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Model S eBay bidding wars are in direct violation of Tesla reservation agreement

Looking to turn a profit, some industrious Model S reservations holders have turned to eBay to sell their slots, however, it appears this could violate their reservation agreement outright.

With all of the praise being heaped on the Tesla Model S by the automotive press, it’s not difficult to see why a long waiting list is forming for the forthcoming electric car. But Tesla is still quite a small company, and with a waiting list now 14,000 names long, it will take the better part of a year before they can deliver to all those eager customers, especially at current production capacity. But some people, people with money, don’t feel like waiting that long, and some of those a bit higher up on the list are seeing this as an opportunity to make a few bucks.

People are now selling their slots on eBay, and these are going for many thousands of dollars, but there is one little problem with this, the reservations aren’t transferable. As Green Car Reports tells it, the Tesla reservation agreement is very specific about this, saying in Paragraph 6 “If you do not wish to enter into a Purchase Agreement at the time that you are contacted by Tesla, you have the option to relinquish your reservation sequence position and defer to a later position to be determined by us (only one deferral is permitted). If you do not communicate your decision to us within ten (10) days of notification under paragraph 4, you will automatically be granted such a deferral. This Agreement is not transferable or assignable to another party without the prior written approval of a Tesla authorized representative.” Tesla is reportedly not giving out said written approval.


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