You’ve goat to be kidding

May 28, 2009
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Ever wanted a pet goat? Something to snuggle up with at night, take for walks or train to fetch your slippers?

Now you can get one for free. You just have to stump up the cash for a new ute (a pickup, for the Americans out there).

Mitsubishi is offering  a free goat with every Triton ute sold before August in a ploy aimed at the rural market. The company says the bearded ruminants, like Tritons, are ”hardy, versatile units which will integrate directly into existing farm operations.”  

According to the news report, they also defend against weeds and there is no risk of goat flu affecting the tourism industry.

And, in the best quote I’ve heard for a long, long time, Mitsubishi NZ general sales and marketing manager Peter Wilkins says:  ”…what better time to float the goat?”

They also have a goat-free package available, but where’s the fun in that?

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