A Seattle-area man defied prevailing pessimistic consumer attitudes last weekend, pulling off what he calls “the deal of a lifetime.”
On Sunday afternoon Bernard K. “Bucky” Frandle, 31, of Lynnwood, a suburb north of Seattle, showed off his acquisition, a used 2006 Hummer H2, to a spontaneous gathering of friends at Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood’s cultural mecca.
“This was the deal of a lifetime,” Frandle told best bud Ted Mullett, 32.
“Why someone would sell such a cherry ride for only $1,200 is a mystery to me,” said Frandle.
“Dude,” remarked Mullet.
Frandle credits President Bush’s economic stimulus package for making his 6,400 pound dream a reality. “My wife Chrissy and I finally got our $1,200 government check last Friday, and the very next day here’s an ad in the newspaper for an H2 for only $1,200,” he said.
“It was perfect timing,” Frandle said.
“Radical,” Mullet added.
Chrissy Frandle, 29, was unavailable for comment. However, a source close to Bucky Frandle who agreed to discuss the H2 on condition of anonymity said Chrissy disagrees with her husband’s purchase.
“Chrissy feels there are bigger priorities right now, necessities they need to budget for,” said the source, who went on to say Chrissy is particularly concerned about the 2009 digital television conversion.
“Bucky and Chrissy still don’t have a plasma TV,” said the source.
In national security news, the Bush administration is saying “all options are on the table” concerning the hunt in Lynnwood for prints of the motion picture Love Guru. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said this morning Lynnwood risks serious consequences by continuing to bar inspectors from searching for the prints. “We can’t wait for the proof that could come in the form of Mike Myers doing an accent,” Rice said.