Before you stray too far, @St Charles, I would suggest you at least acknowledge the different nature of Tesla's CPO program compared to usual used car sales: - Stripping used cars of everything not associated with a current new Tesla sale - Deducting compensation for positive modifications, instead of adding or at least not deducting because of them - Selling used cars as faceless renders on Tesla.com, instead of the individuals that they are - Usually no ability to see the car before delivery I mean, when you see Tesla strip the CPO from everything like winter mats and Level 2/Type 2 charging cables, just because they are no longer an item a person could order on Tesla.com (even though they once were), or reducing the compensation for a perfect Xpel protection (because it has to be removed due to policy), you can see an inherent difference. Tesla is not treating CPO's as used cars, but as sort of refurbishing material, without really doing any kind of massive refurbishing for them in the end. As contrast, most dealerships treat used cars as they are, individuals to be cleaned up and presented as well as they present (with the occasional fix to be made), but still as individuals. This means dealerships don't have to punish the customer for positive modifications (unless they are too weird) or remove features from the cars that could help seal the deal, like throwing away an expensive charging cable or peeling away Xpel. And presenting the cars as individuals, with photos and the ability to see the car before delivery, allows the dealerships to highlight whatever features make the unit in question stand out. This, even before we consider the price Tesla offers for their trade-ins, was a part of also @TSLA Pilot 's point, if you read his early messages carefully.