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Tesla Trade In was much better than Carmax

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by jelly, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. jelly

    jelly Member

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    I got a quote from CarMax since so many have posted they Tesla lowballs and at least may match CarMax.

    KBB range was $24-26,000 and CarMax came with an offer of $21,000. Ugh.

    I tried KBB instant cash which offered $23,500 but was subject to appraisal by participating dealers.

    Finally I gave Tesla a try and was hoping they would possibly match the kbb offer.

    Surprisingly they came back at $24,800. I was shocked and went and and traded it right in.

    Hope this encourages some people.
     
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  2. patrick40363

    patrick40363 Member

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    What kind of car did you trade in?
     
  3. GWord

    GWord Member

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    Adding another experience: Texas Direct Auto / Vroom.com gave me an 18% better trade in than both CarMax and Tesla on my P90D.
     
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  4. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    The most important piece is missing - the car traded in!

    Though based on price, it doesn't sound like a Tesla trade in?

    I heard Tesla offers lower trade in for Teslas but will at least pricematch Carmax for non Tesla vehicles.

    I sold 3 cars to Carmax and they actually came in at private party price. I "verified" the private party price by dealing with a lot of Craigslist headaches and shenanigans.
     
  5. chillaban

    chillaban Active Member

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    KBB instant cash has been a scam for me. For two of my cars I took my car in for appraisal and the dealership said there's "no way" we can offer anything close to that, and instead tried to sell me one of their cars....
     
  6. zero610

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    Anyone heard of Tesla matching another 3rd party offer (other than CarMax)? Carmax/Tesla both offered $18K. Another used car dealer offered $19.6K and a separate one offered $19.7K. I know about the tax savings and ease with Tesla; however, it mentally hurts to sell to Tesla at the lowest offer...
     
  7. vinnie97

    vinnie97 #WalkAway

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    Between Tesla, Vroom, and Carvana, the latter offered the best for my podunk 2012 Prius C.
     

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