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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:30:21 PM

North Carolina auto dealers say they're moving ahead with a bill updating franchise laws without a provision that effectively bans the business model of electric car manufacturer Tesla.

"Given the issue is whether Tesla can transact online, it seems pretty straightforward, and we're not sure what a compromise would look like," said Shanna Hendriks, a company spokeswoman, in an e-mail. "We are pleased with the outcome of the legislative session this week and are grateful to the North Carolina legislature and governor for not precluding our ability to serve the consumers of North Carolina."
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:03:10 PM

Anti-competitive much?
orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:36:36 PM

Well, perhaps they might want to get some assistance and the playbook for their fight against the 21st Centruy from the United Buggy Whip Manufacturers Assn, and the Rich Guys for Whale Oil Lamp Lights while they are at it.

Die, STEALERships, Die! And it can't be too soon that STEALERships go the way of coal fired trains and the telegraph.
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:31:58 PM

The last gasp - these dealers know that they face strong opposition from the public and that they've already lost. They should now be gearing up their service departments to charge and fix these cars, instead of trying to stand in front of an oncoming train.
domermd
Sophomore Author South Bend

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:19:28 AM

Wow, the North Carolina auto dealers are being pretty public about how greedy they are. And for the NC Senate to let that bill pass is so corrupt. I can't believe it's actually legal to eliminate competition like that. I mean I can, but it's just so obviously publicly greedy. Those auto dealers and the NC Senate don't seem worried at all that their customers/constituents care about such matters.

[Edited by: domermd at 6/28/2013 9:20:51 AM EST]
PhilMils
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:57:19 AM

With that kind of attitude, if I lived in NC, I would be tempted to leave the state to buy a car.
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:28:26 AM

Auto dealers are the scum of the earth.
leeac
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:43:16 AM

Every business wants to restrict, control, and limit competition. This is not good for consumers.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:30:20 AM

Tesla has no hope.
purplebears
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:45:07 AM

davenles: "If the dealers have a better product, then why are they afraid?"

They don't have a better product. Tesla was voted car of the year with the highest rating ever given.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:11:39 AM

Why not just sell them on EBAY !!!!!!!
Then we can check their FEEDBACK RATINGS !!!!!!!
musicreporter
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:09:52 AM

ok
Amplion
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:07:55 AM

Why is N.C. opposed to free trade ????
Tesla is doomed anyway because of poor technology.
The N.C. dealers should see to it that the autos THEY sell are worth driving home!
GSKHY
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:27:31 AM

MUST BE DONE 100%
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 11:38:56 PM

of course they will
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:46:49 PM

North Carolina dealers should be able to sell Tesla.
dunesfly
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:36:27 PM

ok
pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:33:31 PM

Wait Tesla
davenles
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:33:00 PM

If the dealers have a better product, then why are they afraid?
esq262
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:03:52 PM

This is just a restriaint of free trade.
GreatGraphics
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:57:56 PM

Really...lets focus on the big picture, not distractions
kbcoach
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:49:36 PM

I hear the chant from here KEEP THE MIDDLE MAN... KEEP THE MIDDLE MAN!
Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:30:10 PM

Customers will decide whether or not they want to do business with dealers or straight with the manufacturer.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:27:27 PM

People protected by very outdated laws make lots of money. Money they will either lose or have to work harder for if they are changed.
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:25:31 PM

Good grief people!
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:13:57 PM

NC dealers grow up.................
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:52:45 PM

tesla should be able to do what they want. dealers afraid others will go this way.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:50:59 PM

It's just a choice between going to a dealership or not. What's wrong with allowing consumers to make that choice? This situation reminds me of cabooses that were attached to trains long after the need for them was gone because there was objection to eliminating the "caboose man's" job.
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:41:02 PM

GO NORTH CAROLINA..........
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:40:11 PM

Not sure if I agree with this, the cars are high priced as is, not sure if I want to go thru a dealer.
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:19:09 PM

Pretty hard for Tesla to break into established dealership.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:48:56 PM

So much for free trade and competition
admiller316
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:48:15 PM

That's going to be a hard battle to fight...
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