Internet News Ignorance


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crazyjennyblack
October 16, 2012, 09:49 PM
Found this on Yahoo this evening:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/shotgun-wedding-buy-engagement-ring-free-gun-184529691.html

Apparently a store in Iowa is offering a free gun to people who buy an engagement ring more than $1,999. The trouble is, the article muddles the description of the gun so much you can't really tell if it's a Remington 870 or something else. The writer actually described the Remington 870 as a "hunting rifle." The article also talks about Iowa being a "shall issue" state when the gun giveaway has nothing to do with handguns. :cuss:

Bleh. I just had to post this.

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rduchateau2954
October 17, 2012, 01:19 AM
We have a jewelry store that runs a similar promotion. Your pick of a Benelli shotgun, rifle, or gift card to a sporting goods store.

Double Naught Spy
October 17, 2012, 05:48 AM
You erred when misattributing the error and type. "Internet ignorance?" It wasn't an internet organization or Yahoo writer that called the Rem 870 a "hunting rifle." That was a KCRG TV station reporter. The information about it being a "hunting rifle" was simply a linked vid clip and not part of the actual article.

That irrelevant information was included isn't ignorance, just irrelevance.

EchoM70
October 17, 2012, 11:06 AM
Hmm.. A news article not knowing what they're talking about, who knew?

We have a jewelry store that runs a similar promotion. Your pick of a Benelli shotgun, rifle, or gift card to a sporting goods store.

There is a jewelry store in Atlanta doing a similar promotion as well... Buy a ring for $2,499+ and get a free T/C Venture rifle. I like promotions like this, wish there was more like them.

Like buy a new truck get a free M&P Sport :D

bergmen
October 17, 2012, 12:00 PM
Actually you are not getting a "free" anything with these promos, it is just an indication of their wildly inflated prices. Retailers don't offer things for sale in order to take a loss.

Dan

Robert
October 17, 2012, 06:09 PM
The media has no idea what they are talking about. Nothing new there.

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