Model X a prime scalping candidate

Falcon Wing Doors TeslaMondo Tesla Model X

Model X concept. Production version will differ.

As the unofficial waiting list for the Model X sweeps past 20,000, and with production still months away, it seems we will witness three memorable phenomena when those wings finally start flapping:

1. Hype at a level unseen since the original Mustang.
2. Tesla cutting off new orders
3. Scalping

Recent examples of number 3 include the Chevy Volt and Camaro. Some of the scalpers were not scalpers in the baseball-game sense, but actually GM dealers who marked the cars up far over the MSRP. Others were indeed private buyers who simply cashed in on a chance to Ebay their cars at a profit.

Obviously, Tesla stores would never apply an addendum sticker on the Model X, but undoubtedly some X owners will sell at a profit to salivating enthusiasts desperate to be seen in a Model X pronto. The actual street value? TeslaMondo will hereby predict it’s $250,000. We’re likely talking about the world’s most-wanted vehicle 2015-2017, regardless of the vehicle’s real-world performance. Even in some nightmarish scenario — say those falcon doors develop an appetite for small children — you can replace children in a mere nine months or so. Try replacing your Model X.

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2 thoughts on “Model X a prime scalping candidate

  1. Mavi Mavima says:

    You FUDded: say those falcon doors develop an appetite for small children — you can replace children in a mere nine months or so. Try replacing your Model X.
    And I even heard they will install raisorblades on it!
    Com on ……..get real!

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  2. rwfahey says:

    Installing razor blades might be the only way to stifle demand.

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