When Baulkham Hills resident Jeff Wong hired an electric eel from his local Seven Hills Coates Hire branch, he had no idea that his blocked drain would lead to a life changing experience. But it did when Mr Wong became the lucky winner of Coates Hire’s ‘Win A Ute’ Competition and the proud owner of a new Toyota Hilux SR5.
“I hired an electric eel to deal with tree roots in a blocked drain. It was so easy to enter: all I did was reply to a text message and the rest was history” Mr Wong said.
“The first thing I knew about it was when I received a call from Coates Hire on the Friday before the long weekend, asking if I had hired an electric eel in April.
“The caller asked how the service was and I said it was very good and then, thinking it was just a customer service survey, I was about to hang up when the caller stunned me by saying I had won the ute – in a competition I’d forgotten I had entered!”
Jeremy Hill, Coates Hire Group Manager – Strategic Marketing said: “we are extremely pleased to be able to handover such a fantastic prize to a deserving winner”.
“Jeff has been a customer of ours since 2004 and the team at our Seven Hills branch know him well,” said Mr Hill.
“Jeff is a loyal customer of Coates Hire and as a result is now the proud owner of a brand new Toyota Hilux SR5.”
“Overall, the competition was a great success with over 25,000 entries, and it was great to see the majority of our branches around the country once again getting behind the sales promotion.”
Asked if he had any final words on Coates Hire, Mr Wong said: “Coates Hire! They’re now my favourite hire company and I won’t be hiring from anywhere else!”