A Florida car dealership is giving away an AK-47 assault rifle with every purchase in an effort to drum up business. According to Nations Trucks manager Nick Ginetta, business has more than doubled since the promotion was announced.
Throwing in extras is a common tactic of the car salesman, but the offer is usually GPS or heated seats rather than a semi-automatic Kalashnikov rifle.
The dealership has come under metaphorical fire over the promotion. Ginetta acknowledged that the deal is controversial but defended the decision, saying: ‘My buyer is absolutely a gun owner, no question.’
Customers who don’t want the rifle have the option of choosing a different firearm of similar value, or can request a cheque up to $400. Trigger-happy truckers will need to get in fast though, the promotion closes at the end of November.