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Exchange Rate - AUS-US

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by brewster, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. brewster

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    May have been asked before but I didn't find it.

    Is the price quoted when you order, held until you receive your vehicle, as it appears the wait time now is a minimum of 6 months for some vehicles. (I know many are waiting a lot longer than this).

    Is there no movement should the exchange rate deviate an appreciable amount? (whatever that may be).
    The options/prices locked in?
    Has anyone purchased without having had a test drive?
     
  2. gizmonty

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    All of the original orders took place when the dollar was up at 92-94c. By the time they delivered it was down around 80c. Nobody's price was adjusted so I think you can assume if you put a deposit down based on a given price that is the price you will pay.

    I'd double check that with Tesla though. I'd be very surprised if the dollar is still in the 70s in 6 months time.
     
  3. Dborn

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    If you have a confirmed order and invoice on my tesla, then that is what you will pay, forget the exchange rate after that.
     
  4. MangroveMike

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    Yep - I was sold well before hand.

    If you look at the order spreadsheet in another thread, just about every people who ordered before mid last year wouldn't have had a test drive except for a couple who had a chance in US.
     
  5. Aussie Yank

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    Depending how you look at it, the exchange rate, it can help or hurt. Tesla is the only manufacturer who sells its cars at roughly the same price, world-wide. If this was BMW or Mercedes, the price would be much higher.

    That said, I purchased my P85D on 1 December at $207K AUD. The Aussie was dropping like a rock then, and it was apparent that soon there would have to be an adjustment. Soon there after (January, I believe), with a price rise, the same car was $220K AUD. But the first price stands and Tesla sold it to me for that (and I checked!!)

    Now for us "mixed breed" folks (Aussie but American too), at the exchange rate of $0.75 the car is the same price if bought in USD or AUD. Roughly $150K US.

    You can bet what you will, but the "smart money" is expecting $0.70, making the car less here that there....hopefully by the actual delivery time of September/October. The AUD is not likely to rise, given the terrible shape Oz is and the fact that the mining price drops have not filtered through the economy yet.

    Regardless, a GREAT car, and a good price...........just can't wait !!!

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    P85D, gray metallic/tan interior; fully loaded: tech, interior upgrade/executive seats, audio, 21 grays, pano, spoiler, air suspension, bells and whistles
     
  6. brewster

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    Just got contacted for a test drive on Saturday.
     
  7. Keiron

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    Gudday Brewster

    We should up on one of my trips to visit Warrnabool Cheese and Butter factory( Clients).
     
  8. brewster

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    I will be heading to Melbourne on Friday to visit daughter & family, then off to Chaddy on Saturday. Probably return to Portland Monday.
    Maybe meet up with wpapua if possible as well, when i get my Tesla .....
     
  9. wpapua

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    Congrats on your order brewster. Patience is a virtue ! We will be away from 3280 for quite a while, hopefully you will be 'battery powered' before we return. Enjoy !
     

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