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From: Ray O on 22 Jun 2007 16:19
"Bonehenge (B A R R Y)" <DwightSchrute(a)DunderMifflin.com> wrote in message
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:32:46 -0500, "Ray O"
> <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote:
>>Interesting observation. In the car business, dealerships are often
>>referred to as "stores" so the distinction you point out went right over
> McDonalds also calls locations "stores" internally, but restaurants
> Our local ads would usually claim "#1 Toyota Dealership!", 1 "The
> Friendly Ford Dealer", or "The Dealership with a Heart".
> Carmax was the very first car sales business to use "store" in public
> advertising in my area. Of course, this could all be a regional
> dialect thing, too, and not on purpose at all. <G>
> I saw it as part of the "easy and friendly" schtick.
I think your observation is right on track and one that I totally missed. I
guess that's why I'm not in advertising!
(correct punctuation to reply)
From: Bruce L. Bergman on 23 Jun 2007 00:59
On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 12:25:09 -0400, "Bonehenge (B A R R Y)" wrote
>My in laws had a gorgeous XJ that would randomly simply quit running
>for a few seconds at highway speeds, then magically refire.
>It was a fanfreakin'-tastic driving experience when all was well, but
>I'm not sure if the problem was ever fixed. The trouble was chased
>for years by the Jag dealer, with factory support, giving them the
>opportunity to try lots of loaners.
>AFAIR, they couldn't Lemon Law the XJ, as they had purchased it used,
>a year or two old. I wonder why it was originally traded in? <G>
Oh come ON - You have to ask? Get the VIN from your in-laws, and go
do a title search and a bit of legwork to confirm it.
--<< Bruce >>--
From: Bonehenge (B A R R Y) on 23 Jun 2007 07:12
On Sat, 23 Jun 2007 04:59:28 GMT, Bruce L. Bergman
> Oh come ON - You have to ask? Get the VIN from your in-laws, and go
>do a title search and a bit of legwork to confirm it.
They got rid of the car in 1997. AFAIR, the car was a '94 or '95.
It's not interesting enough to me to have them dig through old
documents, and for me to bother doing the legwork.