thank you…? f&£k you!
update II, 27 Jan, 2009:
Found it! scroll down.
Thanks http://www.leftlanenews.com/chrysler-publishes-thank-you-ad.html for the copy, and here are a few cached comments: http://consumerist.com/5137457/chrysler-buys-ads-thanking-you-for-tax-money-you-get-pissed-chrysler-censors-you
update, 27 Jan, 2009:
Chrysler have removed the blog post. Does anyone have it cached? Waybackmachine & google cache not good.
I love it when old school corporates try to go web2.0, endless laughs guaranteed:
Hey Crysler! You’re not welcome. You took my hard earned tax dollars without congressional approval. This is not the time for a “thank you.” This would be a good time for a refund…and an apology. http://rightklik.net
It takes a man with a whole lotta chutzpah to thank a person for investing in a company when they had zero voice in the matter.
My elected representatives decided ‘no’. The executive branch decided ‘yes’ through means that might be legal but frankly smell like rotten fish.
You may certainly get my money this way, but you will never see a dime of my money voluntarily spent on any of your products.
Mr Nardelli, Fire your PR and advertising teams and execs immediately. We the People did not want to see any more ads and money wasted on ads, be it from Chrysler, et al, or from your own pocket. You should have put up a website thanking the people and just submitted it to various online news aggregators for free. Once again, I am pained to see you are demonstrating a lack of common sense and fiscal responsibility. We supported the bailout of the car companies, even in the face of the horrendously mismanaged and secretive bailout of banks, and you stlil throw money away in the name of your company. Time to wake up. Sincerely, Matt and the rest of the Internet.
Thank You? Kiss mine you looters. I had ZERO choice in the matter. The money was taken from me by FORCE of GOVERNMENT and given to you. Ads like this reaffirm my decesion to buy a Honda last year. Bottom line Chrysler- I WILL NEVER BUY FROM A COMPANY THAT POINTS A GUN TO MY HEAD AND THEN SAYS THANKS. This ad infuraties me. Rot in hell scumbags.
here’s an idea: instead of thanking people for what they didn’t want, why don’t you use the web to ask them what they do want? then maybe you can produce stuff that will actually sell on the market.
Since Chrysler is apparently having some technical difficulty with their site, I thought I’d show them my appreciation by hosting a copy of the ad here. Please feel free to share your sentiments: