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Tesla Referral Program

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by djp, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Could anyone post the full text of the original e-mail sent to Model S owners? I have seen only snippets in most of the news articles...
     
  3. HankLloydRight

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    Beat me to it by |<-->| much.


    I wonder if this applies to CPO cars? :)


    I haven't received the official letter yet.
     
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    What I don't like about this is that now it will seem like owners are talking up the car to get a referral and not because of how awesome the car is.
     
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    the article says he told this while on a conference call to journalists...
     
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    I haven't seen anything yet. This may be easy money though! I mentioned it to a friend and this may push him over the line.
     
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    "The first person to reach ten will get the entire car [Founder series Model X fully loaded] for free."
     
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    10 signups = free Model X?

    Botnet here we come... (kidding)

    But seriously that's really low.

    I want an S, but I'm sure I'll cope with an X...
     
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    here


     
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    the *first* person with 10 signups gets a free Model X.

    anyone else with 10 signups gets the right to purchase a Founder Series Model X, which is not available to the public, with all options free (value of about $25,000)
     
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    So who'd like $1000 off their Model S? I will be happy to refer you. :)
     
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    Does this include CPOs?

    If so, that kinda annoys me because I just bought two with my business :/
     
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    does not include CPOs according to the letter. I sure hope it will, but I doubt it.

     
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    This is great. I think I will get to referrals next month.
     
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    Doesn't this imply that sales are slow? If sales were at or above expectations, there would be no reason to do this.
     
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    So unless you get one of these emails there's no way to get your own referral link?
     
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    I'm long TSLA stock and have been an enthusiastic supporter but I don't like the "smell" of this referral program. Diminishes the brand and looks like a cheap marketing gimmick to increase sales (while the company repeatedly said that demand is not an issue). I've sold more than 10 cars since I got my Sig in 2012 .... because I believed in Tesla. Now, I'm less inclined to "recommend" the car to get paid for it. The only way this would make sense to me would be to close the galleries and use this program as a replacement. Then current owners showcase their cars and you get test drives at service centers. This would cut the cost of sales from 2K per car to 1K per car.
     
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    hmm, ok,

    I didn't get the email *cries

    Not that I'd have the referrals anyway :/
     
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    Yeah, I was making the point that there will probably be a competition to get 10 signups if a free Model X (value ~$100k fully equipped) is on the table, even if there is just one (possibly per region.) I think they need to reconsider that incentive because it is too strong for someone to simply send spam out to every email they can get hold of and see what sticks.

    I'm not eligible, I don't own a Tesla yet. But I'm aware that many Tesla owners are engineers and programmers, so might have the resources, if they were a little, uhm, backhanded.
     

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