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Q4 Push with Supercharging? Hidden Reasons?

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by dragonxt, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Zythryn

    Zythryn M3 Silver, M3 Midnight Silver

    Mar 18, 2009
    I think the two are complete opposite situations, I don't know how you can draw a parallel between them.
    With AP 2.0, Tesla said nothing about its availability until cars were actually being built with the hardware.
    With free supercharging, they announce a couple months in advance when the change would take place.

    Some people always get ticked off when there is no warning of upcoming changes.
    Others seem to get ticked off when there is advanced warning.

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
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  2. Canuck

    Canuck Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2013
    South Surrey, BC
    Right, because when you order something and get exactly what you paid for, you are being screwed over if the next person who orders get an improved product. You'd be happy if that next person got the same as you. It's strange that I never felt that way when AP came out shortly after I ordered, but then again I realize most people are like a little kid who can't enjoy their one cookie if the kid next to them in school has two. That's just our innately greedy human nature. But it's something we can control simply by being happy with what we got, and not being envious of others.

    The free Supercharging is being cut off because it can't work long term given our innately greedy human nature (see above). Tesla announced it to avoid surprises and increase sales. The two need not be mutually exclusive. This is also not an improvement which it makes no sense to announce since that will hurt current sales. It makes total sense to announce downgrades like this because you can get a bump in sales. Plus, this may be the tipping point for people on the fence to jump in.

    Tesla sales people are notorious for not having good information. Tesla can easily reduce disappointment with abrupt product changes by announcing them in advance but, in my view, that will never happen except for downgrades. It makes no sense to do it otherwise. Besides, who really cares if selfish people get disappointed? I sure don't. I'm not the kind of parent who hands my kid another cookie to be the same as the kid next to him. Instead, I tell them to enjoy the cookie and suck it up or I'm taking the one cookie away. That teaches appreciation, which is about the best trait we humans can cultivate to overcome greed.
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