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Old 10-16-2004, 02:16   #1 (permalink)
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World's Great Mysteries - #2

Ok, here we go with another mystery that been buggin' the crap out of me...

Why do car yards (mostly of the used variety) insist on surrounding their lots with hessian/shadecloth for a few days every few weeks so you can't a friggin' thing?

When was the last time you walked past Myer/Just Jeans/Tandy/insert shop and they had their windows all covered up? Surely if you have your stuff on display, you're going to attract more customers, or was my marketing degree all a waste of time?

Thoughts please...
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Ok, here we go with another mystery that been buggin' the crap out of me...

Why do car yards (mostly of the used variety) insist on surrounding their lots with hessian/shadecloth for a few days every few weeks so you can't a friggin' thing?

When was the last time you walked past Myer/Just Jeans/Tandy/insert shop and they had their windows all covered up? Surely if you have your stuff on display, you're going to attract more customers, or was my marketing degree all a waste of time?

Thoughts please...
To make you take notice, and watch for when they pull the covers off.
Good marketing ploy
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Old 10-16-2004, 02:33   #3 (permalink)
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You think?

When they take the covers down, has anything ever changed within the yard? No!

As I said, there isn't one single other retailer that covers themselves up every few weeks for no apparent reason, and I don't know why, but it sh*ts me!!
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I actually have no idea what you are talking about!
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that would make two of us :D
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I actually have no idea what you are talking about!
Ok, have you ever driven past a car yard, and noticed that they have covered their fence with either hessian or shade cloth so you can't see in? They usually have it up for 3 or 4 days and then pull it all down again, only to repeat the process a few weeks later. I've seen it in Newcastle, Canberra and Wollongong - maybe its a regional NSW thing?
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Nope, I've seen it too. It usually happens either during or just before a big 'sale'. They hope that by advertising huge discounts, and then not showing you the stock they have that you will be curious enough to go in and have a look.
I don't think it works much either. It doesn't entice anyone I know.
I could tell you right now exactly what car I will be buying the next time I walk into a car yard. Nothing is going to change my mind.
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Ok, have you ever driven past a car yard, and noticed that they have covered their fence with either hessian or shade cloth so you can't see in? They usually have it up for 3 or 4 days and then pull it all down again, only to repeat the process a few weeks later. I've seen it in Newcastle, Canberra and Wollongong - maybe its a regional NSW thing?

its ag imic and its dumb coz u can't see anything. Can't speak for interstate tho.

But it still sucks me in but then again i've been called a retail **** so any opportunity to buy something is a good one.

Australian fleet sales on auto alley(NSW) do it all the time.

The discounts are never better when they do it.
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I always thought it was to make you go in, thinking that they might have a sale on or something
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I always thought it was to make you go in, thinking that they might have a sale on or something

the Ford dealership did that about a month ago around their whole yard and it's a pretty big yard. you couldn't see a thing at all and you had to go in there to have a look at what they had.

they even parked all the cars facing inwards so their boots were facing the fences. a week later it went back to normal, they didnt advertise a sale on for it either.
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