Or, equally as bad is.... "Ford truck 4 sale, call." with no picture, just that.
Either these type of people are astonishingly dim, or they think they are really slick and once they have you on the phone can swindle you into buying it. This is a real sore spot for me personally, because for a VERY short time, I worked at a heavy equipment, asset management company. The rough idea here is that when a company can't pay its bank loan for, say a dump truck, back hoe, etc, the asset management company does all the shit the bank does not want to do. We go get the equipment back, clean it, fix it, store it on a lot, resell it for as much as we can and then take a cut of the bank's money for our service.
Simple enough right? well, one of the head guys there fancied himself some kind of super slick talking sales machine. In a company meeting, which we had WAY too fucking many of, I would make a suggestion that it may be a good idea to take some pictures of this stuff and list a few more details about it to maybe get people's interest up more. He was not interested in such nonsense. Next month when we still were not selling shit, I brought it up again as a suggestion and he had just had enough of it and was going to cut me down to size in from of everyone.
He looked at me and said "do you even know what an ad is for?" He actually wanted me to answer and just stared at me. So, I said "to sell stuff?" He shouts "WRONG, it's to get people in here, bla bla bla" he went into some long line of fancy bullshit and thought he had fully made me seem a fool. I said, "okay, I see, so what you're saying we are not trying to sell anything, we just want a bunch of people milling the the fuck around in here then" I then exploded in a red faced, vein in the neck showing rage, that was glorious, and at the same time, explaining to him that a 300 thousand dollar piece of equipment is not a candy bar at the fuckin Wal-mart that someone buys on impulse just because they are in the store, the words assclown and fuck face were peppered throughout this rant. I guess these guys must have been used to dealing with khaki panted salesmen and not a 20 year Marine, because I had never seen so much terror in a room of grown men before.
I quit before I could be fired, the business crashed and burned, but really, it was a strong idea, as long as you could manage to sell something.