Friday, December 20, 2013


Brad_in_MA sends in a story of a man who can be summed up in one word: GENIUS. Check this out:

Hilarious video leads to unexpected sale of 17-year-old car
Here's proof that a good pitch can sell anything ... even a 17-year-old Nissan with a hood that needs to be tied down with rope.

Luke Aker created a video to help sell his not-so-gently used 1996 Maxima. But rather than just posting a regular old Craigslist ad with boring photos of the engine, trunk and odometer, Aker decided to create an ad in the style of a pretentious luxury car commercial with soft lighting, deep voice-over and analogies to humankind's greatest achievements.
Here's the video in question. You really need to watch this. Really.

"...It will get you from point A to point B. Most of the time" - LOVE IT.

The folks at Nissan got wind of the commercial and contacted Mr. Aker about the Maxima. They not only purchased it, they also made a $1,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project to boot. Well-played, Nissan USA.

We salute you, Luke Aker, a true man of genius.

That is all.


Rob said...

That was good!

Old NFO said...

Yep, well played... :-)

emdfl said...

OT but just a heads up; WW apparently has a problem with the percentage of its donations that are used "administratively" - 40% was the number in the article I read.

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Re: emdfl's comment
You can check out Charity Navigator's analysis of the Wounded Warrior project

Jennifer said...

Bravo! Love it