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Trade in offer conveniently expiring

travis3000

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Apr 19, 2021
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223
Toronto, Canada
I have heard Tesla gives you great value if you trade in another Tesla but if you're trading in a gasoline vehicle they lowball you as they simply send it to auction. If you are trading in a normal gasoline car it would be better to sell it privately, or call a normal car dealer. Tesla wanted to give me 7600 for my car. I got another quote from Mercedes for 9400. Guess who will be getting my car haha.
 

vikingrob

Member
Apr 2, 2021
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50
Minneapolis, MN
In my case I think it is because my current car, a 2018 ICE Ford Focus, is right in the middle of the sweet spot of the used car market. Granted I am being quoted 1-13 weeks from my order date (3/25/21).
 

Pyre

Member
Apr 10, 2021
291
142
Syracuse, NY
30 days to me is a vehicle that is 1/12th model year older, as it is to all. Id expect my trucks value to drop roughly 1% of MSRP per month with average use, so for 30 miles maybe say 0.66% MSRP in a month.

I do agree their trade in is below all others, but I am more annoyed that i cannot pull equity out of my trade, entire vehicle value must go to purchases value
 

PerfectNumber

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Mar 29, 2021
111
122
Peyton, Colorado
"Tesla usually gives less for the trade than some other dealers because they are not interested in the slightest in the car, in most cases. Unless its a tesla, its going straight to auction (and even then, they still send many teslas to auction)."

I don't know about that. Maybe not the car, but the profit they will make from the resale I'm sure they are interested in, they aren't running a charity.
 
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travis3000

Member
Apr 19, 2021
181
223
Toronto, Canada
"Tesla usually gives less for the trade than some other dealers because they are not interested in the slightest in the car, in most cases. Unless its a tesla, its going straight to auction (and even then, they still send many teslas to auction)."

I don't know about that. Maybe not the car, but the profit they will make from the resale I'm sure they are interested in, they aren't running a charity.

You'd think if you just bought a 50k-70k car off them they'd be okay to break even on a trade in. But nope they want another 2-3k from that as well haha.
 

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