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Massachusetts - New bill proposed to prohibit direct sales

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  1. gvillager

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    Pacheco-sponsored bill would impact Tesla dealerships - Taunton, MA - The Taunton Daily Gazette


    State Senator Pacheco is proposing the bill. Senator Pacheco's contact information is listed in the link below. Time to call/write your representatives again.

    Member Profile - Marc R. Pacheco
     
  2. bhuwan

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    This is awful and we must act
     
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    Proposing a law to prevent another law from being "skirted" - what's the point of the original law, then? Pacheco is in the auto dealers pockets. Hope our MA people will represent on this one.
     
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    "... would impact Tesla dealerships"
    What's to worry about? Tesla has no dealerships.

    If there's one thing that can be learned from politics, it's that a legal battle using the wrong words has no teeth.
     
  5. JohnQ

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    I love the last line
    Um, why should they sign up a dealer if they can do everything a dealer does? So the dealer can mark up the price and pass it along to the consumer? Or is it so the dealership service bays can be a profit center? How does that benefit the consumer?
     
  6. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    This Senator is obviously corrupt. No middleman is saving consumers money. They don't build milti-million dollar dealerships out of the goodness of their heart.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Poor, deprived little auto dealers. No one's attacking them! Sigh. Whatever happened to actual journalism. None of those dealerships are being competed against by the makers of the cars they sell. . . .
     
  9. Robert.Boston

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    For those who like to start with some text:

     
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    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Thank you Robert. I used some of your text in my email to Senator Pacheco and my state senator.
     
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    Thank you, too, Robert. I riffed on your text.

    In case anyone else is interested:

     
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    Has anyone called for him to step down from his position in
    • Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
    • Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change
    due to a conflict of interest.
    how can he support the ICE dealers and fight for the environment too?:confused:
     
  13. PeterK

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    Here's the email I sent back on September 21. I wasn't in the greatest mood at the time, so my note is not quite as polished and polite as Robert's, but hopefully he got the point. I also neglected to cc: my own State Senator, unfortunately.

     
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    Probably good to point out also that if this law is passed, it will only serve to force sales and/or service to adjacent states, hurting jobs and revenue in the state of MA.
     
  15. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    ... and moving the activity to Tesla's new Nashua, NH store.
     
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    Don't tease me with that!!! I found myself wishing Tesla would have taken over the abandoned Saturn dealership building.
     

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