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Going to try a thread here (I'm new at this, give me some slack). #sgf report coming from Tempe, AZ.

1/ Observed the Tesla Holding Lot on Hardy Dr in Tempe, AZ this afternoon. Lot has approximately 250 vehicles of a maximum capacity of 350. Mix is difficult to estimate
2/ due to the property being sandwiched between multiple industrial properties, and there is no way to get a view of the entire lot, but my best guess is 10% trade-ins, 10% lot repairs, 40% Model 3 ready to sell, 20% S, 20% X.
3/ About ten people were on-site, including a hauler dropping off a load of 3s. Notably, Dent Wizard (a subsidiary of Manheim Auction) was running a small reconditioning operation (detailing and paintless dent repair). Recon is probably for new vehicles as well as trade-ins.
4/ My belief is that the reconditioning operation is the result of the Manheim-Tesla partnership that was announced a month or two ago. To be honest, it's not a bad move. Outsourcing this work to Manheim saves plenty of headaches compared with trying to set it up in house.
5/ Cost estimates: I believe that transport is probably running around $400 total to get the car to Tempe from Fremont (via Burbank). The reconditioning costs are probably $100-$200 for each vehicle that actually gets reconditioning.
6/ Last item of note was that all but one trade-in was an import. There was a mix of luxury makes and your typical Japanese/Korean sedans. Several of the trade-ins were Tesla vehicles. I think this gives an idea of the market that Tesla is appealing to.
7/ All in all, this looked fairly similar to what I have seen in a typical holding lot from my time working at a national used-car chain. However, if sales volumes were high, I wouldn't expect it to be as full as it was. @ValueExpected @PlugInFUD
If this information is something that the twitter-verse finds useful, I will try to put out regular updates on the activity at the Tempe Holding Lot.
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