It seems logical to me that rather than blame "dealers" folks need to realize there are millions and millions of people, we'll call them "human beings" (a.k.a. "customers"), that are in fact unethical. Out of those millions some of them will want to become dealers and with potential power and potential control over the customer the customer-now-turned-dealer will get the opportunity to continue with their unethical life by owning a store, also known as dealership.
I do not believe dealers turn unethical just because they now own a business although some certainly will do just that. I do firmly believe you had an unethical human being, who also happens to be a customer and who frequents other businesses just like we all do, get hold of an opportunity to steal from others by becoming a dealer.
There is no doubt in my mind the majority of dealers are ethical although it's not something I can prove. If you don't give them the opportunity to prove it you'll never find out. Here's a statement to think about: How many people on this forum work for unethical employers? For those that do are you taking any corrective action against that individual?
For you see ethics are an important part of life. Everyone wants others to be fair to them. Isn't it appropriate we should be fair to others? A previous post states there are people who go to a dealership to try things on for size and then go home and place an order online. It might be hard to believe but the dealers intent wasn't to be someones dressing room. With so many posts that have complained about dealers I'm sure there are no customers who would pull such a stunt. Or, are there?
There is no reason to be biased or to present one-sided stories. Both sides have responsibilities to be fair to one another. No dealer and no customer has the right to take advantage of one another. So simple a concept, so hard for many to live by.