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$49,000 Mercedes is Washington Lottery's marketing tool

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Posted: October 4, 2011, 10:12 am - IP Logged

DanceGood idea to me no matter what kind of car ,advertising is advertising. Some people will find hate in everything, makes me sick.Puke

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: October 4, 2011, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

    DanceGood idea to me no matter what kind of car ,advertising is advertising. Some people will find hate in everything, makes me sick.Puke

    Louise, Mercedes is made by the Germans.

    Wouldn't you rather have them buy a vehicle made by union thug crybabies in Detroit?   Sad  Sad Cheers  Sad


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: October 4, 2011, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

      Louise, Mercedes is made by the Germans.

      Wouldn't you rather have them buy a vehicle made by union thug crybabies in Detroit?   Sad  Sad Cheers  Sad

      Crazy

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        Posted: October 4, 2011, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

        DanceGood idea to me no matter what kind of car ,advertising is advertising. Some people will find hate in everything, makes me sick.Puke

        "Hate"?

        (Meanwhile, back on earth...)

        Gov. puts kibosh on expensive 'Lotto mobile'
        Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered state lottery officials to return a $49,000 Mercedes that was supposed to become a "Lotto mobile." Taxpayers were upset when KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Richard Thompson told them state lottery officials spent thousands on the Mercedes van and were planning to spend another $75,000 to customize it like the state of Virginia has done with a similar van.

        http://www.kirotv.com/news/29383856/detail.html

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        Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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          Posted: October 4, 2011, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          "Hate"?

          (Meanwhile, back on earth...)

          Gov. puts kibosh on expensive 'Lotto mobile'
          Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered state lottery officials to return a $49,000 Mercedes that was supposed to become a "Lotto mobile." Taxpayers were upset when KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Richard Thompson told them state lottery officials spent thousands on the Mercedes van and were planning to spend another $75,000 to customize it like the state of Virginia has done with a similar van.

          http://www.kirotv.com/news/29383856/detail.html

          It's good to see that someone in Washington state has his head on straight.

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            Posted: October 5, 2011, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

            Why "buy" anything?  It was a golden opportunity to canvas all the automakers to see which ones would be interested in donating a vehicle.  It's free advertising for them. It would have been a win-win. Wink There was a scratch-off game in NJ a while ago to win a Harley.  And there was another one to win a Ford ( I don't remember the model. )   It never even crossed my mind that the state paid for the vehicles, although, they may have. It would be interesting to find out.  My guess is, they didn't pay for them or if they did, it must have been a fraction of the retail value.  Look at the advertising for Harley and for Ford???  I dunno ... maybe it's just me ... but that's my two cents on the matter.  I was trying for the Harley.  Wink  so I don't remember the model Ford it was. It wasn't a Mustang, I know, or I would have been trying to win it. LOL  Yes Nod

            I Agree!, karinda, it was a poor business call for this lottery headquarters director to buy a vehicle ... let alone a foreign vehicle (what an absurd, mindless slap in the face to any U.S.A. resident customer -- their main customers/supporters)!  If this Lottery Headquarters had canvased, they could have received, gratis, 1 or 2 similar vans even. 

            I think that a massively "public" business, such as a state's lottery, should ONLY be using vehicles [there is little in performance difference this past decade] mass produced, upgraded, and serviced in their own country of license! 

            Of course, it would have made sense for the lottery to 'after market' spend $70K or so, locally, to make each van meet their special, extensive requirements.

            Rant

            I would get encouraged, if each van meant two new "weekend driver/outside sales employees" would be hired!

            Hurray!

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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              Posted: October 6, 2011, 6:07 am - IP Logged

              The Boss thought it would be cool to have a fancy new toy and decided other people should pay for it.

              Nothing new, happens all the time.

              I think the $75,000 outfitting of it should include beer taps. They'd sell a lot more tickets that way.

              Kinda like Vegas when them broads keep bringin me drinks. I tip em good too. I'd do the same for the broads in the Mercedes Van too. I'm a good tipper. Especially when I'm half in the bag. I'm Good Time Charlie, put your money away, I'm buyin', know what I'm sayin?

              So they should give those beer taps serious consideration.

              LOL  Never fails Ridge! You come up with the greatest ideas!  LOL

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                Posted: October 6, 2011, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                LOL  Never fails Ridge! You come up with the greatest ideas!  LOL

                I know... but stop, you're making me blush...   Blush


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: October 6, 2011, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                  "Hate"?

                  (Meanwhile, back on earth...)

                  Gov. puts kibosh on expensive 'Lotto mobile'
                  Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered state lottery officials to return a $49,000 Mercedes that was supposed to become a "Lotto mobile." Taxpayers were upset when KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Richard Thompson told them state lottery officials spent thousands on the Mercedes van and were planning to spend another $75,000 to customize it like the state of Virginia has done with a similar van.

                  http://www.kirotv.com/news/29383856/detail.html

                  Maybe stuff like this ('upset taxpayers' below) is why it is known as the People's Republic of Oregon.

                  BREAKING NEWS:

                  In a follow up story, one of those upset taxpayers said that if they won the jackpot in the Oregon lottery, they would buy the very same Mercedes and spend $75,000 to customize it.

                  Scared

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: October 6, 2011, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Ooops, I mixed up the People's Republic of Oregon with the one in Washington Srate!

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.