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by FoolStreet
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fractional Ownership [Property]
Replies: 33
Views: 4245

Re: Fractional Ownership [Property]

just got back from Maui, went to fractional sales pitch just to get the 25000 SPG points. Said no, but we did get suckered in to go back within two years to see if we changed out minds ~ 3000 for 8 days and we'll get another 25K points ;-)) $3000 for eight days at an SPG property in Maui?! That see...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Travelgeek, at one time we talked about Supercharge options between Bend & Boise. It looks like Tesla just updated its map of "coming soon" superchargers. I was impressed to see one coming to Burns, Madras and Ontario. And in the general vicinity, there is one coming to Mountain Home, ID and Newell...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice on building a timeless mens wardrobe?
Replies: 68
Views: 5348

Re: Advice on building a timeless mens wardrobe?

1. Decent white shirts, and donate 'em when they're anything but bright white. Charles Trywhitt on sale is my go to. Good for work, good for after work 2. Couple of decent sport coats if work environment warrants. Bonobos has some neat and fun jackets that also look good with jeans 3. Speaking of, ...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice on building a timeless mens wardrobe?
Replies: 68
Views: 5348

Re: Advice on building a timeless mens wardrobe?

One additional note: Every woman I know is a fan of a *good*, well-proportioned, nicely fitting button-down *white* shirt. Not a business shirt, but a "casual" button down white shirt - Robert Graham is a current hot brand, if a bit expensive and a bit...flashy for my tastes. They're cut a bit long...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice on building a timeless mens wardrobe?
Replies: 68
Views: 5348

Re: Advice on building a timeless mens wardrobe?

Depending on your body type you can decide to go classic or slim fit. Slim fit almost always looks better, and I would always push my customers to try a slim fit on, even if they had thought all their lives they were classic. You may end up being classic, but at least give it a try. Slim fit can lo...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Benefits of using CPA for taxes
Replies: 27
Views: 3193

Re: Benefits of using CPA for taxes

Why not pick up a 2017 tax program (Amazon often has them on sale, maybe after tax deadline) and run through the program with the info you furnished the CPA? Then compare results, and decide if it makes sense. As they say, No one cares about your finances as much as you do. Not sure which level you...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Benefits of using CPA for taxes
Replies: 27
Views: 3193

Re: Benefits of using CPA for taxes

A few years ago before we were married, my husband had the CPA file an amended return for some very big vehicle purchase deduction/credit/whatever it was that the CPA missed and he learned about later because his dad had gotten it, but the law had changed by that point so he didn't get it. he paid ...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Travelgeek, at one time we talked about Supercharge options between Bend & Boise. It looks like Tesla just updated its map of "coming soon" superchargers. I was impressed to see one coming to Burns, Madras and Ontario. And in the general vicinity, there is one coming to Mountain Home, ID and Newell,...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Going back on topic, I think someone should take delivery if they want a new, sporty, efficient EV. The 3 to me has 90+% of the practicality and efficiency of a Prius with 90+% of the performance and appeal of a luxury sports sedan. No other manufacturer's offering anything close right now, and I t...
by FoolStreet
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I am still trying to decide if I should buy the AWD or the Performance version. I always had really fast cars and modified car but the most I have ever spent was 33k. I would love to have the performance version because is fast of the show room and It can't be modified for more power. I am not plan...
by FoolStreet
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

So, regarding one of the recent Autopilot crashes, the NTSB issued its report. It looks like the car didn't just fail to break, but actually accelerated from 62 to 70 mph 3 seconds before the fatal crash. The driver appears to have had hands off the wheel at that time. Both are at fault, but I'm no...
by FoolStreet
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Probably most people are aware that the clock is ticking on the federal tax credit. The most expensive options are being done first, except AWD, but that is next. Less profitable, the standard battery, will come in 2019. It might be that if it appears they will lose part of the credit then some may...
by FoolStreet
Wed May 30, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

FoolStreet, I am SHOCKED that you managed to have a take that only incorporates the good news for Tesla but managed to leave out all the other concerns about the screen, wind noise, suspension, etc. that CR still has. Tesla is allegedly addressing these things but CR wants to spend time with the re...
by FoolStreet
Wed May 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

