How to loosen the grip of dealerships or get rid of them completely when ordering a new truck? If my memory serves me correctly back in the early days of the automobile industry, there was some national bill past to protect consumers when buy cars that made it legal to create dealerships for the sale of new cards, trucks, etc. Times have changed and it would be nice to cut out the middleman and the bloat the comes with it and offer a way to buy direct saving the consumer all the crap that you go through with the dealer and getting the car or truck at maybe 40% lower then what a dealer sticker cost is. The reason I am asking this is, a local news station looked into what the actual cost of say an Eddie Bauer edition ford expedition was about 5 years ago and they found that: After ford paid for the materials, the labor, the benifits for the employe's etc and made about a 25% profit margin on that SUV, it cost ford out of pocket $20k. Then walks in the dealership and the cost goes to $55-65k. Thats a little hard to digest. I should be able to place a order on GM's web site buy direct from GM and save that 30k and not have to deal with the pain and suffering of dealing with the (I can't say it) somethings at the dealership. I mean we don't live in the 1930's anymore. I should be able to purchase a brand new fully loaded 1500 LTZ for maybe $12k from GM with out the dealership and Maybe $25k for a fully loaded LTZ 3500 dually and that gives GM an additional $3-5k over their cost after their expenses are figured in.