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Sam's Club offering single chance at $100,000 electric sports car

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. DDB

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    Now why doesn't Tesla ally it's self with a Wal-Mart type outfit too...You want to talk about advertising....
     
  2. mt2

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    Probably not Tesla's demographic.

    Which makes me wonder how these guys think it will work...
     
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    So, if my Roadster breaks down I have to have it hauled to the nearest Tesla Store, which could be hundreds of miles from where I live. But if the LivRush breaks down, can I push it into the nearest Sam's Club or WalMart SuperCenter?
     
  4. DDB

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    That's sort of where I was going with that. Not only for advertising/ sales, but there has got to be a better way than flatbedding a Tesla from Florida to California. There has to be a better network. If they thought out of the box and aligned themselves with a retailer with a large enough number of outlets, it may make it possible to have a small service station of sorts if something minor happens.
     
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    #6 ChargeIt!, Nov 5, 2008
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    Combining a) remote diagnostics (if it's necessary) (i.e. let owner download to a USB memory stick, then upload to TM) with b) Service Technician flying to the car (not the other way around) sounds more efficient (than flat-bedding) for most long-distance simple-fix situations (which are hopefully the super-majority of cases).
     
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    Unless you have to change out large parts, or need some large piece of specialized test equipment...

    It also helps to have a shop full of familiar tools close by.
    Not to mention specialists you can call on as needed.

    There is a reason why the towing business is much more prevalent than "mobile repair" operations.
     
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    Seems like the deal with Sam's Club is just for the sales. I have read they still service the vehicles by flying over technicians or shipping the car back to their service center for more extensive service.
     
  9. SByer

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    We have so got to stop using oil.
    And could you make a Lambo more ugly?
    Wait. You probably could. But it would take some effort.
     
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