Best Time to Buy a Tesla
If you've seriously considered purchasing a Tesla, right now is probably the best time to do so. The company is trying to end this quarter (September 30th) with a high number of sales (and profit) - to show skeptical investors they can be profitable.
To achieve this, they are discounting vehicles that are still in inventory and have not been sold yet (there are about 200 of them listed on their site). Some buyers are reporting discounts of over $10,000.
It's very possible Tesla will remove these discounts once October rolls around, so now is the time to act. There are two sites that make it easy to browse the current Tesla inventory along with pricing info, Tesla Inventory Search and EV-CPO. I recommend you take a look and see if there's a Tesla in your area offered at deep discount - if so, I don't think you'll find a better opportunity anytime soon.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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