Originally Posted by t608
Does that stay on the truck while you drive and how many cards have you noticed are actually taken?
I don't believe it's intended to remain there while driving and initially, I was very careful to remove it before doing so. Then one day I realized I had forgotten to remove it and was doing 45 mph - uh-oh! It didn't come off.
Then one day, I looked in the mirror while doing 65-70 mph on the highway. Yup, I had forgotten it was there. After it survived that test, I stopped worrying about it.
Now it may depend on where it's actually placed and whether the surface is clean, because the magnet isn't really THAT strong, but so far, so good with staying put.
I usually keep 5 cards in there so I can easily tell when one is taken. Plus if left out in a torrential
rain, I've noted that the cards can get damp - mainly condensation buildup, I believe, so I don't put a lot in unless I plan on taking it off and keeping them in the truck overnight.
I don't see a "lot" being taken, but I take that with a grain of salt. I'm not always parked in highly visible areas with a lot of foot traffic.
I will say that it DOES get noticed - people do look at it. I had a guy walk by the other day and I had said "hello" to him on a previous visit to this location... as he came by again, he saw the holder and asked "Is it OK if I take one of your cards?"
It's a cool product. There's another benefit that makes it worthwhile even if nobody ever took a card again as long as I'm in business... I don't have to open my truck to get a card for someone I've just stopped to talk to about potential work - I just grab a card, or tell them to take one for themselves.
During the summer, I can't keep cards in my pocket because they get sweaty, and that's a pretty nasty thing to do to a potential client. "here, take my..." Ewwwwwww!!!
I actually have photographic evidence of someone taking a card last week! Haha! I forgot about it - I'll have to post the photo!