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    Texas blocks direct Tesla sales; Texas pol thinks company is run by ‘Mr. Tesla’

    Despite Tesla’s best efforts, the Texas legislature this week opted not to pass a bill which would have allowed the electric automaker to sell cars directly to consumers. Instead, if Tesla wants to sell its highly revered vehciles in the lone star state, it looks like it’s going to have to do it through local franchise dealers, something the company has no intention of doing.
    Tesla Sales Texas: Direct sales of Tesla Model S not coming to Texas | BGR


    No matter what ones think of Tesla. The dealer ship francising BS laws in this country are a problem and are part of the issue with the auto companies collapse. They have 50 different state crazy laws banning the sells of cars accept threw a dealership plus a lot of ways to protect the dealership.

    This is yet another shinning example of where things are wrong. Our car prices are higher partly because of the dealership networks. Car manufactures are not allowed to sell directly. It is just crazy that they are blocked time and time again.

    The losers in this case are the citizens of Texas. This is getting out of hand.

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    isn't Texas about more freedom and less govt intervention?
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    isn't Texas about more freedom and less govt intervention?
    Freedom includes the use of government's power to further your personal gains.

    Texans have a higher testosterone count in their blood than people from other states; sometimes it hurts them, sometimes it aids them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myhui View Post
    Texans have a higher testosterone count in their blood than people from other states; sometimes it hurts them, sometimes it aids them.
    Eh, that's just the women.
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    This, too, is freedom, but over in China:


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    what a state or retards....glad i left it.

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    Mr. Tesla? ha!


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    Most states do the same thing with alcohol sales. Nothing like a government enforced cartel. Hooray for big government!!!
    Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence - John Locke

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    so if Canyon ever comes to the US.. Texas is out.. that sucks.... (just making it bike related)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    Most states do the same thing with alcohol sales. Nothing like a government enforced cartel. Hooray for big government!!!

    Gummint-enforced, but instigated and promulgated by Bidness. So hooray for Big Bidness, too.

    Vertical trade restrictions are a really complicated topic, and auto dealers have successfully argued that the franchise system, under which they're protected from certain vagaries of the market, can be in-sum more beneficial to consumers that the damage caused by any restraint of trade it entails (e.g., here for an editorial featuring this line of reasoning: Ohio dealer franchise laws are in place to protect the public, and they work | cleveland.com).

    Currently, vertical trade restrictions are judged on a case-by-case basis (vs., e.g., horizontal ones, still considered per se illegal), which means that attorneys will almost certainly be happy.

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    Oh darn. I'm sure uber-rich people all over the state are crying in their organic smoothies. And by all over the state, I mean Austin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinewmexico View Post
    Oh darn. I'm sure uber-rich people all over the state are crying in their organic smoothies. And by all over the state, I mean Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsmybush View Post
    Hi, my name is the point, we must have missed eachother.


    nice to meet you.....do you hang out on the top of peoples heads too? ;)

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    opcorn:

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinewmexico View Post
    Oh darn. I'm sure uber-rich people all over the state are crying in their organic smoothies. And by all over the state, I mean Austin.
    Nah. The implications go well beyond Teslas, since you could theoretically sell ANY car direct, not just those dadgummed electric hippie-mobiles, if state laws allowed.

    But the dealers don't want to be cut out of the equation, and they've got political influence. So we all pay more for cars than perhaps we ought to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinewmexico View Post
    Oh darn. I'm sure uber-rich people all over the state are crying in their organic smoothies. And by all over the state, I mean Austin.
    I see Teslas every day here in Houston. Dallas is the same.

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    texas....welcome to the "You Dont Get Billions In Tesla Battery Business"....good money move texas!!!....hey.....but you got yer car franchises! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokh Hard View Post
    nice to meet you.....do you hang out on the top of peoples heads too? ;)

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    I'll be darned, twice in less than an hour...

    Again, I tried to report his post but can't. If anyone else wants to try, feel free to copy and paste the following.

    This is not the first of Rokh's posts where he implies, or states outright, that another poster is "stupid" or "an ass". I personally wouldn't care so much but in at least two cases (one involving me) he has gone out of his way either in a thread or via PM to let poster's who defended themselves know that they have been added to his ignore list.

    Classic "dish it out but can't take it" behavior.

    Aside from that, his frequent use of low-brow innuendo, obsessive "thumbs up", and insistence on quoting himself is annoying.


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