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God hates car dealerships

A while back I was reading an article about one car dealer in Colorado trying to drum up sales with an unusual promotion.

GREELEY, Colo. -- Dozens, possibly hundreds, of Coloradans could get their vehicle for free if it rains on Memorial Day.

Weld County Garage, a GMC, Pontiac, Buick dealership, will refund the purchase price for new and used vehicles bought between May 13 and May 16, if it rains on Memorial Day.

A sprinkle at 3 a.m. doesn't count, the rules say it must rain at least one inch on Memorial Day (May 25th, 2009), between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

I remember thinking at the time it was probably a sucker's bet. I wasn't sure of the exact figures but I figured it probably doesn't rain all that much in colorado this time of year and the chances of this paying off were minimal at best. Well, I was looking at the weather forecasts and it seems like it'll be raining over much of the east coast this memorial day. I remembered this promotion and checked the town in colorado where the dealership is located and it looks like someone there is in for a bad day. The forecasts predict rain for almost the entire morning into the early afternoon. Since it's thunderstorms, there's a good chance it'll drop more than a little precipitation. Anyone who took the dealer up on this offer is probably doing a happy dance right now.
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