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Some Tesla buyers who missed out on big price cuts that could have saved them thousands have lashed out at Elon Musk's electric-car maker.

Social-media posts and a report by Bloomberg suggest several owners were angry after Tesla announced big price cuts this week in a bid to sell more cars.

Bloomberg spoke to three recent buyers who all missed out on reductions of $10,000 for the Model 3 and $13,000 for the Model Y.

"I feel like I got duped. I feel like I got taken advantage of as a consumer," Marianne Simmons told Bloomberg after paying more than $77,000 in September for a Model Y.

"Right off the bat, I'm out $13,306. It's such a large reduction that it's going to affect a lot of people who just bought a vehicle," she said. Simmons told the outlet she'd never buy another Tesla as a result.

 

 

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Buyer's remorse or the fact then when you buy an electrical appliance, a cheaper one usually turns up the next day ;) 

 

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 Reuters: “Tesla turns up heat on rivals with global price cuts.” Reuters noted that the cuts will make more models eligible for the new federal EV tax credits, and that could make things hot indeed for the company’s would-be rivals. Deutsche Bank estimated that a Model Y, after tax credits, could cost $18,000 less than Ford’s Mustang Mach-E.

 

What does the stock market think? We all know that TSLA had a very bad, no-good, stinking year — but that debacle went down long before the price reductions were announced. The news of the cuts caused TSLA to slide, but only by a modest amount.

 

It may just turn out that Tesla’s incredible shrinking prices are very bad news indeed — for the company’s competitors. Here are some interesting figures: on Friday the 13th, the day the huge price cuts in the US were announced, TSLA dropped by a moderate 1.13%. Mercedes lost 2.52%, VW shed 2.79%, GM tumbled 4.72%, and Ford crapped out to the tune of 5.29%.

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2023/01/15/are-teslas-price-cuts-a-sign-of-impending-doom-or-the-opposite/

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Just now, Janx Spirit said:

Buyer's remorse or the fact then when you buy an electrical appliance, a cheaper one usually turns up the next day ;) 

 

Not many electrical appliances cost 77,000.

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1 minute ago, fraufruit said:

 

Not many electrical appliances cost 77,000.

 

Solar roofs and powerwalls spring to mind..

 

Not quite 77 grand but there are now far cheaper car models too (and more hopefully to come).

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2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

And there I was thinking toasters and refrigerators. :)

 

2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Not many electrical appliances cost 77,000.

 

 

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Here Are the Top 10 Most Expensive Refrigerators of All Time:

  1. Hestan Side-by-Side Column Refrigerator & Wine Cooler Set – $56,733
  2. The Hero of Two Worlds Refrigerator – $50,000
  3. Meneghini La Cambusa Fridge – $41,500
  4. Hestan 72-Inch Side-by-Side Refrigerator – $29,057
  5. Viking 7 Series VIREFR15 – $25,368
  6. BlueStar 36-Inch French Door Refrigerator – $21,260
  7. Sub-Zero 48-Inch PRO – $20,390
  8. The True 48 – $19,999
  9. 1991 Joel Otterson California Candied Apple Refrigerator – $19,500
  10. Smeg Sicily Is My Love Refrigerator – $10,000

 

 

At $56.000 there's still space above for a twenty grand toaster...

*sorry, fell down a rabbit hole again.

:ph34r:

 

https://themostexpensive.org/most-expensive-refrigerators/

 

 

 

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Finally after all the stress of reading this tff-forum and checking TSLA account 3-4 times a day and following up with TSLA I have a VIN today for my LR MY White ordered in June. The VIN is from Berlin, but now I am not sure if I should pick it up or cancel the order.
I feel like betrayed by TSLA as they are not giving BAFA subsidy on the new price. Either we take the new price and loose 2k BAFA subsidy or we pay the old price and get BAFA subsidy.


Also, little confused if I should cancel it and order an SR and save 10k€, in these crunch times, or even buy a used ICE car for 25-30k (in that amount one can find a decent car like Jahreswagen)

Will call TSLA tomorrow and ask if they can compensate with something else or offer me something to not cancel my order

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4 hours ago, fraufruit said:

And there I was thinking toasters and refrigerators. :)

 

I'm remembering when big screen TVs came out $8k-$9k....today?

