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    Why can't you...

    ...buy a new car online directly from the car manufacturer? Seems weird that in this day and age, you can't go right to GM's website and order a car directly from them...would save a bunch of money, wouldn't it?

    I mean, you can buy an iPad from Best Buy or Walmart...or from and Apple store or from Apple's website directly. Why not a new car too?

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    Dealership lobbyists for one...

    They throw money hand over fist at maintaining the licensing requirements needed to sell a vehicle...

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    Because Manufacturers sell to wholesalers. And Wholesalers sell to Retailers. And Retailers sell to consumers.

    If Manufacturers sold directly to consumers, where would wholesalers and retailers work?


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    You can do it in the underground cities they are building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Because Manufacturers sell to wholesalers. And Wholesalers sell to Retailers. And Retailers sell to consumers.

    If Manufacturers sold directly to consumers, where would wholesalers and retailers work?

    FOR THE GOVERNMENT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    Dealership lobbyists for one...

    They throw money hand over fist at maintaining the licensing requirements needed to sell a vehicle...
    Ahhhh! Makes sense.

    Dealerships have quite the lobby then. Seems to me that car manufacturers would/should be against it. Maybe it's me...but it seems it would be easier to make cars that someone wants to buy immediatly, than making a sh*tload, shipping them all over and then crossing your fingers that someone buys them.

    Who knows.

    Quote Originally Posted by MeStokesta
    You can do it in the underground cities they are building.
    LMFAO!!!!

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    What? Isn't the value of the services dealerships provide worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    ...buy a new car online directly from the car manufacturer?
    Because the box wont fit in the mailtruck?




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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Because the box wont fit in the mailtruck?




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    Maybe a part at a time?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...mborghini.html

    Ken Imhoff began building the sportscar after falling in love with it during the movie Cannonball Run.

    He built his own version in the basement of his home in Wisconsin, USA, over a period of 17 years.

    However, when he finished assembling it, he was confronted with the problem of how to get the car out.

    Since there was no garage door through which to drive the vehicle, he was forced to hire an excavator to gouge out a slope in his garden and then dig down into the foundations of his house. The car was then hooked up to the excavator and pulled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Maybe a part at a time?
    How the eff did he not realize that tiny logistical problem from the get go

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    How the eff did he not realize that tiny logistical problem from the get go
    lol, maybe he was hoping one day the underground cities would connect right into his basement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    lol, maybe he was hoping one day the underground cities would connect right into his basement?
    Double Thread Pollination Word Score!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Double Thread Pollination Word Score!!!
    Seriously...

    That was other worldly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    You can do it in the underground cities they are building.

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    Just started my immunizations and completed the first six levels of medical and psychological screenings, JS. "They" contact you yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Just started my immunizations and completed the first six levels of medical and psychological screenings, JS. "They" contact you yet?
    We're all getting bumper stickers, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Maybe a part at a time?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    You can do it in the underground cities they are building.

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    Why isn't anyone talking about them? Aside from Borgo, of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    lol, maybe he was hoping one day the underground cities would connect right into his basement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    You can do it in the underground cities they are building.

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    That reminds me, I need batteries for my night vision goggles.

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    Who goes first?

    Would you prefer selling your car online or having a sales rep who knows everything about the car take you for a test drive. Speaking of test drives, will you buy your car without driving it? Would you expect a dealer to test drive and sell the car only to lose the sale to the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Why isn't anyone talking about them? Aside from Borgo, of course.


    Because they don't exist. I'm just busting balls, Jetworks.






    (Did I say that right, ZB49-62? Yes, I know we're trying to keeping the chaff away. They'll just think it's another one of "Borgoguy's" conspiracy meltdowns. Remember when I was on the reseeding initiative a few weeks ago and I orchestrated a scenario where all these Hampur minions believed Jetswin had driven me away with his moderating of my 'posts'? LOL. Fools. It's too easy, Ragu. I mean, ZB49-62. And may I say your designs for prolonged atmospheric filtering of the subterranean structures are truly inspired?"

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