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Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 18, 2016 04:24PM
......cars......starting with 3 models of Fiat Chrysler......and only selling in Italy....and with 'significant' discounts.......


Amazon is actually going to sell cars online

......Amazon is the US’s largest online retailer, and there aren’t many things on this big blue sphere that you can’t buy through an Amazon checkout. Automobiles, for a long while, were one of the site’s few blind spots, but not anymore.

Reuters reports that the online shopping behemoth has struck a landmark deal with Fiat Chrysler to sell three different models via the web, and for a pretty significant discount over what a dealership charges. The cars, which will initially only be available to Amazon shoppers in Italy, are the 500, 500L, and Panda — the best selling car in Italy as a whole.

Buying a car from Amazon might sound like a ridiculously risky maneuver, so Chrysler is going to sweeten the pot in a big way; the company plans to enhance some of its existing promotional pricing but up to one-third for those shopping on Amazon.

The cost savings is a boon for the would-be car buyer, but it makes sense for the manufacturer as well. After all, if a car shopper is buying the vehicle online, there’s no haggling and less upfront cost for the company. A customer buying online doesn’t waste an hour or more of a sales rep’s time, there’s no commission to be paid, and no wear and tear as a test driver kicks the wheels and floors the gas pedal.

Still, dealerships haven’t been entirely removed from the equation: Amazon buyers will be contacted shortly after their purchase and directed to an authorized dealer to sign off on the paperwork and actually pick up the vehicle. There is expected to be a delay of less than two weeks between ordering and pick-up.



cars......R...........us..............?!



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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 18, 2016 04:47PM
And the subsequent huge sales in replacement parts for the Fix It Again, Tony..
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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 18, 2016 04:52PM
I've never once been happy or had a good experience at a car dealer. I don't know why we keep protecting them, let the manufacturers sell direct like Tesla.



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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 18, 2016 05:05PM
Is Prime shipping free?
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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: MikeF
Date: November 18, 2016 06:01PM
I thought it was going to be "their soul". But that happened a long time ago.
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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 18, 2016 06:21PM
Drop-shipped by drone from 100 ft.



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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: max
Date: November 18, 2016 07:31PM
Free delivery=no freight charges?....
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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 18, 2016 11:08PM
It is illegal to do this in the US in many states. Planet Money did a piece on the subject a while ago.

[www.npr.org]



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Re: Amazon branching out and will begin selling.....
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 28, 2016 02:48PM
Finally - I will no longer have to buy my cars on eBay!
disclaimer: I have never bought a car on eBay.
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