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Roadster #107 on eBay

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by NEWDL, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    #1 NEWDL, Mar 15, 2009
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    The VIN is 5yjre11b481000107

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  3. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    More photos added. Looks real.
     
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  5. NEWDL

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    Could be! Chances are it is with the hardtop, same interior and only 250 cars made...
     
  6. doug

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    Well it definitely is. I photographed that car (with a poor camera) when it was in Menlo Park. The VINs match.
     
  7. NEWDL

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    Well Doug....you liked it enough to take pictures....do you like it enough to bid? LOL Best of luck to the seller....
     
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    Well I took pictures since we hadn't seen much of that green yet.
     
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    I wonder why the owner is selling. Money crisis? Buyer's remorse? Wants to make $160,000 like the last one on Ebay?
     
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    I have been wondering the same thing. At the town hall meeting there were some unhappy owners who felt it would be be better to take delivery of the car and sell it rather than pull out. I wonder if we are seeing some of them, or just some folks hit too hard by the economy.
     
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    Any Roadster earlier than #210 was not impacted by the price issues. So I doubt anger is the reason for these two selling.

    After waiting for two years and only driving a few hundred miles, I can only think it is for financial reasons. According to articles I am reading, the number of millionaires that have become "former" millionaires is about 30% of the total.

    And if your business or profession is no longer bringing in $100,000+ per year, holding onto a Tesla Roadster might not be possible.

    So if a few owners were stretching to get a Tesla Roadster, it is understandable that we will see some being sold soon after purchase.
     
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    That is a good point!
     
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    I tell ya. these guys don't know how to auction. Start at $1.00. The momentum of bidding will make it go higher than starting at $125,000.00

    If you are worried then put a (hidden) reserve at $125,000.00
     
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    Exactly. Just the thought of committing to $100,000+ right off the bat will put most people off, even if they could afford it. but seeing the number slowly creep up as you start getting emotionally invested in it, thinking the other guy might win... plus knowing that if other people are bidding on it, it feels safer. Eventually you'll commit to a number higher than you would have originally.

    Not saying any of this is good for the buyer, but it just proves the potential addictive power of auctions :smile:

    That said, I would buy it in a heartbeat if I could get it for the list price of a Roadster. :cool:
     
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    #15 vfx, Mar 16, 2009
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    Then this might be it too.

    3221251437_b625a17c15.jpg

    (Uploaded Jan 23)
     
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    Only 2 hours left on this eBAY listing, and zero bids received...
     
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    Yeah this guy's at a severe disadvantage with two Sig100 series cars currently on the market.
     
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    Yes, plus the car's in New Jersey, and not Florida or Southern California (better climates for a convertible) like the other two.
     
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    No bids. Didn't sell.
    So much for the supposed $160K market value.
    Perhaps that custom green is a "turn-off"?
    Or ones with 500 miles on the ODO will fetch less than brand new ones?
     

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