It's not just you. They've removed all locations from the CPOs, and in about half, they've added back more "regional" locations, which aren't as helpful. Also, the transportation fee (if there is one) is no longer disclosed until AFTER you've placed your deposit down. About half of the listings now show about eleven different "Local pick up" areas, like "Local pick up in New England" or "Local pick up in SF Bay area". The other half has no location information at all. I guess that's Tesla's way of saying "Local pick up" has no delivery fee, but it's really not clear until after a deposit is placed.
I don't know who's making these decisions, or why, but it is another head-scratcher, for sure. Maybe it's a cost-cutting move to consolidate new/Inventory/used/CPO sales to a few specific regional locations. I know last time Tesla removed "Location" information, I was inundated with emails from people asking "What happened to the 'Location' data? How do I find cars near me?" Then eventually Tesla added it back, and people rejoiced.
It's clear to me that's how most people want to search for used/CPO cars. People want more clarity, not less.
The only problem is if the car is located in California. If you purchase the car there I believe you have to pay their used car sales tax of 7.5%. If you live in a state with no used car tax, a lower tax rate, or a state that doesn't count tax paid in another state, it could be a deal breaker.With the Supercharger network being so well developed now, I think it would be easier and more fun to just drive the car home. You would have to go to the car's location to verify condition and take delivery anyway.
Good point, hadn't thought about the CA sales tax thing. Most states don't do that. For example, I purchased a car in Oregon and paid Colorado sales tax to the dealer, for which I was credited when I registered the car at home. Would need to choose a car in a state other than California unless one lives there.The only problem is if the car is located in California. If you purchase the car there I believe you have to pay their used car sales tax of 7.5%. If you live in a state with no used car tax, a lower tax rate, or a state that doesn't count tax paid in another state, it could be a deal breaker.
This could be a good thing because most shipping quotes I've seen are around $1000 so if you can do it yourself and were factoring in the $2500 fee before, you could save some money.
When using ev-cpo i can see the cars all over but when i click to look at the car on the tesla website if it is not in my region (SE), i cannot have access to it. From the posts above am i to understand that if i call the sales center i could still purchase the vehicle but i would be the one to have to arrange the transportation?
. Any tips in regards to getting in touch with a good sales associate
With the caveat that I haven't spoken to him in over two years, Brent Seavey in Illinois handled my CPO purchase and got a lot of praise from others. His Linkedin info suggests that he's doing new car sales now but perhaps he could recommend a good CPO advisor. Two years ago his contact info was:Sorry, the only thing I can suggest is calling a different sales center and try again with someone else. I know other people have had luck with specific people within the Tesla organization (the name "Brett" is mention ALOT), so maybe someone else can chime in.