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The Roadster shoukd go faster wiith a 5% lighter wallet

Discussion in 'News' started by vfx, May 16, 2007.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    In case you missed it....

    Reserve Your 2008 Tesla Roadster Now

    Effective Friday, June 15, Tesla Motors is increasing the base price of the Tesla Roadster from $92,000 to $98,000. We encourage you to submit your reservation on or before Friday, June 15, to secure your Tesla Roadster at the $92,000 price.


    I'm going to start couting the pennies in my jar. If I'm still counting on the 15th, maybe I will have enough for the floor mats.
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Maybe it has something to do with Porsche raising their prices. Martin once said he based the price on a Porsche, I forgot the model. More likely, though, the dollar is really weak these days and considering that most of the major parts come from overseas, this really isn't a surprise.
     
  3. DDB

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    With a solid moth of warning, it sounds fair. Tesla's plan is to keep prices low and I see no reason to question that. With capitalisms good old supply and demand, they could probably charge double.
     
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    Announcing a price increase is a common practice.  It mitigates consumer annoyance by not taking them by surprise.  It also helps nudge those who are on the fence about a purchase to go ahead and take the plunge since there will be an added cost to waiting.
     
  5. vfx

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    "...a solid moth of warning, it sounds fair"

    I dunno, sounds like a Japanese monster movie to me! :)



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  6. vfx

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    Doug wrote:

    I'm always fascinated to find out the small numbers of cars companies like Ferrari actually sell in the US. (Perhaps it's because I live in an area where they are always buzzing around like so many roaring gnats) Even the Porsche numbers are rather small.
    http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/pressreleases/pag/archive2007/quarter1/?pool=international-de&id=2007-01-03

    Low volume exotic cars like these sure do make a lot of noise in the great auto gestalt. Tesla is poised to do the same (albeit silently) and seem to have similar sales goals in the near future.
     

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