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  1. Scott Fairchild

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Thank you STEALTH P3D for some of the best advice I have heard in years. I heartily concur. Sometimes I get a little anxious that my portfolio is 51% TSLA, particularly if something unforeseen should happen to Elon Musk. Some have said, "If you can't afford to lose it all, then you shouldn't...
  2. Scott Fairchild

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    https://www.fool.com/investing/2022/08/10/1-stock-split-stock-to-buy-hand-over-fist-august/ Don't be a fool. Empty the piggy bank!
  3. Scott Fairchild

    $10k per Tesla Tax Credit

    This might be the missing piece. Why subsidize EVs with a tax credit? At 5% EVs, we haven't even reached the tipping point. Research reveals for every $1000 offered as a rebate or tax credit, it increases average sales of electric vehicles by 2.6%. The purpose is to ACCELERATE the demand...
  4. Scott Fairchild

    $10k per Tesla Tax Credit

    Video 1 Those friends of the oil boys and men with deep pockets don't really get it. According to them, we are approaching the 5% tipping point which will move us from first adopters to the tipping point and result in no need for an EV incentive. Ok, I understand. It's a selfish attitude that...
  5. Scott Fairchild

    Latest EV Tax Credit Status

    Take it......Take it.....take it!! Drive it for a year and sell it for more than you paid. Order the 2023 now. I ordered the 2023 a week before my 2022 came in.
  6. Scott Fairchild

    Latest EV Tax Credit Status

    Bummer. Well, at least I'll get it on my 2023 Model Y order and CYBRTRK of 2030!~ Unless it surpasses the $80k rule.
  7. Scott Fairchild

    Latest EV Tax Credit Status

    STILL HOPEFUL for proposed tax credit. Manchin must have got a big promise. But it's not so much about the manufacturers as it should be about stimulating and rewarding the environmentally conscious. Hey, it is a drop in the oil bucket compared to the coal, oil, and natural gas subsidies of...
  8. Scott Fairchild

    $10k per Tesla Tax Credit

    STILL HOPEFUL for proposed tax credit. Manchin must have got a big promise. But it's not so much about the manufacturers as it should be about stimulating and rewarding the environmentally conscious. Hey, it is a drop in the oil bucket compared to the coal, oil, and natural gas subsidies of...
  9. Scott Fairchild

    What will happen to current owners once Tesla drops the price of new Y's?

    If anyone believes the prices are going to drop anytime soon, I've got a CYBRTRK to sell you last year!
  10. Scott Fairchild

    Latest EV Tax Credit Status

    COAL miner's friend, Senator Manchin KILLS EV tax credits. From his lobby money, he was however, able to muster cash for his Maserati and his WV yacht called Almost Heaven. Solely, Manchin was also a able to wipe out the administrations budget to fight climate change, while at the same time...
  11. Scott Fairchild

    Vendor Carbon Fiber Rims Are Ready to Roll!...

    Crazy. I want some carbon fiber underwear!
  12. Scott Fairchild

    May not want anymore. Now what?

    Don't be spooked by all of the war stories. I just picked up my 7th Tesla, an MYP and it was a perfect delivery with no issues as all of my Tesla's were. With 2000 miles on this one, not one regret. I never had any major problems and very few other problems with any of the others as well, and...
  13. Scott Fairchild

    TSLA Technical Analysis

    Minor bump appears related to Musk pulling out of the Twitter deal. Not sure we still have seen the bottom. LT Gain is on the horizon though and we are moving closer. History is on our side. Hang on! Data shows the S&P 500 has increased 15% on average in the seven times stocks have tanked...
  14. Scott Fairchild

    EAP Return to US

    Thanks for the mirror adjustment info. It's excellent and that is the purpose of this forum. To share and improve. So glad I brought it up and so many will benefit from what you shared Dewg. I will be passing it on to many others. It's not about complaining, it's just aimed at making our...
  15. Scott Fairchild

    EAP Return to US

    Mirrors don't cover blind spots and I really don't like the idea of getting a tacky stick-on mirror on a Tesla, but I guess that will be the only alternative and I can name it the Musk Mirror. I've had two near misses while looking at the center display, because the view doesn't come on until...
  16. Scott Fairchild

    EAP Return to US

    Noticed the $12,000 FSD package with the new release of the Enhanced Auto-pilot for $6000. Looks like Tesla needed to generate some more capital for those four factories that are burning cash, so as Elon put it, they don't got bankrupt. I'd say that's a pretty expensive stop sign/stop light...
  17. Scott Fairchild

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

    Pleased to hear you had a good experience with Continentals. I have never heard of an OEM tire going 40,000 miles. Usually, you get a soft rubber, introductory tire like the Continentals that came with my first Model Y. 7/10 tread from the factory as taken by the SA on delivery (below)...
  18. Scott Fairchild

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

    The only alignment one needs is in your buying habits. Never ever buy Continental. The warranty was useless and their ware is abysmal. I had two blowouts with them on two different Model Xs. My tire pro tells me they are the most expensive, poor-quality tire you can buy. I am happy to see...
  19. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    Some additional info on DCU: I filled out the DMV paper to have the electronic title sent to DCU. Took it to the DMV. Surprise. When they looked it up, DCU was already on the title. DMV says that they don't routinely provide that information to credit unions and the credit unions can...
  20. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    I have had STEK Dynoshield on four Tesla's without a problem, but with great durability and a super shine. Had one keyed and it healed with a hair dryer. I no longer have to worry about immediately washing off the love bugs which we experience in the south. This one (pic), now owned by my...
  21. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    This should help you make up your mind. I can't imagine anyone with a nice vehicle watching this and NOT wanting PPF! Comparison is very well done. Relatively equal protection and my experience is that STEK Dynoshield is about 1/2 to 2/3 of the cost of EXPEL.
  22. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    Another love note from DCU. Actually two. When I spoke to the rep when financing, I asked if the check could be sent to me and if I could take it to Tesla which I am accustomed to doing. He arrogantly insisted that "We have this process down, we do it every day, we overnight checks to Tesla...
  23. Scott Fairchild

    TSLA Technical Analysis

    Will break down to 500 support level
  24. Scott Fairchild

    Does Changing Color Change My Delivery Date?

