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Final Payment

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by kihei2, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. kihei2

    kihei2 New Member

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    My Roadster is to be delivered in 2 weeks. They are requesting full payment before they deliver the car. Is that standard practice?
     
  2. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Fairly common for cars. I just bought a new Toyota and I had to pay upfront.
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    #3 Doug_G, Feb 3, 2011
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    Yes. In fact they required full payment before they built it.
     
  4. bolosky

    bolosky Member

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    I had to send them my full payment before they started production, a couple of months before I got the car. In the long term, it wasn't a big deal; Tesla's got a good track record of actually delivering (now that they've got the production going. It was a different story in 2008.)
     
  5. jasonhi

    jasonhi Roadster 2.5 #1135

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    I made the last portion of payment at the time of delivery. I believe I could have paid only the $9900 deposit up front and then the balance on delivery day. But I was taking delivery at the Seattle store.
     

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