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Old 11-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by casino is no lie View Post
I for one would not mind overturning a law that prevents manufactures from engaging in direct sales of their products. By cutting out the middle man and implementing standardized operations across the board, it would result in lower costs to the manufacture, which would ultimately benefit the customer as manufacturers fight to attract customers to their brand(s) by lowering prices.

Dealerships would remain as would their employees. It's simply run by the parent company.

That's assuming the manufactures want to take on the additional liability, which they may very well not want to do.
I agree, with one caveat...they would ACTUALLY have to have a dealership...a full on brick and mortar dealership. If all Tesla dealers are located in a mall, with a car, a couch, and a small sales desk, where does the customer get their car serviced? Where do they get their car towed to? There should be a requirement that they MUST maintain a dealership with a full service garage, but they can own it themselves.
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