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Alberta Tesla Buying Experience

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by edmontonbuyer, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. edmontonbuyer

    edmontonbuyer New Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Please tell me your experience buying Tesla from Calgary, AB. Because I had really poor experience getting the quote. I had to follow up with 4 sales persons in Calgary to get price quote for Model S. No one approached me in spite of promising a call back. I have sent follow up emails to all, left voice mail. No one replied. I am surprised to have this kind of careless service.

    I am not sure if anyone has the same experience. I like Tesla but the people who are working in sales in Calgary are not professional.
  2. DougH

    DougH Active Member

    May 8, 2015
    Why is this in the want to buy section?. This section is for cars that people want to buy, not complaints about Tesla.
  3. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

    Apr 23, 2015
    I don't understand. The prices are on the web site. Tesla doesn't do the dealership thing where they give out a MSRP and the dealer tries to sucker the customer out of as much money as they can.

    If you want you can order the car online and not set foot in a store.
  4. Electric700

    Electric700 Active Member

    May 21, 2013
    Florida, United States
    As S'toon mentioned, you can order online (at or for CPO, at I still think you should get responses from Tesla personnel. You might want to contact [email protected] about this.
  5. Battman

    Battman Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I can understand your frustration, Edmonton Buyer. Most of the sales force at the Calgary Store probably know less about the car than you do. I've been there a few times and the few people I talked to were clueless. My brother in law (a hard core Tesla fan) had applied for a sales position but they turned him down because he had no sales experience. They pretty much said they would take a kid who sold cell phones than a big Tesla fan who is an Engineer. If you want a competent person to talk to phone Toronto or Vancouver like my friend and I did last year and ask for someone who has been there for a while.

    Btw, if you want to buy a Tesla, look at the inventory cars in Vancouver. They had a few left at the old price (before the near $10k increase on Feb. 8). May not be optioned as you want but you could save a bundle, if they are had not been googled up by now.

    Also, feel free to PM me. In the last six months I got one, my best friend got one, and my brother got one. Different configurations each.
  6. Strathcorob

    Strathcorob Member

    Jan 3, 2016
    Sherwood Park, Alberta
    It's too bad your experience has been negative. I bought a Tesla just before Christmas. We went down to the Calgary store for a test drive and I found our advisor knowledgeable and helpful. But remember, they don't sell you the car, they just help you decide if a Tesla is the car for you and what options you may want to get with it. The rest you do online (unless you want an inventory car like we did. Then they can help you find out what is available.)

    Maybe they've had some staff turnover or other struggles. You can likely get any questions you have answered here faster and more accurately than asking an advisor anyway!

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  7. m1ker

    m1ker Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    We ordered ours online, all pricing is fright their on the website. A wonderful experience, that is just as easy as shopping the Apple Store online!

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