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Reservation Deposit Lowered to $2500 USD

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by RobotGrease, May 17, 2013.

  1. RobotGrease

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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Great idea, now they save on the credit card fees for $2500 on every purchase. For a 2% fee, that's an extra $50 per sale, or $1 million extra for every 20,000 cars sold.
     
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    Elon alluded to this in the conference call. He also mentioned credit card fees and the barrier to reservation as reasons.
     
  5. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    I kind of liked the $5000 amount not as a barrier to entry but as a reduction on the MVPA amount on delivery. The psychological "before $7500 tax credit" makes a sort of price jump that while expected always seems to catch me off guard. At least when they deduct the $5000 deposit, the price delta is only $2500 against the "before tax credit price"

    My deposit on our 40 reservation was well over a year ago and that $5K deposit is long gone and out of mind. It was nice to see it deducted from our MVPA.

    As the turnaround from deposit to delivery gets shorter I guess that'll make less of an impact.
     
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    Yeah, but nowadays, there's no "reservation" stage. You finalize immediately, and you probably get the car in a few months or less. So the psychological impact is probably not the same.
     
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