December 29, 2008

Questionable Marketing Material of the Day

In the pile of mail that came through my building's communal mail slot today:
[Picture of disrobing woman]

[NEIGHBOUR'S NAME HERE IN BLOCK CAPITALS],

You've been selected to enjoy PLAYBOY for under $1 an issue, our absolute lowest price! And get a FREE DVD!
Oh boy! I bet my neighbour is just tickled pink that the rest of the building knows he likes to tickle his pink! I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that publicly announcing someone's penchant for pornography is probably the best way to guarantee that he or she won't send you any further money.

The skeeziest thing is that all you need to do to start the subscription is check a box and return a detachable second postcard (which already has his full name and address printed on it), and they'll bill you later. So anybody could just take this thing and get the guy his free Nude Celebrities DVD sent out without his ever knowing why. Doesn't that strike anybody else as, I don't know, slightly irresponsible?

That's not to say I won't do it though. Heh.

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