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Parmen
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New York City
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Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
Cut out the stealerships in 2018. I really don’t care what benefit they provide. If people want to go to a stealership, they can, but people should also be able to go to factory and purchase a car directly at a rock bottom price. It’s archaic how that’s illegal still.
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saints5021
USA Fan
Slidell
Member since Jul 2010
4058 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
Buy from auctions...pretty much factory prices!


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
11637 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
Agree.

The current system is nothing more than a protectionist racket in favor of entrenched local interests.


90proofprofessional
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Member since Mar 2004
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re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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It’s archaic how that’s illegal still.

rent-seekers gonna seek


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slackster
Stanford Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2009
48879 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
I don't disagree with your point, but let's list people products we can buy from the factory...


MrLarson
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2014
24200 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
You want to force factories to hire salesmen and have service departments? They don't want to deal with the public because the public is stupid.


starsandstripes
Army Fan
Georgia
Member since Nov 2017
11897 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
This seems like it should be on the OT.

Now, suppose the factory is in MI and you are in LA. How much is it going to cost to ship the vehicle, one at a time, rather than in a big bunch on a truck? What about test drives? Defects? Scratches? What if the car shows up in wrong configuration? What if the car shows up with 500 miles on it?

Not sure I want to go through those potential hassles and take money away from fellow locals that need jobs. A car is a big purchase. Helping a salesman with some commission is just part of the deal.

Now, if we talk about maintenance and warranty issues, then I think there's some room to re-structure things for sure.


90proofprofessional
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Member since Mar 2004
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re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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You want to force factories to hire salesmen and have service departments? They don't want to deal with the public because the public is stupid.


Why would any individual factory be forced to do it? Car salesman detected


BamaScoop
Alabama Fan
Panama City Beach, Florida
Member since May 2007
46198 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
That would put too many people out of work. Do you realize that thinks like this are put in place to provide jobs. Most people in the world are fricking idiots. Jobs are created for people to prevent us from becoming a Venezuela. Most people go to work and come home and drink and watch football or grill out or whatever because they are too fricking stupid to do anything else. We create jobs to occupy the time and minds of morons so they won't become a problem. Let them be.


HubbaBubba
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RIP - los angeles tiger
Member since Oct 2010
24918 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
It varies state by state. It's not a national thing. In soe states you can buy a Tesla directly. In some you can't.


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Bass Tiger
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2014
8317 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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Cut out the stealerships in 2018. I really don’t care what benefit they provide. If people want to go to a stealership, they can, but people should also be able to go to factory and purchase a car directly at a rock bottom price. It’s archaic how that’s illegal still


Surprised one of the big auto manufacturers have not tried it yet, not sure if it would work but would be an interesting proposition.


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bhtigerfan
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
What? And miss out on the wonderful buying experience and incredible customer service from dealerships?

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Dock Holiday
Member since Sep 2015
894 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
Tesla already does this and with them not having dealerships, they are not allowed in the Detroit Auto show.


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MoarKilometers
Florida Atlantic Fan
Member since Apr 2015
5018 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
As posted from a decive you didn't buy directly from a factory. All new factories should be forced to have an attached storefront open to the public


MrLarson
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2014
24200 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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Why would any individual factory be forced to do it?


Because of the nature of people. The car fricks up and they want to take it to the place they purchased it for them to fix it.

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Car salesman detected


I always knew you were stupid.


Loserman
UCF Fan
Member since Sep 2007
10765 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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We create jobs to occupy the time and minds of morons so they won't become a problem. Let them be.



Democrats need something to occupy their time
And when they don't have it they wear pussy hats and scream in the streets.
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Homesick Tiger
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Greenbrier, AR
Member since Nov 2006
38293 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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You want to force factories to hire salesmen and have service departments?


This. I'm not real excited about taking my new car to Gary the grease-monkey to have him fix a minor problem that he possible could turn into a major problem because of no service dept. locally of the car company. I've already been that route. Fool me once...


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the LSUSaint
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
11518 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
Sounds good...but who will help honor all the warranty work and system to keep your car on the road?
Let's take Rolex as an example....if broken under warranty, you take it off your wrist and send it in for repairs and wait a month or so (strictly an example and may not be exactly accurate)
What would you do with your broken warrantied car? I'm in no way advocating for dealers, I'm simply asking how you expect the factory to get service and support in every city in the civilized world?

But I DO agree, sticking with Rolex model, the factory should set the pricing and all dealers are bound by the pricing. And the factory would have severe pressure to stay efficient enough to have high quality low priced cars put out.
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90proofprofessional
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2004
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re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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Because of the nature of people. The car fricks up and they want

Great point, sage. Except for the fact that that doesn't force anyone to do anything.


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the LSUSaint
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
11518 posts

re: Consumers should be able to buy vehicles directly from the factory
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Why would any individual factory be forced to do it?


Would you by a car without a warranty? Use your head for a second! How would a factory sell car without support?


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