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Surprisingly, New Jersey is not the first. Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and Virginia have all prohibited Tesla from selling cars in their states.
originally posted by: 0bservant
a reply to: GARN40ish
It's not like there won't be dealers, it's the fact that the prices would be driven down from the crazy prices they are right now, and that is good for the end consumer.
It's a companies own choice to do factory direct, and the fact that these more mature companies didn't think of it first is pissing them off. It will be their own fault if employees lose jobs when they downsize to accommodate for their past mistakes.
I come with a business management background, and the only empathy I have is for the customers getting gouged simply because they have to deal with price-fixed the markets.
Cheaper is better. Competition is healthy.
Let's start fixing our mistakes, instead of maintaining them.
Tesla, which sells its cars in at least 22 states, typically out of shopping mall storefronts, has already run into what some see as dealership-backed laws preventing its direct-to-consumer sales in places such as Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, and to some degree, Maryland, according to Maron. In those instances, he said dealerships have been trying to protect their traditional sales structure against Tesla's unique model.