When you factor in larger/better batteries with longer range, more and more optional equipment becoming standard, etc. new Model S prices have dropped significantly over the years. Go back just two years, a 2018 MS 100D with EAP/FSD and 335 miles range was around $105k. Now you can buy a new 2020 MS LR+ with EAP/FSD and 391 miles range for around $83k. Granted, that 2018 MS was eligible for $7,500 in federal tax credits that aren't available today. Also, I believe part of the recent $5k reduction was the elimination of free supercharging.
That appears to be true for "existing inventory" but does it also apply to new orders? If you special order a new MS today, will it include free unlimited supercharging?I agree with your post, although, they are still giving free unlimited supercharging with the 5k drop.
I remember Apple received a lot of backlash when they slashed the price of the original iPhone just months after launch back in 2007. They ended up giving early buyers a $100 Apple credit.I just got mine last Tuesday, could not have timed it more poorly. This is a significant price drop. I know the sales are final but still totally bummed.I wish they would entertain some consideration.
This is a reality for any product you buy. Just accept it. It's not adult-level behavior to be all sad and upset. It's no different than crying because little johnny got more treats in his lunchbox than you.
Yes, Tesla could have 10-day price protection or something. Would be nice. But they don't. Who cares. Be mature.
$5K price drop may only be to boost sales due to the COVID-19 slump, and might be gone by July 1.