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Selling Model 3 reservation?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by KL670, Jul 29, 2017.

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  1. KL670

    KL670 Member

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    I've noticed a few posts on Craigslist for model 3 reservation rights for as high as $10k.
    For one, my understanding is that it's not transferable. For another, is it just me or are people out of their minds to think they can make $10k just flipping their reservation?
     
  2. boaterva

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    Yes and maybe. :D Terms were that you can't sell/transfer to anyone except (maybe) close family members, and only with Tesla's permission.

    General CL or eBay, never. I'm sure Tesla would cancel the reservation, and would, since you can change your address but not your name. Not sure how these 'transfers' would ever take place, in fact.
     
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    This was debated last year but now that the smoke has cleared, perhaps it is time to bring it up again. I know people who plan on reselling their Model 3 with a profit before using it.

    There are lots of examples of successful scalping across many brands. Here is a Tesla example:
    Ford Buys Model X for $200k, Once Owned by Tesla Referral Program Winner

    Will it be successful with Model 3 as well?
    For:
    1. Long waiting list
    2. The 10 thousand something first cars to employees are contractually not eligible for scalping, so people will have been drooling over these for a while before external customer cars are delivered
    Against:
    $7500 Tax credit is a large percentage and since you can't claim it if you resell the car Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D), it must be a huge price addition to be profitable, compared to someone who waits for their own turn in the line (provided the are inside of the 200k cutoff)

    What do you think? Would be especially interesting to hear from those who plan on doing it.
     
  5. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  6. Runt8

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    The problems I see with scalping a Model 3:
    1. Tax credits
    2. Sales tax
    3. Model S prices (especially the CPO ones)
     
  7. Thomas Edison

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    Ugh... I'm getting sick of these threads.
     
  8. alseTrick

    alseTrick Active Member

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    Hard pass.
     
  9. Olle

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    has there been another thread, this year?
     
  10. Thomas Edison

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    At least 5, search is an easy function to use.
     
  11. Olle

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    I did and the newest one I see is from last year. Anyway, if you're sick of them, nobody will force you to read
     
  12. Thomas Edison

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    Is there a block thread feature? That would be very nice.
     
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    Just click the "unwatch thread" in the upper right hand corner. This will stop the thread from being fed to your alert list. It will still show up on the general forum (New posts, etc...), but at that point you can just choose not to click and ignore it.
     

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