Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    4:18 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: NC auto dealers say they'll keep fighting Tesla Back to Topics
BIGOILEATURCRUD

Champion Author
North Carolina

Posts:9,483
Points:1,955,135
Joined:Nov 2008
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."
Visit AP for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:5,843
Points:1,819,740
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:03:10 PM

Anti-competitive much?
Profile Pic
orphancarguyPE
Champion Author PEI

Posts:6,120
Points:1,281,710
Joined:Jan 2011
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.
Profile Pic
MadFueler
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:3,708
Points:748,845
Joined:Sep 2012
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.
Profile Pic
domermd
Sophomore Author South Bend

Posts:130
Points:137,240
Joined:Jan 2012
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]
Profile Pic
PhilMils
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:9,837
Points:1,432,440
Joined:Dec 2008
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.
Profile Pic
Eugenian
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:2,785
Points:540,645
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:28:26 AM

Auto dealers are the scum of the earth.
Profile Pic
leeac
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:4,098
Points:1,009,490
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:43:16 AM

Every business wants to restrict, control, and limit competition. This is not good for consumers.
Profile Pic
ClarkSC
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:5,459
Points:1,584,200
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:30:20 AM

Tesla has no hope.
Profile Pic
purplebears
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:9,713
Points:1,311,975
Joined:May 2009
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.
Profile Pic
Amplion
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:9,354
Points:2,414,690
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:11:39 AM

Why not just sell them on EBAY !!!!!!!
Then we can check their FEEDBACK RATINGS !!!!!!!
Profile Pic
musicreporter
All-Star Author San Antonio

Posts:966
Points:544,140
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:09:52 AM

ok
Profile Pic
Amplion
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:9,354
Points:2,414,690
Joined:Sep 2005
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!
Profile Pic
GSKHY
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:2,433
Points:608,655
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:27:31 AM

MUST BE DONE 100%
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:56,416
Points:2,948,745
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 11:38:56 PM

of course they will
Profile Pic
alterman156
Champion Author New York

Posts:9,980
Points:2,132,600
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:46:49 PM

North Carolina dealers should be able to sell Tesla.
Profile Pic
dunesfly
Champion Author Cape Coral

Posts:2,084
Points:822,260
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:36:27 PM

ok
Profile Pic
pleinyeux
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:2,870
Points:740,390
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:33:31 PM

Wait Tesla
Profile Pic
davenles
Champion Author Texas

Posts:5,653
Points:1,293,485
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:33:00 PM

If the dealers have a better product, then why are they afraid?
Profile Pic
esq262
Champion Author Asheville

Posts:5,207
Points:1,215,330
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:03:52 PM

This is just a restriaint of free trade.
Profile Pic
GreatGraphics
Veteran Author New Jersey

Posts:325
Points:524,005
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:57:56 PM

Really...lets focus on the big picture, not distractions
Profile Pic
kbcoach
Rookie Author Minnesota

Posts:83
Points:677,710
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:49:36 PM

I hear the chant from here KEEP THE MIDDLE MAN... KEEP THE MIDDLE MAN!
Profile Pic
Rayfuel
All-Star Author Houston

Posts:870
Points:195,975
Joined:Apr 2013
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.
Profile Pic
jimgraham
Champion Author Akron

Posts:12,882
Points:2,555,890
Joined:Oct 2007
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.
Profile Pic
Vetteblu
Champion Author Denver

Posts:4,884
Points:1,317,900
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:25:31 PM

Good grief people!
Profile Pic
Tacodan
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:4,822
Points:1,215,415
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:13:57 PM

NC dealers grow up.................
Profile Pic
qwerty17
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,692
Points:1,666,870
Joined:Oct 2009
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.
Profile Pic
dodsworth
Champion Author Salem

Posts:3,265
Points:860,930
Joined:Jul 2012
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.
Profile Pic
djwhit
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:5,240
Points:1,770,230
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:41:02 PM

GO NORTH CAROLINA..........
Profile Pic
JDchefF
Champion Author Lancaster

Posts:1,509
Points:332,895
Joined:Aug 2012
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.
Profile Pic
USMCturtlehead
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:684,605
Points:679,750
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:19:09 PM

Pretty hard for Tesla to break into established dealership.
Profile Pic
mastermariner
Champion Author Texas

Posts:12,631
Points:1,050,095
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:48:56 PM

So much for free trade and competition
Profile Pic
admiller316
Sophomore Author Detroit

Posts:176
Points:408,475
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:48:15 PM

That's going to be a hard battle to fight...
Post a reply Back to Topics