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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:46 PM
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Idaho RadioShack owner follows Montana store with gun promotion with satellite service
The owner of a RadioShack in Idaho is taking a cue from a Montana store and offering a free shotgun with the purchase of a satellite television package.

Mountain Home store owner John Marshall tells KBOI-TV that business is down and he's willing to try anything to survive.

After hearing that a southwestern Montana RadioShack tripled its business by offering a coupon for a free gun with the purchase of Dish Network, Marshall decided to give it a try. He began the promotion on Friday.

RadioShack Corp. asked Hamilton store owner Steve Strand to end the promotion last week, saying it does not follow the corporation's marketing practices. Strand said he planned to continue the promotion.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/62f921380b6d4dc2a...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:58 PM
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1. Damn - why can't they do that in CA?
I could TOTALLY get away with a gun then (wifey doesn't approve)

But - but - it's FREE!!!!
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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:02 PM
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2. wife doesn't approve of a gun, so you don't get to have one.
whhhhoooopishhhhhhhhhh (sound of a whip).
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:06 PM
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3. It's a money thing (we burnt through our emergency fund during my unemployment days)
So if something was free, then perhaps I could 'have' it
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:01 PM
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5. come on, dude.
Your right to own a high caliber weapon is more important than eating or having a house, neither of which are guaranteed under the Constitution. You're abandoning your duty to protect freedom with firearms!
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Bold Lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:58 PM
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4. ". . .saying it does not follow the corporation's marketing practices"
So by FOLLOWING RadioShack's marketing practices they are struggling to survive. Someone comes up with a promotion that tripled their business and RadioShack's position is to ask them to stop doing it?!
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:23 PM
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6. That sounds EXACTLY like Radio Shack to me.
After all, it's the same brain trust that went from being the only place where you could actually buy electronics components and supplies in person, to yet another overpriced Circuit City wannabe.
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