|August 19, 2020
Clint Eastwood's advice in "Dirty Harry" that
opinions, like certain body parts, are best kept to
on the magazine cover to the left will take you to a
2002 article in the Washington Post about Playboy magazine
provided temporary employment for several women laid-off
from the failing Enron corporation.
Back in 2002, I
was still brokering light aircraft, and one day I got a call
from a fellow wanting to sell his Ercoupe. "A
really nice airplane", he said, "and at
the moment it is kind of famous." Turns out, his
girlfriend was recently laid-off from the Enron, now closed
up and in terrible financial condition. Fortunately,
according to my new client, she was a pretty attractive lady
and in a group hired by Playboy magazine to be featured in
an article, with photos of their very obvious assets.
the photographer asked if she could suggest a location for
the photoshoot, the young lady replied, "Well, my
boyfriend has an airplane ..."
have photos of the plane", my seller said, "and
the one Playboy took, should get a lot of attention".
And it did. I had hundreds of inquiries about that
airplane, suddenly everybody wanted to buy a 1946 Ercoupe.
Not wanting to get in trouble with any straight-laced web
visitors, rather than show the photo as it was taken, I
covered the woman up with a sign telling readers how they
could enjoy this, by sending me an email and I would send
them back the photo. I remember getting about 500 emails in
the next couple of days, and the airplane sold quickly.
too, can see this great airplane, and the woman responsible
for the quick sale, by clicking on the photo. Remember, you
wanted this, don't complain to me later.
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responses, and will be glad to post them here. Email your
I enjoyed your method of sales ability. You are quite
the author. You should write a book. - Meredith in North Dakota
says: Having spent 35 years in organized crime (the banking
business) I have a lot of stories to tell, know where the bodies
are buried, and it is on my "bucket list".