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The Tesla Buying Experience

Kairide

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Jul 13, 2021
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I didn't say anything about competition, of course it's good. Tesla in fact does have competition - no one has to buy one so your reference to a utility or ISP isn't valid. You can buy cars of various types anywhere. I spoke only to the online no haggle price.
You missed the point there; there's competition among brands, but also competition among dealers with the classic dealer model. With Tesla, you just have competition among brands, which is less competition overall for a better price.
 

Dennisis

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Feb 11, 2020
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Tucson
You missed the point there; there's competition among brands, but also competition among dealers with the classic dealer model. With Tesla, you just have competition among brands, which is less competition overall for a better price.
I understand what you're saying but disagree that's a superior sales model. That competition of different dealers within the same brand still comes at a price and involves lot's of behind the scenes factors the consumer has no insight into. You may feel better when one dealer gives you a better deal than another but that doesn't mean you end up in a better position overall, and at the price of having to wade through all the crap (get down in the gutter, if you will) only to read on a message board the next day you missed an incentive you weren't aware of and feel cheated. To each his own, I'm glad to wash my hands of it....
 

KeithMac

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Mar 15, 2019
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Update to my buying experience. Yes, even though I had two delays (#1 Storm hitting Texas and #2 Graffiti artist tagging the train car carrier, over spray on my car), the car arrived on Tuesday. Even though it was late in evening, I did see a few multi-colored specks of paint on the black. I spent the last two days implementing the months all the things I watch on Youtube. Thank you all on this group for all the DIY mods you post about. I love how my MYLR turned out.

As much as I've read about the bad paint, bad customer service, etc., so far, for "me," it has been, overall a good experience. They will be coming out to correct the few specks of overspray I've found and install my garage opener.

Ordered June 1st
Vin Sept 10th
Delivered Sept 28th
 

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