Car Dealer: Buy a Truck, Get an AK-47

Gimmick triples sales
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Nov 15, 2010 3:20 PM CST Posted Nov 15, 2010 3:20 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 15, 2010 5:32 PM CST
Free AK-47 With Every Set of Wheels
AK-47s, which you can get with the purchase of a new vehicle at a Florida dealership.   (AP)

The general sales manager of a Sanford, Fla., dealership is taking his best shot at attracting vehicle buyers with an interesting freebie: Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Nick Ginetta, who began the promotion last week in recognition of Veterans Day, has seen sales triple, and the business is now the talk of the town.

Why an AK-47 and not something else? He says he picked it for "the buzz" that other firearms probably wouldn't have created, and he's getting calls from Canada and even Europe about the offer. Of course, every recipient of the assault rifle must pass the state and federal process, so foreigners are cut out of the deal. So, while no gun, "they would get the $400 discount,” says Ginetta. Read the full article. (Read more AK-47 stories.)

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