silly adverts

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Mon Oct 27 16:29:20 UTC 2008

Laurence Horn wrote:
> At 10:29 AM -0400 10/27/08, Alison Murie wrote:
>> When "pre-owned" caught my attention some years ago, I thought it
>> sounded pretty silly, & was just a sort of trial balloon,but ADS
>> people had known of it for quite a while then.  Now I see "Certified
>> Pre-owned" installed in pretty permanent-looking letters on a car
>> agency in our town.This strikes me as beyond silly.
>> AM
> Yeah, "pre-owned" cars sell for a few thousand more than used cars,
> and of course draw a (financially and psychologically) different
> clientele.  BMW has been pushing "certified pre-owned" in their
> commercials for a while; I assume such a car is certified even though
> pre-owned/used, rather than that BMW is certifying it's not new...
In the Twin Cities, at least, rents can be higher in a classic apartment
building than in an old one.

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