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Employee Reservations Beginning July 28

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by geoffreak, Jul 26, 2017.

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  1. geoffreak

    geoffreak Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    From over on r/teslamotors, employees just got this email:

    If we don't hear the full details from the reveal, we should be hearing from some employees.
     
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  2. Foxhound199

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    I think the fact that they didn't take the time to mention confidentiality of their configurations is a good sign that someone will post it here once it goes live.
     
  3. BluestarE3

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    Yes, the only prohibition is in reselling the car for profit.
     
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    How are they going to know and what are they going to do about it? Seems unenforceable to me. Easy to sell for MSRP plus a bag full of cash.
     
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  5. BluestarE3

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    As with the referral program, this employee program is offered in good faith. Those with an inclination to bend or break the rules will do so regardless. However, if an employee is somehow caught doing it, I suspect there will be consequences.
     
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  6. diamond.g

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    They would know because each VIN is attached to their account and since they have to use work email should be easy to track. Once you get the car to transfer it to someone else would imply they need to add the car to their account (not sure how to do that to be honest, maybe an existing owner can chime in).
     
  7. WileyTheMan

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    And hopes of access to the design studio on July 28 slowly dims...
     
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    There no downside to Tesla if a few employees cheat and sell their car at a profit. There obviously won't be large scale cheating.
     
  9. BluestarE3

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    I don't think there's a prohibition on reselling the car... just not for a profit. The scenario cited was that an unscrupulous employee may resell the car "on the books" for the same price he/she paid for it, but may ask for some additional cash "off the books".
     
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    Good Point. I guess I was addressing more the knowledge that the vehicle was sold. Not really for how much.
     
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    Of course employees will be selling for huge profits. Like @oktane said, how in the heck is Tesla going to know that there wasn't a big pile of cash trasferred on the side?

    This car has like the longest waiting list in history
     
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  12. smak

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    And the taxes for all that side money?

    -smak-
     
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    #13 BluestarE3, Jul 26, 2017
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    I suspect that, for every employee who profiteers off the car, an equal if not far greater number will keep theirs and show them off with pride, either because they work for the (affiliated) company that produced the car or they're personally involved in getting the car built.
     
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  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Nailed it.
     
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  15. BluestarE3

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    Well, if you're going to make money on the side, I think it's safe to say you're not going to report it to the various tax authorities either. Whether or not this is a wise thing to do is up to the individual. ;)
     
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  16. TEG

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    I find it interesting that they confirm you must have a company email address to get priority.
    This seems to dispel a myth that former employees would be getting priority as well.
    ( Well, unless they got to keep their company email account somehow. )

    But we think that employees in mid march 2016 got to order before everyone else, so they may still have reservation date priority.

    So:
    #1; Current employees validated by company email on reservation.
    #2; Ex employees using personal email but got to reserve before March 31st, 2016
    #3; Everyone else (priority of proximity to factory, existing Tesla owners)

    I find it curious that the "you reserved on (date)" stuff seems to have gone missing from mytesla
     
  17. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    How did they pick the 30 that are being delivered on the 28th if employees apparently haven't had access to the configurator yet?
     
  18. TaoJones

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    With just a few thousand cars forecast for the rest of the quarter, it seems premature to open the design studio to non-employees this week.

    On the other hand, if the option pricing is set, and one would think it would be by now, what's the harm in opening up the floodgates to the (only) several thousand existing CA owners who stood in line during Day One?

    As well, I'd be surprised if a significant percentage didn't exercise their 6-month deferral option in order to wait for AWD or other added value.
     
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    Read above... Bonnie speculates that selected people could have "received a special call" ahead of time.

    (And no, nobody called me... :( )
     
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  20. Foxhound199

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    All staff ping pong tournament. Elon won.
     
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