And US rebates aren't the only consideration. BC, for example, has a very time-sensitive scrap-it incentive that dries up in the first quarter of every year. Are they going to "do the right thing" to maximize those?
The Scrap-It program is a counter not a timer. And its not limited to Tesla. Apparently, according to this link, there's still some of the $6,000 incentives remaining at specific dealerships, for specific vehicles that are currently in stock.
Frankly, I think Tesla should market their product completely ignorant of incentives since they are all temporary. But they can do what they want... I just would have appreciated some honesty. There was no vagueness in the wording. I had every reason to expect that as a "West coast of North America" purchaser that I'd be getting mine early... because that's what they said. And continued to say right up until a few days ago.
If incentives exist, Tesla (and all the other companies) have to take advantage of them. They really don't have a choice because they have a duty to their shareholders. The incentive help sell more vehicles. They allow the purchasers to save significant money, and allow many to buy a vehicle they couldn't otherwise afford.
I'm planning on getting ZERO incentives. If some program starts, that can save me some money -- great!