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Did Tesla match your Carmax quote on your Tesla trade-in?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Firewired, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Firewired

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    We got a low ball offer on our Tesla trade-in. Our Advisor told us to go to Carmax and get an offer and that they would pay whatever Carmax offered. We then went through Carmax and got offered a few thousand more. We took the Carmax offer back to Tesla. After a week later Tesla came back, said they had been mistaken, and meeting Carmax offers only applies to non-Teslas. Is that true? Has anyone had Tesla meet a Carmax quote for a Tesla trade in recently?

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    We got a low ball offer on our Tesla trade-in. Our Advisor told us to go to Carmax and get an offer and that they would pay whatever Carmax offered. We then went through Carmax and got offered a few thousand more. We took the Carmax offer back to Tesla. After a week later Tesla came back, said they had been mistaken, and meeting Carmax offers only applies to non-Teslas. Is that true? Has anyone had Tesla meet a Carmax quote for a Tesla trade in recently?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Firewired

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    We got a low ball offer on our Tesla trade-in. Our Advisor told us to go to Carmax and get an offer and that they would pay whatever Carmax offered. We then went through Carmax and got offered a few thousand more. We took the Carmax offer back to Tesla. After a week later Tesla came back, said they had been mistaken, and meeting Carmax offers only applies to non-Teslas. Is that true? Has anyone had Tesla meet a Carmax quote for a Tesla trade in recently?

    Thanks.
     
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    That is true. Vroom and Carmax offers apply to non Tesla cars. On occasion an OA will make a mistake and say they match the offer.

    Mistakes happen in life. I tend to be more forgiving of issues like this. Others not so much. To each his/her own.
     
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    Double thread. Mod please delete.
     
  6. willa1975

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    Tesla offered me $1500 more than CarMax
     
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    Tesla gave me a seriously low trade in offer on my Range Rover - tried Vroom who offered more and thought - let me try a 5 day eBay auction, nothing to lose. I sold it quickly and painlessly for 50% more than Tesla’s offer.

    Might be something for you to consider rather than losing out on thousands with trade ins.
     
  8. Firewired

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    Thank you, I really appreciate the suggestion. This is our fourth Tesla and has not gone smoothly, honestly I can attest to being a little frustrated by the poor communication and mis-information. I know it will be a great car, but the transaction has been rocky. I can’t imagine what impression a first time Tesla buyer would be thinking.
     
  9. TampaRich

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    I was told that same thing. Carmax came in $2000 below Tesla on a low mileage 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. I think everyone is disappointed when they find out that their used cars, no matter how good the condition is, have depreciated so much.
     
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    No direct experience but what you have reported I have read elsewhere.

    No one is happy at what Tesla gives for trade ins.
     
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    i went to carmax first, and got $28k for my 2016 infiniti car. Tesla's offer was $28,400. KBB instant offer was $27k. i did not try vroom like i've read on other websites.
     
  12. willa1975

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    Trade-in credit and tax savings for me were very close to what I would get for the car selling privately.
     
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    I was one of the lucky ones when Tesla told that they would match vroom offer for my 90D Tesla trade in(which was 6500$ more than Tesla's offer)!. I have never heard of Tesla matching any other offer for Tesla trade ins, but somehow I got lucky.
     
  14. PhilDavid

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    Why don't you list the car here for a little bit more than the CarMax offer? You have nothing to lose and will likely sell the car.

    Selling private party is not so difficult.
     
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    Just a random THANKS. You seem to be supplying Texas with used Teslas.
     
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    Without sharing my CarMax offer, Tesla exceeded it by $100 when I submitted the trade in request to them.

    YMMV
     
  17. oracleicom

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    Tesla matched my CarMax trade in quote which was $1,200 more than Tesla's.
     
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