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Is PayPal an option as payment for the reservation?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TitanP85D, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. TitanP85D

    TitanP85D Member

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    Can someone confirm if PayPal is going to be an option to make the payment, I think it's the only way I'm going to be able to pay.

    Is there any oficial statement about payment options?
     
  2. Josh the German

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    In Germany they will accept only credit card for a reservation in the stores. I think they accept PayPal for online reservations.

    Best regards to Spain

    Josh
     
  3. Big-T

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    I'd imagine if you have one of the PayPal Debit cards that would work fine, I use mine as a credit card all the time, in fact that IS the card I'll be brining to Tesla. Otherwise you've got time to request a release of funds to your bank account so you can write them a check. (or if ordering online pay with your banks debit card that now has cash in it).
     
  4. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

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    I've definitely seen people say that it's credit card only, but I'm not sure how official that is.
     
  5. zkmusa

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    Not sure, but if they use the same reservation system they're using for the Model X, then Paypal should be accepted..

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  6. Audrey

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    Online PayPal may be accepted, but in store our representative said credit card only. That was a couple weeks ago now, so it may have changed. They will charge the reservation amounts via their normal in-store purchasing system (used for selling shirts and hats, et cetera).
     
  7. Ulmo

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    I just verified that my Chase Liquid card has a daily limit of $3,000 for purchases, so I can use that. The store said credit or debit, and that's a debit, so I'm good.
     
  8. NeverFollow

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    Is there any fees when using a credit card. Typically there is a 3% fee (on the merchant side in general).
    - 1. Will Tesla absorb the $30, if there is a fee?
    - 2. What about if you cancel you order made using a credit card, will the customer will get a fee?
    - 3. Can you buy the full car with credit card? If so, with 50,000 miles I would get a nice free oversea flight!
     
  9. tga

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    Model X deposits were $5000. There was no extra fee for credit card vs paypal. When I cancelled my X deposit, the full amount was refunded to my card.
     
  10. rnelsonee

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    1. Yes, per the Merchant's Agreement they agreed to, they're not allowed to charge this fee to consumers
    2. Deposits are refundable, and the Reservation Agreement makes no mention of a cancellation fee, so no.
    3. That I don't know, but I would guess no. $30/reservation is an easy cost to absorb to keep lines moving. Absorbing a $1500 fee for no real reason wouldn't make sense. Plus you would need a $35,000+ limit.
     

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