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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:00 am

palmermd wrote:WooHooo. I just (yesterday evening) got the email invitation to configure my car. As far as I know I'm the first (or at least the first batch) one to be invited who is not a previous Tesla owner. I could have configured and placed the order last night if I wanted a $49k car, but we plan to just wait for the standard range option to become available and save $9k.
If you lose the $7500 tax credit in the process, is that really much of a savings?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:06 am

I can order any time, so I'll just see how the timing on the expiration works. But as a cash buyer, If i bought today, I would not see the $7500 for another year from now, and with the way the stock market is going, the $49k in the "bank" may earn me $7500 by then. And it will not all disappear at once as you are well aware (it phases out).
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:32 am

palmermd wrote:WooHooo. I just (yesterday evening) got the email invitation to configure my car. As far as I know I'm the first (or at least the first batch) one to be invited who is not a previous Tesla owner.


Sorry to disappoint, but you're in the 3rd non-owner batch (assuming your ability to configure just went live and it's not just a case of them getting caught up on e-mails).

First ones were 2/22, 2/28, and now this one.

Still, congratulations on the invite!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:46 am

palmermd wrote:WooHooo. I just (yesterday evening) got the email invitation to configure my car. As far as I know I'm the first (or at least the first batch) one to be invited who is not a previous Tesla owner. I could have configured and placed the order last night if I wanted a $49k car, but we plan to just wait for the standard range option to become available and save $9k.

Even though we are still waiting, its exciting to see the changes to the MyTesla page with the option to configure and purchase the car.



I see there is an SC slated for MB, not sure where they are going to put it though. Perhaps at the Pier?

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:04 am

palmermd wrote:WooHooo. I just (yesterday evening) got the email invitation to configure my car. ...

Congratulations!
My wife just decide to trade in her Model X for the Model 3 after driving mine around.
Looking forward to the future!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:17 am

palmermd wrote:... If i bought today, I would not see the $7500 for another year from now, and with the way the stock market is going, the $49k in the "bank" may earn me $7500 by then...

Anecdotal evidence that a Venn diagram showing those who believe in the greater fool theory of investing may significantly coincide with the model 3 buyer base.

TSLA has lost many billions of dollars selling cars during the last decade, during one of the most fantastic bubbles of asset overvaluation in history, in everything from stocks and bonds to real estate.

I wonder what will happen to Tesla sales (including model 3) when the TSLA hits the fan?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:38 am

edatoakrun wrote:
palmermd wrote:... If i bought today, I would not see the $7500 for another year from now, and with the way the stock market is going, the $49k in the "bank" may earn me $7500 by then...

Anecdotal evidence that a Venn diagram showing those who believe in the greater fool theory of investing may significantly coincide with the model 3 buyer base.

TSLA has lost many billions of dollars selling cars during the last decade, during one of the most fantastic bubbles of asset overvaluation in history, in everything from stocks and bonds to real estate.

I wonder what will happen to Tesla sales (including model 3) when the TSLA hits the fan?



So glad we have people like you to help us though all this. I'm confident Palmermd will now cancel his order. Or you could consider people make informed decisions knowing any risks.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:12 am

lpickup wrote:
palmermd wrote:WooHooo. I just (yesterday evening) got the email invitation to configure my car. As far as I know I'm the first (or at least the first batch) one to be invited who is not a previous Tesla owner.


Sorry to disappoint, but you're in the 3rd non-owner batch (assuming your ability to configure just went live and it's not just a case of them getting caught up on e-mails).

First ones were 2/22, 2/28, and now this one.

Still, congratulations on the invite!


Cool. I'd not been paying that close attention and did not know about the earlier releases of invitations to non-owners. Not being first is not really all that disappointing since I did not expect to get the invite given that I had indicated to Tesla that I would be waiting for the standard battery instead of the optional long range battery.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 am

Model 3's are starting to show up at Dealer auctions. Here are two that look like they were deals that were unwound by a bank. Probably because the buyer had credit problems.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Why anyone ever believed the battery bottleneck excuse for the model 3 production failures when the rest of the model 3 was so poorly made is beyond me.

On the positive side, it sounds like ~60% of the model 3's parts are built correctly the first time...

Tesla employees say automaker is churning out a high volume of flawed parts requiring costly rework

...Luxury automaker Tesla is manufacturing a surprisingly high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles, according to several current and former employees, leading to more rework and repairs than can be contained at its factory in Fremont, California.

Tesla's future as a mass-market carmaker hinges on efficient, automated production of the Model 3, which more than 400,000 people have already reserved, paying $1,000 refundable fees to do so. Musk said in July 2017 that Tesla would probably be making 20,000 Model 3s per month by December.

One current Tesla engineer estimated that 40 percent of the parts made or received at its Fremont factory require rework. The need for reviews of parts coming off the line, and rework, has contributed to Model 3 delays, the engineer said.

Another current employee from Tesla's Fremont factory said the company's defect rate is so high that it's hard to hit production targets. Inability to hit the numbers is in turn hurting employee morale...

Tesla has acknowledged problems with production of batteries, but said it is still on track to meet its target of 2,500 Model 3s per week by the end of March, and 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of the second quarter...

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/14/tesla-m ... oyees.html
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