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Out of state purchase

Discussion in 'New England' started by masam, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. masam

    masam Member

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    I searched this sub forum but didn't find anything, so thought I'd start a new thread about this. Has anyone bought a Tesla from out of state ? Now that Tesla won't ship used cars, you have to go and pick it up in person within 7 days. I realized that for MA residents, this creates a lot of challenges and there's pretty much nothing Tesla can do to help. So, I was looking for advice and/or experiences that folks may have had here. Of course, the simplest thing would be to not buy the car .... :)
    Thanks!
     
  2. glide

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    Yes. There are some states where it is advantageous to pick up and some where it is not.

    All depends on local tax rates and reciprocity with your state of residence.

    I picked mine up in IL and drove back to NH
     
  3. masam

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    I’m considering one from IL too. Did you end up getting their temporary permit for out of state residents ? I assume you didn’t have to pay sales tax in IL
     
  4. glide

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    Correct. No sales tax and I got a 30 day temp tag.

    I think NJ has a similar policy.
     
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