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Salesmen call it “Leading The Pig”

By johnboy - 1 October 2010 38

Have a look at this ad for The Apartments in New Acton.

Reminds me a bit of the way Debacle used to have a sign out the front saying IIRC: “If you like Carlton Draft the Civic Pub is just down the road”.

New Acton Apartments Ad

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38 Responses to
Salesmen call it “Leading The Pig”
arescarti42 3:40 pm 01 Oct 10

landcat said :

Canberra DOES need more developments that actually make this town look like a city, and will add value to the place instead of putting up more foul government housing.
LandCAt

Because the poor don’t deserve a place to live, right?

There’s a bunch of units from this complex up on allhomes at the moment, 3 bedroom units are listed from $1.1 to $1.8 million. For comparison, there is currently a brand new 5 bedroom house on a 1200 metre square block about 1.5km away listed for $1.65 million.

I like how a lot of the ApARTment allhomes listings have “close to the ANU” mentioned in them. I wonder how many students or lecturers have a lazy $1.5 million spare to buy one of these units.

H1NG0 3:20 pm 01 Oct 10

The building itself is nice. In fact, that whole area is nice. New Acton and the ANU Exchange are tow areas of Canberra that have improved significantly over the last couple of years. Unfortunately the ad is pretentious and doesn’t sell it well.

neanderthalsis 3:19 pm 01 Oct 10

No real man would order a fillet mignon, let alone a well done one. It’s a tiny, over priced bit of meat, no marbling and low in flavour.

JessicaNumber 2:56 pm 01 Oct 10

I have never ordered a whatever that dish was and have always enjoyed smooches with someone special (although not on railway tracks), so maybe those are the apartments for me!

MWAH!

Diggety 2:46 pm 01 Oct 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

“If you want to see the Katie Bender memorial from your couch, these are the apartments for you.”

Absolute pisser.

I think the ad is great, place all the wankers in the one concentrated area. Sort of like San Fransico in South Park. Smug clouds and all.

landcat 2:38 pm 01 Oct 10

Chaz said :

hooray for more overpriced/tiny apartments

canberra sure needs more of those

Umm… have you even seen the apartments?

The artwork in this development is amazing. Canberra DOES need more developments that actually make this town look like a city, and will add value to the place instead of putting up more foul government housing.

This is one of Canberra’s first residential 6 star building, maybe we should look at these apartments as the way forward in this town instead of bitching about the Ad.

LandCAt

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:33 pm 01 Oct 10

“If you want to see the Katie Bender memorial from your couch, these are the apartments for you.”

WestonGuy 2:12 pm 01 Oct 10

whilst the ad is clever, i think it would only appeal to people who are new to Canberra and yet to discover how appalling the apartment construction industry is in this town. eg. Bovis’s Gateway Apartments on Kingston Foreshore which were originally marketed as the new benchmark for quality and taste in Canberra but have, ever since, mired all occupants in litigation with Bovis to compensate for structural problems cause by their shoddy workmanship.

H1NG0 2:08 pm 01 Oct 10

They should have got me to do the ad. Would have been a lot quicker and dare I say, cheaper too.

“If you are a wanker, you will love the Apartments”

Jim Jones 2:00 pm 01 Oct 10

Clever add – the only people they’ll alienate were never prospective buyers anyway.

Also … what’s the point of having a steak if you’re going to turn it into charcoal?

harvyk1 1:50 pm 01 Oct 10

johnboy said :

How do you have your steak?

Burnt to a crisp…

johnboy 1:49 pm 01 Oct 10

How do you have your steak?

Chaz 1:47 pm 01 Oct 10

hooray for more overpriced/tiny apartments

canberra sure needs more of those

harvyk1 1:45 pm 01 Oct 10

Makes me think that the residents will have nightly masterb….. well you get the idea…
It does not convince me to part with my money for the next 20 odd years, it does nothing to state what I can expect if I move in… It doesn’t even make me curious about the place…

p1 1:38 pm 01 Oct 10

I skip/fast forward/mute ads on the occasions I watch TV.

I have seen this ad a few times, but ironically, this is the first time I have actually listened to the audio.

Are their sunlit railway tracks as part of the new development?

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