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  1. Ronnie

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    I recently test drove the Model X the sales guy at the center told me this month Tesla is doing special APR 0.99 - 2.4% for only inventory cars. Do you guys think this is because its the end of the quarter or trying to get rid of inventory for the new refresh?
     
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    Probably nothing special. Car dealerships generally prefer to sell cars ASAP, because otherwise they have to pay insurance on those inventory vehicles. So, you want some kind of incentive for people to choose an inventory car over ordering exactly what they want. For some people, the ability to drive the car right away is incentive enough, but not for everybody.
     
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    ok thanks, I was hoping it had to do the refresh, I cant tell if it's going to happen this summer.
     
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    Given the large increase in lead time for ordering a Model S or X, I'm also hopeful that they're implementing a refresh. We'll find out in the second half of the year. The can't pre-announce that sort of thing - it would kill sales of the current cars.
     
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    Oooo, I just thought of something! Tesla is showing "June Delivery" for ordering a new S or X. If they were doing this to push off crossing the 200k threshold until July, then why were they not showing "July Delivery"? Imagine that they choose to announce the Model S refresh at the beginning of June. They would then offer a free "update" to the new version for anybody with a pending order, but it will delay your delivery until July or later. TADA!

    I've just convinced myself that the S/X refresh will be announced in June. :)
     
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