A hundred dollar bicycle, and a motor vehicle are two different stories, and youre attempting to call them one in the same. One is a major purchase....an actual asset while the other isn't. (And by the way, Wal-Mart DOES charge to assemble....) There's nothing dishonest about a business trying to make a profit and passing through fees they are obligated to pay or collect for government, and I think it's naive of you to think so and laughable that you so adamantly discount the dealer community's value to the consuming public, as well as the role they play in the distribution model we have in this society. Fact is, EVERY major purchase has additional fees....from real estate, to vehicles. Have you ever purchased a home? It isn't an OTD price. There's loan fees, taxes, escrow charges, appraisals, etc. Motor vehicles on a smaller scale are the same thing. I guess if can't, or won't afford a certain vehicle then you need to move on and buying out of state through a resident and flipping it to you to avoid taxes is blatantly dishonest and puts you in the same place morality-wise as you claim dealers that ask for fee reimbursement are.