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Tesla vs Auto Dealers - How is this legal?

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Tesla vs Auto Dealers - How is this legal? Reply with quote

I do not understand how traditional auto companies and dealerships *can prevent and attempt to *stop Tesla from selling its cars.

I thought we are based on capitalism.

http://www.money.cnn.com/2013/05/20/autos/telsa-car-dealers/

Wolters is helping lead the fight in Texas to keep it that way. He's speaking out against Tesla's proposal to create an exception to current laws forbidding automaker-owned dealerships.
The current law doesn't stop anyone in Texas from ordering a Tesla Model S online if they want to. Tesla just can't deliver it to the customer. The buyer has to arrange for delivery through a third-party shipping company. Online ordering is currently legal in all 50 states.
In North Carolina, though, dealers are pushing to pass a law that would make it illegal for Tesla to sell cars online there. A representative for the North Carolina auto dealers group did not return a call seeking comment on that legislation.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how a rule against auto-dealer owned dealerships ever came about in the first place?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big time 3rd party dealers who own multiple dealerships across a city/state and generate generously to campaign funds.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that was my guess.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Tesla vs Auto Dealers - How is this legal? Reply with quote

Exzavier wrote:

The current law....Tesla


I = E/R?

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, just wow... I bow before your almighty powers-of-geek.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TeflonJon wrote:
generate generously to campaign funds.


Is this an electrical joke, too?
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is to you, apparently.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be a massive typo, but I guess it could work as a very poor, non funny electricity joke.
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