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12 Model S for $60k a piece?

Trnsl8r

S85 2012-2018, X90 since 2016, 3 since 2018
Aug 20, 2011
1,753
138
San Jose, CA
Spotted this on Craig's List. Haven't contacted the seller... yet. What say the collective braintrust, too good to be true?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/4875635203.html

OUR COMPANY LEASES ARE COMING UP ON 12 TESLA MODEL S

MILEAGE IS FROM 6000 - 18000 DEPENDS ON CARS

2 WHITE ONES
4 BLACK ONES
4 GREY ONES
2 BLUE ONES

I WILL BE GETTING LIST OF EMAILS AND WILL HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE ON ALL 12 CARS AT THE SAME TIME , LOOKS LIKE WE WILL HAVE THE OPEN HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 28TH ., 1:00 - 5


there will be no lower prices accepted the price is $60,000 , once you email me your email address ... I will update you on procedure
 

Crispix

Member
Jun 24, 2013
311
97
San Diego
I call shenanigans. I bet he asks for a "refundable deposit" in order to verify that you are serious. And then it turns out to be not so refundable and the open house doesn't really exist.

Edit/follow up: surprised to see some of y'all think this is a serious advertisement. Gentlemen, it's a Craigslist ad. For 12 Teslas at $60k ea. With stock photos. Guy listing it also typed in ALL CAPS, which is required practice by the scammers union. He even set the evil bit to 1.
 
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Gizmotoy

Active Member
Sep 16, 2013
3,661
861
Bay Area, CA
I sent an email, we'll see. $60k isn't substantially below market rate, though, especially considering lack of Tech. We just had a huge thread this week to demonstrate to some 85kWh owner his car was worth $65k. He had more miles, but also had tech.
 

Lloyd

Well-Known Member
Jan 12, 2011
6,268
2,064
San Luis Obispo, CA
The leasee always has the option to purchase the car at the end of the lease for the residual amount. I would guess that the residual is about $50K, and if he can get 60K per car then he pockets 120K on the transaction.
 

wts13

Member
Feb 4, 2013
193
6
Bay Area
Why do the photos appear to be stock photos (and very low resolution at that?)
You'd think someone with 12 Model S on hand would be able to locate a camera.
 

ecarfan

Well-Known Member
Sep 21, 2013
19,206
13,858
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Seriously, a "company" leased 12 Model S all at the same time, and now the lease is close to ending? Was it a two year lease? It can't be a typical three year lease based on the S production history.

It sounds very suspicious.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
For the year and mileage, the price seems pretty low and the lack of pictures is concerning. "Every option except tech package" seems really odd. I'm not dismissing it out of hand, but beware.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
all options no tech. the cars were well under $80k new after Tax credits
no ambient lighting or fog lights

seems ok, besides the pictures maybe?

I don't believe they'd be well under $80k new after tax credits. They're listed as 2013, question is whether they were old pricing or new. Every option == leather seating, third row seats, higher accent/trim level, studio sound, etc. The 85 kWh battery alone was $10k above the minimum price of the vehicle back then.
 

ecarfan

Well-Known Member
Sep 21, 2013
19,206
13,858
West Vancouver, British Columbia
For the year and mileage, the price seems pretty low and the lack of pictures is concerning. "Every option except tech package" seems really odd.

I would say "beyond belief". That makes no sense at all.

Two of the photos shown are Tesla marketing photos. And two of the photos show cars with Euro shaped plates that have been blanked out.

The ad is a scam.
 

yobigd20

Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2012
5,929
531
Skaneateles, NY
be careful. i know there was already an instance of someone here buying a used ~$65k tesla sight unseen and it turned out to be a scam (and they lost their money).
 

donv

Member
Jul 15, 2013
599
47
Lake Jeanclia, OR
You don't have to lease from the manufacturer-- you can lease from a finance company or a bank. If they ordered a bunch of Model Ss right when the Sigs started coming out, the timing would be about right for a two year lease to be up now, wouldn't it?

That said, it might be a scam-- but you can go on the date and see. As others have pointed out, $60k probably isn't much of a bargain price for these cars anyway.

I didn't think leases were available in the very beginning. So it would appear to be a very short lease term.
 
Mar 11, 2010
4,529
1,379
Humboldt/Los Altos
I don't believe they'd be well under $80k new after tax credits. They're listed as 2013, question is whether they were old pricing or new. Every option == leather seating, third row seats, higher accent/trim level, studio sound, etc. The 85 kWh battery alone was $10k above the minimum price of the vehicle back then.

ah....my bad. somehow took the 12 and made it '12
then added the 4+4 + 2 + 2 and got 10....what day is it?

meant that if they were '12s that is ~ok
 

Trnsl8r

S85 2012-2018, X90 since 2016, 3 since 2018
Aug 20, 2011
1,753
138
San Jose, CA
He/she added the part about "no tech package" after I started the thread. That makes it slightly more credible price wise, but who in the world would order the car with "all options except tech package"?!? The Tech package is the most important option IMHO.

Suddenly became much less interesting...
 

Gizmotoy

Active Member
Sep 16, 2013
3,661
861
Bay Area, CA
The listing has been flagged for removal, it appears.
I've had three or four legitimate, by the rules, posts flagged for removal myself. That doesn't mean much, especially given the price is only a bit below market.

That said, I never got a response to my inquiry, so it's pretty unlikely to be legitimate.
 

Trnsl8r

S85 2012-2018, X90 since 2016, 3 since 2018
Aug 20, 2011
1,753
138
San Jose, CA
I've had three or four legitimate, by the rules, posts flagged for removal myself. That doesn't mean much, especially given the price is only a bit below market.

That said, I never got a response to my inquiry, so it's pretty unlikely to be legitimate.

I sent an inquiry too. No response.
 

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