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New Car Price Premium Speculation

Discussion in 'Model X' started by philiparnason, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. philiparnason

    philiparnason Member

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    In the very early days of Model S sales, when the order to delivery times were close to a year, delivered Model S rocket-ships sold for a premium over the actual build price. Are we likely to see this phenomenon repeat itself? For how long?

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  2. Jack_L

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    I am sure there will always be somebody who is so eager to obtain one that they are willing to pay above retail. With the order-to-delivery wait on the "X" likely to be a much shorter wait than the MS had I would guess that should bring the actual resale price down very quickly to the order price, less rebates.
     
  3. Paul Carter

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    Agree the wait times should be significantly less. But there's always a few (and I expect very few), willing to jump in late in the game and pay the premium. I can see a few of them happening after launch/first reviews, but I wouldn't dare trying a speculative buy on that. You'll get stuck with the worlds best SUV, so it won't be too bad I guess if you did and could afford to keep it. :)
     
  4. ecarfan

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    I don't see that happening again for the S, but it could happen for the X for awhile this year.
     

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