I happened upon a web site called http://CircuitLeasing.com the other day and just couldn't believe it. Here is a site that is selling the cars that circuit and district overseers have been driving. They had a contact page to request more info, so I did.
They mailed me a flashlight/keyring (apologizing that they had run out of their 30,000 pocket calendars) and an offer on a Buick LeSabre. The letter says:
Circuit Leasing Corporation is the agency used by the Branch to care for the transportation needs of the traveling overseers. Each year we replace about 200 cars with new ones that we have purchased, leaving the returned vehicles for sale to the friends all over the country."
It goes on about how they have all the power options, well maintained, maintenance records available, etc. After apologizing for not having any more calendars, they point me to "our Brothers at Madzay Color Graphics" where I can buy my own calendar, if I wish.
It finally closes with:
"Your brothers, Circuit Leasing Corporation"
The Society SURELY knows they're doing this. Why is this ok? Isn't it profiting from your brothers? Surely these guys knew there would be a novelty attached to owning a 'circuit overseer's car', I would imagine they do a brisk business.
I couldn't care less, heck, I encourage you to write to 'em so you can get your flashlight keychain. Zach loves his! For that matter, if it's a good deal, buy a car. But the whole idea just smells so bad in light of the Watchtower's constant reminders not to 'profit from your brothers'.