4nursebee posted a CNBC link about this in another thread. Here is the Consumer Reports post where they indeed find a difference in the braking. https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-tesla-model-3-gets-cr-recommendation-after-braking-update/ Here is the title of the article you just posted: Tesla Mo...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Yesterday I drove by the Tesla service center and sales center in Raleigh NC. We have been waiting to sit in a model 3 prior to ordering due to very different body sizes. No 3 was available, though the sales guy had his own 3 car, talked about how it fit him. He did say that Charlotte NC has one in...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I got my configuration e-mail in early April for the Model 3 on a reservation from last May (2017 - not a Tesla owner). Delivery in 4-8 weeks. Is that an indication that they are prioritizing Canadian orders to preserve US tax credit capacity? I got my reservation in over a year before you (April 1...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Brandonbogle, depending on your financial situation maybe keep the 2nd reservation and roll it over to Model Y next year? The USD$1k is not a financial concern. That said, people I know (Tesla owners) were able to create reservations in 2017 and already be open for configuration. As such, I saw no ...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Have not been reading this overly long thread, unfortunately too many posters without Model 3 reservations who apparently just like to vent their dislike of Tesla or Elon Musk. Have no interest in reading their posts, with all due respect there are plenty of places on internet for that but believe ...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 24, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Have not been reading this overly long thread, unfortunately too many posters without Model 3 reservations who apparently just like to vent their dislike of Tesla or Elon Musk. Have no interest in reading their posts, with all due respect there are plenty of places on internet for that but believe ...
by FoolStreet
Wed May 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

As a proud BMW i3 owner I'll point out that BMW has sold 100,000 i3s as of 2017. :D I would rather expect that the i3 sales will drop off as the 3 ramps up more. The 3 will likely offer so much more per $. I3 sales data: http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-data/bmw/bmw-i3/ 3 sales data: http://car...
by FoolStreet
Tue May 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: Consumer Reports: "Not recommended"

Bogleheads: According to this story, Consumer Reports will not recommend the Model 3: Consumer Reports Says it Found "Big Flaws With The Tesla Model 3 Best wishes. Taylor “If Tesla can update the brakes over the air - an industry first - we’d be happy to retest our Model 3,” said Jake Fisher, Consu...
by FoolStreet
Tue May 22, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: Consumer Reports: "Not recommended"

Bogleheads: According to this story, Consumer Reports will not recommend the Model 3: Consumer Reports Says it Found "Big Flaws With The Tesla Model 3 Best wishes. Taylor “If Tesla can update the brakes over the air - an industry first - we’d be happy to retest our Model 3,” said Jake Fisher, Consu...
by FoolStreet
Tue May 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: Consumer Reports: "Not recommended"

Bogleheads: According to this story, Consumer Reports will not recommend the Model 3: Consumer Reports Says it Found "Big Flaws With The Tesla Model 3 Best wishes. Taylor “If Tesla can update the brakes over the air - an industry first - we’d be happy to retest our Model 3,” said Jake Fisher, Consu...
by FoolStreet
Mon May 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: Consumer Reports: "Not recommended"

Bogleheads: According to this story, Consumer Reports will not recommend the Model 3: Consumer Reports Says it Found "Big Flaws With The Tesla Model 3 Best wishes. Taylor Good pointer. Only until: fix the problem with long stopping distance and inconsistent emergency braking response. Definitely a ...
by FoolStreet
Mon May 21, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

3. How much of the $1000-$1500 for an outdoor level 2 charger would be reusable if I switched to a different EV company? If I want an outdoor charger, is there a generic solution? There are several manufacturers of L2 chargers that work with non-Tesla's. ClipperCreek and Bosch come to mind. You cou...
by FoolStreet
Sun May 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Well I just did a very non-Boglehead thing and ordered an AWD version when that configuration option opened up this evening. I have no doubts I can afford it, but still quite a splurge unlike one I’ve ever done. Did not get autopilot for the reasons I mentioned in the other thread. Coincidentally, ...
by FoolStreet
Wed May 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Seriously, though, EAP is not full self driving. You can’t turn it on and take a nap. Which brings the question, what is proper use case for EAP ? Blaming the injured or dead drivers certainly isn't going to help sell it. Applying the brakes would seem like a really basic expectation in case an obs...
by FoolStreet
Tue May 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Tesla has auto pilot and auto braking trouble IMO. See below. Another model S was involved in a bad car wreck in Utah and there is no indication that the brakes were ever applied. Something is certainly fishy. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/12/tesla-autopilot-slams-into-truck-st...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

You raise a relevant point because I think there are Bogleheads who wanted the Telsa Short Range (Neilpilot and Travelgeek), but couldn't wait until early 2019 to get it and needed to buy an alternative EV sooner. ... I don't know what to say about Doug Field. Some people simply do need breaks when...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

There’s a comment from Elon saying awd ordering will start next week. No word on standard range version. True. I checked the delivery estimator and they seem to think SR will see deliveries starting in September. I assume that employees would get them early, say August. Admittedly, this is all crys...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I want to focus on the Bogle-headed dilema of whether or not to pay so darn much for the car. News today: Elon tweets that AWD specs will be announced end of next week, and that he will start taking orders for AWD in July. Since about 1/3 of the deferrals are for AWD, this is very exciting. The sec...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

My guess is Elon thinks the model 3 will [continue to] succeed, he bought 33,000 shares today. He has always said he would be the last to sell. Well there has been some analysis done on his recent 10 mil buy. Turns out he tweeted out some nonsense about massive short squeeze coming and then made th...
by FoolStreet
Mon May 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I’m not sure what newer hybrids you are talking about other than perhaps the Honda Clarity. What you are describing is the BMW i3 which I own. Perfect for my needs and used ones with under 20,000 miles can be had for under $20k. I get roughly 75 miles on a charge and 80 miles more using the gas gen...
by FoolStreet
Mon May 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

