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RadioShack: Would You Like a Gun With Your Satellite TV?

It’s been awhile since we wrote about odd pairs and promotional gimmicks, but this recent deal from

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RadioShack caught our eye.  “Customers who sign up to Dish Network packaged [sic] for the first time are given a coupon for $135 (£82) to buy either a pistol or a shotgun from a local sporting goods store,” reports The Telegraph. Steve Strand, the owner of a store in Montana and the creator of the promotion, says subscriptions have “increased threefold” since the deal was introduced last fall.  “All I can tell you is, grandma is packing a gun in Montana,” said Strand.