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Price Drop: Impact on existing order?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by FabioFognini, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. FabioFognini

    FabioFognini Member

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    I have an order in for June delivery. Overnight, the price of my configuration in the design studio went down by $3,500. The price spec in My Tesla is unchanged, however. I'm wondering what the odds are that I'll be able to pay the reduced price for the car. Some specifics:

    • 90D
    • Glass roof (which now appears to be standard, but was a ($1,500 option when I ordered)
    • Single charger (though it appears dual chargers may now be standard)
    • Order Info: I ordered in late March and opted for a June delivery (not first available). Order was confirmed weeks ago.
    • Status: Assigned VIN, but car has not yet entered production.
    Ideally, I'd like Tesla to just knock the $3,500 off the car since I could order that same (not yet built) car today for the lower price. Worst case, if I were to cancel my order (and lose the $2,500 deposit), it seems to me that I could order the exact same configuration, which would also be available for June delivery, and still end up $1,000 ahead. For both the $ and PITA factors, I hope that's not the best option.

    I've reached out to my OA, so I'll update here with any options they give me. Any predictions?
     
  2. Pinot.Noir

    Pinot.Noir Member

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    My prediction is they will tell you one of these:

    1. Your car is too close to production and to do what you desire will cost you $2500
    2. Your car is a ways off and therefore you can make a change order for $500

    Based on the number of requests they are going to get from people in your situation, they likely have a response ready and set in stone. Same thing happened when people wanted to upgrade to 100D from 90D. Some people had to pay the $2500. I got lucky and paid the $500.
     
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  3. Knightro

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    I'm in your same boat. Ordered a 60, now a 75 is the same exact price (with same options). I ordered 7 days ago, order was confirmed today. I've also reached out to my OA.

    My prediction: Tesla is going to tell us to suck rocks and deal with it.
     
  4. scottm

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    The 60 and 75 were the same car to begin with... it sounds like what happened is the 15kW upgrade just got free.
    Why don't you ask for a free battery unlock upgrade?
     
  5. ecarfan

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    72A charger is standard for the 100 model. 40A is standard for the 75 or 90. There is no longer an optional charger choice.
     
  6. brkaus

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    48a is the lower charger size these days. I don't see charger size listed on the 75 at all. I'm assuming its 48a and they didn't drop it to 40a?
     
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  7. Jack007

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    Well the unlock Is down to 2000, guess nobody was doing it.
    I'm still on the fence about that one,
    when I'm in the supercharger world,
    60KW is enough to get me to the next one
    (with possible exception in winter)
    I like the fast charge to 60 as well...
    May do it if I sell...
     
  8. JHWJR

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    OK. How about THIS scenario: the car I ordered but have not received is a 48 amp charger with a price of $116,550. That same car is now available for $115,550 with a 72 amp charger. Should I be able to get the lower price without changing anything about the car? I would still take the 48 amp charger so it imposes no work on Tesla's part, just give me the lower price?
     
  9. FabioFognini

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    Good news (so far): Spoke with my OA who advises me that they've been given guidance that the lower prices will be applied to existing orders (note that I didn't request to change configuration at all, and car hasn't entered production, so YMMV). OA said to expect to see the lower base price of the 90D as well as the glass roof being standard applied to the spec in My Tesla in the next few days. Of course, won't consider official until I see it there- but so far I'm encouraged that the guidance hasn't involved sucking rocks or pounding sand :)
     
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  10. brkaus

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    Hopefully they ask if people really want the glass roof.
     
  11. mrtian97

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    I have ordered 60 couple wks ago, just talked with the store manager and he will call me back on how to upgrade my order to 75. my delivery is June so I think they should be able to accommodate the change
     
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    I am scheduled to pick up the car this Friday, just emailed the salesman to see - the 75 same configuration is exactly the same with my 60 !
     
  13. alehbaba

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    2k is still too much...if poeple will just not do it it will go down even more but alas too many think its a bargain and are doing the upgrade at 2k..not me....$500 i can see..
     
  14. Knightro

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    I'm still waiting to hear back from my DS about upgrading my post-confirmation / pre-production 60 to a 75 at no cost (or $500 change order) as my confirmation date was Monday (date of new 75 pricing). Has anyone that is in my same boat heard anything? Sitting on pins and needles over here waiting to find something out.
     
  15. bigdaddyo811

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    I am taking delivery on Thursday of my S60. They did the upgrade to the 75 included in my current pricing.
     
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  16. bigdaddyo811

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    They also told me that anything that is in preproduction right now will automatically get upgraded . YMMV
     
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  17. Knightro

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    That helps my nerves. Hopefully I hear back something soon. Thanks
     
  18. hugojpinto

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    Hi bigdaddyo811 - just to clarify: so your S 60, that you paid on your previous price, got software upgraded to 75 before delivery in the same price package you'd paid before? I'm kind of in the same bandwagon at this point, but only taking delivery in late May/June, and evaluating what to do.

    Thanks!

    Hugo
     
  19. mrtian97

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    I also still navigating this, my delivery not till end of June. The store asked me to call Tesla owner experience instead, I am on hold as I am typing this
     
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  20. mrtian97

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    They are telling me that I have to pay $500 fee to change the order. This is upsetting since th change is only software and my car is not scheduled for delivery until end of June anyway
     

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