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  • contezta contezta Jul 9, 2011 9:29 AM Flag

    Product Placement

    Not clever, but desperate. Company has over $103 million in debt. 2.96 market value. Makes sense to anyone here? If so explain your economic theory of why this will not tumble on crappy earnings!

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    • It's never had good earnings and its never tumbled. That's not the business plan. Check out the business plan. do some due diligence. You have much to learn.

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      • Maybe YOU should check out the business plan, if you can ever find it, Bud?

        If the business plan was to make a retail, not PR, impact on the luxury market, Tesla failed with the Roadster. 1,600 sales worldwide over 3 years hardly stamps you as a competitor to any luxury maker on the planet.

        Second, if the business plan included using a kit car concept to sell its only vehicle, again, Tesla has failed.

        If building a car from the ground up is part of the business plan, Tesla has yet to do it! It has yet to produce a firm production plan. It has yet to hire a full production force. it has yet to come close to unveiling a ramped up production facility. Instead, every 4dr built to date has been hand-produced.

        Lastly, I don't know of a retail business IN business that has a business plan designed NOT to make money! Tesla had a clean slate in the beginning. It could have priced the Roadster wherever it chose. It could have, with the Roadster, chose to make it highly competive in the market. But it didn't. Better yet, Tesla hasn't even defined the market! Hiring this guy Blankenship is laughable. 10,000 store visitors a week at Santana Row???? LOL! That's simply a fantasy. Singapore? Amateurish at best. Doomed from the start. Yet, they went there regardless. And you give them credit for..........GETTING OUT?? Ridiculous!

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