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 #253

Submission Number:
253
Commenter:
John Zapata
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
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
I personally support the manufacturers' ability to engage in direct sales to consumers. I don't see why I can buy a phone directly from Apple or Samsung and this is not the case with an automobile. In the same way there are retail stores that sell these products to consumers if that is the choice of the consumer. This is the case with many other products and services, this is not fair to vehicle manufacturers. I want the freedom to interact directly with the manufacturer of my vehicle without the intervention of a dealership. Thank you for your attention, John R Zapata