Ok you know by now I don't do "tent sales".

I have never understood this concept and can’t figure out how it could possibly save you money. Every year these dealerships pack up their vehicles and move them miles down the road to some mall parking lot, jack up a tent, and call it a sale. First of all, moving all their inventory miles down the road, renting a massive tent, and reserving a parking lot cost the car dealer money! You think you’re really going to get a good deal on top of that? Not to mention, there is bound to be issues concerning the weather, insects, and lack of indoor plumbing. Now, I’ll admit this type of event may have made sense back in the day when the dealership’s showroom wasn’t air conditioned - it may have been nice to get outside. Tmes have changed. You don't wind your watch anymore and if Superman had to change into his outfit he would have a hard time finding a telephone booth. Move on already !

At Genesee Valley Motors we have beautiful, air conditioned show rooms, so we don’t see the need for a “tent sale”. But in the spirit of “tent season”, we finally decided to get on board and do our own type of “tent sale”.

We are going to set aside the money a dealer would normally use to rent a tent, move their inventory, and reserve a parking lot, and donate it to an organization that can put a tent to good use….the Girl Scouts. This has become our annual “tent sale” as we donated to the boy scouts last “tent season”.

To make this happen, we are giving the Girl Scout troop leaders within the four county area an opportunity to register on our website. The first 25 troops to request a donation will each receive a $200 check from us, totaling a $5,000 donation.

So, we’ll let the other dealers spend their money on their “sale” and watch them pray to Mother Nature that the weather cooperates, while we offer our same no-nonsense prices in our air conditioned showroom, and think of better ways that money could be spent.

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26 comments - "Come to our TENT SALE !"

Teresa K. commented on Jun 23, 2015 at 08:44 am

Brownie Troop 60911 in East Irondequoit would love to receive a $200 donation if funds are still available. Thank you so much.

Karen V. commented on Jun 21, 2015 at 01:31 pm

RH Troop 60232 would love to have a donation. Thanks for your generously!

Elizabeth C. commented on Jun 21, 2015 at 08:54 am

What a great idea and very generous! Thank you for supporting the scouts, a generational organization, much like some car dealerships. Our troop #63175 would be honored to receive a$200 donation! It will be used for our camping fun and teaching the girls, the joys of the outdoors!

Tricia F. commented on Jun 21, 2015 at 08:02 am

Troop 60845 in East Roch would greatly appreciate your generous donation. Thanks for supporting Girl Scouts.

Tricia F. commented on Jun 21, 2015 at 03:49 am

Troop 60845. From East Rochester would appreciate your donation! Thanks for supporting Girl Scouts. Tricia Fioravanti

Barbara Z. commented on Jun 21, 2015 at 12:14 am

Thank you for your generous donations to our Girl Scout troops! I am the leader for troop 42106 and 42020 in Bergen.

Leslie W. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 11:56 pm

I am unable to make the link sent to leslie_white@urmc.rochester.edu work twice. I dont understand. I hope a different address works so Troop 60726 Scouts can benefit. Leslie White

Ashley H. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm

I want to register for your very generous offer to help out Girl scouts for the $200. This is great! I'm a troop leader of troop 42155 in Leroy

Christina W. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Wow! Troop 60422 from Chili would be so appreciative to receive this $200 donation. Thank-you so much for this wonderful act of kindness and generosity.

Andrea F. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Troop 63168 would greatly appreciate the $200. This is such a great way to give back to the community and to a great organization. Thank you for your consideration.

Maggie B. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 09:31 pm

Troop 60196 from East Rochester would really appreciate the $200 donation!

Vicki O. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 09:18 pm

My troop, 51041, in Avon, ny would like consideration for your donation.

Arika R. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:47 pm

What a wonderful idea!! Troop 60041 would be honored to receive such a gift!

Michele D. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:14 pm

Troop 60106 would love a donation! I am one of the co-leaders.

Peg V. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 02:58 pm

Troop 60293 in Webster, NY could benefit greatly from your donation. I remember when you talked about doing this last year on WHAM and loved the idea. Thanks for giving back to the community.

Colleen H. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 02:36 pm

LOVE THIS IDEA! Our Webster troop 60397 would appreciate this.

Jackie G. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

This a a wonderful idea. Troop 60272 of Irondequoit is a group of 22 girls and could benefit from your generous offer. Thank you in advance from Leader Jackie.

Christine O. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 09:55 am

What a generous offer! I would like to register troop 60367 in Webster NY. Thank you so much.

Judy S. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 09:02 am

This is a great idea and a wonderful opportunity for our Girl Scouts. Troop 40984 in Victor NY would love the donation of $200. Thank you for offering this.

Kathy H. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 09:02 am

Thank you for being so generous to such a great cause! Our girls, from Troop 63436 in Fairport, would be very grateful for this generous donation! You are a great example to others by giving back to the community.

Christina F. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 08:14 am

A very nice donation! Girl Scout Troop 60027 in Fairport would love the donation for tents!

Brandi S. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 07:18 am

I'm hoping this is how we request a donation. Five Nations Troop 51088 from Caledonia-Mumford would greatly appreciate your donation!

Lori S. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 06:59 am

What a nice thing to do! My Troop is 60639 in Chili and would really appreciate the donation!

Stacy R. commented on Jun 20, 2015 at 06:40 am

Thank you for this very generous offer! My troop in Irondequoit (60208) would greatly appreciate your donation.

Karen V. commented on Jun 19, 2015 at 09:10 pm

My troop, RH 60232, would greatly appreciate a donation for tents!

Regina L. commented on Jun 19, 2015 at 06:14 pm

I want to register for your very generous offer to help out Girl Scouts for donation of $200. This is so NICE! I am leader of troop 60877 in Webster.

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