To the Editor:
I am replying to Peter Brown's Dec. 5 column.
I realize that many people find it offensive when dealers make a profit.
I'll bet lots of folks in Florida are wearing diamond rings and watches on which the jeweler earned more profit than the automobile dealer earned on the last five cars he sold.
Dealers work off an average profit per deal. Unfortunately, lots of customers want something for nothing. When a dealer takes a nothing deal from some slick thirtysomething doctor or lawyer, someone else has to pay double.
Dealers know that if they don't take those bad deals (the ones that don't make money), their market penetration will suffer and they will have to answer to the factory. Why can't the public pick on some other profitable retailer or service provider?