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Built Model 3 FS - No Premium (Los Angeles)

Mike K

Member
May 15, 2013
849
833
Los Angeles
Hey all. I ordered a Model 3 a couple weeks ago which should be received in a few weeks according to what I'm seeing from everyone else. The car is built with EAP, Tri-coat blue and premium wheels.

Long story short, Tesla wouldn't let me out of my S lease so a month ago I decided to put my S up on Turo to see if it could offset it's payment. It did that and more and so I bought another car to rent and then I thought, hey, I'm going to rent the 3 too! But now I'm see that everyone has that same idea and the rental rates on the 3's are coming down to the point where I can buy a $30,000 car that will rent out for the same money as the 3 and I'd have less money tied up. So the math doesn't make sense for me any more. Too much info, I know.

So here's the deal. I just want out of it. I'm not looking for a premium. I believe the way people are transferring reservations is they're adding the name of the person they're transferring to onto the paperwork as an owner. This way the buyer would get the applicable credits, not me. All I want is the $3500 I have sunk into it in the form of deposits which you'd be getting back since that's applied towards the cost of the car. It's a bit of a logistical headache compared to just buying from Tesla but if you're in SoCal and you're not due to receive your car for some time it would be a way to get into a car now without paying any extra and still be able to capture the credits. Win. Win. Win.

Interested? Shoot me a line or respond here.
 

Mike K

Member
May 15, 2013
849
833
Los Angeles
Just got off the phone with Tesla and they told me that the process of transferring it would be to wait until the VIN is assigned and then when they reach out for delivery details just let them know that I'm letting someone else take over the purchase. You'd give them your info at that point and be responsible for the car. So it's actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.

So if someone wants a 3 now... here you go.
 

ls7corvete

Member
Aug 29, 2017
148
353
florida
Just got off the phone with Tesla and they told me that the process of transferring it would be to wait until the VIN is assigned and then when they reach out for delivery details just let them know that I'm letting someone else take over the purchase. You'd give them your info at that point and be responsible for the car. So it's actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.

So if someone wants a 3 now... here you go.

Wow, I thought they had a strict policy about not allowing this.
 

Mike K

Member
May 15, 2013
849
833
Los Angeles
Wow, I thought they had a strict policy about not allowing this.

I think at the end of the day Tesla will take anyone's money who's willing to give it to them but they do want to at least appear to be doing what they can to make things fair. I'm not trying to make any money here and I can certainly understand why they'd want to prevent people from trying to sell reservations/ builds.
 

Mike K

Member
May 15, 2013
849
833
Los Angeles
Still nobody. Lots and lots of people saying they want it and then poof.I thought I was doing the community a favor by passing it along for nothing but now I'm thinking I'm just going to toss the reservation on Craigslist for a few thousand like everyone else or buy the car and sell it.

Can you show the sticker?
I guess people prefer to buy reservations and cash the 10k discounts..

That's the thing. You still get the credit with this. Whoever takes the car over would be the first and only registered owner.
 

KCapital

Member
Dec 7, 2017
417
354
NJ
Still nobody. Lots and lots of people saying they want it and then poof.I thought I was doing the community a favor by passing it along for nothing but now I'm thinking I'm just going to toss the reservation on Craigslist for a few thousand like everyone else or buy the car and sell it.



That's the thing. You still get the credit with this. Whoever takes the car over would be the first and only registered owner.

Hi Mike - Sent you the contract. Let's bring this baby home.
 

AWD>

Member
Jan 28, 2018
349
63
No
Will the new buyer get the tax credit? Im assuming yes, seems like a great deal if that’s the case.

GLWS
 

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