Both stories could be correct. You don't have a dead battery right now.
I think we all hope that as they start to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the currently bricked cars battery replacements, they understand the need to continue making an effort at replacing bricked batteries to keep cars running. Even if they have to raise the price on the pack.
Perhaps they are waiting to clear the $30K pack requirements, then will raise the price to $40K as the value of cars continues to increase making a $40K investment worthwhile for a $150K roadster.
My pack is good right now, but would love to have the extended range to allow longer trips...or I just need to keep the speed under 60 mph and stop stomping on the accelerator...