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Model 3 reservations ($1000 down) will be accepted in Tesla stores....

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Ktowntslafan, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Ktowntslafan

    Ktowntslafan Member

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    #1 Ktowntslafan, Feb 11, 2016
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    IT'S ALMOST HERE!!:

    Model 3 reservations ($1000 down) will be accepted in Tesla stores on March 31 and online April 1

    Ktowntslafan on Twitter:

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  2. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    Great price, lower than expected. And those stores will be busy #headstart
     
  3. DavidM

    DavidM P2624, Delivered

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    OMG! This will turn the auto industry on it's head. I was expecting $1,500. But at $1,000 we could see 250,000 deposits before production. That's 2 years of news headlines.
     
  4. phigment

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    Oh man, now I have to find a store near by and take the day off work.
     
  5. djplong

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    Interesting.. And drives the point home that it (the Model 3) really IS coming. The timing could hardly be better for me. 3/31 is a Thursday and I have the following day off. I might just take a personal day and head down to Natick MA to put down a deposit rather than wait for Friday (when you can put the deposit down online).
     
  6. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    There will be lineups outside the store like the Apple Store when a new iPhone is announced. I, for one, will be at my local Tesla store March 31st... it's in my calendar!
     
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    I was about to say the same thing. I'd go just to see it, but I have an early morning lecture.
     
  8. Spyder14

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    Unfortunately, all you are going to see is how much they lift the cover off the prototype on March 31.

     
  9. Rockster

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    Will the Texas "galleries" (not stores) be allowed to accept a deposit or is that too much like "selling" a car? I'm guessing no deposits accepted in Texas galleries.
     
  10. Trev Page

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    This is going to be HUGE. Tesla is going to get so much press over this. In some ways the pre order deposit of $1K and no Sigature series is a shot over GMs bow with the Bolt. Even though GM is going for the low end market with the Bolt, Tesla is going to give BMW and Audi ulcers when the numbers start coming out.
    Now all we need is to see what this thing looks like and what the general range and options will be hinted at.
     
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    Yep, someone from our state in another thread said they would. There are too many threads about the Model 3 price.
     
  12. jackbowers

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    Prudent move to keep the deposit amount low because the Model 3 may not be eligible for the $7500 federal tax credit. If demand for Model S and X remains strong in 2016 and 2017, Tesla may have already sold its 200,000th U.S. vehicle before the model 3 ever begins production, meaning no federal tax credit on Model 3.
     
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    There is a phase-out period so it does not end right away once the 200k is sold
     
  14. TNEVol

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    You dont have accurate info. We are not near the 200K number of US sales. 2018 will probably be ok.
     
  15. Chickenlittle

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    As March approaches, I realize that model 3, rather than an aspiration is to become a reality. For years, it was a distant objective but now there is nothing standing in the way. I am almost emotional about it. I know it's not the end of the road but it is going to represent a dramatic change in the company and an acceleration in a transport revolution
     
  16. RobStark

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    Perhaps you don't have accurate info.Tesla has delivered ~65k US vehicles. Tesla may very well have 200k US deliveries by the time Model 3 is delivered en masse (not a dozen hand built ones.)

    Anyways the Federal Credit is good for 2 quarters after 200k sales are reached.

    I am sure Tesla will deliver the 200kth one on the first day of a quarter. Giving three quarters of full credit. Two additional quarters at 50% credit. Two more quarters of 25% credit. Then expiring.

    Unless of course Congress expands the program or reconfigures it somehow.
     
  17. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I can afford that. I'll be there at dawn on the 31st to put down the first deposit!
     
  18. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Not if I'm camping on their doorstep on the 30th! :tongue:

    Just kidding.
     
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    #19 Troy, Feb 12, 2016
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    Hi,

    I posted a detailed message about the 200,000 limit HERE. It looks like about 17,500 Model 3 buyers in the USA will get the full federal tax credits according to my calculation. It could be less but not very likely that it will be more.

    Update:
    What this means is, unless you put down a deposit in-store on the 31st of March or online on 1st Apr, your chances of getting the full federal tax credits is greatly reduced. Most people who are a few days late will get half of the full amount.
     
  20. Chickenlittle

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    I disagree. High optioned cars built first so many reservations placed early will be skipped if not high options. Also many will delay purchase order as has been the case with the model s and x
     

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