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Second hand teslas

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by arnyswart, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. TesAus

    TesAus Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
    I have no affiliation or reason to defend them but I think that is probably a bit harsh?

    I would define scalping as buying up something that is is in limited supply (eg concert tickets) and then selling them on at over inflated prices to desperate people that couldn't get the item because they sold out in ten minutes.

    In this case anyone can order the car, they just have to be patient. For those that lack the patience and must have the latest shiny thing now (or should that be NOW?) they can choose to pay a premium because someone else took the trouble to place an order?
  2. ColinA

    ColinA Member

    Nov 14, 2015
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I agree. Scalping is unethical, but this is not scalping. At the end of the day this is free market capitalism at work. Anything is worth what people are prepared to pay for it.
  3. omniwolf

    omniwolf eNizl

    Aug 27, 2014
    Neutral Bay, Sydney
    TesAus: I would agree, but by buying Telsas to sell at an inflated price, they're pushing back everyone else's order. I don't think that's fair. Tesla already cannot supply the demand. If you want to buy one to use, buy one. Don't become a reseller (and middle man) at everyone who legitimately wants one's expense.
    I'm not saying it's illegal, and yes if everyone started doing this, then they'd (eventually) flood the market and have to bring the price down, but we'd have a crappy situation until then.
  4. paulp

    paulp Active Member

    Jul 23, 2015
    Adelaide, Australia
    Not really. If they are going to buy one than its only a timing issue, so over a period it makes no difference to tesla timing. Indeed this is a good situation for tesla as it brings the inevitable sale forward. The chap that does this seems to only do one at a time, it's not like he has a yard full of them.

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