Mark Longoria
marklongoria
4/7/20
12:00 PM
190

I’m 100% with you. The irony here is that many of these same dealers and states who are getting screwed by needing a “wet signature” and struggling to sell cars in this environment are the exact organizations/states who fought Tesla’s dealer/distribution model tooth and nail. To them I say: Adapt or die. Fighting Read more

4/7/20
11:58 AM
51

Because it is a large amount of money in an industry without a sterling reputation for forthright dealing. Read more

4/7/20
11:57 AM
29

I understand that the 2 most expensive things an average family buys are cars and homes but the fact is that you have to haggle for the price for these just sucks. I don’t haggle with best buy on computers and refrigerators. there is some relationship with haggling over prices and the prices increasing faster than Read more

4/7/20
11:54 AM
56

yes, I hate that it takes 2 hrs to buy a car at a dealership including the mandatory office to upgrade and upsell you on stuff.

4/7/20
11:51 AM
40

Maybe after all this is over, we’ll collectively agree that we should have been ordering direct from factory all along. Cars are essential (to an extent). Dealerships are the opposite of essential. Never re-open these dealerships again.

4/7/20
11:42 AM
107

I sure hope this pandemic pushes dealers to ditch their sales model. Having a customer go to the dealership before they talk numbers just doesn’t work.

4/7/20
8:44 AM
6

“We’ve decided that letting the executives who borked the 737 Max run the Starliner program was a bad idea.” Read more

4/7/20
12:54 AM
47

I was at Rite Aid today buying my essential supply of beer, and I wore a hat, mask, and gloves. I kept think ‘what a hell of a situation.’ Getting shot at Rite Aid for wearing a mask felt like a last month problem, but black and brown can never allow ourselves to get comfortable. America’s consistency can show up Read more

4/6/20
7:27 PM
63

I was out walking today and looking at all the people wearing masks and thinking to myself someone is going to get shot in a convenience store.

4/6/20
7:26 PM
80

How’s that saying go, “often wrong but never in doubt”? The cop was so sure he was busting these guys, but it turns out he had no idea what the store’s policies even were.

4/6/20
6:09 PM
278

Wells said the officer “was mistaken when it came to the store’s policy prohibiting masks” and it was “the one error” made in the incident. Read more

4/5/20
8:41 PM
98

Sorry Crozier, but you gotta read the room.  If you’d committed some war crimes instead of doing right by your sailors, you’d be Secretary of Defense by now.  No one to blame but yourself.

4/3/20
9:12 PM
2

Sseriously. This is a known fact, and was reported on at the tim . Why is the author pretending that it maybe didn't happen?

4/3/20
4:00 PM
5

What if you hilariously pretend they maybe didn’t raise that $2.3B, as Erik does?

4/3/20
2:52 PM
15

Interesting that you don’t remind folks that legacy manufacturers saw a 20% decrease in sales year-over-year, but Tesla saw a 40% increase year-over-year.  At the end of 2019, they had $6.5B cash.  They raised another $2.3B with their latest stock sale (talk about great timing!).  So with almost $9B cash, I don’t Read more