Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: '98 E320 Wagon (non 4matic)
Location: Atlanta, GA & Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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The unemployment they create is insignificant compared to the sales volume (ie - the sales and service workforce aren't buying many of the cars each year). And that is very likely exactly what they are doing, in addition to closing dealerships that are unprofitable.
And this is why Transparency is so important. Otherwise you end up with situations like this when Mack McClarty doesn't get the squeeze but others do.
Again though, penalizing a dealer who is profitable over another dealer who is profitable smacks of favoritism. This is why Government should not be in the business.
If selling cars at a profit is what keeps you business you want those who sell your cars to stay in business.
Who's John Galt.
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