May 20, 2013

Audio Damage Summer Sale...

by Chris Randall

When I was a little tyke, we went to visit my grandparents who lived in San Diego once. While we were there, I saw a television commercial (once, natch) that was so powerful in its delivery that I remember it verbatim to this day. A Google search shows me that this was apparently a well-known commercial series, fondly remembered by all that saw it. I can't find the specific commercial I remember, but here's a compendium of a whole bunch of them with the same general theme.

Caveat Emptor: that is quite possibly the E-Bola virus of ear worms. You've been warned.

All this by way of saying that my failings in the marketing vein are manifold and obvious. I am, in every way possible, the exact opposite of the marketing genius that put those commercials together. All I know is this: you kids like you some sales. So we're having one. Hit the Audio Damage store and enter the code HOTINHERRE at checkout for 30% off your entire order. I'll stand upon my head 'til my ears are turnin' red.

EDIT: Sale all done. Thanks all! Now it's time to go fuel up the Gulfstream and fly off to my private volcano lair to work on the next product.


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May.20.2013 @ 5:39 PM
Chipped in a few bucks so you can top off the old G550.

May.20.2013 @ 6:06 PM
Chris Randall
I was joking to myself that if I won that monster Powerball last weekend, and someone asked me what brand of car I was going to buy, I'd say "Gulfstream."

Naturally, I didn't win Powerball last weekend. So "Dodge Avenger" is still the brand of car I drive.


May.20.2013 @ 6:29 PM
Thank you AudioDamage!
I'm going to wreck some techno music now.

Have a wicked good sale!

May.20.2013 @ 8:45 PM
Interesting tidbit about the Gulfstreams:

Back in the day, when Steve Jobs was still alive and making $1/year at Apple he had an interesting perk. He had a G5 of his own, and Apple would reimburse his travel expenses at something well north of $5000 an hour (check the Apple annual reports circa 2006 for details). At the same time, the frugal US Department of Defense listed the operating cost of their G5s at about $2700 an hour.

So Steve was still getting his paycheck, he was just funneling it through the operating costs of his jet.

May.20.2013 @ 8:55 PM
Chris Randall
And the jet was no doubt owned by a Cayman Islands holding company. Rules are different for rich people.


May.21.2013 @ 4:43 AM
Thank you AD and Chris,
now I'm off to try and save my speakers from imminent death by Ronin :-)

May.21.2013 @ 8:08 AM
Everyone who ever watched TV in LA from the 60s to the 80s know Cal Worthington commercials. The first ad on YouTube didn't have my most memorable line: "I will stand upon my head 'til my ears are turning red!'

RE: Audio Damage sale. Too late, already a completist. I'll pass the word along to my confreres.

May.21.2013 @ 11:24 PM
I lived in SoCal for a while as a kid, and those commercials made an indelible impression.

May.23.2013 @ 12:55 AM
I am with Boobs. Literally. In the flesh. Awesome DJ set @Ground Kontrol! Always good to hear Analords on a big sound system. :)

May.23.2013 @ 10:33 PM
I'm unclear as to whether you are excited about having boobs yourself, or being boob adjacent.

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