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Would Tesla adjust price a little for tax relief

Would/should Tesla reduce the price by $100.01 to save customer $6.3k?

  • Yes. They should, they would.

    Votes: 9 36.0%
  • Yes They should, but they won't.

    Votes: 5 20.0%
  • Yes. They will, but they shouldn't - people should pay their taxes in full

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No. They won't, and good on them for it.

    Votes: 11 44.0%

  • Total voters
I drive my friend around in my Model S and he's looking at buying a Model X and he asked me an interesting question that I thought I'd pass on to you guys. Of course, we could just ask Tesla... but I'm curious what you think.

He wants a fairly base one, but definitely needs the range of the 100D. Stripping out all the options (including some he'd otherwise get), the price comes to $125,100.

Here in BC, our luxury tax table is like this:

  • $55,000 to $55,999.99 7% PST plus 1% Luxury tax
  • $56,000 to $56,999.99 7% PST plus 2% Luxury tax
  • $57,000 to $124,999.99 7% PST plus 3% Luxury tax
  • $125,000 to $149,999.99 7% PST plus 8% Luxury tax (effective April 1, 2018)
  • $150,000 and over 7% PST plus 13% Luxury Tax (effective April 1, 2018)

You'll notice that he's only $100.01 away from a 5% total savings! Put another way, if Tesla were to reduce the price by a mere $100.01, he'd avoid $6370.01 in taxes.

For fun, I've made this a poll but feel free to respond in full.
It used to be where a referral gives you $1400 off the price, but its no longer like that. Currently it gives you unlimited supercharging.

If you need a referral though, let me know :)

More details:

Current Referral Program
Tesla customers can give friends exclusive benefits on Model S and Model X with their personal referral code.

Model S and Model X: Free Unlimited Supercharging
Owners can give five friends free, unlimited Supercharging with the purchase of a new Model S or Model X.
Previous (May 19th, 2017)
Starting May 19, 2017, Tesla owners can give five friends free unlimited Supercharging and a $1,400 credit toward a new Model S or Model X with their personal referral code. Existing Tesla owners will also receive free unlimited Supercharging on any new Model S or Model X that they purchase - no referral required.

But yeah, I agree with you, $100 to save thousands... Should be a no-brainer. Tesla actually did this in Germany, where they lowered the MSRP of the car, by removing software enabled features, so they can get within the 60,000 Euro mark for their incentive.
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Over the phone, the local guys said they could make it work. I'm guessing they have some discretion with the freight and PDI. I realize Tesla works different than most "dealers", but nobody's going to let a $125k sale walk out the door over a hundred bucks.