Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Car Purchase Negotiation Aid

You never have to say a word.
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This idea consists of a simple hand-held sign that has the word YES on one side and the word NO on the other side.

Use this device during your visits to the car lot to answer the annoying salesman’s questions. You are free to ask and answer questions anyway you would like but to regain control of the situation you whip out your trusty CPNA to answer his meddlesome questions.

This puts you back in control of the conversation. Plus it would be real fun to screw around with the sales guy, instead of him screwing around with you for a change.

This device has multiple uses; at weddings, talking with your boss, police officer, etc.

dogzapper, Sep 13 2005

Escrow app
asolutely shameless plug of my own idea that is only tangentially related [xaviergisz, Jul 08 2011]

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       Aid?
bristolz, Sep 13 2005
  

       An "aide" would imply another person (as in "aide-de-camp"), but this strikes me as a simple printed board. I smell rant.
coprocephalous, Sep 13 2005
  

       A similar technique was recently used by the Thai Prime Minister. I don't know if it made international news.
In his case, I think it was a cross. He held it up everytime reporters asked a question that he thought inappropriate.
Ling, Sep 13 2005
  

       Look them straight in the eyes. That's a sure way to be victorious. If you don't "win", you may find you have established a meaningfull connection to another human being.
zeno, Sep 13 2005
  

       You shouldn't feel as if you dont have control over the conversation when you have the money. Oh yeah.. thats right- The salesman can be very convincing and you dont want to upset him or hurt his feelings so you ended up driving away with a car that you dont like in a financing arrangement that you can barely afford. And you drive down the road MAD and thinking to yourself, "NEXT TIME its going to be different!" Ahhh.. my very own CPNA!
Jscotty, Sep 15 2005
  

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       Put the messages on either side of a ping-pong paddle. Very effective at short ranges.
lurch, Sep 15 2005
  

       Better yet, emboss them onto the table tennis bat and then hit the salesman with it.   

       The physical violence might at least intimidate him into making a better deal - the yes/no sign will just piss him off and you'll never get a good price.
Jinbish, Sep 15 2005
  

       This is good. I will keep one on hand for the next time I am hung over and being asked lots of chirpy questions.   

       "What exciting thing shall we do this morning?"   

       (NO)
wagster, Sep 15 2005
  

       How about a three sided sign? Yes, No, Maybe...
dogzapper, Jul 08 2011
  

       //talking with your ... police officer//   

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