If you are among that rare type of person who feels comfortable just buying a car on the Internet, no questions asked, then surely Amazon's newest endeavor is right up your alley:
Amazon next year will allow auto dealers to sell cars through its site, starting with South Korean automaker Hyundai, the company said Thursday.
The company has slowly muscled its way into the car-buying business over the years, launching digital showrooms on its site for shoppers to research and compare vehicles, but not purchase them directly through Amazon. Consumers can also buy car products, such as replacement parts, through its site.
Just think: You can sit there on your computer, give a little tiny click of the mouse...
...and soon enough all the cars in the world could be at your doorstep:
No test driving necessary! What a revolution!
After purchasing their PrimeCar, consumers will "pick it up or have it delivered by their local dealership." The "dealer is still the end seller," even though Amazon will facilitate the exchange.
Shares of multiple used car dealers, meanwhile, "fell following the announcement," a sign of possible coming upheaval in the car market due to Amazon's decision.
As for me, I think I'll stick with buying my cars the old-fashioned way: From the nice man in the loud sports coat out on Route 40.
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