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Creepy Mannequins: Tesla vs Fisker

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  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Didn't want to "hide" these pics in our local sub-forum but couldn't think where else to post them, but they made me laugh and I needed to share them (they were supplied to me by an anonymous photographer :wink:).....

    At the Sarasota Event celebrating National Plug-In day this was the Tesla showing; it was non-stop busy for 4 hours with people asking questions, getting in and out of Model S, three Tesla staff working on-stop and Jordan and I answering streams of questions about our Roadsters:
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    A few yards away was the Fisker display where the staff were talking to each other and they put out mannequins to make it look like there were people there:
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  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Surreal/bizarre...
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Haha, guess they wanted to look trendy and chic... In a field,
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I guess it's a fashion sales thing? Imagine how you'd look standing next to your own Fisker Karma?
     
  5. Doug_G

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    One of the is edging towards a Roadster...
     
  6. Zextraterrestrial

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    I think that is Justin?
     
  7. W.Petefish

    W.Petefish Active Member

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    That is about what happened at National Plug-In day in Frisco.
     
  8. strider

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    The mannequins are just creepy. I wouldn't walk over with those things staring at me....
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    The word is out: The Fisker is just not a very good car. It's just a pretty face. Meanwhile Tesla is in a class all its own.
     
  12. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Nope, it isn't indeed.

    It's a very big car with just so little space inside. I'd never consider buying a Fisker Karma.
     
  13. bonnie

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    The mannequins aren't dressed appropriately for the day. How embarrassing for Fisker.
     
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    Lol...ok really. That was not a good showing.
     
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    Caption contest!


    "That was a disappointment. Where around here is that Tesla booth?

    "You can stare at me all you want. I refuse to buy it for you, I just won't!"

    "Hey, I'm talking to you! Come look at my painting!"
     
  16. doug

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    It's kind of interesting in an arty sort way. You're left wondering what the relationship is between the two figures. One has his back turned on the other with his arms folded. The other looks on from a distance, forlorn.

    Where's the plaque with the artist's description?
     
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    Pretty face? Maybe big smile...not sure about pretty.
     
  18. NigelM

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    Somebody pointed out to me that the mannequins are probably there to stop real people from getting burnt! (Ouch.....they'll hate that joke at Fiskerbuzz)
     
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    Oh, I think it's a very nice-looking car on the outside. Of course, the pictures don't show the misaligned body parts folks have mentioned. And I really like the Cheshire Cat smile. But then, I've always loved the Cheshire Cat.
     
  20. meloccom

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    In Fisker's defense, the Karma has been on the streets longer than the Model S, so there is less buzz about it now, plus the 2 fires haven't helped.
    But I think the other main reason for the difference is that many people have been to a Tesla store and know you can look at the Model S without the "Dealer Pressure" that would probably come with a visit to the Fisker.
    So this might be some vindication of the Tesla sales model.
     

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