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Cats 4 Gold! 1. Request info 2. Mail your gold 3. Get some cats!
posted by desjardins (28 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
see also: We Buy Any Cat
posted by desjardins at 1:15 PM on December 22, 2011


FAIL...should be Gold 4 Cats. Totally assbackwards website name.
posted by GavinR at 1:25 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Pure, pure awesome.
posted by pharm at 1:29 PM on December 22, 2011


It's a play on the site cash4gold.com, so the only ones to blame for the backwards name are Green Bullion Financial Services, LLC.

So many kitty puns!
posted by inmediasres at 1:34 PM on December 22, 2011


I totally get the terrible pun that this is based upon, but it is still backwards.
posted by GavinR at 1:36 PM on December 22, 2011


Hehehe, so happy by the branch locator.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 1:42 PM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just the thing for a (too) quiet afternoon before Christmas!
posted by JoanArkham at 1:42 PM on December 22, 2011


I've been this bored. Not this funny though...plus...CATS!~
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:46 PM on December 22, 2011


My golden retriever is going to be so jealous.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 1:48 PM on December 22, 2011


You know, I've always preferred sterling silver, but now I'm wishing I had LOTS AND LOTS OF GOLD!
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 1:53 PM on December 22, 2011


OK. Weirdly, the companion site webuyanycat.com is registered to a real cash for gold company according to the whois database. Which might be false data of course — cats4gold.com itself is registered by an anonymising intermediary.

But that does make me wonder if the whole thing is a genius bit of viral marketing.
posted by pharm at 1:54 PM on December 22, 2011


That Sockington looks like an imposter!
posted by yeti at 1:54 PM on December 22, 2011


But that does make me wonder if the whole thing is a genius bit of viral marketing.

Yeah, hidden in the FAQ is a pointed recommendation for a specific cash for gold place. But who cares; kitty puns!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:58 PM on December 22, 2011


Ah yes, it's in the Terms & Conditions page. Nice find Homeboy: they've been subtle enough not to plaster their link all over the site.

So in conclusion: viral marketing but still pure awesome.
posted by pharm at 2:03 PM on December 22, 2011


In their "Mews" page they have a blog post about their connection to the gold company.
posted by msbutah at 2:12 PM on December 22, 2011


FAIL...should be Gold 4 Cats. Totally assbackwards website name.

No. It's not gold [in exchange] for cats. It's cats, [in exchange] for gold.
posted by desjardins at 2:31 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Then you’ve landed on your feet – because at Cats4Gold we’ll convert your gold jewellery and rings into cute furry things. That’s right! If you’re crazy about cats, we’re just plain crazy, so we’ll swap your gold for cats.

What part of that don't you understand? It obviously should be Gold 4 Cats.
posted by GavinR at 2:46 PM on December 22, 2011


or, they'll trade you CATS...for GOLD...because that is in fact what they're offering. Maine Coons mostly, it sounds like.
posted by Jonathan Livengood at 2:57 PM on December 22, 2011


Sweet! They valued my cat at £7.60 which is like hundreds of dollars, right? I'm shipping her off to England momentarily! actually she is worth much much more than £7.60 and the Brits cannot have her, no they cannot, no matter how much they too may want white cat hair all over their black sweaters jumpers.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:31 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


no matter how much they too may want white cat hair all over their black sweaters jumpers.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:31 PM on December 22 [2 favorites +] [!]

Goth FAIL.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 3:54 PM on December 22, 2011


It's why I have to do so much laundry.
posted by mygothlaundry at 4:01 PM on December 22, 2011 [7 favorites]


Huh. My work computer (I'm taking a lunch break, OK?) blocked this because of "intolerance and hate".
posted by puddinghead at 4:08 PM on December 22, 2011


1-8-7-7 Kats 4 gold!
K-A-T-S Kats 4 gold!
1-8-7-7 Kats for gold!
Collect your kats today!
posted by mintcake! at 4:12 PM on December 22, 2011


I read that Kars 4 Kids is a semi-scammy charity, as they sell the car, take a big cut, and then pass the rest on to a legitimate charity.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:34 PM on December 22, 2011


Is this properly discrete? I don't want to be seen by other folks trading my heirloom jewelery for cats, as people would start to suspect things.

That I'm just putting on heirs. That I don't really have a cat. That I'm hard up for cats. That I just rub hair from the groomer's dumpster on myself before I go out to send the right impression. That the cats I post to facebook with funny captions are not actually my cats, but cat's pictures stolen from Reddit. Potential bosses may look at me and think "This is the kind of man who does not keep many cats."

This might sound like a joke to you, but felinesocioeconomic status is the lifeblood of our society. Anyone who thinks cat-related class has already won.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:43 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


All cats are carefully packaged. We guarantee FREE REPLACEMENT of any crumpled cats.

*chortle*

Also, my wedding ring is worth 3.9 Persians.
posted by ninazer0 at 6:31 PM on December 22, 2011


Kars 4 Kids? How many screaming toddlers cute little angels can I get for my 2003 BMW?
posted by desjardins at 7:45 AM on December 23, 2011


They GIVE you CATS in exchange FOR Gold. Duh!
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:23 AM on December 23, 2011


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