Monday, September 10, 2012

Buy a Diamond, Get a Hunting Rifle



  1. Seeing as over half of the marriages in this country are terminated prior to "death do us part", I wonder what the percentage of these weapons will be used against someone (or their progeny for that matter) party to a failing marriage of which the weapon/ring symbolized the union in question? Kinda a new spin on the old prenup?

    1. If you think we're really all that violent, perhaps it would be best for you to hide under your bed.

    2. E.N. said...bla, bla, bla, weapons used against spouse.

      According to the FBI, UCR, there were 12,996 murders in the US in 2010. Of those, firearms were used to end the marriage in 3.59% of the cases. whether or not the weapon "symbolized the union" is up for debate, I suppose. I've yet to see/hear "with this gun, I do wed".

      Or, perhaps I misunderstood your statement.

    3. E.N. has a good point. The symbolic value of getting married with a gun as well as a ring is priceless.

      Violence against women is a terrible and under-reported scourge in our society. Guns make it worse, in spite of those numbers Bill came up with.

    4. "in spite of those numbers Bill came up with."

      Yeah, you caught me, mikeb. I secretly log into the Uniform Crime Report, change up the information and log back out. I especially like messing around with Table 10.

  2. On the other side of the coin,,,,,,,,,,,,, The marketing strategy has become sound. And to the point that people actually think your getting something for free. Rebates, cash back, free stuff and the like is all built into the purchase price. All you have to do is offer something for free that would appeal to someone that wouldn't really be in the market for what your selling.

    Nothing is free. If its a rebate or cash back then they are charging more than its worth anyway and your paying taxes on the initial high purchase price you don't get on the rebate.