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Will Tesla inhibit remarketing of Powerwall 2 referral prizes?

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by MajorCuddles, Sep 28, 2017.

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Will Tesla inhibit remarketing of referral Powerwall 2 prizes?

  1. No. Tesla will let me sell my referral prize to a third party and have it installed at their address

    45.5%
  2. Partially. Tesla will send me the Founders Edition Powerwall 2 and Gateway. I'll ship it elsewhere

    36.4%
  3. Yes. Tesla will inhibit this practice as a "Good Faith" violation of the terms and conditions

    18.2%
  1. MajorCuddles

    MajorCuddles Member

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    So, here's my lead: Will Tesla permit remarketing of referral Powerall 2 prizes?

    So, hear me out here... I think that there's several valid reasons why Tesla might have controls which would inhibit or prevent Powerwall 2 referral prize winners from remarketing or transferring ownership of the Powerwall 2.

    Here's the factors which make me think Tesla might inhibit the Founders Edition Powerwall 2 gray market:
    -To date, Tesla is only distributing the Powerwalls through their authorized/trained installer network. I dont see them being available through retailers so that an 'off the street' electrician could install it. Given that, how would a third party recipient of a prize Powerwall be able to install the Powerwall?
    -Given that the Powerwall functionality is closely tied to your My Tesla account and the Tesla app, how would a third party recipient complete the 'setup' of the Powerwall?
    -Given that there's a pretty hefty accessorial cost (materials, Gateway), labor, shipping, and inspections that Tesla will probably subsidize with this prize, I dont see Tesla incentivized heavily to facilitate a gray market which would only serve to attrit their actual retail sales.
    -This prize is fundamentally different from most of the prior prizes in that this prize directly competes with multiple Tesla / Solar City profit centers.
     
  2. Ormond

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    Has anyone received a referral Powerwall? Any clue when they will be distributed?
     
  3. MajorCuddles

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    I haven’t yet :-/
     
  4. patrick40363

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    I haven't but I will install mine if the cost is reasonable.
     
  5. zanary

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    Emails about the Powerwall from the referral program have started to go out. This was posted on the Facebook forum I think last week.
     

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  6. Ormond

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    Is this the autographed version?
     
  7. MorrisonHiker

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    What referral program did you earn your Powerwall in? Installation was included in the earlier referral program with the signed edition. Additional ones would probably only cost $100 or so extra.
    We got ours months ago. They are sent out once you have 4 deliveries (in the current program).
    No.
     
  8. Ormond

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    I never received my autographed Founder Series Powerwall from the program ending Jan. 15, 2017. I wonder if anyone has. I don't recall seeing any photos of them.
     
  9. zanary

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    Can you post a picture of it please?
     
  10. DÆrik

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    No signatures on this one, but that's what it will look like.

    tesla-red-founders-series-powerwall-2.jpg
     
  11. dailo

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    Is installation included with the powerwall prize? I assume not since it would vary per customer.
     
  12. MajorCuddles

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    It looks like installation is not included with the Founders Powerwall 2. I'm prepping a new post with my experience today
     
  13. HankLloydRight

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    They called me today and said it includes a $1000 "install credit" which should cover most installs, unless you need to dig a trench or add a sub panel, then that's extra.

    They are only allowing Solarcity crews to do the install. They told me I can't just get it delivered without the install.
     
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  14. MajorCuddles

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    Great insight! Thanks for the heads up @HankLloydRight !
     

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