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Old 11-26-2019, 11:58 PM   #1
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The car owner sent me a photo of the estimate, added some details, and gave me the shop info. I called the shop and spoke to it's owner. Conversation was pretty entertaining. He says he hasn't had done a Tesla that's bricked yet, but he hasn't had one this new either (his first 2020 model...did I mention in the other thread the owner took delivery the day before my daughter scraped it last week?)[edited to add], but if it does, he'll have to get a Tesla tech to come out to unbrick it at an extra cost of about $200[end edit]. I texted the car owner back asking if she wanted me to send a check. That was at noon, about 15 minutes after she texted me. It's now just after midnight and she hasn't responded. Wonder if she will call me at 6:00am tomorrow?
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:06 AM   #2
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Yes it sucks but you are still getting away cheap, my sons first incident cost me over $9k and unfortunately there were a few more after that ...
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:50 AM   #3
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Sorry she got in an accident.


Is $800 a lot to fix a bumper though? I was expecting worse.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:18 AM   #4
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Yeah, $800 seems pretty reasonable for paintwork like that.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:23 AM   #5
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I'm trying to understand the connection between the thread title and the thread content.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:51 AM   #6
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Yeah, $800 seems pretty reasonable for paintwork like that.
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I'm trying to understand the connection between the thread title and the thread content.
Maybe I'm missing something (and as I look at it again, think I may be). The woman texted me a photo of the printed estimate (same numbers as what the shop emailed me and posted above) and also told me that the shop told her there may an additional $200 charge if they need a Tesla tech to scan and reset the sensors. The shop owner said the same thing.

As I look at the estimate now, though, it looks like the Tesla support is already included. If that is already included in the estimate and the cost drops to $630ish without the Tesla support, I concede this was posted in error due to my misreading.

It's weird, though. The shop owner walked me through the process (of the repair and where they could need Tesla support if their equipment doesn't work) and it all fit...until looking at those last two lines again.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:21 AM   #7
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I'm still confused as well. What does a bumper scrape have to do with a Tesla being "bricked"? It seems like a pretty normal estimate to repair bumper damage like this.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:28 AM   #8
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Clyde I read your post several times and I don't see mention of the extra charges. I also don't understand the "bricked" statement. It seems like there is a lot of information missing from your post, or I'm just easily confused.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:33 AM   #9
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"pre and post scan"
"reset front parking sensors"

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Old 11-27-2019, 11:37 AM   #10
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"pre and post scan"
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Um, thanks?

Doesn't answer my questions.
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