At least their mass-mailing software knows the meaning of "convenience"



  • I saw this one in the mail and it made me laugh:

    Funny Postcard



  •  One convienent location, in Africa.

     

    PS.  What did you blank out under their address? 



  • For a few short months, someone here actually dared set up a shop called "Meat Liquidators", which bought about-to-expire meat from local grocery stores and tried to resell it. The commercials were mildly disturbing, all I could think was "um, I don't DRINK hamburger....". In the end it turns out most of their "product" was actually already expired, with the dates changed. It was even odds if the meat would walk out of the fridge and attempt total world domination before it could be purchased.

    glad they don't exist anymore... 



  • Their phone number. I didn't really want anyone to call them to justify their spam.



  • @alyawn said:

    Their phone number. I didn't really want anyone to call them to justify their spam.

    Could call them anyway, if we chose. We have their address.



  • The WTF is clearer with this:

    Google Maps.  It shows that Signal Mountain is 2 hours away from Knoxville.

    Without checking, for all I know, Signal Mountain is a suburb of Knoxville.



  • @alyawn said:

    Their phone number. I didn't really want anyone to call them to justify their spam.

    Is it different from the one you left on under the logo at the top?



  • @SuperousOxide said:

    @alyawn said:

    Their phone number. I didn't really want anyone to call them to justify their spam.

    Is it different from the one you left on under the logo at the top?

     

    I would guess that each site has a local phone number that they advertise, in addition to the toll-free company number.   

    So, what are the odds on a deliberate malice by a disgruntled employee vs. a prank that accidentally went to print? 



  • I had something similar happen with a rain check I got at Target on Saturday. It was for a DVD that was on sale but sold out. The rain check receipt prints out a list of other stores that may have it with a message along the lines of "we checked the inventory of other stores and these may have it". The store I got the rain check at is in Carrollton, GA. The receipt listed around 10 locations -- some that are up to 2 hours away. Riiight.. I'm going to drive 2 hours to get a $6.50 DVD.



  •  @cconroy said:

    @SuperousOxide said:

    @alyawn said:

    Their phone number. I didn't really want anyone to call them to justify their spam.

    Is it different from the one you left on under the logo at the top?

     

    I would guess that each site has a local phone number that they advertise, in addition to the toll-free company number.   

    So, what are the odds on a deliberate malice by a disgruntled employee vs. a prank that accidentally went to print? 

    Nope, I'm not an employee. This is my first post and I wasn't sure the level of anonymity that should be applied, sorry. And you are correct, the muber appears to be a local number for that location. If it wasn't clear before, I am over 2 hours away from this particular location and the mass mailing program had enough sense to realize that yet it still sent me the advert.



  • Lumber Liquidators advertise on TV all the time here in Vegas. One of their selling points is that they're located "out of the way" in order to save on overhead ... with the savings passed on to the customer. Now here in Vegas, nothing is more than an hour away if it's "in town", so being that your  location is 2 hours away, they're really being quite truthful about the inconvenience thing.

    It's great that they carry that onto their junk mail. Very funny.



  •  I've seen this locally as well. We've got a matress company called Sleep Country USA. Their radio and television advertisements claim that "Our hard-to-find locations will save you money."

     I suppose the implication is that the location has cheaper overhead, therefore guaranteeing lower prices. But since they already offer to meet or beat any competitor's price, I hardly see how overhead has anything to do with it.

    Honestly, when I first saw the image I thought the WTF was the apparently hand-written message at the upper left. 



  • @Lars Vargas said:

    Lumber Liquidators advertise on TV all the time here in Vegas. One of their selling points is that they're located "out of the way" in order to save on overhead ... with the savings passed on to the customer. Now here in Vegas, nothing is more than an hour away if it's "in town", so being that your  location is 2 hours away, they're really being quite truthful about the inconvenience thing.

    It's great that they carry that onto their junk mail. Very funny.

     

    Hmm.  So it was actually option 3, truth in advertising.  Who would've thought?

     



  •  @cconroy said:

    @Lars Vargas said:

    Lumber Liquidators advertise on TV all the time here in Vegas. One of their selling points is that they're located "out of the way" in order to save on overhead ... with the savings passed on to the customer. Now here in Vegas, nothing is more than an hour away if it's "in town", so being that your  location is 2 hours away, they're really being quite truthful about the inconvenience thing.

    It's great that they carry that onto their junk mail. Very funny.

     

    Hmm.  So it was actually option 3, truth in advertising.  Who would've thought?

     

    Its like Rollin' Rosters... The "Not so fast" fast food... Well I tell you this much, they are slow, their food is tasteless (more than McDonalds), and they give me the worst stomach akes imaginable. In other words the best Fast Food ever!



  • @Lars Vargas said:

    Lumber Liquidators advertise on TV all the time here in Vegas. One of their selling points is that they're located "out of the way" in order to save on overhead ... with the savings passed on to the customer. Now here in Vegas, nothing is more than an hour away if it's "in town", so being that your  location is 2 hours away, they're really being quite truthful about the inconvenience thing.

    It's great that they carry that onto their junk mail. Very funny.

     

    Now that I think about it there's some car dealerships that do the same "drive an hour and SAVE!"

     



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    The receipt listed around 10 locations -- some that are up to 2 hours away. Riiight.. I'm going to drive 2 hours to get a $6.50 DVD.

    I see similar things all the time with with companies' "find a location" pages on their websites. Most "find a location near you" searches will return a minimum of five locations, and a small town like Spokane (population 250,000) can only support one or two big-box retailers of a given type. Usually all the locations are within 300 miles of here (Seattle), but CompUSA used to list their Boise location (425 miles) as "nearby", and one company considered their Salt Lake City store (750 miles) to be "nearby".



  • @Carnildo said:

    Usually all the locations are within 300 miles of here (Seattle), but CompUSA used to list their Boise location (425 miles) as "nearby", and one company considered their Salt Lake City store (750 miles) to be "nearby".

    Damn! 300 miles is bad enough, but 750?! Nothing like a nice, long full-day drive to get whatever.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @Carnildo said:
    Usually all the locations are within 300 miles of here (Seattle), but CompUSA used to list their Boise location (425 miles) as "nearby", and one company considered their Salt Lake City store (750 miles) to be "nearby".

    Damn! 300 miles is bad enough, but 750?! Nothing like a nice, long full-day drive to get whatever.

     

    Relax, this is why the 90s invented Amazon. 


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