When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they intended to preserve the rights of citizens to rise up and overthrow television providers that offer lousy service or weak new-customer incentives. Hamilton, Mont., Radio Shack Super Store owner Steve Strand understands the Founders' intent better than most, and he's making sure that new Dish Network account subscribers get the Second Amendment protections they deserve with an open-an-account, get-a-gun deal.
The killer incentive has actually been locked and loaded since October, but was first reported by the Ravalli Republic on Friday and picked up by blog The Consumerist today.
Apparently the deal has been a runaway success.
According to Strand, it has tripled his business since the promotion started last October. And, he said, easily hundreds of people have stopped in to see what the sign is all about. "Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun," the sign reads.
"We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign," Levy said.
The deal is nothing to shake a boomstick at, either, as customers can choose between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun.
But if guns aren't your thing (or felony convictions prevent you from owning one), new customers can opt for the $50 Pizza Hut gift card, and get pizza so good they'll wish they could shoot someone.