- Oct 25, 2017
I mean we're agreeing that for some thousands of people it was meaningless, so okay I guess. I think I've made it pretty clear, if I put down money for a product as advertised, I'd expect you to make that product and get it to me before you let other people get it? Otherwise you shouldn't be taking said money to begin with under a false pretense that it will do so.
I'm really not sure why this is somehow complicated.
I don't take anything Elon Musk says at face value, no. Why would anyone?
Your more verbose elaboration is that people who put down money were actually just gambling that things would work out, and if they didn't well they can get their money back after giving it the company to hold and use for two years, once the company no longer requires these deposits to try and purchase the product. And therefore reservations/deposits are actually meaningful. So essentially, your argument is that it's meaningful because it gives you a better shot, like buying a $1,000 lottery ticket, because you don't really need the money anyway. Okay then.
I don't really understand the mentality, but you're welcome to your interpretation. I'll stick with mine.