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Tesla Stocks Tumble after video of Model S with flat tire

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by efusco, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Should this be in the investor section?:wink:

    Industry, stock market react in wake of Tesla flat tire | Autoblopnik

    The automotive industry was in tatters yesterday with the news that a Tesla Model S had gotten a flat tire.

    “At this time, I can only confirm that a Tesla Model S suffered a massive pressure loss in the semi-structural air cavity of the front-left wheel and tire assembly,” said Tesla spokesman Liz Expendable-Smith. “I’m sure our CEO will have more to say on this matter after his nap and circle time.”

    Tesla’s stock price fell five and a half points after Milford Keynes of Chemsmell, New Jersey, posted a YouTube video of a Honda Accord with a flat tire. In the video, after Mr. Keynes says, “Hey, look, that guy has a flat tire,” an unseen male companion can clearly be heard saying “Yeah, hey, I saw one of them Tessel Model S-es with a flat tire just the other day.”
     
  2. Doug_G

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    Nicely done.
     
  3. Shumdit

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    Love it.
     
  4. JPP

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    Brilliant!
     
  5. Denarius

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    That is awesome! So funny.
     
  6. SwedishAdvocate

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    It’s extra funny when you’re a little tired… :biggrin:
     
  7. Jeredin

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    I had some healthy laughs at this one. Thanks for posting.
     
  8. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I'm so tempted to cross-post it to that Short Term TSLA movements thread. I guarantee that there'll be atleast half-a-dozen posts of sheer panic before folks even follow the link ;)
     
  9. K5ING

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    It's already there.
     
  10. AnOutsider

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    Buying opportunity!
     
  11. wycolo

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    > circle time

    Hmmm, is this something I should add to my daily routine?? Enquiring geezer needs to know.
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    I still have not found a link to the video of the flat, but it sure is doing a number to the stock this morning.
     
  13. Martini

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    Not to start a panic, but I heard about a Tesla with a really nasty scratch on the paint. That's not going to buff out.
     
  14. lolachampcar

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    #14 lolachampcar, Oct 9, 2013
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    Has anyone seen the price today?????? $165!!!!!

    Thanks much for the post! Buy opportunity :)
     
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  18. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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  19. Robert.Boston

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    This article points to a systematic deficiency in the Tesla parts department. In the US, it's bad enough, so I'm not surprised that it's worse in Norway. I think it's reasonable to call Tesla out on this, and I'm sorry that Tesla's spokesman didn't have a better answer about the company's commitment to service.

    I'm betting, btw, that the damage was not entirely cosmetic. There is a radiator right behind the front bumper.
     
  20. Yggdrasill

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    It would of course be better if the car was fixed faster, but the media isn't exactly unbiased.

    I tried looking for any similar stories that VG (largest online newspaper in Norway) had run regarding other car companies, and I couldn't find a single story. I know other newpapers have occasionally run similar stories regarding other car companies, and then it's usually a matter of 6-12 months that the car has been in for repairs. There are probably thousands of cars by every manufacturer each year that take around 6 weeks to fix. Is it unfortunate? Yes. Is it news? No.
     

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