Thank you, Mr. Musk for offering up a new referral program for your solar product, but forgive me if I opt to not participate. You see, when I purchased my solar system from you two years ago you had a referral system in place that offered some cash or Tesla account credit for each referral AND - when you had 5 referrals installed - a free, limited edition Power Wall. Well, since I had been driving my Model S for a year and just installed your solar system, I decided having a Power Wall at home would be a great idea, so I organized neighborhood ice cream socials at my home and had your Tesla solar reps in attendance, I sent out flyers to the 155 neighbors in my development about your system, and I generally talked up your solar product as much as possible to anyone who would listen. I had 5 referrals in the works and a few more 'potentials' within a month. Over the next 120 days, 3 of these referrals got installed and then "POOF" - Tesla cancelled that solar referral program without any fanfare. I wasn't even aware it was cancelled for almost 3 months until I called the Tesla solar salesperson I was working with about more referrals. It took you almost 5 months to even pay out the small cash awards, but everything else evaporated. Boy, did I get screwed. All that work and great promotion for Tesla just to have the Power Wall 'carrot' yanked away - no grace period, no option to pay prorated value of the Power Wall, no credit or conversion into the next solar referral program. Nothing. Just cancelled, thank you very much.
I think, Mr. Musk, if that's the way you are going to treat your customers who work hard to help you promote your products, I'll just pass on this new referral program for fear that's all smoke and mirrors as well.