Is the 'Amazon Treasure Truck' in Phoenix?

Posted at 6:50 AM, Sep 28, 2017

Have you seen it?

While driving into work, an ABC15 staffer spotted a blue and red truck with the words "Treasure Truck" and "Amazon" on it.

"The countdown begins" was prominently displayed in carnival-style typography on the side.

Two questions come to mind: What is it? And is it stopping in Phoenix, or just passing through?

The truck is essentially a "pop-up" flash sale of "hand-pick[ed], trending, local or delicious items" that can be purchased only at the truck, according toAmazon's website.

It launched in February 2016 in Seattle, the website says.

The truck sells a specific item on its visit. Its whereabouts are sent out either through a text message, via its @treasuretruck Twitter account, or through the Amazon app.

The item can then be purchased through the app and picked up at the truck that day.

A spokesperson for Amazon was unable to say whether or not the truck was going to make a stop in the Valley nor what specific items, if any, were onboard.

Although, in a tweet sent out on Sept. 25, the company wrote that the truck would be visiting several new cities.

A map with 17 cities across the country was attached to that tweet. Phoenix is on that list. What exactly does it mean? We're not sure. 

We'll have to wait and see like everyone else.

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