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9 hours ago, yesterday said:

and how does that qualify as a  refrigerator  ? You put your Pasta on the turn table and it spins of rather than keeping it cool !

 

You could put on some cool jazz...

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14 hours ago, DanglingPointer said:

Finally after all the stress of reading this tff-forum and checking TSLA account 3-4 times a day and following up with TSLA I have a VIN today for my LR MY White ordered in June. The VIN is from Berlin, but now I am not sure if I should pick it up or cancel the order.
I feel like betrayed by TSLA as they are not giving BAFA subsidy on the new price. Either we take the new price and loose 2k BAFA subsidy or we pay the old price and get BAFA subsidy.


Also, little confused if I should cancel it and order an SR and save 10k€, in these crunch times, or even buy a used ICE car for 25-30k (in that amount one can find a decent car like Jahreswagen)

Will call TSLA tomorrow and ask if they can compensate with something else or offer me something to not cancel my order

 

If these are crunch times for you (personally) buy a cheap car and only if you really need it, that much is obvious. If you are doing good with little likelihood of that changing and really want some luxury then it doesn't matter if we're in a recession or not. I'd cancel the order and buy a new one ( the cheapest., as the price of the LR version didn't nudge much)  if that's what it takes (i.e., if talking with them doesn't work in your favour). Tesla didn't betray you, they just don't care enough about your personal feelings ;) 

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"Doing good" and indulging in luxury seem somewhat contradictory, unless of course you meant "doing well".

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29 minutes ago, skinnypuppy said:

"Doing good" and indulging in luxury seem somewhat contradictory, unless of course you meant "doing well".

 

Yep.

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Tesla’s 2016 video promoting self-driving technology was staged, company’s engineer testifies

 

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Tesla’s 2016 video promoting self-driving technology was staged, company’s engineer testifies
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Tesla’s 2016 video promoting the company’s self-driving technology was staged to show features that its systems did not have, according to a senior engineer’s testimony.

The video, now archived on Tesla’s website, shows the company’s Model X driving through the city on streets and on highways as the driver’s hands are hovering just below the steering wheel.

“The person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons. He is not doing anything. The car is driving itself,” a text reads before the four-minute video begins.

 

The electric vehicle maker’s chief Elon Musk shared the video on Twitter with the caption: “Tesla drives itself (no human input at all).”

“When searching for parking, the car reads the signs to see if it is allowed to park there, which is why it skipped the disabled spot,” he added.

However, a testimony from Ashok Elluswamy, the director of Autopilot software at the company, says the video was partially staged, Reuters reported.

 

 

More and more evidence Musk/Tesla just makes bullshit claims, to get people to buy these cars, you really have to ask the question.

 

Are the current video's showing FSD in action really true or just another Musk BS attempt to suck more people into buying the software upgrade?

 

 

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-2016-video-promoting-self-051438897.html

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Apparently, VW's adaptive cruise control problems aren't "staged".

 

Volkswagen's adaptive cruise control system attempted to accelerate one owner's car to 100 miles-per-hour in a 30 zone, report says

 

  • "I thought the car was trying to kill me," said one man, whose car tried to accelerate to 100 miles-per-hour.

Volkswagen is currently facing a class-action lawsuit in Missouri, over complaints about its Front Assist feature. It was filed in 2020, and includes testimonies from 14 plaintiffs who say their cars suddenly put on the brakes.

 

 

 

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/volkswagen-cruise-control-accelerates-owners-car-without-warning-report-2023-1

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13 hours ago, mtbiking said:

Tesla is up 26% since I bought (some of) it ❤️

 

*I probably just jinxed it though.

I also put some money to buy it but did not buy much :(

 

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"Tesla Shocks Germany with 0.99% Leasing Interest Rate for Model 3 and Model Y"

 

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Tesla has a new limited time offer for delivery by March 31st, shocking many people in Germany with 0.99% leasing interest rate for Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

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The company has dropped the leasing interest rate for the Model 3 and Model Y to a .. 0.99% for customers who take delivery of their vehicles before March 31st. Additionally, the financing rate for these models has also been dropped to ... 1.97%.

 

https://www.torquenews.com/1/tesla-shocks-germany-099-leasing-interest-rate-model-3-and-model-y

 

 

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