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You are assuming that when you go to pick it up they don't spring a $50K "Constrant" markup on you.
yes I am. I have an email with the price confirmed with the dealer - but I don't trust anything. If that happens I'll just take my deposit back and walk away. As long as I can get my rivian in the near future I have no real desire for the lightning.

 

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An interesting thought experiment.

In pure financial terms, keeping your early delivery is the same as losing out on the profit of selling the vehicle when this type of demand exists. So we are all making the decision to forgo the profit by keeping the vehicle. It's similar to paying a premium over MSRP to get the vehicle early.

I have no desire to sell my R1S when it arrives, but I do acknowledge I'm paying a premium in a sense by holding onto it.
Yeah basically posted that same thought a few days ago.
 

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yes I am. I have an email with the price confirmed with the dealer - but I don't trust anything. If that happens I'll just take my deposit back and walk away. As long as I can get my rivian in the near future I have no real desire for the lightning.
Good luck. Hopefully you actually get MSRP and if you do, get whatever you can for it!
 

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The R1T sold for $150k. I was not surprised to hear this number. Some of those looking to cut the line and get ahead by offering reservations of another vehicle or current MSRP should keep this in mind.
Well that did not last long "It appears that vehicle has been removed!" I am not sure if the LE R1T was sold or simply removed for other reasons but it is no long listed on Charged Automotive.
 

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An interesting thought experiment.

In pure financial terms, keeping your early delivery is the same as losing out on the profit of selling the vehicle when this type of demand exists. So we are all making the decision to forgo the profit by keeping the vehicle. It's similar to paying a premium over MSRP to get the vehicle early.

I have no desire to sell my R1S when it arrives, but I do acknowledge I'm paying a premium in a sense by holding onto it.

Kind-of…

The premium we are “paying” is vs replacement cost, not vs the price we are paying, however. With the price increase, a replacement is at a higher price and might be higher yet in 2 years when delivery occurs. Same with government subsidies.

So, sell an $80k build now for $150k, isn’t a $70k profit, it’s actually likely more like $30-40k (factoring in options, estimated taxes, fees, etc)
 

 
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