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Friday, May 28, 2010

Yay or nay?

The other night I went out for a few drinks with friends. Nature called, as it often does when one is drinking, and I went downstairs to use the facilities. I sat down, looked ahead, and an ad by Upskin caught my eye. They were offering a 19 month rental of an automatic Smart car for the promotional price of 99€* per month.

What's the catch? Your Smart car will be covered in ads:There is no down payment and no hidden costs (so they say) - everything, including maintenance, is included. You just need to bring the car to a specified location once a month so that they can change the ads. And once your 19 months are up, you bring it back and they'll give you a new one if you decide to renew.

What do y'all think about this? Would you drive a car covered in ads if it meant you could get it at a cheaper price?


*The normal price is 159€ per month (or 189€ per month including insurance).

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5 Comments:

OpenID vaguette-25 said...

A lot of the taxis here are covered in ads and I remember seeing one that had an ad for an online sexshop on it. I thought to myself if I was using a taxi, stuff the taxi cab line law, there's no way I'd be getting into that taxi!

May 28, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

That's a really interesting, especially if you live in Paris where that kind of car must be very convenient. Unfortunately, I am a mom of 2, and soon-to-be-3 so I can't use this kind of car but I wish I could. I'll do the maths and see if it's interesting (if 99€ is a price with insurance included).

May 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger J. said...

It depends on the ads.
I really couldn't conceive of driving round with Durex across my rear and there's no way I'd risk crashing in a car covered in bank logos but, hey I'd advertise champagne, chocolate and anything eco-friendly!

May 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger au soleil levant said...

If this had been available in my town I would absolutely have done it! Can't beat the price, it's an automatic car, and the only annoying part is having some ads on the side? Of course I'd have to look at the fine print and make sure that included insurance, but if everything checked out yeah, I would definitely do it.

May 31, 2010 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

hmm.. i'm not so sure about this. I pay 106€/month for my Smart car, ad-free.

May 31, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

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