Do you think CT prices will go up after FS?

What’s your prediction for CT prices after FS?


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Given the fact that there are many people out there who are willing to pay higher than MSRP for CT, I'm seriously wondering whether CT prices will increase after FS deliveries. It'll be a bummer for many of us. The last thing I need after passing on FS invitation is to see 10K increase in the base MSRP for non-FS. What do you think?
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I think there is a strong possibility it will go up. The only thing that will hold it back is losing the tax incentive, which Tesla will want to avoid. However with the RWD version forthcoming, they might leave that one for the tax incentive.

Tesla is looking at high demand for 2 to 5 years that will outpace production. No company would ever lower prices in that scenario and inflation might push them to increase it.
 
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I think there is a strong possibility it will go up. The only thing that will hold it back is losing the tax incentive, which Tesla will want to avoid. However with the RWD version forthcoming, they might leave that one for the tax incentive.

Tesla is looking at high demand for 2 to 5 years that will outpace production. No company would ever lower prices in that scenario and inflation might push them to increase it.
You are right. That’s exactly my concern. Many of us just don’t want to pay 20K premium. I just want Beast + FSD. That’s 107K. If they increase by 8K-10k, that’s only 3K saving for waiting.

I’ll tell you one thing - whoever came up with FS strategy in Tesla is one genius ass. It’s a brilliant pricing strategy. I know I hate it, which convinces me more that it’s a brilliant move. :p
 
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I got the email invite yesterday to configure my FS. This is the question I wish I had a crystal ball to.

It would be nice to know the price would at least hold. I’ve watched all the price decreases on various products from the sidelines and it’s nerve racking. When I first put my deposit down in 2019, I never anticipated to spend $100K+ on this thing.

I understand the demand is going to exceed supply for quite some time, but still. Tough to know what the future holds.
 


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I got the email invite yesterday to configure my FS. This is the question I wish I had a crystal ball to.

It would be nice to know the price would at least hold. I’ve watched all the price decreases on various products from the sidelines and it’s nerve racking. When I first put my deposit down in 2019, I never anticipated to spend $100K+ on this thing.

I understand the demand is going to exceed supply for quite some time, but still. Tough to know what the future holds.
Yeah I know! That’s why I started a new thread so that some of us can whack our head and play some probability guessing game. All I need is the price to hold. Few months ago I thought prices will hold or drop, but given how people are willing to pay more than MSRP, my prediction is turning into a wishful thinking. Comparing CT to other models is turning out to be Apples to Oranges comparison.
 
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Depends on how limited is this "limited" series.

Right now there are still fools with their money out there. That includes me, lol.
Probably the “limited” applies to customers and not CT! :LOL:

How many limited customers are out there to buy FS? I was hoping not a lot, but I was wrong!
 

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No way do they sell an 80k version this year. I feel like that's at least a couple years away. And the prices on the web site still say estimated so they can even raise it.
 

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Probably the “limited” applies to customers and not CT! :LOL:

How many limited customers are out there to buy FS? I was hoping not a lot, but I was wrong!
Indeed, if there are more fools lining up even if FS is done, Tesla will be the greater fool if it does not take advantage of the strong demand -- like probe and tap on the 2 million still in the reservation list.

In fact their next priority is to start producing the more profitable, equates with higher priced, unit.

No company voluntarily reduce prices.
 


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I just added a poll. I know we don’t have a crystal ball, but based on the trend we have seen so far, please share your prediction. It’ll be interesting to see what many people on the forum have to say.
 

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Tesla now knows the rate at which they could potentially sell the truck at "est" 80k based on reservations since unveiling that price point. So even $5k more would still be reasonable for most that made the reservation after the initial price bump.
 

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Let me tell you, i wasn't a Tesla fan, never owned a EV, i wasn't a truck fan, never owned a truck. The largest vehicle i ever owned is a full size SUV.

But i reserved the cybertruck in a few hours after reveal.

People tend to from EV or Truck perspective to value CT. IT IS NOT. It creates a new customer base, much bigger just for EV or truck. It is the SUV about 25 years ago when you don't see many SUV especially luxury SUV on the road. Now you look around how many SUVs hitting the road. the scary part is no one can duplicate the CT, at least easily.

For this kind of customer demand, it doesn't make any sense to lower the price.
 
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Let me tell you, i wasn't a Tesla fan, never owned a EV, i wasn't a truck fan, never owned a truck. The largest vehicle i ever owned is a full size SUV.

But i reserved the cybertruck in a few hours after reveal.

People tend to from EV or Truck perspective to value CT. IT IS NOT. It creates a new customer base, much bigger just for EV or truck. It is the SUV about 25 years ago when you don't see many SUV especially luxury SUV on the road. Now you look around how many SUVs hitting the road. the scary part is no one can duplicate the CT, at least easily.

For this kind of customer demand, it doesn't make any sense to lower the price.
100% agree on Tesla’s attempt to create a new customer base. I posted this on a different thread. In Business world, some call it Blue zone strategy. It’s a master stroke from Tesla to dominate a new segment of user base. The initial Trend is proving that it’s working. From Kim Kardashian to a farmer, I’m seeing all sorts of people buying it. It is indeed a whole new customer base, and this is just the beginning. I’m curious to know how this will impact pricing in a year or so.
 
 




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