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posted by martyb on Monday January 10, @08:14PM   Printer-friendly
from the catch-me-if-you-can dept.

Ford dealers can ban F-150 Lightning customers from reselling trucks to discourage scalpers:

Ford is cracking down on anyone with mercenary intentions when it comes to buying an F-150 Lightning next year. In an effort to stop customers from quickly flipping their electric pickup truck for a hefty profit, Ford delivered a notice to dealerships issuing a new clause for soon-to-be owners. The note was posted on the F-150 Gen 14 forum on Friday. Should a dealer opt in, customers will be required to sign a "No-Sale" provision, banning them from reselling the truck within one year of ownership. The key here is, it's not required, Ford told Roadshow.

"Such a requirement is between a dealer and their customer," a spokesperson said. "It is up to the dealer to decide to use it and to consult with local laws in the state they operate should they choose to do so."

The clause reads, "Purchaser hereby agrees that it will not sell, offer to sell or otherwise transfer ownership interest in the Vehicle prior to the first anniversary of the date hereof. Purchaser further agrees that Seller may seek injunctive relief to prevent the transfer of title of the Vehicle or demand payment from Purchaser of all value received as consideration for the sale or transfer."


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @10:44PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @10:44PM (#1211630)

    But ownerships goes with "First Sale". Once sold it is not thiers. If they are under pricing the truck, that is their problem.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @01:01AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @01:01AM (#1211663)

    The problem is dealers overpricing rather than underpricing.

  • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Tuesday January 11, @05:40AM (2 children)

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11, @05:40AM (#1211717)
    Contracts take precedence over first sale doctrine. This isn’t anything new, even in the automotive world.
    • (Score: 2) by epitaxial on Tuesday January 11, @01:53PM (1 child)

      by epitaxial (3165) on Tuesday January 11, @01:53PM (#1211753)

      Contracts take precedence over laws? I'm curious about your comment.

      • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Wednesday January 12, @02:42AM

        by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 12, @02:42AM (#1212004)
        Yes, every day and twice on sundays. You can sign away rights under a contract as long as the contract is legal.