I understand your point although I think you made it a touch too aggressively. If you take a company like Fords they have a policy of appointing dealers in smaller towns which were known as "retail dealers" i.e. rather than buy direct from Ford they would have a supply contract with a larger local Main Dealer. I think that the term "retail dealer" has been replaced with something else now but the principle remains the same. Bourne was always designated as a retail dealer simply because the new car sales volume did not justify full main dealer status. However and this is an important however they wanted to ensure that people who lived in Bourne but bought a car from a chain such as T.C.Harrison would still have a local dealer, who was in full compliance with Ford standards, where they could get their vehicle serviced. So lets take two other retailers in Bourne which in my opinion are terrific namely Harrison & Dunn and Wands. Thats what I mean about "ma and pa" organisations and why I think the town of Bourne will not work with chains.