California Autos Examiner

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A different kind of discount T-shirt: Saturn merchandise on the cheap

Like this Saturn T-shirt? It's only five bucks

Back in the early part of September, the University of Oregon suspended LaGarrette Blount after he punched a Boise State player on national television. Shortly thereafter, the University was offering Blount jerseys for 40% off.

Now in the early part of October, Powertex Group, a reseller of Officially Licensed Saturn products, is offering big discounts on Saturn merchandise and Saturn didn't even punch anybody.

The news of these discounts comes after Roger Penske bailed out on a plan to buy the division, which was the final nail in the coffin for the brand. GM's vice president of U.S. sale Mark LaNeve recently said that there were about 12,000 Saturns in inventory which is about a four month supply. Of course, shortly after making that statement LaNeve himself left GM. Which brings up the uncomfortable question, "What am I going to do with all of these "LaNeve and GM in 2010" T-shirts?"

For more info: Thanks to for alerting folks to the sale.
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