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Trade in value of "soft" options

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kgclark, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. kgclark

    kgclark Member

    May 1, 2015
    Cazenovia, NY
    I'm not sure if this has been discussed here before, but I'm wondering what the future trade-in value of what I'll call "soft options" for a lack of a better term, might be if a vehicle is traded-in to Tesla. These are options that have the hardware included as standard features, but are disabled (or have reduced capabilities) unless you have paid for the option. Some examples of this are AP, EAP, FSDC, and the 60d models.

    It seems to me that these options, which can total well above $10k would have a value of exactly $0 to Tesla on a trade-in, because they can simply flip a switch to enable all options/capabilities for free before selling as a CPO. The only way they would have value is if the vehicle were sold to a non-Tesla dealer or to a private party.

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