Well, here is a first...
Starting to wonder if it is time to get into this BitCoin craze. The volatility alone should be worth something!
That sounds suspect. TM itself wouldn't consider anything other than certified bank checks or cash.
How did a Lambo dealer get a hold of a P85? So a P85 owner would wait for months to get one built, sell it at a loss and get a new Lambo?
@Mathew98 - Not sure why you think they can't get a hold of a Tesla. I know a few people who get bored with their new toys quite easily/quickly and trade up to something else. Possible that happened in this case. Although, IMHO, I think it is trading DOWN to anything from a MS!
Also, they seem to have got hold of another one for sale - VIN 5700.
Has anyone read the fine print in the link that RBats posted? They state they are a "dealer" for Tesla.
@Theresa - good catch! Just saw that. "Leading Tesla dealer", no less!
That would be strange, Tesla doesn't have 3rd party dealerships..
I recently read that $15M of electricity is used daily mining new bitcoins--that's a lot of MS miles!
There was a time I would have drooled over the Lambos on that site. Now all I notice is the absolute crap gas milage. Tesla has ruined me. May have to take the P85+ out for a dose of warp speed.
Mathew98 - Cars.com has 20 used Teslas for sale.
@Bighorn: That's my main concern with Bitcoins. So in exchange for using (wasting?) electricity, I earn money? Wha?
@SMinnihan - I just can't fathom the idea of "upgrading" from an MS to a Lambo gas guzzler.
It's like drooling over a gorgeous, skinny model and then find out that you were staring at a drag queen during your first date.
Maybe a zero miles (technically used but really new) car dealer Tesla dealer?
Tesla flipping? Buy, get tax credit, sell.
^would be illegal. (in case you wonder)
There are plenty of grey dealers in many countries, especially in Eastern Europe. They order from TSLA, then print documentation, do repairs and maintenance and even provide custom made chargers.
I was unaware that one could purchase actual, real world items with virtual money...Can anyone explain?
And what is this "dealership" business? Isn't Tesla the sole distributorship of the Tesla model lineup?
Maybe they paid with Bitcoins because they didn't want to be identified as a car dealer when the car was purchased from Tesla.
Isn't the "value" of a Bitcoin limited to whether someone is willing to accept it as a form of payment? Frankly, that is the same limitation that currencies have except that the law provides that it is "legal tender". Otherwise, it is literally just monopoly money.
Clearly, they could not be a Tesla dealer, but they may very well traffic in used Tesla. No restrictions on that. And by "leading" that might mean they are the only one to have sold a used Tesla in Florida. That might make them "leading". Not a lot of used on the market, although they do exist.
very simple, it's a used vehicle, plenty of those around in Southern California, you pay bit coints and get exchanged in US dollars.
Check out Dwolla. Different, but similar. No private currency, but 25¢ online transactions (free under $10).
I would guess guys driving Lambos aren't very concerned with gas mileage.
How is sales tax calculated and paid to the state when the purchase price was in Bitcoin?
Clearly a gimmick for dealer marketing.
And more detail comes out that it's kind of a non-story. The Lambo dealership had already bought the car from Tesla and were offering it for sale (profit markup). They were contacted by someone who wanted to buy it and was offering Bitcoins as payment. The dealership didn't want Bitcoins, so they told them to convert it to currency. The buyer used the service called BitPay, which lets them pay with Bitcoins on their end, but it wires U.S. dollars to the dealership. (BitPay collects a fee for their converting services.) So the dealership did nothing more than sell a used car for dollars, and the buyer was a person who used the BitPay system to buy something. The headlines and articles were misinformed or misled and sensationalized it. BitPay itself is a really interesting story because it makes Bitcoin actually useful, where you can use it to buy real stuff from businesses that don't normally accept it.
@ Rocky_H, You're right, that's how many merchants sell.
Teslamotors should implement payment by Bitpay to all customers who have bitcoins. In fact, the CEO of Bitpay has a Model S!
Many people would like to buy Tesla cars with Bitcoin. Would be really nice if that became finally possible directly.
I met the gentleman who did this transaction, on my marathon trek out of Hurricane Irma's path, at a Supercharger. Very cool dude.
There are quite some Tesla cars on the road that publicly show their love for Bitcoin:https://bit.surf:43110/0gallery.bit/?!/g/1EHrpXd3f6CyKooBFtpLhdFk5C3bqFh...
Does anyone know whether this site https://bestmixer.io/ can be trusted? I mean the information, is the info true to life? I simply would like to use the info in my diploma work, it's what I'm studying - security systems, a really tough theme but I'll do it and won't fail!
Tesla for Bitcoins sounds like fantastic. However, Elon Musk is known for his progressive thoughts, so we can hope to see such deals in future. As for the link, I agree that it’s a suspicious and untrusted offer even despite that Tesla models are used. If anybody want to spend Bitcoins on it, better consider more trusted options like trading or cloud mining (the latter features various bonuses, as well: http://hashflarecode.com/). Yes, there’s always a risk but the offer from the first post is too strange for me.
I don't trust neither mixers not cloudmining!
You send your money to an anonymous entity hoping to get other coins back. He could either run with your money, or the site could be operated by the very entity that you try to hide something from. For privacy to reliably work, it has to be part of the protocols. If that is really important to you, Bitcoin might not be the right choice. But also the privacy coins are not perfect (yet).
Lots of cloud mining offers are nothing more than ponzi schemes. If you want to mine, do the calculations first. If you still want to enter the game, buy your own equipment that you have full control of. Then choose a good pool. I used p2pool back in the day, but I don't know if it is still relevant.
Don't know if bestmix is trusted, but I'm using bitcoin mixer https://bitcoinmix.org if I need to hide my Bitcoin(BTC) balance from random seller when I'm paying with bitcoin. But I think tesla is not a random seller so you are free to use your own address to pay for the car. lol
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