Hilarious Dell Mailing...

Anticipat3

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Jan 30, 2003
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Normally I wouldn't bother posting jokes, but this was just priceless.

I ordered a display from Dell a while back, and so now they send me spam via snail mail.

I got an official Dell mailing today that made me laugh out loud... I scanned it for your pleasure. Check it out.

 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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It would be nice to see Gateway or eMachines tack that ad onto one of their flyers.

Especially a Dell ad that can easily be read as anti-Dell.
 

miloblithe

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Nov 14, 2003
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Fire everyone in marketing!

Things like this make me miss being an advertising editor. Then remember all the mistakes I'd find only to be told, "eh, no one will notice," and I don't miss it so much.
 

emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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HAHAHAHAHA!!

I love the look on the guys face - it's almost pained! Thanks for sharing!
 

broken_keyboard

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Maybe someone whose first language wasn't English.

To an English speaker asking that question implies they weren't thinking, but I can see how someone from another country might take it at face value.
 

Fukui

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broken_keyboard said:
Maybe someone whose first language wasn't English.

To an English speaker asking that question implies they weren't thinking, but I can see how someone from another country might take it at face value.
Outsourced advertising perhaps?
 

Makosuke

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Aug 15, 2001
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That's absolutely hilarious, and it wouldn't be half as funny if the guy didn't look so uncomfortable and confused. Perhaps he's been told he's about to be fired as Marketing Director, and he's trying to figure out why.

As a sign of just how bad this is, it took me a good 20 seconds to figure out what they were trying to say--the unintended (but far more accurate) meaning is that much more obvious.
 

dotdotdot

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Jan 23, 2005
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Makosuke said:
That's absolutely hilarious, and it wouldn't be half as funny if the guy didn't look so uncomfortable and confused. Perhaps he's been told he's about to be fired as Marketing Director, and he's trying to figure out why.

As a sign of just how bad this is, it took me a good 20 seconds to figure out what they were trying to say--the unintended (but far more accurate) meaning is that much more obvious.

yep... same here: didnt understand it right off the bat

Thats hilarious!
 

dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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they weren't! obviosly neither was dell. That is rather priceless, almost worthy of engrish.com

edit:I must say this is the funniest thing I've come across in a while