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Scary Washing Machine - Brilliant advert on NZ auction site.

  1. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    Have a look at what a bit of clever writing can do to the price of an ordinary old washing machine for sale on Trade Me, a New Zealand auction site.

    This is HILARIOUS!
    Especially the last line.
    And the comments.

    This person should be at hubPages.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing … mp;ed=true

    Eric G.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My son sent me that too Eric, fantastic piece of naturally funny writing!! lol ( I used to use trade me ,alot,buying an selling) better run than craigslist by far!!

  2. curiozities profile image60
    curiozitiesposted 8 years ago

    Haha, good one!  I see it's up to 200-plus whatever the monetary unit is in New Zealand (the NZ pound?).

    1. brad4l profile image78
      brad4lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is a very creative and funny advertisement. Not sure I would buy it though smile

      It used to be the pound, but they switched and it is now the New Zealand Dollar or the Kiwi Dollar.

      According to Yahoo Finance:

      NZ$ 246.66 = $158.35 US = €113.17

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    RayMartinezposted 8 years ago

    He's a smart boy, he's got the t-shirts going at a NZ t-shirt website too!

    all the official ‘Scary Washing Machine’ t-shirts at http://www.mrvintage.co.nz/results.html?q=scary – they do all the dinosaur ones; Plesiosaur, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops as well as the Shark and Undertaker tee! Some of them are on special still as well... Plus you should definitely read the descriptions that mikew4 wrote for them, hilarious.

  4. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Its a flipping genius piece of viral marketing - the bottom of the comments tells me that he has got the local prime time TV news involved (Mark Sainsbury) - they do a weird/funny spot frequently. The bid is currently NZ$275 - the washine machine is worth - at best - if you could find a student about NZ$80 - hes doing bloody well!

    In fact the t-shirt http://www.trademe.co.nz/Art/Drawings/a … 875291.htm is worth more...

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    voice_of_reasonposted 8 years ago

    Winning bid: NZ$5,160.00


  6. RedElf profile image87
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Eric for biggest laugh of the day. Now that's creative marketing.