TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

150 orders at Menlo Park in a weekend?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Right_Said_Fred, May 18, 2013.

  1. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,283
    Location:
    Gorinchem, Netherlands
    #1 Right_Said_Fred, May 18, 2013
    Last edited: May 18, 2013
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18,235
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    I love seeing smoothoperator over there saying the karma has an innovative powertrain.
     
  3. TampaLiam

    TampaLiam Secret Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Tampa, FL

    It IS innovative! It takes a lot of innovation to have so much horsepower net so little performance in a "sports" car!!
     
  4. FreeOfPge

    FreeOfPge Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    CA
    That is a hilarious thread. Hard to believe there are such die hard Fisker fans that are so anti-tesla. It is more entertaining then the anti-tesla posters on the yahoo financial message board. Sorry, that is way off topic...It seems possible to take 150 orders at that one store since there are lots of happy shareholders in that area.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18,235
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    If it is true, the news Tesla has made recently may finally be going more mainstream. Impressive.
     
  6. FreeOfPge

    FreeOfPge Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    CA
    Definitely going more mainstream, look at the volume of shares traded and the increase of news stories. There is a ton of momentum right now for sure.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    6,097
    Location:
    Redwood Shores, CA
    Am not surprised that a Bay Area store could pull in so many orders so quickly. There are tons of Model S on the road here - as Elon put it in the Khan Academy interview, we are the "home team" after all :) - but, all the positive financial news must definitely have been the tipping point for a lot of fence-sitters.
     
  8. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Messages:
    663
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    I just can't image the number of orders that will come once they start advertising on TV. Most people don't know about the car and its performance level. Do a commercial with the car blowing away a BMW and Porsche, mention the range, zero gas, etc., and they will have to build a second plant to keep up with demand.
     
  9. Jonathan Hewitt

    Jonathan Hewitt Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,000
    Location:
    South Carolina
    To help put those numbers in perspective, let's assume every weekend was like that for the following year: 52 weekends*150 reservations/weekend=7800 cars in a year from one store! That's 1/3rd of their production goal for 2013.

    The weekend was probably higher than normal based on TSLA being in the news a lot recently but that calculation also doesn't take into account the other 5 days in the week...Either way, pretty impressive numbers...

    It's killing me that they aren't ramping up production even faster than they already are but I'm in it for the long run and the rate they are ramping up now is for sure the best way to do it for the long run.
     
  10. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,937
    Location:
    NoVA
    I wonder if the reduced deposit price has factored in to this as well?
     
  11. Lump

    Lump Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2,103
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    I was at the [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans]Topanga store in Canoga Park 2 weeks ago (prior to all the latest news & stock movement) & they said Sundays were their best day with an average of 3 new orders. [/FONT]
     
  12. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,675
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    I read the whole thread and got some pretty good laughs. I think some of this is a case of envy at Tesla's success, some ignorance, and some denial. To say that the Fisker is beautiful is a real stretch, but if you think of it as a kind of odd beauty, perhaps. It's a very flawed kind of Alice in Wonderland styling exercise.
     
  13. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,200
    Location:
    San Diego
    The Karma is a beautiful... it's just skin deep though... the whole drivetrain, engineering, and interior is a massive failure.
     
  14. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    608
    Location:
    Utah
    This could be part of it, they recently cut the reservation price in half. There are probably lots of TSLA shareholders in the Palo Alto area, too. Having the stock go up ~150% YTD would help increase interest in Model S and Tesla. (Some shareholders may have sold some stock and bought a car with the earnings.)

    That made me chuckle. :biggrin:
     
  15. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,283
    Location:
    Gorinchem, Netherlands
    Ofcourse we still need confirmation of that number. And Menlo Park is probably one of the best selling stores in the country. We also know online orders are assigned to the closest store, so those were probably counted too. But even then it would be a extremely good score, especially if you extrapolate to other stores in the country.
     
  16. Six

    Six Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Messages:
    199
    I was visiting CA and stopped by the Menlo Park store. It is a very impressive store compared to the ones in Seattle and Bellevue. When I was there they had 4 roadsters and 2 Model S in the showroom and were giving test rides in a multi-color Red Performance Plus.

    With Silicon Valley Tech Geeks and that money I can believe a P85+ test driving could get them 150 reservations. :biggrin:

    Good for them.
     
  17. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,708
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    150 in a weekend? That would be awesome. But, really? Even if we give them Friday as part of the weekend, that's 50/day, probably 5/hour, so one every 12 minutes!?! Seems too good to be true. Though when I spoke to the Denver guys last month and they said they sold a couple/day, and I remarked 'wow', they replied 'those are nothing compared to the California numbers.'

    Hmmmmm...
     
  18. jomo25

    jomo25 P4398

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
  19. SFOTurtle

    SFOTurtle Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,039
    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Wouldn't surprise me. When I spoke with my contact on the floor at the Menlo Park showroom a couple weeks ago, she said business was very brisk. This was before the recent announcement. My colleague who finally placed an order about 8 days ago had a hard time reserving a time for a test drive because they were so busy. Of course he quickly put his deposit in once he finished his test drive.
     
  20. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,283
    Location:
    Gorinchem, Netherlands
    I think the 150 would include online orders in the surrounding area (which are allocated to the closest store). Still very impressive.
     

Share This Page