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Bill sponsor received $8,000 in campaign donations from the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association

Sources: News Observer, Slate

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RE: lolwut?
By Brandon Hill on 5/14/2013 1:58:54 PM , Rating: 2
Dealers would be screwed for a while as customers use them for test drives but then buy direct at a lower price. Only when they start closing down and impacting sales will manufacturers support them.

They could get lessons from Amazon shoppers using Best Buy as a showroom ;)

RE: lolwut?
By boobo on 5/14/2013 11:16:46 PM , Rating: 3
To be fair, people who buy in brick and mortar stores will often go to Amazon to check product reviews.

RE: lolwut?
By somedude1234 on 5/15/2013 5:38:25 PM , Rating: 2
I did exactly this earlier today!

Specifically, I was in need for a new wireless router so I researched online, checked out reviews on Newegg, Amazon and elsewhere. Then I checked out prices locally and online and decided that the price at my local Fry's was competitive enough to justify a short drive to pick it up today. Sure I could have ordered it online and maybe saved $5-10, but I have the kit today and that was worth it to me.

Also, I got to overhear one of the Fry's guys explaining router choices to a different customer while I was there, and thought two things:
1. That guy actually knows a little bit about what he's talking about, so refreshing for a modern electronics retailer (cough, Best Buy, cough).
2. Even so, I'm glad I researched online instead of trying to decide which one to get while I was here in the store.

RE: lolwut?
By Manch on 5/16/2013 1:50:19 AM , Rating: 2
Best Buy employees are notorious for talking out the @$$. The AAFES stores on the bases have a similar issue. They have these so called "Manufacturer Representatives" that sometimes come to the store. 99% of the time what flows out of there mouth is gibberish. It annoys the hell out of me, so when Im in there and they're feeding some poor bastard a load of poo, I usually say something. I try to be polite about it, but some of them get really nasty. I had one "rep" start to yell at me. I just kept telling him to read the box. The other customer that he was trying to "help" read teh box, looked at the guy funny, handed it back to him and walked off lol. Dude came up to me a few miuntes later and asked me for recommendations.

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