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Craigslist ads for reservation "sales" - eight currently on So Cal Craigslist

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by calisnow, Aug 1, 2017.

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  1. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    And so it begins! I wonder if they make you show a marriage certificate if you claim a random person is your spouse lol.

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  2. Jayc

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    Well if it is genuinely a family member, there is nothing to worry about right?

    If it is not, then you'd be trying to exploit the system and I cannot understand why you would want to do that? And to seek feedback from the Model 3 community who will be affected by those people playing the system jumping the queue - that is not right is it? Not suggesting that is the case here.
     
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    If they are family they wouldn't need to sell it online like that.
     
  4. calisnow

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    You're missing my point - I have two day one, California, Tesla-existing-owner reservations of my own and I'm not selling them - you can't sell them or transfer them. My point, obviously, is to wonder how these jokers on Craigslist plan to "sell" their reservations since you have to be, AFAIK a spouse to get a transfer - even an uncle/cousin/grandparent doesn't qualify.
     
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    Right.... are they planning to sell the car to the person at cost and take a cash payment for the profit? There's no easy way to do this.
     
  6. kort677

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    capitalism at work, people see a shortage of a product and have access to the product in short supply and they are trying to make a few bucks on those who want the product. see concert tickets for a parrarell
     
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    selling what ya don't own ... the great pastime of the underworld.
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    They are all over ebay also.
     
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    In California, at least, this would probably require paying sales tax twice. Once for the first buyer and then again for the second one. Our tax rates are as high as 10%.
     
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    This was inevitable. I mean I read some guy on here had 4 reservations between himself and his wife.
     
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    Well people arrange marriages of convenience to try to get green cards so maybe....
     
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    If one made a reservation with a brand new My Tesla account all they really need to do is change the information to the buyer of the reservation. Reservations on owners' existing My Tesla accounts are not so easy to transfer however.
     
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    Still profit to be had through claiming the federal tax credit if the first buyer gets the full amount and the second buyer is so far back in line they wouldn't have received anything anyways (not saying it's actually worth it to do this).
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with this, it's a free market. No one force anyone to buy
     
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    I have a reservation to buy a Chevy Bolt today. Posted an ad to sell my spot and no one responded. :(
     
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    That's because you don't need a reservation and you can just walk into a Bolt-certified dealership and buy one on the spot. Sorta like trying to sell pre-sale concert tickets when there are hundreds on Stubhub for a fraction of face value.
     
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    lol, it was a joke
     
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    could it be that the demand for a bolt is non existent?
     
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    Not even sure if sales of this type of nature even works. I mean you can buy a home audio system out of someones van and get a box of rocks.

    But at least you walk away with a box of rocks.
     
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    I considered reserving one or two for this reason alone. No way I am going to buy a brand new car unless I fall into insane fortune unexpectedly.
     

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