Re: Gen One Battery Upgrade Options
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:14 am
I am sure good prices are out there but now seeing a lot more "battery only" prices. This is good in that extra costs to procure battery is less but then again, prices tend to be higher.coleafrado wrote: ↑Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:50 amJust to correct my quoted post: the 2018s I saw selling for about $7.5k had fairly limited rear-end damage and were probably being bought to be fixed up and flipped for $15-18k. As the wrecking sites hide sale prices after the auction, I haven't been able to catch the sale prices for any "very wrecked" 2018s. But it wouldn't make sense for an real wrecks to go for much more than $5k, assuming what's discussed here is still roughly valid.DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:24 pmLabor for install only (owner supplied battery) is $1999 so thinking $5k is a bit high. As recently as last Summer, 40 kwh packs from salvage were easy to get in the $4,000-$5000 range. But they are hard to find at that price any more. There was one in Northern CA sold for $4500 a week or so ago but also saw several going for over $8,000 and yeah as someone mentioned, there is a cost besides the purchase price to deal with.
But anyone thinking they might be able to get this done for $7-$8k should start looking elsewhere. Now my price was a guess, nothing more. I can only repeat that because these are salvage without any set pricing, the price will likely vary. You need to call and find out.
Your link is 5 years old. I would suggest more recent data. This old stuff is really a waste of space.