Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Or Commercial

The Or Commercial

*** Correction ***

 OK, I heard it again a day or so ago. I had gotten the details wrong between the time I first heard it and the time I wrote.

The two "things" were towing capacity and hauling capacity if I am now recalling correctly.

The principle remains the same as first described though.

This great truck with these great abilities is being advertised!

*** However *** you can't actually buy a truck with the abilities being advertised. You can buy a truck and get some of the abilities or another truck and get some other abilities but no truck you can buy will give you all the advertised abilities...

Still looking for older examples of this game. (Surely they exist and I have missed them or are not remembering them at this time.)


Well, this is a new one for me.

So I was listening to AM radio out of South Florida just a short while ago when an ad came on for a major US auto maker's pick up trucks. (The name will be held back to protect the possibly not so innocent.)

I was not really paying attention as they went down a list of features / benefits to having the truck including touting the gas mileage and towing capacity, two things pick up truck ads seem to love to brag about.

OK, so the ad is pretty much over and slip in to the audio version of fine print. And that's when the pull the slick move. It turns out that the mileage they just touted applies when you get the truck with one available engine and the towing capacity is available when you get the truck with a *different* available engine.

So, let's get this straight, I can get a truck from them that has the advertised mileage (but presumably a lesser towing capacity) or I can get a truck from them that has the advertised towing capacity (but presumably worse gas mileage) ***BUT*** I *cannot* buy a truck from them with the advertised gas mileage *AND* towing capacity!

Go figure!

Has this game been going on for a while and I have simply missed it or is this a new trick?

1 comment:

Wolf's Kayaking Club Bahamas Adventures said...

Yes I do believe this game has been going on for a while now. BOL