Marketing Trick: A Porsche in Your Driveway
Canadian dealer puts a new spin on direct marketing by parking a Porsche in front of prospective customers' home.
I think it's very clever. And Annatar, if you had a legal right to the property that is the city Right-Of-Way, it would be the first I have ever heard of such a thing.
If it was legally your property, it would be a road easement, not a ROW.
You are correct about the invasion of privacy thing. Just look at Google Street View. They have been through legal battles, but they won because they only take pictures from angles that any pedestrian would view as they walk by. The Porsche marketing campaign would be no different.
And by the way, if you don't like it, all you have to do is not buy one.
"I would consider suing them for invasion of privacy"
Taking a picture of the vehicle in front of your home is in no way invasion of privacy. In order to become invasion of privacy, they would need to get into a location that isn't considered viewable by the public, so say your backyard, and then proceed to take pictures of you, or your family, while in your own home. Your windows being open, or closed, also determines what is considered an invasion of privacy. Leaving the blinds open to your front window? Then a person has the legal right to be able to take look in and even take pictures.
Someone taking a shot of my home would seriously aggravate me, to the point where I would consider suing them for invasion of privacy and trespassing. The property lines in my state usually reach to the middle of the road (with right-of-way for utilities), so technically, if they did this, they would be trespassing. Also, as far as I know, nobody but the United States postal worker is allowed to touch the mail box. Accessing the mailbox is considered a federal criminal offense.
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