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Old 01-14-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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91 E250 4x4

Having my morning coffee .. don't know the seller, never seen the vehicle. For you oldie fans .. its got a NP205.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/4283194503.html

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Old 01-14-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: 91 E250 4x4

Not really a Sportsmobile.....don't know why seller thinks he can use that description in the ad.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:16 AM   #3
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We should lock down the homebrew section and kick everyone with a GTRV or CCV off while we're at it...
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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No Jage, yer missin my point.

I have nothing agin homebrews, etc.

Tis an accuracy of advertising issue.

If it ain't a SMB, ya don't call it one......could mislead or confuse less informed buyers...

Simple as that.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: 91 E250 4x4

Maybe Sportsmobile installed the Fantastic Fan.

I think this ad isn't nearly as questionable as the one where the guy put SMB 4x4 stickers, and V10 Triton badges on his van, when it was neither.


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Old 01-15-2014, 04:55 PM   #6
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Re: 91 E250 4x4

Whats really misleading about his ad is the last line where it says "you can own a sportsmobile for a quarter of the price". That implicates you could buy a SMB for $4,375. NOT TRUE!
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:51 PM   #7
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:50 AM   #8
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The thing is the guy is using it as a keyword, it's not like he's got SMB4x4 stickers down the side of a 2wd homebrew van. I don't read it as baldfaced trying to pass it off as genuine SMB manufacturer, but trying to attract a crowd interested in Sportsmobiles, who cannot necessarily afford the sticker shock. I doubt anyone is going to misunderstand what they are getting with this van.

Would it be 10% clearer if he typed Sportsmobile-Like each time instead? Sure. Maybe we should change the forum to Sportsmobile-LikeForum.com

More over, would we have ever seen the ad if he didn't include Sportsmobile as part of the ad?
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:33 AM   #9
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Re: 91 E250 4x4

Maybe he changed the ad but it's a "Sportsmoblie" not a Sportsmobile! Totally different, right?
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:51 AM   #10
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Maybe he changed the ad but it's a "Sportsmoblie" not a Sportsmobile! Totally different, right?
Great observation!

'Who needs a Sportsmobile, when you can come down and buy this Sportsmob-lie'. How appropriate.
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