Here's my take...
Many of you have been waiting a LONG time for the Elise. And by LONG, I mean since the middle of 2003 and earlier, before the articles about the Federal Elise hitting the shores started appearing in major magazines like Motor Trend and everyone started jumping on the bandwagon.
I think many of you are jealous that someone can come along and "cut in line", so to speak, for the right to buy a car before you get yours. And on top of that, someone is making a few bucks in the deal
And there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with this practice. It's called capitalism.
If someone was smarter than you to go ahead and reserve 2 or 3 spots at different dealers, then who's losing out on the deal. YOU! And because some of you weren't clever enough or had the financial means to do the same yourself, you're pissed.
The good news, is that many people reserved spots at multiple dealers, because they were speculating that some dealers would get more cars than others. OR... people reserved cars without the financial means to back their purchase. The result is that many of us are being bumped UP in sequence and will get a car earlier than originally expected.
Now, that being said, I do have a problem with people posting ads with something for sale, with many of the details left our, nebulous or incorrect facts, or promises that are difficult to keep.
Last edited by qball; 03-21-2004 at 10:21 AM.