Tuesday, June 9, 2009

National Geographic Magazine – Stop With the Dumb Ads!


Maybe it’s just me, but I find the National Geographic magazine ads to be getting dumber. Take this ad for “free safes”. The ad is part of a two page spread. The first part of the ad (not shown) gives you no-nonsense financial tips such as “cash is king” and “buy a good safe”. This is followed by part two of the ad (shown above) to let you know that safes are being “doled” out. Someone or something has just opened up its heart and decided to give away safes. Wow, how generous. Oh, by the way the free safes come stocked with 4,100 coins that cost about $2,000 payable in easy monthly payments. The ad also points out that if you bought a dollar coin in 1975 it would be worth 5 times more today. Yup. More reasons for getting the safe. Who cares that you could have equally said that if you invested 1 dollar in the stock market it would be worth almost 10 times more today.

1 comment:

  1. such a consume cynic! free is free. and i say it's a SMOKIN' deal! yowza... send me the deets. i'm going to sell my mini and buy this safe.

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