Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Rose Morah
If you want to know whether or not it is possible to transfer a Tesla reservation, you will find this article very helpful.
Can you transfer your Tesla reservation?
Yes, it is possible to transfer your Tesla reservation. But before I show you how, the following are a few things that you need to know before transferring a Tesla reservation:
- According to Tesla’s policy, you are not allowed to sell your reservation. You can only transfer your reservation to a close family member, such as your spouse.
- If you have a history of selling your Tesla with low or little mileage or have many orders (previous and current) then you may end up getting banned by Tesla.
That means your current orders will also be canceled and you will not be able to buy a Tesla in the future because the Tesla loss prevention team has labeled you as a reseller.
The image below shows a screenshot email from a Tesla owner who was banned by the Tesla loss prevention team from buying any car from them in the future.
Why is Tesla so strict about transferring Tesla reservations?
Well, that’s because people are making money transferring Tesla reservations. They have turned it into a business.
Some people will make a reservation when the prices are low and then sell the reservation to buyers who are looking for low prices or those who don’t want to wait for months before delivery.
You can get such deals on Facebook groups and other online Tesla groups.
However, some people do it after changing their mind about the purchase or due to other financial issues, and not because they are looking for a way to get their non-refundable order fee back.
How does the transfer of Tesla reservation work?
If you are wondering how to get someone’s tesla reservation, they need to change their password and give you the account. You will then need to set up your own password.
However, for the process to be easy, the reserved account being transferred should:
- Not have other vehicles attached to it or any future deposits. That means that the reserved car is the only car on the account.
- The person who made the reservation need not have filled in their information. This will allow you to fill in yours instead.
This is important because if the person who made the reservation had already filled in the information and verified it, then it may be impossible to make any changes.
That’s because normally after verification you can only transfer to your spouse.
Tesla transfer reservation issues
I know of an individual who had money withdrawn from their account after they got a Tesla reservation from someone who had already made a down payment.
The money that was withdrawn was from their other purchases on the Tesla website such as solar panels etc.
Disclaimer: This article is meant to provide you with information and is not aimed to help you violate Tesla’s policies.