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Tesla discounts on soft products?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by 987S4, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. 987S4

    987S4 Member

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    #1 987S4, Sep 19, 2016
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    Now that it's clear that Tesla is giving unprecedented discounts to move cars, any thoughts on if Tesla will/should start running promotions for soft products for current owners?

    Discounted software unlocks?
    Discounted ESA/Extended Warranty?
    Discounted charger upgrades?

    Once you start discounting items, it becomes a slippery slope.

    Edit: Title needs to be "Should Tesla discount soft products?" Didn't mean to create a misleading topic.
     
  2. rypalmer

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    I would buy a 70->75 battery unlock right this moment if they shaved a grand off the price. Pure profit for Tesla. Would be a brilliant way to goose the quarter.
     
  3. TexasEV

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    No, it will just discourage new owners from buying the battery size they need thinking they can get it cheaper later.
     
  4. 987S4

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    Conventional wisdom on buying a Tesla was: "Buy it whenever you can"

    Now it's going to be: "Wait until the end of the quarter for the fire sales"
     
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  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Just like every other public company, unfortunately. Though I totally understand the pressures they are under.
     
  6. cronosx

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    This could end when the model 3 start get them in the profit zone, the problem now is that they need to do at least a quarter with profit, since the next quarter will surely won't have profit, but then, when all the quarter will bring profit.. you won't have this problem anymore..
     

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