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How to turn those reservations into orders

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by hdgmedic, Apr 11, 2016.

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  1. hdgmedic

    hdgmedic Member

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    I had an idea that came to me at 0'dark-thirty. There are pundits and profits who speculate how many of these preorders will become actual orders. All of them? 10% of them? There is much speculation on whether supercharger access will be included. There is speculation on the free gift for day one in-store orders. Here's an idea: What if Tesla included free supercharger access for the day one orderers as a gift? Yes. It would add the burden of 150,000 cars to the system. However, I believe it would be an excellent way to get people to confirm their orders. How could you pass that up? Downside: They may lose $2,500 (pure speculation) for each "free access" upgrade. I think it could prevent the Nissan Leaf pre-order debacle. Thoughts?
     
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    Not going to happen ... you may receive a keychain or hat for Day 1 orders.
     
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    Bad idea. This would make subsequent Model 3 customers (the overwhelming majority of potential Model 3 owners) very unhappy. Elon only promised a token of appreciation for those who stood in line on day 1, not what amounts to a substantial monetary discount.
     
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    Apparently the gift was a free joint, since you have already started smoking yours.....
     
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  5. hdgmedic

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    Is it really that crazy? $6 billion in sales would sure be one heck of an incentive.
     
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    Yes, but how many billions of sales will be lost because Model 3 reservation holders from the evening of March 31 going forward cancel their reservations and large numbers of potential future customers decide not to even consider buying a Model 3 because they feel being shortchanged is one heck of a disincentive?
     
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    not forgetting how much in the red they already are.

    token gestures, like "exclusive" t-shirts or mugs. No doubt a lot of them will end up on ebay...
     
  8. deonb

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    The best way to turn these reservations into orders is by opening the order web site.


    There's no need for anything else. Well, except the car of course...
     
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  9. FlatSix911

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    Already on eBay ...

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    That isn't it. Those are bootleg products. I already have a shirt and a sweatshirt, which was purchased before this token was even mentioned. I'm wearing the sweatshirt right now actually.
     
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    Agreed ... all not licensed by Tesla.
     
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    Speaking of Tesla clothing. I need a new hat but want one with a 'normal' bill and in L/XL. Seems they are all sold out on the site and they only had small size in the store. What gives?
     

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