Free sausage sizzles at prestige dealerships - is this really something we want to condone?

Hi All

I'm sure you've seen the sausage sizzle posts at BMW etc.. dealerships the last couple of days. Is this really the kind of thing we want to allow as a "bargain"

Surely it would only serve to damage the reputation of this site and its visitors if we were just seen as freeloaders who will go out of their way for a snag sandwich

Any thoughts?

MP

Comments

  • I don't see the problem if the manager of the business has given the ok. Firstly it's a local thing and 99.x% of the people won't be able to go. Secondly, speaking for myself, I have better things to do then let myself be buttonholed by car salespeople. (Almost wrote critter :).)

    Note that deals of snag BBQs aren't novel, I think computer part shops have announced these in the past on OzB.

  • I can imagine there will be lots of judging at the dealership. I can also see people bringing their whole family there for lunch and probably taking extra for dinner.

  • Surely it would only serve to damage the reputation of this site and its visitors if we were just seen as freeloaders who will go out of their way for a snag sandwich

    For transparency, free sausage sizzles have been posted extensively over the years.

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    2011
    2012
    2012 #2
    Last month

    We also have quite a big thread on where to get free drink refills in Sydney. Good combo ;)

    EDIT: BMW seem to have a habit of doing meat themed freebies.

  • Do you think BMW cares what OzB thinks? Not sure your typical OzBargainer fits their typical 'customer profile' (although I have been considering a great deal on a 125i).

  • Fair enough. I said my piece, people disagree, thats OK.

    I'm not against a free sausage sizzle, just that its implied that you're coming to the event to purchase, they're just feeding you while you're there. Oh well, perhaps they'll talk a few people into a new BMW.

    Enjoy your snags :)