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Radio Shack satellite TV promotion a blast in Montana

 


Radio Shack satellite TV promotion a blast

HAMILTON, Mont.— A southwestern Montana Radio Shack is offering would-be satellite television customers a bit more bang for their buck.

Customers who sign up for some Dish Network packages at Radio Shack in Hamilton will be rewarded with a pistol or shotgun. Pacifists can pick a $50 Pizza Hut gift card.

"I think it really, really fits the Bitterroot Valley," store owner Steve Strand told the Ravalli Republic for a story published Friday.

Strand said it took some haggling to get Dish Network to go along with the promotion, but he says it has tripled his business since it started last October.

The sign outside the business reads: "Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun."

"We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign," said store manager Fabian Levy.

Qualifying customers have the choice between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun. They receive a coupon to a Hamilton gun shop that also covers the required background check.

"We're not just giving guns to felons," Levy said.

The promotion attracted an unexpected group of customers.

"You'd be surprised how many women are interested in guns," Strand said, nothing he has had many women in the 60s and 70s drop in to learn about the promotion.

Strand isn't sure how much longer he'll continue the promotion with Dish Network, but he said he plans to use the same promotion next month with DIRECTV packages.

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HAMILTON, Mont.— A southwestern Montana Radio Shack is offering would-be satellite television customers a bit more bang for their buck.

Customers who sign up for some Dish Network packages at Radio Shack in Hamilton will be rewarded with a pistol or shotgun. Pacifists can pick a $50 Pizza Hut gift card.

"I think it really, really fits the Bitterroot Valley," store owner Steve Strand told the Ravalli Republic for a story published Friday.

Strand said it took some haggling to get Dish Network to go along with the promotion, but he says it has tripled his business since it started last October.

The sign outside the business reads: "Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun."

"We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign," said store manager Fabian Levy.

Qualifying customers have the choice between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun. They receive a coupon to a Hamilton gun shop that also covers the required background check.

"We're not just giving guns to felons," Levy said.

The promotion attracted an unexpected group of customers.

"You'd be surprised how many women are interested in guns," Strand said, nothing he has had many women in the 60s and 70s drop in to learn about the promotion.

Strand isn't sure how much longer he'll continue the promotion with Dish Network, but he said he plans to use the same promotion next month with DIRECTV packages.

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