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Those Tesla Model S reservations on eBay? Not legal

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You can sell the car, but not the reservation for it. That’s the gist of a Green Car Reports post about Tesla Model S reservation holders looking to “sell” their spots in line on eBay.



With the half-dozen or so reservations for the all-electric sedan being posted for sale on the auction site, Tesla confirmed to Green Car Reports that none of the approximately 14,000 reservations can be legally sold because the holders have signed an agreement saying that the reservations are non-transferable. In fact, the agreement specifically states that the only way the reservation is “transferable or assignable to another party” is with the written approval from an Tesla authorized representative. And Tesla says that no such approval has been given. That said, the car itself can be sold as soon as the reservation holder takes possession of it. Mere details.



Last month, the Model S won the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award. Tesla in November also announced that it hiked the Model S price for next year by $2,500 for US customers. That means the prices for the sedan will range from $59,900 for the base model to $94,400 for the top-end version.

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First Model S shows up on eBay, BIN price just $145,000

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Just because Tesla Motors hasn’t made a profit yet doesn’t mean early buyers of its cars can’t.



At least, that seems to be what one future owner of a Tesla Model S Signature Series is saying by putting his ordered-but-not-yet-delivered electric vehicle on eBay. The seller, who is based in Portland, Maine, has put a $145,000 price tag on the car, but he is accepting starting bids as “low” as $138,500. If the car sells (and it has zero bids, as of this writing), it could make for about a 50 percent profit for the seller. The Model S has an 85-kilowatt battery pack and a 265-mile single-charge range, and the one up for sale is scheduled for an October 14 delivery.



“This may be the only chance in the next few years to acquire one of these amazing, limited edition, game changing vehicles,” the seller wrote on the sale post. Bids are being taken until September 20, but you can also put your order in for a non-Signature Series Model S through Tesla directly.



For the curious, check here for Autoblog’s First Drive impressions of the Model S here.

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