Yes, they do price match Amazon. I picked up a Motorola Bluetooth car speaker, BB had it at the list $99, Amazon had it for $68, I pulled it up on my phone and the checkout girl matched it right there without even having to call a manager.
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The intersection between people who want to drive pickup trucks and people want to who drive electric cars is close to zero.
I disagree with that totally. I have an F150 in the driveway, sitting next to a nearly worn out mid-size sedan which makes a lot of sense to me to replace with an EV. I think there are lots of households just like mine which a pickup and an EV would be a great combination, the best of both worlds.
Seems to me the #1 problem with EV batteries is the time it takes to charge them. We need to get to the point that it is possible to re-fuel/recharge an EV in 5 minutes or less, like it takes to fill up at a gas station.
How about spending time and money researching something like a exchangeable battery pack, something standard sized which you could pull in to an EV station, drop out your used battery and exchange for a set of fully charged ones?
That would solve so many problems. I know Tesla is working on something like this, but they don't go far enough to make it usable in any car, like gas stations are today.
How bout something simple like Google Groups? Excellent support for.....just about everything. Tie it up to your domain (Also excellent support to do that) and it all works.
There is a practical difference: When you're talking to a person in the car, that person understands the context of the conversation. If traffic gets gnarly in front of you, or you have to shift the car, or make a U-Turn, or really anything.....they can see that and understand and respect the fact that it's important to put the conversation on hold until the situation is resolved...it may save both of your lives! A person on the other end of a phone doesn't see the situation, and can't prioritize it nearly as well.
Huge practical difference, IMO.
Software developers really have it easy. Generally speaking we get free laptops, free software, free coffee, everything we need to do our jobs, and the guys who fix our cars have a $1000/month Snap-On tools bill that they pay out of their own pockets.