Can't believe that to be the case, because that would mean the people in charge of Tesla's Marketing Department are complete morons - never has a new car salesman tried to "steer" a potential sale to their competitors.
Remember - most dealerships sell multiple makes. If one of their makes gives the dealership more kickback - the dealership pushes that make. Also, dealerships sell many models. They push the models they want - instead of simply answering questions, informing the consumer, and helping the consumer into an appropriate configuration. Finally - dealerships make a ton of money on "add ons". If a particular model has fewer available after sale add ons available - a dealership will avoid that model. This is all before considering the profits they make on service. Can't sell oil changes to Tesla buyers - so let's push the BMW or Porsche instead... Look. Tactics like these laws are simply fear. Dealerships suck. Everyone knows they suck. The only people I know who defend dealerships are people who work there.
MSRP is a recommendation. That's what the R stands for.
Actually the "R" is for "Retail". You were looking for the "S": "Suggested". Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
There are still lots of places with voice cell service but practically no data.
As we found out in the Presidential election, there are not many people there.
Wait, there is possibly a correlation to be had!
There are not many people using BlackBerry.
Therefore my conclusion is that rural residency causes BlackBerry use.
**Yes, I know this poor attempt at humor is US centric. Forgive me, I will work on my international humor for my next appearance.
But what about our fathers who also had this shit sprayed on them and told to fuck off and die of cancer?
Or their children who were born with birth defects...
Add one more tally to this category - our family has had essentially the same exact story as the other folks are describing here...
What state of the US was attacked in WWII?
Northern Oregon: Bombardment of Ft. Stevens
Southern Oregon: Japanese Submarine Attacks on Curry County in World War II
I have been doing user firmware and operating system / feature / Gracenote updates on my Mopar "MyGig/UConnect" infotainment system since 2008.
I download a CD/DVD image, burn it, put it in my van and it reboots, installs/upgrades, then I am good to go.
The only thing owners can't do (easily) is update the Navteq maps because they (Mopar) want like $200 for that (hello smartphone!).
Ever heard of PGP? I have put my PGP fingerprint on my business card, now every person that I meet is able to send me email, encrypted with my public key. That's as easy as it gets, and PGP is 100% safe and more than a decade old. No, you cannot have a man in the middle attack thanks to the fingerprint which you are supposed to manually check. If you add to this a web of trust and signed signatures, then it's a pretty good system. It's really trivial to listen to a fax and print it, since there is absolutely zero encryption. Don't think that this is reserved for the high profile government organization, phone wires are most of the time quite accessible, and putting a device to listen to it is fairly easy for those who know a bit about them. Absolutely all telecoms employee working on the physical infrastructure will know how to do that.
I know what PGP is.
My real-estate agent, doctor, school business office, and parents do not.
(Aside from that, PGP is *not* easy to use, especially when you have people who may have Macs or Windows or whatever, with varying tech abilities, corporate polices, access rights, software versions, etc etc. A fax machine has one standard implementation that is guaranteed to work no matter what, and all it takes is at most 12 button presses that everyone since 1980 has been accustom to using - 1 503 555 1212 [SEND])
Probably the biggest problem is I can't upload pictures from either of my iDevices. There isn't a Google+ app in the App Store so one of the things I do (upload pics) isn't available. I am on it since my daughter is using Google+ more than Facebook.
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word. -- Robert Heinlein