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Monday, September 11th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Tesla Fixes their cars to give you less unless you pay them
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on September 11th, 2017 @ 9:50PM

Tesla gives you a car then can magically upgrade it via software for $4,500 to $9,000 for 30 miles more range and who knows what else. What nonsense. Then on top of that, they can remote update it whenever they want.

I don't have a telsa but I want one but at the same time, I wonder what morals they have.

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Kali Compton

September 12th, 2017 @ 3:01PM

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This is common practice in IT as it is cheaper to just manufacture one item and only sell you options you want to buy. You almost have to think of it as a service at that point.

IBM for example will sell you a P-Series with a lot of memory in it. The memory has to be enabled before you can use it. So if a system is installed with extra options, but you don't need the memory at the time when you bought it, but later you need to have more memory on the system, they can send a guy out to enable it without you waiting to get the part and have someone install it.

Also, think about your cable. Your TV can receive all channels, but they only enable the ones you pay for.

Tesla isn't charging you for the added features, they just happen to exist on your car. You didn't pay for those options. If you want the upgrade, you call and they can do it remotely, as if you paid for that upgraded engine or bigger batteries.

Again, it is just cheaper for them to make one car and sell you what you want to buy.

EDITED: 2017-09-12 15:04:13


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