    Did you pay the current new price on the MYP? I suspect so.
  25. Scott Fairchild

    Tesla Service is DEFNITELY Improving!!!

    Now that's a great idea. I usually name them and write positive comments on the service review. I do remember giving them Grimaldi's chocolate-covered potato chips which drew a load of smiles from the service reps and the sales associates. I had forgotten that. You can actually order these...
  26. Scott Fairchild

    PPF or no PPF

    Are you serious? You thought I was serious? I was making a point. I have several installers close by, but I go to the one about 30 miles away because he has over ten years of training and experience in prepping, paint correction, deep washing, pumicing, cutting, stretching, heating, removing...
  27. Scott Fairchild

    Tesla Service is DEFNITELY Improving!!!

    Never have. And won't. Don't wanna mess up a good thing.
  28. Scott Fairchild

    Tesla Service is DEFNITELY Improving!!!

    Wow!, Got a service call this morning (Sunday) from TESLA. He had been trying to get to me for days and my ROBOCALLER had been kicking him out. He talked with me for about 20 minutes. Wow again. I had some freon put in the 2014 S several weeks ago and now I still get the AC Warning: Air...
  29. Scott Fairchild

    Latest EV Tax Credit Status

    Agree. There are always naysayers in the crowd. Perhaps they should be exempted from the tax credit in the new bill. It looks like the tax credit at least has another breath. Let's hear it from someone who knows what they are talking about. Write your senators to support it. Especially...
  30. Scott Fairchild

    Latest EV Tax Credit Status

    Actually, it has nothing to do with that. Biden is a Union man who is unhappy that Tesla factories are not Unionized to protect the workers. Fremont workers voted not to have a union. I say, Let the workers decide. If they are happy without a union, so be it. Recently though, some of them...
  31. Scott Fairchild

    The market is so broken

    No secret. You can order as many as you want.
  32. Scott Fairchild

    PPF or no PPF

    Bad juju. Would you install your own pacemaker? The hours and headaches you spend, you can just work a few hours overtime and pay for it and not end up with a job where you always focus on the mistakes you made. Not worth it.
  33. Scott Fairchild

    PPF or no PPF

    You will be glad you did. And it never made any sense to me to dull a nice shiny new car. That's like taking your new running shoes through the mud just because they look "too new." To each their own, but while they are at it, why don't they dent it with a hammer too? Just for effect.
  34. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    My first payment is due July 23. I think you said yours was due in August. It's coming. No one financing a vehicle is going to finance it without proof of insurance. Usually, the insurance card will do, but not in the case of DCU, they want the entire policy.
  35. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    It's called leverage. When I can sell the vehicle in a year after 17,000 miles for an $8000 profit, I am making more than most of my stocks are right now. Why would I NOT use someones else's money to have a nice car every year and make a profit?
  36. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    Got another love note from DCU today. Unlike every bank iand credit union I know, they won't accept your valid insurance card as proof of insurance. You must contact your insurance company and have a copy of the complete policy sent directly to them or they will secure insurance for you. 😶...
  37. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    I got the front, mirrors, and pillars covered. To me, that was the most cost-effective. $1750. Applied "WET" on everything including the front. Just keep it off the black, as it will dry white like any wax would. It gives you the best shine ever and protects your vehicle including the part...
  38. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    You must have had an inexperienced installer to have that bad of an experience, unless you DIY. It's been on the vehicle in the picture for 8 years and still looks like new. I've had it on three Tesla's with nothing but a great shine, easy maintenance and no issues. Sorry for your bad...
  39. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    DYNOshield Hydrophobic Paint Protection Film | STEK USA https://www.stek-usa.com/dynoshield Great results. Reasonable price. Market leader for years in making top coat of the product ceramic. Installers nationwide. Expel and others are just experimenting with that process now. I would never...
  40. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    With a credit score near 800, getting approved was not the issue, Getting an account was. Perhaps if you have a bank on their list, it would be less toilsome. Nevertheless, communication with them is still difficult and has never occurred without a call back. I applied when the interest rate...
  41. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    It's a choice. Pride of Ownership. When buying a $70k vehicle, PPF shouldn't "stretch the budget" too much. Work in Progress - Tire Work Pending $1750 STEK DynoShield PPF (With final coat embedded ceramic) $185 A-Pillar Satin Blackout $47 Front Decal (Good-bye duck bill) $37...
  42. Scott Fairchild

    Financing options.

    I have a DCU loan. It was a mountain to climb for that discounted rate. I tried to make a deposit using my debit card. Not gonna happen. My credit card bill goes to the office address and caused problems in the verification of my home address. Tried to make a deposit with my bank account...
  43. Scott Fairchild

    Insurance rate increase

    Tesla has become a profit-making machine. No more free supercharger for life. No more free home link No more free premium maps and music An electric car without a charging cable?!? Raised price on Starlink set up Raised price on Starlink service Exorbitantly raised prices on ALL vehicles Raised...
  44. Scott Fairchild

    2022 MYP vs MYLR?

    Hankooks are great at half the price.
  45. Scott Fairchild

    First Impressions: Model Y Performance

    Well, I got the rear area retractable cargo cover. The one that doesn't scratch. Surprise, the double sticky foam doesn't hold on the back braces either...

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