Monday, August 10, 2009

Making Car, Buying Easy

I have recently been considering buying a new car, so this past weekend I did some internet research, including requesting some quotes from three dealerships in town. Today I received three emails from a gentleman at one of the dealerships in the space of four hours. They served as an entertaining reminder of the dangers of failing to proofread your form letters.

Here's an example (click to read):

I took two years of algebra in high school (and passed both times), and I still can't figure out the price he quoted me there, and I have to wonder if the sentence in the fifth paragraph is in bold to highlight the fact that it's the only sentence in that paragraph without a typo. I also find the second sentence in that paragraph to be exquisite, for the simple fact that it's so easy to understand what he means as long as you don't pay any attention whatsoever while you are reading it. Once I actually read the sentence, however, I am suddenly unsure. I think he might simply be trying to inform me of the possibility that someone I know is trying to sell a car, but only if I'm trying to sell one too:
"So if you have a trade or just need to sell your vehicle, maybe you know of someone trying to sell there [sic] vehicle."
I also greatly appreciated the other email he sent me with the subject line, "I Have Your Answers", but which consisted almost entirely of questions and ended with the line, "If I have not already contacted you, I will do so soon."

It is in that same spirit that I take my leave by informing you of the following: if I have not already posted this for you to read, I will do so soon.



Blogger Jess said...

Hilarious! You should really put up on your blog the reader response check marks so I don't feel like a creeper since I have posted 3 comments to your blogs.... :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010 7:21:00 PM  

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