Reservations Hit the Roof, Deliveries Hit the Snail Trail
Some purchasers may have to wait up to five years before they can drive around in their electric pickup due to the Tesla Cybertruck's massive two million reservations. Not all reservations are fulfilled, and some of these highly sought-after spaces are now available on eBay, waiting to be claimed by other motivated purchasers.
eBay Becomes the Hotspot for Early Birds
The prices on these eBay postings range from $5,000 to $10,000, according to Teslarati—a long cry from the reasonable $100 pre-deposit charge that Tesla requested. One listing sticks out from the others by showing off its early position in the queue.
Tesla's Stance on Reservation Profiteering: A Gray Area
Whether Tesla will allow these reservation holders to make money is a mystery. With no clear information on the company's policy on such transactions, attempts to obtain some clarification from Tesla showrooms were met with a brick wall. If the people who were flipping the slots had held on until their Cybertrucks arrived, they may have won big. Some may be compelled to cash out now due to the drawn-out waiting game, or they may not have intended to purchase the vehicle in the first place.
Price Speculations Buzz as Launch Nears
Tesla has not disclosed the Cybertruck's ultimate price. The base single-motor model's pricing was originally set at $39,900, but there are rumors that this amount may increase when the vehicle is formally put up for sale next year. There may possibly be a more expensive high-end model in the works that uses the Model S Plaid's tri-motor powertrain.
A Glimpse into the Cybertruck's Buzzworthy Auction Debut
At the 29th Petersen Museum Auction Gala, a Cybertruck model brought in an astounding $400,000, demonstrating the keen interest and deep funds prepared for this much awaited electric truck—especially since it's going to support a worthy cause.
The Wait is Almost Over: Production Gears Up
Elon Musk has projected that Tesla will sell between 250,000 and 500,000 cars a year in Texas starting next year, depending on demand. The long waiting list is a certain sign that manufacturing will pick up speed as soon as it starts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When is the Tesla Cybertruck expected to launch?
A: Mass production is slated to begin next year, bringing an end to the long waiting period.
Q: What's the price range for the Cybertruck reservations on eBay?
A: The reservations are listed between $5,000 to $10,000 on eBay, a substantial leap from the initial $100 pre-deposit fee.
Q: Will Tesla allow reservation holders to profit from their spots?
A: It remains unclear as Tesla hasn’t provided any official stance on individuals profiting from their reservations.
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