Tesla's Reverse Osborne Effect?

The Osborne Effect gets its name from the Osborne Computer bankruptcy. Although some call it a myth, Osborne supposedly went bankrupt by preannouncing a much better model that was still vaporware and the announcement caused people to stop buying the old waiting for the new.

It seems that Tesla’s price increases are generating orders by people who don’t want to pay a higher future price. If true this turns the Law of Supply and Demand on its head because rising prices are supposed to slow demand not increase it. The flaw in the standards version of the Law of Supply and Demand is that it ignores time!

Denny Schlesinger

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