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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by cdub, Mar 29, 2016.
Elon just tweeted:
Elon Musk on Twitter
I hope he really means it because of the tax credit anxiety for U.S. buyers.
This is his way of hinting he has seen enough leading indicators to know this is going to be huge. And he knows he has a hit product on his hands. The fish are jumping into the barrel.
Rex Tillerson is going to need grief counseling
I had to google that.
Just in case you didn't know, his tweet is referring to cnbc poll where something around 7k people have already said they are going to buy the model 3 site unseen:
Poll: Putting down $1,000 for a new Tesla Model 3?
I've already responded to that poll 3 times using 3 different browsers, just to see if it could be done. It can be done. So the veracity of the poll may be questionable. But then, what internet poll is not questionable...
If the entire internet collapses for several hours at 10:00am Thursday solely due to the Model 3 ordering volume, the veracity of the poll will have been determined...
Ordering online won't start until the evening, after the reveal.
I checked it again, says 85% of people are technically going to put something down for it, either time or money, or both
that's more than 11,000 people
by the way, theres so much "know it alls" about the model 3 that someone seriously needs to comment on all those "250 range is still too low" or "$1000 deposit on a car they never drove, yeah right",
it just reminds you of what ACTUALLY buying a car was like in the past...
he must be you know what to his pants by now!!
Doubtful. The collapse of the oil industry will happen well after he's made his millions and retired to a private island.
Elon acts as if he didn't already know about this (popularity of Model 3). Tesla has no doubt performed quality market studies to determine at least a rudimentary level of demand. They have a pretty good idea how big it will be.
Elon knows - and he knows every word he puts on Twitter will be reported by the media. He's fanning the flames.
Yeah it's amazing to read some of the replies this has gotten. People actually think Elon didn't know it would be popular? The production plans won't be changing due to this poll or this tweet. He knows exactly what he is doing.
I remember a couple years ago prior to the Volt release, GM asked for and received some 50k - 100k internet sourced expressions of interest in buying the car. GM followed up by forward statements of up to 60k sales in year #1 and a rapid growth to 200k sales a year within a year or two. Reality, as we know, was much different. It is certainly possible that GM knew that the 'interest' was mostly vapour, but it helped in making me even more jaded than my usual self ever since about these pre-release projections when they are based on social media.
Tesla is different, not least becasue an (albeit refundable) $1000 deposit is required. Anybody have data or experience in saying how much the deposit affects the rate of conversion to actual purchase ?
Never underestimate emotional investment (which will be linked to that $ investment) in closing a sale. Except for actually having the means, it's the most important factor. And with cars, sometimes it overrides actually having the means lol!
It's up to 83% of 16,500 now. That is a huge amount of interest and demand. The poll may have gotten 100 or more votes since this thread has started from TMC members.