Posted by: Idioma Extra | November 17, 2010

The Weird and the Wonderful

Dealer offers free AK-47 for truck buyers


SANFORD, Fla. — A Florida car dealership trying to drum up business is offering an unusual perk for potential used-truck buyers: A free AK-47 assault rifle.

General sales manager Nick Ginetta says that since the promotion was announced on Veterans Day, business has more than doubled at Nations Trucks in Sanford.

Customers would have to pass a background check before using the $400 gun shop voucher. They also have the option of using the money toward other firearms, or they can request a check in that amount instead.

The dealership has fielded some complaints about the deal, which Ginetta acknowledges is controversial. But, he adds: “My buyer is absolutely a gun owner, no question.”

The promotion runs through the end of November.

Word of the day

Pronunciation: \ˈpər-kwə-zət\
Origins: Middle English, property acquired by means other than inheritance, from Anglo-French perquisit, Medieval Latin perquisitum, from neuter of perquisitus, past participle of perquirere to purchase, acquire, from Latin, to search for thoroughly, from per- thoroughly + quaerere to seek
First Known Use: 15th century
– a privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary or wages; especially: one expected or promised (perk)

More Vocabulary

Controversy: n. a discussion marked especially by the expression of opposing views
Dealership: n.
an authorized sales agency
Field: v.
to give an impromptu answer or solution to
Firearm: n.
a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder —usually used of small arms
Promotion: n.
the furtherance of the acceptance and sale of merchandise through advertising, publicity, or discounting
Voucher: n.
a form or check indicating a credit against future purchases or expenditures

Love those Phrasal Verbs

Drum up: to obtain or create (customers, trade, interest, etc.) through vigorous effort

  • They were unable to drum up enthusiasm for the new policies.



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