Yes, and I'm sure the dealer price isn't at all inflated to pay the sales meen/women, showrooms, infrastructure, etc. Losing $1500 discount is better than paying a $3000 markup for a local dealer. Also, this isn't about forcing people to buy directly - it's giving them a *choice*! If the dealership model is better for customers, it should win via consumers preferring it. And with regard to your lack of feedback, is your contention that tesla owners are less satisfied with their cars than dealership purchased cars? If a car is bad people won't buy it - from a dealership or directly.