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- Jul 3, 2021
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I just want to point out that a huge price increase after the pre-order was placed is exactly the sort of thing which is *infuriating* Ford Mach E buyers. Likewise Ford Bronco.IMO the price will be at least $10,000 more even without any tax rebate. Tesla now has proof they can continue to raise prices as buyers will pay up. They can claim a lot of supply chain problems to justify the increases and fanboys will back them. If I can net my truck for $49000 I will be happy.
But my guess is if the tax rebate is $10,000 the new MSRP sticker price for dual motor will be $69,000 and net to $59,000. The only method to keep the prices as originally stated is competition from Ford, Rivian, and GM (trucks). If Ford can sell the Lighting for $49,000 and maybe GM then Tesla will have to think twice about pissing off customers. Tesla knows the fan base will spend more as they keep raising the price for the M3 and MY.
The “Fan Base” which you suggest would suck up this, are ”Fans” in part because Tesla doesn’t do this sort of crap. At least in my case, the no-bullshit purchase experience was a big part of it. In particular, many of us are fans of the Cybertruck because of the value it represented on game day.
I see just the opposite. If Tesla bumps prices to $69,000 for the dual motor, all the reasons I pre-ordered will have gone away. And there aren’t a ton of bigger fans than I am. Maybe @CyberGus …. He’s big I think and a fan… and a big fan.