Posted at 11:22 AM on May 1, 2007
by Jeff Horwich
Ok, I admit it. I am willingly on the email list for The Sharper Image (they send out good coupons, OK???). Every now and then, the geeky eclecticism gives over to something over-the-top -- as in this email I got the other day straight from The Donald himself:
The Sharper Image is one of my favorite stores, with fantastic products of all kinds. That's why I'm thrilled that they agree with me: Trump Steaks are the "World's Greatest Steaks" -- and I mean that in every sense of the word. These steaks are, by far, the best tasting, most flavorful steaks you've ever had -- truly in a league of their own. The Sharper Image is the only place where you can buy Trump Steaks...
...Treat yourself to the very, very best that life has to offer. One bite and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Believe me, I understand steaks. It's my favorite food. And Trump Steaks are the best.
Steaks I can only get at The Sharper Image? Yum!!! But then again, if Donald Trump says they're awesome...
(BTW, Donald Trump's other favorite stores: Spencer Gifts, Bath and Body Works, and Hot Topic.)
I was also intrigued by the image of Trump's signature, attached to the email:
To me, that looks like "Arual Savannnnnnnnah." Sanden says it looks like a phone cord.
Looks to me like the EEG ten minutes before the patient flatlines.
...from congestive heart failure after eating too many steaks.
I doubt even Donny thinks he can make money on every product that bears his name. He probably just cons others into putting their money up, so he has no downside.
The surprise here is that he was able to con Sharper Image into a move that is going to cause a devaluation in the value of their brand.
If DONALD says it's good. It's GOOD!
These must be the greatest steaks. there is no way he would put his name on something that was not good. the sharper image website says they are Certified Angus Prime. WOW we should all order them.
I'm suprised he doesn't just stack those steaks into a little tower and sell that table for $20 million.
Trump has a great style of telling you what your opinion is: "These steaks are, by far, the best tasting, most flavorful steaks you've ever had."
So, then, how do you get the steaks? Do you have to mail-order them?
If you want to order the steaks you have to go and order them from the Sharper Image website.
They are great.
But the real question is, can I cook these steaks with my new nifty laser pointer from the Sharper Image?