History of car dealerships

History of car dealerships

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wdc

Chevy Chase, MD

#1 Feb 8, 2013
I am interested in the concept of auto dealerships. Who invented the concept? When? What alternatives have been tried? Etc. Can anyone suggest a book or article on the subject? Thanks.
James Rodgers

Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 20, 2013
I'm interested in learning when auto dealers began taking used cars in trade. Seems before that one had to sell one's own car before he could buy a new one, Often the e car was parked at local gas station with a for sale sign or driven with
a sign in the back window. Seem at until dealers took trade-ins auto market was not very liquid. Could it be that taking trades was what ignited the mass auto market?

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