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Q4 PUSH. From where?

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by number12, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. number12

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    Tesla says 4th quarter will match record breaking 3rd... but how?

    the negatives of 4th are well known.

    Shorter quarter

    Colder weather in much of the country

    And no matter what people say paying full price for a Dec 16 car vs waiting a few weeks for a Jan 17 car seems strange, but I guess getting tax credit earlier might level that a little bit

    Now what will boost it?

    Sales strategy (discounts/programs). Latest tweet seems to suggest against that.

    New hardware?
    AP 2.0, folding X seats, non-P 100D, etc.
     
  2. Brovane

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    Historically for Tesla Q4 has always been the biggest quarter of the year for selling cars going back to 2013. I guess we will see if this year is any different.
     
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    Cars in transit. Overseas deliveries.
     
  4. number12

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    Helpful chart attached.

    Seems like every quarter was basically up till this year. This year was effected by X.
     

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  5. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

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    I'd be happy to see any of that new hardware. The lack of folding seats caused me to put my X reservation on hold and move to order an S. I'd love to see the ultra white seats in a non-P model as well.

    In Colorado, the state tax credit changes from a maximum of $6000 this year to a maximum of $5000 next year. I know of a few potential buyers who might try to take advantage of that extra $1000.
     
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  6. luca

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    2013 q3: 4500 q4: 6800
    2014 q3: 7500 q4: 9000+
    2015 q3: 11000+ q4: 17000+
     
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  7. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    This is EXACTLY my dilemma. I'm currently scheduled to take delivery in Jan/Feb because I wanted a 2017 VIN but when I saw all of the Q3 incentives being thrown around, I strongly considered taking delivery in Dec.

    Due to Elon putting the kibosh on the discounting strategy, I will certainly stick with my 2017 delivery as there is no incentive for me to move up my delivery date.
     

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