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Big pun

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#1 Feb 14, 2013
Has anyone else noticed that the radio station had a vehicle that has dealer tags from Petrus ? Are they giving ads for demo or is someone working for them on payroll cause I've never seen radio employees at Petrus ???? How fair is it if they are giving ads free for exchange if that's what's going on ? Does any other business or every business get this cause I know it won't pay light bills or salary for radio station of they all can do the same !!!
Fair is fair

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#2 Feb 14, 2013
If they are doing that it doesnt seem fair for other businesses that pay good money to advertise with them.
Duh!

Searcy, AR

#3 Feb 14, 2013
Big pun wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that the radio station had a vehicle that has dealer tags from Petrus ? Are they giving ads for demo or is someone working for them on payroll cause I've never seen radio employees at Petrus ???? How fair is it if they are giving ads free for exchange if that's what's going on ? Does any other business or every business get this cause I know it won't pay light bills or salary for radio station of they all can do the same !!!
If that's what's happening and the station owners approve of the deal what business is it of yours? Swapping goods and services happens all the time.
Nobody

United States

#4 Feb 14, 2013
Or it could be a Petrus employee up there recording an ad?
Fair is fair

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#5 Feb 14, 2013
It's not an employee because it's there almost all day. And good do get swapped no doubt but is it fair for the banks and the grocery stores that can't swap goods if it's going on because I know banks can't swap goods or grocery stores for ads.
Fair is fair

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#6 Feb 14, 2013
It's a dodge brown in color from the ford and dodge store,,,, with dealer tags ! No employees at that dealership drives a demo that color
Good point

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#7 Feb 14, 2013
If the owners agree to swap goods the only way it's fair is to let every person run ads and swap goods other wise it's not fair. Some people pay good money for ads or more money with no goods to swap! If only goods are swapped how do you pay employees with demos and cookies ? I don't think so.
Good point

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#8 Feb 14, 2013
Remember you have to keep in mind the owners employee people who get payed an a lot of the time they get payed based on commission on the ads or bonuses on profit its hard to split up a bonus or commission on goods !!! It's not fair to their employees because a demo don't pay their employees light bill.

Since: Dec 12

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#9 Feb 15, 2013
You seriously didn't say that? Why not trade advertising for a demo? Radio stations and dealers do this all the time.
Duh!

Searcy, AR

#10 Feb 15, 2013
Good point wrote:
If the owners agree to swap goods the only way it's fair is to let every person run ads and swap goods other wise it's not fair. Some people pay good money for ads or more money with no goods to swap! If only goods are swapped how do you pay employees with demos and cookies ? I don't think so.
It's absolutely fair if 2 businesses decide to swap goods and services. They don't have to get money for every ad as long as what they're swapping for offsets an expense (think car payment) for the station.

I don't listen to the station but the other possibility if the DJ's are doing live spots is that they're getting limited use of the vehicle so they can actually speak about how it performs etc during paid ads. "Boy that Dodge has some get up and go! I was impressed." Happens all the time in other places.
Big pun

United States

#11 Feb 15, 2013
Was just wondering how that worked and if it was fair for other small business in town. Makes some since but not much.
Ad man

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#12 Feb 15, 2013
Every dealer u listen to on any little rock station does it, they only get credit for what the monthly value of the demo is and then pay the rest
Big pun

United States

#13 Feb 15, 2013
So mayflower could trade steaks or can goods for ads that's awesome.
Ad man

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#14 Feb 15, 2013
Yes they could if management agrees....u must not have much business experience, this happens in many other industries
leroy

United States

#15 Feb 15, 2013
It's common practice for dealers to do this especially in larger cities were deejays are well known... Kinda like giving a celebrity clothes, shoes, bags , etc.... It's advertising!!!!
Yall stupid

United States

#16 Feb 15, 2013
Really what business is it of yours what they do plus u ever think it could be a loaner while someone's shits getting worked on plus they can wheel an deal how ever they see fit its not y'all's business and if y'all don't like how there conducting business take yours somewhere else
BJE

Little Rock, AR

#17 Feb 15, 2013
Yall stupid wrote:
Really what business is it of yours what they do plus u ever think it could be a loaner while someone's shits getting worked on plus they can wheel an deal how ever they see fit its not y'all's business and if y'all don't like how there conducting business take yours somewhere else
You said it well!
Many spouses of the people who work at dealerships also get to drive demos. It's the dealerships business, not anyone else. The reason you have demos is to get the products out there to be seen. As this Topix has proven, this type of "advertising" obviously works since it has lit a fire under so many butts on this little hometown Topix page. So there you go. Smart advertising and product sales. Made you look!!!
Actually

United States

#18 Feb 15, 2013
Dealer tags are suppose to be driven only for dealer business and not for family use or friends or as demos for non employees this would be called fictitious tags just so everyone knows here it is very common for dealers to do this doesn't make it legal or right.

Since: Dec 12

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#19 Feb 17, 2013
Actually wrote:
Dealer tags are suppose to be driven only for dealer business and not for family use or friends or as demos for non employees this would be called fictitious tags just so everyone knows here it is very common for dealers to do this doesn't make it legal or right.
Actually it is legal. The cars are still technically new. They have to be titled to an owner before it can get plates. It is legal to use dealt tags
Actually

United States

#20 Feb 17, 2013
Ok whatever you think there but I bet a cop will tell you different when he is writing you a ticket.

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