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$1200 Destination charge

Discussion in 'New England' started by masam, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. masam

    masam Member

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    Does anyone know if the $1,200 destination charge is a mandatory charge ? Can you avoid it by taking delivery in Fremont ?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    No, you can't avoid it. Everyone gets dinged the same. $1,200 is pretty cheap for delivery to the East Coast.
     
  3. Jonathan Scott

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    Yea, was told I can't avoid it either but they promised to throw on some accessories and swag to make up for it.... Can't hurt to ask, worse they can say is no
     
  4. siucity

    siucity Button Pusher

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    I picked mine up in Fremont, and I still had to pay the fee.
     
  5. Branzo90D

    Branzo90D Salt and Pepper

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    Same here. :frown:
     
  6. retinaguy

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    Even with that fee apparently sometimes cars are transported in the open.
     
  7. masam

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    Thanks everyone ! I was hoping to convince my wife the we can save the $1,200 and fly out to CA. Oh well ... $1,200 isn't too bad, but I would think that Tesla might be able to get better deals from transport companies. We shipped a car from the east coast to California for just under that recently.
     
  8. Kandiru

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    I paid $2k for covered transport from WA to OH for my used car.
     
  9. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Even if the delivery charge were waived for factory delivery, you'd be stuck paying state and local sales taxes in California (which has very strict rules about this, unlike other states that waive sales taxes for cars being taken directly out of state).
     
  10. masam

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    I've seen some news reports (and posts on this forum) about the California legislature passing a law that would exempt cars (not sure if it's Tesla specifically) that would be taken out of state fairly quickly. Full text of the bill is here : Bill Text - SB-680 Sales and use taxes: exemption: passenger vehicles.
    I think it passed the Senate but haven't heard any news about whether or not it passed in the Assembly. It would be a good excuse to take a cross country road trip :)
     

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