BARRIERE - Need a vehicle with doors, windshield wipers and even mirrors?
Look no further than Sarah Underwood, who's trying to sell her husband's 2006 Ford Focus in a pretty unusual way.
"I am selling this car for my husband, who said he would give me $200 if I can sell it for $1,200," Underwood says in her Kijiji ad for the car.
Throughout the post, Underwood pokes fun at her husband's vehicle, while still trying to market it to potential buyers. She questions why the model isn't named Ford Adderall or Ford Ritalin.
"Driving.ca praises this wagon, exclaiming, 'The interior is clean and modern-looking with a liberal use of acceptable materials. The instrument panel is logical and legible.' Did you see that? ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS!" Underwood writes. "Although I'm not sure what unacceptable interior car materials are (probably giraffe hide and trimmings from Trump's haircuts – you know he keeps those in a jar somewhere because he thinks they'll be worth something one day)."
Underwood boasts about the vehicle's automatic locks and windows, air conditioning and CD player.
"This ain't your grandma's station wagon. OK, it probably is but grandma's are full of wisdom and smart buying decisions, like buying this Ford Focus Wagon for yourself."
This isn't the first time Underwood has crafted up a hilarious ad to sell a vehicle. She tells iNFOnews.ca that she had some luck when she used the same technique to sell her vehicle a few years ago.
"I had a lot of good response to it so when I was preparing the regular sales ad for the Focus, my husband stepped in and said 'can't you write an ad like you did for your Ranger?'" Underwood says.
Although she's only received a handful of serious inquiries about her husband's car so far, Underwood says some people have reached out through email just to share their appreciation for the ad.
It took her a couple of hours to write the ad, which she says she started typing up in the middle of the night.
Pointing out the over-the-top obviousness of her labels in the picture of the Focus, Underwood says she got inspiration from dealership ads that list basic car features as attributes.
"That was, by far, the best sales pitch I've ever seen," one email response to the ad reads. "Although I only opened the ad because of the markings on the picture, I'm almost tempted to buy it (but I don't need car). Anyway, had to give kudos. I hope you get your bragging rights (and the $200)."
Another response stated, "I have to tell you... first off, not buying the car (sorry), but your ad is funny as shit. That thing will be gone for sure. Super great write up... man I'm still chuckling."
Underwood ends her Kijiji ad by recommending the car to just about everyone from a tall person to a broke student, or even as a secret Santa gag gift for that co-worker you really don't like.
"Just imagine the look on your hated co-workers face when you lead them outside to find this station wagon with a bow on it! Don't delay – email today. I could really use that $200, and bragging rights. Located in Barriere, an extremely far 45 minutes north of Kamloops (according to our friends who rarely visit us)."
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