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Stirring the Pot on the Model X Reveal

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Cattledog, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    I noticed that the Model S Test Drive events take a 6-week hiatus between Mid-September and late-October. Calling the troops home for some major Model X test drive event? Please?

    Tesla Events | Tesla Motors
     
  2. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    Interesting observation. I like the way you think?
     
  3. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    I noticed the Events page looked downright naked earlier this week. I'm always hoping for events local to me and/or my friends/relatives in other cities... since I don't allow test DRIVES of my car, just rides. Was pretty disappointed there wasn't hardly anything there--

    --but now you have me thinking good thoughts!
     
  5. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    That ^^sounds good to me, yes please :)
     
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    #6 vgrinshpun, Sep 10, 2014
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    Excellent observation, Cattledog! This is Mosaic Theory in action...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_theory_(investments)

    Another piece of the mosaic: according to Baird analyst Ben Kallo, Model X release is slated to September/October...

    Unveiling of Model X Likely a Catalyst for Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)
     
  7. ZBB

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    Great observation...

    Didn't another thread point out that Elon said a media event was coming up soon (next couple weeks)? I bet that's the reveal...
     
  8. Cattledog

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    This is all enough conspiracy theory for me to want to buy a plane ticket!
     
  9. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    It certainly would be nice if a test drive event for both Model S and Model X was on hand during the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2014.
     
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  11. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    Tesla not at the L.A. Auto show? Well that does not make sense.... :confused:
     
  12. Mr X

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    They weren't there last year or the year before.
     
  13. ilovtesl

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    I bet they are secretly going to be there but they just are waiting to release model x to do it.
     
  14. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    The October Event for the Model S was on October 1st and the registration for the Event closed on August 24th

    http://www.teslamotors.com/event/october-2011/register

    There is now an Event on the calendar in late October. Assuming the lead time for a possible Model X Beta event will be roughly the same, I don't think an October Event for the Model X will happen. I hope to be wrong though. Perhaps November... :smile:
     
  15. Cattledog

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    Read somewhere they are pulling everyone in who was doing these test drive events to help with Q3 deliveries. So Model X reveal might have to push out a bit.
     
  16. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Companies have to pay to appear and then they have to compete against other companies for press attention on the same day. It's not an efficient use of marketing money.
     
  17. Hugh Mannity

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    good point and fair enough ...

    i have a feeling though tesla doesn't need to compete with anyone for press attention - the press would automatically flock to the tesla booth especially if the X was there ;-)
     
  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Right, but why pay to be there? They have better ways to spend their money. Like on the fantastic party I just know they're going to throw when my X is delivered :).
     
  19. Hugh Mannity

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    what the .. what makes you think you deserve an X party :tongue:

    can i go too ? ;-)
     
  20. MikeL

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    babstude - While your TMC avatar clearly qualifies you for special recognition (in my book), an invite to . . . "the party" . . . we'll have to see. Please bring your Model X & I'll bring mine!
     

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