A good time to buy the Model 3 would be next year when the affordable 220 mile RWD version is released despite the loss of the federal 7500 rebate. I got the reservation to configure mine 4 weeks back. One of the discussion topic was: 1. Get 310 miles with extra cost of 9k but gauranteed credit of ...
by FoolStreet
Sat May 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Minimum portfolio size for individual treasury bonds
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Minimum portfolio size for individual treasury bonds

I've seen a general recommendation that a bond portfolio of individual bonds should be at least $100,000, maybe more. I'm assuming this is because of risk of default. But what about holding individual treasury bonds? I'm thinking of putting part of my bond portfolio in a corporate bond fund and par...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Here's some information that I hope people will find useful. First, here's a link to Tesla's Q1 investor newsletter: http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ABEA-4CW8X0/6239658125x0x979026/44C49236-1FC2-4FD9-80B1-495ED74E4194/TSLA_Update_Letter_2018-1Q.pdf I think the graph showing Model 3 market sh...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I just don’t see how the analyst’s question can do anything but be used to flame Tesla. It is not constructive. At best, it shows the analyst hasn’t done his homework and hasn’t thought about how the answer will help him model cash flows. At worst, it is pejorative. If you (they) use the huge numbe...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I just don’t see how the analyst’s question can do anything but be used to flame Tesla. It is not constructive. At best, it shows the analyst hasn’t done his homework and hasn’t thought about how the answer will help him model cash flows. At worst, it is pejorative. Ah, we have gone from making fun...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Today, they are making 2-3k/wk with a 450k backlog, deferrals are for the less expensive version or the even more expensive version. (True cancellations seem to be about not being able to wait an extra 6 months. ) I cancelled because, on 2/8/18, Tesla's delivery outlook was for "early 2019". Based ...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 04, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Neilpilot lives in the Memphis area, which is 200miles from the nearest Tesla service center, which seems to be his #1 or #2 concern. He was clear that he wanted to purchase the stripped down version. So, if anything, he *wants* the car, but just doesn't want to wait for it. ... To answer your othe...
by FoolStreet
Fri May 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Cancellations:- Is anybody seriously insinuating that Tesla is actually facing the prospects of NOT being able to sell all the M3 that they will be making? at a point....yes Are you interested in buying an almost new bridge? Can we drop it? Repeatedly pointing cancellations makes you look dumb. Thi...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 03, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I was early on the list and decided to pass. Early models are riddled with build quality issues. I'll wait until all the kinks are worked out and Tesla has made the complete transition from designer to manufacturer. For a $60k car, I can understand the concern. I personally want Toyota quality, not...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I was early on the list and decided to pass. Early models are riddled with build quality issues. I'll wait until all the kinks are worked out and Tesla has made the complete transition from designer to manufacturer. For a $60k car, I can understand the concern. I personally want Toyota quality, not...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

One more point that is relevant during the call, it is very clear that Tesla has an advantage in its Supercharger network. This is a roadtrip car. No other car has that. Gas cars are far superior as roadtrip cars. There's no way I'm stopping for 45 minutes every few hours to recharge my car on a ro...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

And he railed against the capricious nature of the media giving false sound bytes. This really seemed to drive his comments to the analyst who asked about reservation cancel rates. It was a stupid question because any analyst worth his mettle would know that reservations are being delayed only to e...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I would think that once the tax incentive is gone, the number is going to drop like a rock. During my decision making to order or wait for base model, I did a savings estimate for a long trip. From Atlanta to detroit, for a Model S 100D (Range of 335 miles), the savings given were $96 with 4 stops ...
by FoolStreet
Thu May 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

On tesla survival and need to raise funds. They say and might well be just around the bend from selling 5,000 cars a week. @minimum $35,000 a car, that is 175M a week revenue, 700 M month revenue, and that would be more than 9B/yr revenue. And they might have 2yrs worth of orders. The earnings call...
by FoolStreet
Tue May 01, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Of all the criticisms of the Model 3 that are regularly written about (as well as the many praises) the one area I’ve only seen praised is the way it drives. It was meant to be competitive with the Audi A4 and BMW 3 series, both of which are best in class rides. Based on professional as well as ama...
by FoolStreet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

If Tesla is not actually able to deliver on FSD within the expected lifespan of the car, would they refund you the $3K ? I don't suppose this is an option that can be retrofitted installed post-sale, is it ? Same question for the EAP, or EAP+FSD. I don't know the answer to your questions. All the c...
by FoolStreet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1068
Views: 84846

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

If we were to Consider the value of EAP separate from the FSD, I would guess that EAP would be worth it. You have an S and I do not. But I would value the extra traffic awareness that comes from EAP like lane keeping and traffic aware cruise control. Lane change assist, etc. I assume it would make ...