FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining the U.S. Auto Distribution System Workshop Will Explore Competition, State Regulations, and Emerging Trends in the Industry, Project No. P131202
Please, Please, Please do not insert an unneeded middleman into this transaction! I don't have to go through a "dealer' to buy a computer, TV, etc. - there should no reason I have to go through a dealer (who will mark up the cost) to buy a car and add cost for providing absolutely no value. In fact, I would argue that that many Dealers take away value and make the purchasing process more difficult & confusing for the average buyer. This is why you have many online car buying services that are successful now - They provide a service so the consumer doesn't have to deal with this unnecessary middleman. Let the consumers decide whether they find value in buying from a dealership or going direct!