Elon Musk went on a rant about members of the Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) sales force who offer new cars at a discount. Even if Tesla does hold its new car prices, there are used Tesla vehicles available in large numbers. So, buying a used Tesla may be a good alternative to buying one new, particularly if it is in good shape.
According to CNNMoney, the founder of Tesla is angry about the new car discounting:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk found out his sales team has been offering discounts on cars — and he’s furious.
Musk sent an email to Tesla workers Wednesday, lamenting that he’d heard salespeople were offering promotional deals, when even Musk himself pays full price for his Tesla’s.
“There can never — and I mean never — be a discount on a new car coming out of the factory in pristine condition,” Musk wrote. “This is why I always pay full price when I buy a car and the same applies to my family friends, celebrities, no matter how famous or influential.”
24/7 Wall St. recently made an analysis of the world of used Teslas.