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Texas Auto Dealer Writes Op-Ed Opposing Direct Sales

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Curt Renz, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Curt Renz

    Curt Renz Active Member

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    But a free market is not something the Texans deserve. Look at the dinosaur howl in rage against the inevitable.
     
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    "Okay, then give up your 80-year-old 'special' franchise laws and do business under the standard/modern contract and consumer protection legal framework"

    *or*

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    Note the poll at the end of the article -- 90+ percent are in favor of auto manufacturers selling directly to consumers. Pretty much what every poll says.
     
  5. Jeffgtx

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    This is essentially what this oped says.

    Tesla does not deserve a special exemption from our special exemption.

    disheartening.
     
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    I don't even understand what I just read. Oh thats right... Because it doesn't make sense
     
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    Where did they pull this from?

    "Taking into account the drop in Tesla sales from 2013 to 2014, Tesla would benefit ..."
     
  8. reddy

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    I just voted in the poll, and it's reading 93% pro-Tesla.

    The article reminded me a high school debate where one side was assigned an impossible argument, and they make futile attempts to bolster their side.

    But it's gotta be hard on TADA that they lose these polls by such a large margin.

    And even more amazing that despite polls like this the Texas legislature could still scuttle the bill and let TADA win.
     
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    I like that example, considering Tesla purchased the NUMMI building, which was operated by GM & Toyota.

    Then the ending of the article looks just great:

    and that's how free market works ;). So much BS in this article, there's more than enough to fill up the Toyota Mirai.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Dell wouldn't exist if franchise laws applied to other products like computers. Austin wouldn't be the same without Dell.
     
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    "It's a free market: Follow our rules"

    I hate it.
     

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