$500 paint price increase across the board

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Idk for how long but it is recent. Model 3 has a $500 price increase on all paint jobs except solid black.

Just a way to get more profit per car or is it costing them more than they thought for some reason?

Glad I changed to MSM a week or so ago.

Edit: looks like AWD has increased $1000 as well? What’s the deal?
 

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It's just Pearl White and Red Multi-Coat went up in price, other colors are the same. Odd indeed.
no, @Dinozero is correct. all colors jumped $500.
metallic colors were $1000 and now $1500
multicoat pearl and red were $1500 (originally $1000) and now $2000.
Dual motors went back up to $5000 (originally $5k, then lowered to $4k).
 

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It's just Pearl White and Red Multi-Coat went up in price, other colors are the same. Odd indeed.
I'm seeing $1500 for Blue, Red, MSM, and Silver, versus $1000 earlier today.
 

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Yeah just saw the $500 price increase for paint. definitely made me not want to change to white interior or P model to get screwed out of the $500.

Happy to keep my $4k AWD when it changed on 6/27
 

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Maybe this is their way of thanking early reservationists... now they can’t say they didn’t get anything.


An AWD Red car now cost $2000 more than a line waiter would have paid to order the same car.
 

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Paint prices on the Model S / X appear to be unchanged. o_O

Trying to think of the last time Tesla raised prices without changing the product or bundling.... e.g., with the Model S/X, they tend to periodically raise the base price while making previously-optional features standard. I don't see any such difference here. Maybe it's just another back-door "gift" for early adopters?

EDIT: Yeah, what Dinozero said. :)
 

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maybe they just haven't released the webpage update for those models (IE if anyone was on the fence ordering one, might be good to jump on it)
Actually, to that point: the release timestamp for the Model 3 design studio was updated about an hour ago, while the Model S / X design studios are still running the July 31st version.
 

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Interestingly my price for reserved car still unchanged but when I click for the price breakdown under payment method it says
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We are experiencing technical issues loading your payment details. Please try again later."

Edit: Nm works again, price unchanged still.
 
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Interestingly my price for reserved car still unchanged but when I click for the price breakdown under payment method it says
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We are experiencing technical issues loading your payment details. Please try again later."
WFM. I confirmed that I'm still getting blue for $1k.
 

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Looks like the documentation fee has increased to $1200 as well. They are really starting to squeeze.
 

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@MelindaV's hunch was correct.

The Model S / X design studios were just updated within the last half an hour (as was My Tesla), and the price of paint for Model S / X now matches the price of paint for Model 3: $0 black, $1500 Blue/Silver/MSM/OBM, $2000 White/MCR.
 

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There's going to be a LOT of black model 3s out there soon!
This is true, but I have to admit I really like the black, likely will prefer Obsidian Black once I see one, but do figure this will cause a few to dial back on the color. That $1500 for paint is now half of FSD. If I were to order again I'd skip color for the FSD.