The reason behind the law, as it seems to me, is crybaby car dealers association lobbying group with $$$ for the politicians who then did what they wanted, and we consumers are stuck with no other options.
I think you misunderstand. My complaint isn't with GM; it is with the politicians in Washington and the one-size-fits-all destination charge. Following your suggestion, my recourse would be to not purchase any automobile. Unfortunately, that isn't extremely practical.I would posit that as consumers you always have the option not to buy a product if you are uncomfortable with the way it is being sold.
No, but until I read this thread, it had never truly sunk in that the destination charge was the same for the whole country, and what that implies in practice (the bulb never went on for me until considering the extreme example of the super short delivery to the museum).Is this the first new car you have ever purchased? This policy / regulation has been in place for decades.........
If I lived within a day's drive of the museum, I would do it. I am sure the museum delivery is worth every penny of the cost!OTOH, if I were able to accept delivery at the Museum then hand the car back to them for delivery to my local dealer I suppose I wouldn't have as much of a problem with the charge. I would almost be willing to pay for the Museum PDI instead of the delivery prep guy at the local dealership touching the car.