Look if you dare!

jtomstarr Feb 9, 2014

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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  2. retsignalmtr

    retsignalmtr TrainBoard Member

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    I dared, I looked. New advertising technique? Tame compared to what's out there on the tube and printed media.
     
  3. JNXT 7707

    JNXT 7707 TrainBoard Member

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    LOL welcome to effective marketing. Tacky? yes. Mentioned on the train boards I frequent? Yes. We can say what we will but they are definitely getting some advertising!
     
  4. modle-a

    modle-a TrainBoard Member

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    Yes a little tacky but to be perfectly honest girls sell product I use to work for a company and we went to winter trade shows up North we hired a girl to hand out catalogs never handed out so many catalogs and had one of our best single days in sales. Hmmmmm
     
  5. GP30

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    Tacky? Yep. Effective? Not likely. Would I buy? No.

    Perhaps I'm just a little bit of a prude, but I find that a big turn-off, sales wise.

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  6. TwinDad

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    There's no question that, as they say, "sex sells". Hence the yogurt people using John Stamos in their ads, and so on.

    A pretty lady or girl in far more modest dress would have done a better job on me. The girl was a good idea. The choice of dress was serious overkill.
     
  7. StickyMonk

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    Maybe I am just getting old but I find this highly inappropriate, it is not just adult men who browse auction sites for model trains. There is a tie and place for this type of sales and this is really not it.
     
  8. traintodd

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    If you're going to do that, at least get somebody hot for it.
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Tacky and a half.:eek:hboy:

    With taxes, tacky and three-quarters.:rats:
     
  10. JNXT 7707

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    Yes I do agree with that. And honestly I'm a little surprised ebay allowed it. But then again, nothing surprises me anymore.
     
  11. scottmitchell74

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    I agree it's tacky...and I agree that I wouldn't be as offended if a better looking, but more appropriately dressed model was used. Double standard? I suppose.
     
  12. mikelhh

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    There's a seller of mineral specimens on Ebay who uses the same approach, probably more blatantly too.
     
  13. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Man I gotta say.... that girl has some, well, guts to do that.:teeth::teeth:
    Im just sayin.
     
  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    Oh, yeah... seeing a scantily-clad young lady really, really makes me want to buy rocks.;)

    What happened to the good old days when someone just walked up to you on the street, opened up his trenchcoat, and said "wanna buy some cheap trains?"...:teeth:
     
  15. friscobob

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    Several Facebook-based forums are full of comments (mostly uncomplimentary) about this couple's use of selling backdrops. Decorum (and the fact I'm a moderator) prohibits me from repeating them here, but suffice it to say they're spot-on.

    Whatever happened to "let the object do the selling"?
     
  16. High Line

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    I would have to say I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. It seems like advertising today is all about who/how you associate your product with "beautiful" people. I, for one, can say I won't be purchasing any products from such an eBay store.

    -HL
     
  17. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I don't get it? All I see is a woman's hands
     
  18. Randy Stahl

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    I don't get it either.. all I see are HO scale trains and someone holding them for a picture.
    Randy
     
  19. Mike VE2TRV

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    Candy and Randy - you didn't notice that very light silky thingie she's wearing? It looks suspiciously like lingerie - more for the bedroom than the train room.

    It may be just someone holding them for the picture, but that sort of thing in mainstream advertising would immediately (if not sooner) get all sorts of women's and civil rights groups on a war footing (we're talking nuclear war), and plenty of lawyers licking their chops.

    I suspect that the unrepeatable comments friscobob read on other forums are much in the same line of thought as those here.
     
  20. Candy_Streeter

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    I looked again and it looks like a woman in a paisley dress....So I still don't get it
     

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