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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @03:55AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @03:55AM (#1211695)

    > A manufacturer of ham radio kits in Swiss land or maybe its Turkey

    I think I can guess who...

    But his entire market is Bourgeois Westerners, who have priority over everyone else for every resource on the planet (including the planet).

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday January 11, @05:49AM (3 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11, @05:49AM (#1211719) Journal

    But his entire market is Bourgeois Westerners, who have priority over everyone else for every resource on the planet (including the planet).

    Everyone else would need those chips for what? At some point, surely that narrative gets old to you.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @01:08PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @01:08PM (#1211745)

      You should re-read the part in the previous message about how a whole country's electronics nerds were screwed-over by single guy selling a trinket to Burgerlandians.

      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday January 11, @01:47PM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11, @01:47PM (#1211750) Journal
        Ok, did it again and got nothing more. You have a serious point to make here?
      • (Score: 2) by VLM on Tuesday January 11, @09:11PM

        by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11, @09:11PM (#1211920)

        whole country's electronics nerds

        Whoa now its 2010 era ArduinoShit for older products using older chips, its not that big of a deal.

        But yeah he did F over an entire country and bragged about it on his support forum. Nobody in that whole country can get cutting edge 2010 ArduinoShit.