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New order down payment reduced to $100 from $2500?


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Mar 24, 2016
This might not be news, but I just noticed it. When picking out a car and options on the Tesla website, the final screen with the dollar figures would show $2500 payment due today, but now it is only $100. Did this just happen or is it old news?

I tried it with a Model S and 2 different versions of the Model 3, and each one showed $100.
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So the $100 order fee is non-refundable, but the car can still be returned within 7 days. I guess Tesla would rather have someone take delivery of the car and return it to get their order fee back rather than just letting them cancel their order and giving them a refund of their $100. Makes perfect sense.
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