March 30, 2011

Montana Radio Shack offering free gun with purchase

Have you ever been so made that you've wanted to shoot the TV? Well, now here's your chance...

RadioShack in Hamilton, Montana thought it would make sense to offer a free gun with every Dish Network subscription, using the humorous and somewhat clever slogan pictured above. Even weirder than the pairing of the Dish Network and guns, is that the store’s owner claims business has tripled since the promotion began in October. In order to qualify for the deal, customers sign up for the Dish Network, pay for installation and buy a specific amount of related equipment from the RadioShack, at which point, they receive a gift certificate for a local gun store and can choose between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun.

However, the Ravalli Republic is now reporting that RadioShack has contracted the store owner and told him to stop the promotion. His response?

"RadioShack has taken the position that we're tarnishing their brand image with the promotion," Strand said. "I don't think this is a negative impact. I don't think they understand the way of life in Montana.

"I'm not doing anything wrong."

Yup, this is Montana.

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