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Jalopnik Newsletter dated 7/25,16 on subject Tesla direct sales

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by dgindio, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. dgindio

    dgindio dgindio

    Apr 15, 2016
    Indio, California
  2. Boourns

    Boourns Active Member

    Mar 9, 2016
    More importantly I think this impression is wrong:

    If you have ever shopped for a LEAF, you have probably encountered the salesman who wants to sell you just about any other Nissan before a LEAF. Some Nissan dealerships even only have one or two salesman who even sell LEAFs. This is before you even address the issue of what the salesman actually knows about the car, which is usually not much. I think Tesla's argument definitely has merit.
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    Austin, TX
    Doesn't any reporter notice that while the auto dealer cartel says they're opposed to direct sales for "consumer protection", no independent pro-consumer organization supports that position?
  4. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

    Nov 10, 2014
    The Americas
    The stealership lobby saying they're looking out for consumer rights is analogous to the tobacco industry lobby saying they're looking out for the consumer's freedom of choice.

    Let's see... what other commonalities come to mind... the stealership lobby promotes a product that uses a carcinogenic fuel and that bursts into flames with regularity. Tobacco industry lobbyists promote a product that is is carcinogenic and requires flame with regularity.


    This is the great fallacy of the GOP's mantra to "just leave it to the States". It would be nice to get this resolved at the federal level so that we could all just move on. That only took what, 4 generations or more for tobacco? And 3 generations and counting for seatbelt use?

    Freedom of choice is great. Choosing to promote idiocy at the expense of others is not. Hopefully, they import some clear-headed thinking into Utah with a quickness.

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