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- Jun 11, 2020
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- Civic to Cybertruck
- 2nd infantry of Tesla's Quality Division
tl;drJust to be clear, everyone here is ok for early reservations to mark up the MSRP 20k to flip, but not ok with Ford dealerships doing this?
One is unethical, the other is good planning and good capitalism?
Ok. Got it.
The question is "Where's the FOMO?" Tesla's: How long do I wait to purchase? vs Legacys': what dealership can I find the lowest (I would argue artificial orchestrated) price at? And for the record everyone raises MSRP over time.
Wow, my first *you're comparing apples and oranges dude* response. The price for the prototype at reveal was clearly presented as an estimated cost to produce a theoretical vehicle on mass based on theoretical technology advancements which were unprecedented and widely considered impossible at the time or in Elon's words, "I think we can do it." Let's not even mention the reoccurring global plague between 2019 and 2023. And the other half of Tesla's apple is that people are holding out on their "ready to be delivered" reservations in bad faith to gain a tax incentive or a refreshed vehicle with outdated pricing, and for those ppl lets be clear, there is zero reason for Tesla to be grandfathering people in on a model Y/3/S after saying no. If you want to play chase the dragon, be my guest, but as an investor Tesla should ABSOLUTELY BE SHUTTING THAT SHIT DOWN. Everybody's trying to save money, but some ppl are being unreasonable. (You're saying I lose my price if I deny the last pre-refreshed model S that meets my designed one?!?! Yes. Now stop ruining the Goodwill system for the rest of us.) Removing the haggling stage of buying a car has been one of the hottest reasons to buy a Tesla. Four clicks and your done. For the most part if two people from different sides of the country purchase a Tesla at the same time, they get the same price.
Now, with dealerships its a primarily about customers worrying about shopping around to find the vehicle (that was probably passed on by the original purchaser) sold at a reduced markup, i.e. a headache, I don't to go back and forth between several dealerships looking for a needle in a haystack surrounded by loansharks. Nintendo creates this manufactured scarcity with their Amibo toys and consoles, and it is the worst. Consumers are responding over-whelmingly well to the fair pricing that skips the artificial and stressful bargain hunting stage. I'd rather be getting shafted by just the Osborn Effect, than additionally having to play find and go seek.
It'd be like if buying tesla stock depended on which app you purchased on vs what date you bought it. That would suck so much ass, cause there'd be like 50 more investing apps and you'd have to check all of them daily or get shafted every time.