Submitted by maintreqd on Fri, 2017-10-13 05:52
I think these sales we are seeing pop up here and there lately are going to become rampant, and continue for some time. It's pretty clear there's some some serious "fast cash" potential in taking delivery from an early reservation, while Tesla is still struggling to catch up and accommodate this insane demand, and selling it almost immediately for beaucoup bucks. I can see some pros and cons--on the one hand you stand to make $50-100k really quick, depending on how much people are willing to pay to jump the line instead of waiting for their reservation to be available for delivery; on the other hand, you're essentially deciding you're fine with not getting your own M3 (which, presumably, you want fairly badly since you reserved it so many months ago) until some time in 2019 or later.
Or maybe a lot of people snapped up an early reservation knowing this would be a possibility once deliveries started rolling out?
Tesla fan boys and girls need not troll--I'm not considering doing this with my reservation; I can't wait to get in the driver seat of my own M3--but it certainly is an intriguing business decision and it will be interesting to see if we are now entering the era of folks flipping model 3s with regularity.