November 25, 2006

OK, now these homebuilder incentives have gotten out of control - free pizza with any home purchase





1) If Pardee homes has a marketing director, he or she is the most incompetent marketing director in US history (yes, worse than the Burger King MD during the "Herb" campaign)

2) If times are so tight for homebuilders that they can only offer a free pizza to move their dead inventory, well, just file for bankruptcy and get it over with

3) If any potential homedebtor buys a home from Pardee because they get a free pizza, well, well, well, well, I'm speechless.

Thanks Tom for the email. Amazing.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doh! I missed it!

Paul E. Math said...

That incentive package is so lame it's like an insult to homebuyers. Then again, if you're buying a home right now then:
a) you deserve to be insulted
b) you're probably too stupid to realize when you're being insulted.

Anonymous said...

In my town, the homebuilders are so desperate, that they ran a promotion.

Buy TWO SUPREME PIZZAS AND GET A
FREE HOUSE

Anonymous said...

I like pizza

Enorah said...

LMAO

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

really like the pic mr math.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet they stiff you for the pizza after you buy.

Chris G said...

And I bet the delivery guy shows up 30 minutes late. Bastards.

Anonymous said...

In my town outside of Boston, a million dollar home was sitting for sale and going nowhere (it was overpriced by about $500,000). Since it did have lakefront...(well, pond front, to be exact), the owner said "Free Kayak" to go with the house...Nice incentive, huh? Paddles: Not included....

Anonymous said...

Boy, thats what was missing all this time. Free pizza to save this ponzi scheme. I woulda never thought of that.

jrinlv said...

I emailed this to Pardee homes:
I just noticed your Free Pizza ad on a great website that has many viewers:
http://housingpanic.blogspot.com/
As much as I enjoy pizza, I decided, after giving this a great deal of thought, not to purchase a cookie-cutter house in order to get my free pizza.
Thanks anyhow for the generous offer!
Somehow, with home builders, I am getting the feeling that desperation is setting in.

Mark in San Diego said...

Yes agree - the Newspaper misprinted the add - Free house with a Pizza. . .BTW - I am going to Las Vegas tomorrow- just for the hell, I thought I would look at condos. . .well - check out Craigslist, and see how many, Foreclosures, short-sale, "desparate," "motivated sellers" ,etc. there are. . .I might just offer them 50K for a 2/bd/2ba!!!. . .it is much worse than I though - makes San Diego look good. . .

Frocco said...

Fat people are stupid and will probably buy that house just to get the pizza. They should be offering a nite out on the town since it will be the last one you will see for years because you will be broke after buying a house!!

Anonymous said...

Notice they give you a free welcome mat too

That's about $5 right?

bubble_watcher said...

Where are my Buffalo Wings!!

;-)

Anonymous said...

Do I have to TIP the pizza guy??

Frocco said...

No tip because you will be too poor!!

Anonymous said...

LOL, those are some great comments.

As I told Keith, you can't make that s@#t up. Yeap, true story that was their mass email promotion.

Tom

panicearly said...

a real smart homebuyer would negotiate hard for the toppings.

Paul E. Math said...

Nice one, Panic. I can see the nervous home-buying couple at the negotiating table with the Pardee agent. The wife sits silent but sternly and imposingly willing her husband to demand extra pepperoni and mushrooms. The husband's voice shakes a bit and he's sweating because he's between a rock and a hard place - he just wants to get the deal done but he'll never hear the end of it from his wife if he doesn't at least get extra pepperoni.

The Pardee agent says that, just this once, as a favour, because he likes this couple so much, he'll go talk to his boss. On the way out of the room the agent stops and turns and shakes his head, "Man!" he says, "you sure drive a hard bargain!".

As the couple sit in the room alone, looking at each other but not talking, they hear unintelligible voices coming from the other room. There is a pause of silence in the other room that is followed by raucous laughter that his half-heartedly stifled. The laughter continues in hushed tones until it sounds like 2 gay men weeping together over a shared dying lover. Eventually the noises fade into a silence that lasts 5 seconds, maybe ten, but is shattered by loud guffaws and the sound of knees being slapped and someone stumbling into a wall or a shelving unit or something.

Several minutes later the Pardee agent rejoins the waiting couple, his eyes and face still slightly red, a certain puffiness to his eyelids. Silence reigns as the couple exchange nervous glances. The tension finally overwhelms the husband and a brief, high-pitched staccato fart escapes him - his wife looks at hime menacingly. "It's a deal" says the agent, finally, and the couple's faces erupt in joyous relief - they are too elated to notice that the agent's head is bowed again with his right hand over his eyes and his body shakes up and down with what his either a tormented grief or a racking, uncontrollable breathless laughter.

Anonymous said...

Paul E the funniest post I've ever read

Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Oh My God! Free Pizza with purchase? Where do i sign up?

Anonymous said...

Knowing how those SOB realtors work I'll guarantee they'll only let you have ONE topping!

Anonymous said...

The realtor will show up at the door with a big fake smile, pizza in hand (one topping only) then will proceed to stand there and eat half the damn thing!