Originally Posted by Robenger
I wonder how many more states will ban the sale of Tesla vehicles?
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
No state is banning the sale or ownership of them, just the method of HOW they are sold.
You can thank the people who got to law makers for that ... back when GM was in trouble and wanted to close a bunch of dealerships ... and law makers said no.
Originally Posted by frickfrock999
That law makes no sense.
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
Yea it's pretty ridiculous... why should I, the sole manufacturer of a product, be obligated to reduce my sales revenue and sell the product via a middle man? I should have the right to sell my product on Amazon, eBay, or any other open market directly to my consumers.
Originally Posted by Tsumi
If I remember correctly, it was to prevent people from buying at lower prices direct from the manufacturer and then going to the dealership for warranty purposes. And I doubt dealerships get reimbursed for warranty work they do.
We can all thank Unions for this.
Back in the day you used to be able to buy from the manufacturer directly, and save truck loads! My Grandfather used to do it, several people I know used to.
Private dealerships organized, formed very powerful Unions, and quickly put a stop to it. It thus ensured their profit margins would maintain a minimum per car soldl.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 1/14/15 at 2:52pm