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Comment Re:Why not do an end-run around the laws? (Score 1) 259

Its not the selling of the cars as much as the service department. Dealers make the vast majority of their money in service. Tesla is a HUGE GIGANTIC THREAT to this model. First, the cars need little of traditional pricey service (fluids, pumps, transmission, etc) because it doesn't even have those components. Second, Tesla sees car repair as a net-0 profit. They don't want to make a single penny off servicing your car.

The dealers know this. They make surprisingly very little off selling vehicles.

Comment Tesla Rentals. Then sell it 'used'. (Score 3, Interesting) 259

"Hello Mr Jones, I see you are interested in a Model S P90D in red with XXX options. Just so happens our rental facility next door we have one for a 1-hour rental with the 1st hour free. It also happens that we just got in this rental and you will be the first one driving it! Once you get back from your rental you can buy this car through our Used Rentals Program, just like Hertz, Budget, etc, for $1 under new MSRP!"

Submission + - McDonalds fires 70 accounting staff, replaces with H-1Bs (

DirkDaring writes: An iconic American company, McDonald’s, has quietly outsourced the jobs of 70 white-collar professionals in Ohio to foreign H-1B workers. White-collar outsourcing “is not just a Silicon Valley thing anymore, it is happening all over” the country, said Steve Camarota, head of research at the Center for Immigration Studies. Nationwide, the foreign population of white-collar temporary workers, dubbed “guest-workers,” now exceeds 800,000, including roughly 650,000 H-1B workers on multi-year visas.

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