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Found This On A Dutch Auction Site ...

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#1 zneel

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 18:18

file.jpeg file.jpeg Found this beauty on a Dutch auction site. There is a story behind it:

 

What makes this cabinet unique is the story that goes with it .....     Once upon a time in the late '70-s/early '80-s the general manager of Parker Netherlands designed this cabinet and had some 100 made by a German factory that was renowned for the cuckoo-clocks it made. The cabinet was intended to surprise the global Parker CEO when he came to visit the Netherlands. He did like the cabinet, but when he found it was made by the cuckoo-clock company he forbid it ever to be sold as a PArker product, because .... everything Parker sells is made by Parker itself and by nobody else .....

So in the end Parker NL ended up with some 100 cabinets they were not allowed to sell. They therefore decided to use them as a marketing tool and presented them as a gift customers that bought 7 high-end Parker pens in one purchase 


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#2 T4TEXAS

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 18:23

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#3 MKeith

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 19:59

Nice!


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#4 Orpilorp

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 20:11

Imagine that, a narcissistic CEO.

#5 RocketRyan

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 20:12

Gorgeous.

#6 T4TEXAS

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 20:33

What a find!

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#7 da vinci

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 23:42

Interesting story, and a nice cabinet :)

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 00:09

Imagine that, a narcissistic CEO.

Maybe, but not necessarily. I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with wanting everything that your company sells to be actually made by your company. After all, they are responsible for maintaining their own reputation for quality.







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