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Speculation: Tesla will pre-payment of Model 3 to raise capital.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ratsbew, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

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    With Elon's comments about not needing to raise any additional capital, my conclusion is that Tesla will offer all Model 3 reservation holders the opportunity to put down $50,000 now (soon) to buy a fully loaded Model 3 once it is in production. The $50,000 would also jump buyers to the front of the production queue and allow first delivery.

    Only 10,000 people putting money down would raise $0.5 Billion.
     
  2. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    Sounds a lot like a Signature Model 3 plan...

    :cool:
     
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  3. mhan00

    mhan00 Member

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    I have a hard time believing a loaded Model 3 would be only 50k. 500 million is also a mere drop in the bucket given Tesla's burn rate.
     
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  4. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    No way a fully loaded model 3 would only be 50K. Elon said they weren't going to do a signature reservation, which is basically what you're proposing.

    If they did, they should have done it when they first started taking reservations. Doing it now would leave a bad taste for those who waited in line.
     
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  5. Deicer

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    This might be a possibility and I'd consider getting a signature edition if they made this offer.

    His comments could also mean:

    They could get financing based on the number of reservations.
    They were profitable last quarter.
     
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  6. electracity

    electracity Active Member

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    I don't think they want regular customers at the front of the queue. Building employee cars first is safer.
     
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  7. James Anders

    James Anders Member

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    That would be a mistake in my opinion. Particularly since this is a mass market vehicle. Time to stop "crowdfunding".
     
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  8. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    Why would he do that when: 1) He's already said he wouldn't; and 2) The amount for a Model S or Model X Signature Edition was $40,000 up front -- kind of 'EViL' to request $50,000 up front for the 'affordable' car in any configuration. How's this for an idea: Believe the actual words that came out of his face instead of forming a 'conclusion' that is the complete opposite of it.
     
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  9. No2DinosaurFuel

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    Well musk says a lot of things. You just have to pick and choose what you think is reality. Anyone who owns a tesla knows how it is a compromise everywhere. But I knew this ahead of time going in and I have no regrets on my model S purchase. But if you took musk for face value you would be sorely disappointed.

    But back to the subject at hand. It is possible. Maybe not $50K but maybe $20K. And this will not be a signature. Just a way to get in front of the queue. Musk can argue this is not signature version because it won't be. Any no one can fault him for it.

    Finally a fully loaded Model 3 will probably run around $70K IMO.
     
  10. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    This is the part where I try really hard not to insult you at the very least and cuss you out like someone (my Mom) who taught a course in English as a Profane Language to Longshoremen at worst.

    No. Not gonna happen. Forget it.
     
  11. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    I still hold out a faint hope that the "line waiter" gift is the option to order an (extra cost) special color :D
     
  12. Sharkbait

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    He's got my reservation deposit, which is all he gets until he's ready to fork over the car.
     
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  13. Sharkbait

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    Funny. I guess I'm relegated to the back of the line again, even though I own a Model S. When will the pain end.....
     

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