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Tesla Trade in Calculator

Dr Gez

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Apr 26, 2018
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Ottawa
Did anyone use the Tesla Trade In Calculator prior to making their order to see what Tesla would offer you for a trade in if you proceeded with an order. If so, a few questions:

1. If you made the order within 7 days of receiving the quote, how close was the final offer to what the original estimate was?
2. When they e-mail you the offer amount, they say Net Trade In Amount - do you know if in this amount they are including HST savings due to trade in. So for instance when they say the trade in net trade in amount is $20,000 is that the actual amount they are offering for your car or is it really $17,700 + $3000 in HST savings?
3. I can't remember the steps the last time I ordered a Tesla but can you still cancel your order after they lock-in your final trade in amount through the final order process or is it in refundable at that point?

Basically the trade in estimate they emailed me through the calculator is one I think is a good offer but I'm worried they're either going to lowball me after I actually make an order or they're being cute with the amount by including HST savings similar to how they sometimes show new car prices with potential gas savings. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who use the calculator.
 
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Kabillyhop

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Jul 30, 2019
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Toronto
It worked perfectly for me. They gave me a fair price within an hour or so. When I placed the order I had to send some pictures including one of the screen with the odometer reading. Original offer was confirmed.

When delivery day came, I parked the car close to the new vehicle and we moved stuff between vehicles. The entire time I was there, no one even looked at it.

Tax is charged on the difference between the trade-in price and the new vehicle price. That will become clear when the order is confirmed.

The term net trade in amount may relate to a lease or loan. I had neither, which probably simplified things.
 
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Dr Gez

Member
Apr 26, 2018
87
13
Ottawa
It worked perfectly for me. They gave me a fair price within an hour or so. When I placed the order I had to send some pictures including one of the screen with the odometer reading. Original offer was confirmed.

When delivery day came, I parked the car close to the new vehicle and we moved stuff between vehicles. The entire time I was there, no one even looked at it.

Tax is charged on the difference between the trade-in price and the new vehicle price. That will become clear when the order is confirmed.

The term net trade in amount may relate to a lease or loan. I had neither, which probably simplified things.

Thanks for the info. So that sounds good - so, for installation, if the car is $80K and they emailed you a trade in offer of $20K, when you placed the order they honored the $20K offer and the HST was paid on $60K.

When you placed the order, did it then recognize you had a trade in estimate? When I click on the trade in email Order Now button, when I configure the car it doesn't reference anything about a trade in offer and I thought it may say something like "your trade in offer will be applied once the order in placed"
 

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