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#1 12 years ago

I just saw two ads during a commercial break. One for Lexus, one for Jaguar. Of course, it wasn't a regular old commerical. These, rather, wanted you to buy the cars as Chirstmas gifts. Sure, they're nothing new, but does this bother anyone else?




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#2 12 years ago

Surprising? Not at all.

You were watching advertising in the Christmas period. What the hell did you expect?




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#3 12 years ago

I wanna know why commercial corporations don't abuse other religious traditions, whats stopping them from discounting cars for the chinese new year or the birth of Muhammad Mawlid




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#4 12 years ago
RLt.W1982;3394221I just saw two ads during a commercial break. One for Lexus, one for Jaguar. Of course, it wasn't a regular old commerical. These, rather, wanted you to buy the cars as Chirstmas gifts. Sure, they're nothing new, but does this bother anyone else?

Well I guess rich folks need expensive stuff to buy as presents too. Must be nice lol.




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#5 12 years ago

masked_marsoe;3394229Surprising? Not at all.

You were watching advertising in the Christmas period. What the hell did you expect?

You're missing the point. It's not that there is advertising for cars on television, or that companies pushing products for the Christmas season. Rather, it's that somehow people are now giving cars that cost upwards of $50,000 as gifts. I sure as hell don't remember seeing this 10 years ago.




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#6 12 years ago
Overwatch;3394259I wanna know why commercial corporations don't abuse other religious traditions, whats stopping them from discounting cars for the chinese new year or the birth of Muhammad Mawlid

Christmas has been commercialized almost beyond recognition. It's really an excuse to get free stuff from others now, though you have to spend a ton of money on other people.

But, you never know, they may commercialize the holidays of other religions (they sort of do it with Hannukah). It's just that Christianity is the dominant belief here and its holidays get the most attention. Unfortunately, they're more about getting free material goods than celebrating the Christian part of the holiday with Christmas being the worst. The other Christian holidays aren't as commercialized.




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#7 12 years ago

I can say enough how much it would mean to me if they commercialized Ramadan. Seriously, it would make my bloody year.




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#8 12 years ago

Some christmas commercials really make me sick. Like: You already havea a cell phone, but you're greedy and wasteful and want a new one? Let our experts tell you if you need a new cell phone. There's just to much junk on the market these days. Too much stuff we never knew we needed.




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#9 12 years ago

I sure wish Santa would give me a Jeep Wrangler for Christmas...but since I only have a drivers permit..I doubt it, even if I been a very good girl all year. ;)

Christmas is the season for all manufacturing companies to entice and allure people to buy things at the spur of the moment. I'm sure there is some rich guy out there that will buy a nice car for his wife or daughter.




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#10 12 years ago

you gotta love a free market society