Tesla could probably solve all this by simply adding the phrase "Void where prohibited by law" to the terms, just like has been used with many giveaways, sweepstakes, lotteries, etc., etc., over the years.
Still I can't help but wonder: if Tesla really can sell all the cars they can build ("production constrained") - why do they feel the need to try and further pump up sales by having an incentives program? Sounds like sales demand is starting to soften. What do you think?
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/03/americans-hate-car-shopping-so-rather-give-up-sex-do-taxes/Americans hate car shopping so much they'd rather give up sex and do taxes
Okay America, this has gotten silly. A new study by Edmunds has revealed what we've always kind of known – people don't like going car shopping. What we didn't realize, though, is why, and what they'd rather do (or not do) to avoid a trip to the dealer.
Really, it comes down to the haggle. According to Edmunds, 83 percent of the 1,002 people surveyed would rather avoid haggling, with nine out of 10 saying they'd be more excited about the car-buying process if it meant a haggle-free experience (Saturn, you were on to something).
What's ridiculous, though, is just how much people hate the haggle. One in five said they'd willingly give up sex for a month rather than haggle for a new car. Another 44 percent said they'd be willing to give up Facebook while 29 percent would happily turn over their cell phones for a weekend to avoid sitting down with a dealer.
Even more worrying, though, are the number of people that'd simply prefer to avoid the car-buying experience all together. One in three people surveyed said they'd rather do taxes, go to the DMV or sit in an airplane's middle seat if it meant not having to go through the purchasing rigmarole (somehow, we don't think the 1,000 people surveyed have ever done taxes, gone to the DMV or sat in a middle seat before).
I hope they don't do this in California. I have one referral in!Tesla could probably solve all this by simply adding the phrase "Void where prohibited by law" to the terms, just like has been used with many giveaways, sweepstakes, lotteries, etc., etc., over the years.
Demand hasn't softened, it's just harder to increase it. (I remember when people thought they'd only sell 8-9k per year.) But that's just with the S. The X isn't out yet.
Now, if a few states determine that this is illegal due to state law, would that also bar other reward programs? For example, DirecTV has been running a promotion for years where you can get $100 for referring a new customer to them; this is pretty much the same thing as the Tesla offer isn't it?