:51 AM 

Caddy Shack - quite possibly the worst film ever. No comedic value whatsoever.

 
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