GUN Pretty Cool Car Dealership

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  1. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Car dealer: An armed driver is a happy one

    By Billy Bruce
    DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER


    The TV and radio ads are true: Buy a truck. Get a free gun.
    A creative marketing campaign conjured up by Prestige Nissan General Sales Manager Dan Crumpler offers buyers of used or new Nissan SUVs or trucks in August a choice of a Remington 1187 shotgun or a Remington 700 rifle.

    "We've given away five or six guns already," Crumpler said Monday at the Thomasville-based dealership. "The guns retail for about $699 each, so it's a good deal, especially with dove season starting Labor Day weekend and with deer season starting in early October."


    Crumpler's phone rings. A potential buyer wants to come up and work a deal on the truck and free gun offer.

    "Yeah, come on up... we'd be more than glad to work with you on that," Crumpler tells the caller.

    The marketing campaign has drawn interest from potential customers/hunting enthusiasts in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, Crumpler said. He advises potential buyers not to show up at the Thomasville dealership with expectations of driving away in a new truck with rifle in tow.

    "Oh, I couldn't give the guns away here at the dealership. They'd put me in jail for that," Crumpler quips. "We give you a certificate for the gun, and you have to take it over to Kevin's Guns and Sporting Goods to pick up the gun. Of course, first you have to pass all of the local, state and federal requirements for purchasing a gun. That's why we let Kevin handle it."

    Kevin's has outlets in Thomasville and Tallahassee. The gun coupons are good at both stores, Crumpler said.

    In Georgia and Florida, there's no waiting period on long guns. Rifle or shotgun purchasers submit to a federally required criminal background check. Handgun purchasers in Florida must wait three business days to buy the gun unless they have a concealed weapons permit, a clerk at Kevin's Tallahassee store said.

    The background check for a rifle buyer might take an hour, if that, Crumpler said.

    "We're not going to run out of guns. Kevin has plenty," he said. "Kevin also has a store in Tallahassee. Our coupons are good there too."

    Crumpler says he's an avid hunter, Georgia-born, who took the Thomasville job after working for a Nissan dealership in South Carolina. He says his creative marketing schemes, like the gun giveaway, have enabled him to double and triple sales.

    "I'm always trying to think up new and innovative ways to get new customers," he says. "This gun idea just sort of came to me. I know a lot of hunters around here. Hunters want guns. And hunters need trucks. It was a no-brainer, really. But it's working."

    Fred Young of Bainbridge, Ga., is a happy truck customer who says he heard about the truck-gun deal on the radio.

    "Bainbridge is about 45 minutes from Thomasville and Tallahassee, so I decided to find out if Thomasville really does have cheaper prices," Young said. "I was looking for a truck. Prestige gave me a whole lot more truck for my money, and a gun to boot. Or should I say, a gun to shoot?"

    Young hasn't redeemed his coupon for a Remington shotgun yet, but he plans to give the gun to a friend as a birthday or Christmas present. "I'm not an avid hunter, but I have some very good friends who are," Young said. "The gun was just a bonus."

    Thomasville's booming growth has inspired Nissan to expand the Prestige dealership. By February or March 2007, the lot inventory will have tripled, once the expansion is complete, Crumpler said.
    Craig Hornsby, owner of Prestige Nissan in Thomasville, also owns Prestige Infiniti in Tallahassee, he noted.
    Contact reporter Billy Bruce at (850) 599-2312 or [email protected]

    http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060823/BUSINESS/608230327/1003
     
  2. itchiban

    itchiban New Member

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    Man i just bought a truck and all I got was a hat...
     
  3. mahal.

    mahal. mahal kita? OT Supporter

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    so i just saw this on the news and was like :wtf:


    only in redneck country does this happen.
     
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    I wish it happened everywhere :( We could choose our vehicles by what guns they gave away. BMW = HK?!
     
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    no7fish New Member

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    haha, nice. My sister is about to move down to Thomasville!

    Maybe I should go visit her and maybe buy a truck/gun... lol

    And yes, in south GA the 2 most important things are your truck and your guns.
     
  6. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    :werd: I'm proud to live in a state where such things are possible.
     
  7. 86 Bird

    86 Bird eh

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    :cool: I think its a good idea.
     
  8. krott5333

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    "I was looking for a truck. Prestige gave me a whole lot more truck for my money, and a gun to boot. Or should I say, a gun to shoot?"

    :bowrofl:
     
  9. Furner

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    Michael Moore is on the scene to investigate and provide biased coverage.
     
  10. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    So what kind of car do I gotta buy to get a UMP
     
  11. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I dont see a problem if the person can legally own a gun which looks like that is the case
     
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    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    :rofl:

    Bowling for columbine was the biggest piece of twisted biased shit I have ever seen. Anyone catch the scene with Charlton Hestons "speech", and how Moore cut up two of Hestons speeches and passed em off as one, thereby changing the meaning...what an asshat.
     
  13. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    mr heston was even wearing two different coloured shirts... :o

    this is a great marketing gimic, they seem to have planned it out well, they're getting free advertising from the media cause its contraversial but they seem to be in a gun friendly area so people are interested in the deal... its win win!
     
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    I seriously wish they did it around here. My whole family would buy from em.
     
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    Sweet
     
  16. jonny427

    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    lol all I thought of was Michael Moore when I read this
     

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