Tesla Buyer Says He Got $12K Discount After Asking for a Price Cut

Tesla Buyer Says He Got $12K Discount After Asking for a Price Cut

  • One purchaser instructed Insider he acquired a $12,000 discount after asking Tesla to regulate the price of his order.
  • The order that he positioned final July for a Model Y was lowered to $60,440.
  • Other Tesla clients have voiced their disappointment about lacking out on massive value cuts.

A Tesla purchaser who has but to take supply of his automotive says the price of his order was lowered by about $12,000 after he complained about lacking out on massive value cuts.

The man, whose id is thought to Insider however requested to not be named over privateness issues, ordered his Tesla Model Y final July at a price of $72,440.

After Tesla introduced vital value cuts earlier this month, he instructed Insider he contacted Tesla by on-line chat to ask for a discount to his order.

A consultant instructed him that might not be potential. However, the subsequent day the client was knowledgeable by electronic mail that the price would now be $60,440. Insider has considered a screenshot of the e-mail.   

Some Tesla homeowners have taken to Reddit to voice their disappointment about lacking out on the value cuts by Elon Musk’s electric-car maker.

One man who paid $72,000 for his Model Y in November stated the reductions had left him “crying in a fetal place.”

Another who stated they acquired their Tesla in mid-December joked about “the sound of $10,000 evaporating” from their wallet.

Marianne Simmons, who paid greater than $77,000 in September for a Model Y, told Bloomberg: “I really feel like I acquired duped. I really feel like I acquired taken benefit of as a shopper.”

On January 13 Tesla introduced reductions for the Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV within the US of between 6% and 20%, in response to calculations by Reuters. Tesla had already lowered costs by about 40% in Asia, which led some owners to protest outdoors supply facilities and showrooms after lacking out on the cuts. 

A Model Y Long Range now begins at $45,190, in response to Tesla’s web site, earlier than the $7,500 federal tax credit score some patrons would possibly have the ability to declare till March.

The value cuts distinction Tesla’s method in 2022 when it raised prices a number of occasions amid provide chain disruptions regardless of issues about the broader economy. Discounts of $7,500 had been supplied late final yr on the Model 3 and Model Y, nevertheless. 

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives stated in a notice on January 4 that Tesla confronted “a fork within the street” in 2023 because of rising competitors and decrease demand.

Tesla did not reply to a request for remark from Insider.

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