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Considering the $5,000 deposit will weed out a lot of reservation holders, I can see it easily going from 20-30k in the queue before reaching 5,000 Ones.
 
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Considering the $5,000 deposit will weed out a lot of reservation holders. I can see it easily going from 20-30k in the queue before reaching 5,000 Ones.
Do you think so? For a vehicle that costs this much? I'm sure a lot of people are looking to trade in their current vehicle to fund their initial payment so you may be right. I just mean to say that people buying nearly $70k vehicles aren't living paycheck to paycheck.
 

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Do you think so? For a vehicle that costs this much? I'm sure a lot of people are looking to trade in their current vehicle to fund their initial payment so you may be right. I just mean to say that people buying nearly $70k vehicles aren't living paycheck to paycheck.
I know (unfortunately) people who make way over $100k a year with no savings, and no retirement. You would be surprised how many people live month-to-month on high salaries.
 

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Do you think so? For a vehicle that costs this much? I'm sure a lot of people are looking to trade in their current vehicle to fund their initial payment so you may be right. I just mean to say that people buying nearly $70k vehicles aren't living paycheck to paycheck.
I think people who can shell out 70k for a car wouldn't have an issue with the 5k deposit. What they would have an issue with is that none of the specs have been confirmed at all. What if the 350 mile range is actually 300 miles or you can only get half of the promised packages available by November? You could get baited and switched and lose 5k instantly.
 

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I think people who can shell out 70k for a car wouldn't have an issue with the 5k deposit. What they would have an issue with is that none of the specs have been confirmed at all. What if the 350 mile range is actually 300 miles or you can only get half of the promised packages available by November? You could get baited and switched and lose 5k instantly.
Great point. The other thing that I know, but didn't mention, is people that want to spend this much on a car are often very smart with their money and they may not see a $5000 deposit as a good use, ESPECIALLY when the final specs are unknown. The car could be denied at delivery, no?

Anyway, affordability is relative. I've got daycare costs that are almost double the median American mortgage payment. It definitely is a temporary drag on my expendable income.
 

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Anecdotally, the Facebook Fisker Ocean group (6800 members) has a poll and four members that say they were contacted so far.

Another thing is that after you pay the $5000 deposit, if you cancel at any point before buying it, you lose the entire $5000 deposit.
 
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Great point. The other thing that I know, but didn't mention, is people that want to spend this much on a car are often very smart with their money and they may not see a $5000 deposit as a good use, ESPECIALLY when the final specs are unknown. The car could be denied at delivery, no?

Anyway, affordability is relative. I've got daycare costs that are almost double the median American mortgage payment. It definitely is a temporary drag on my expendable income.
Wait until they go to college. My first one just finished freshman year and is $60k/year! Luckily the second one will be going to a state school!
 

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I've got daycare costs that are almost double the median American mortgage payment. It definitely is a temporary drag on my expendable income.
They don't have socialized day care in Canada? I thought I was in the same boat with my kid; then my wife decided he needed to go to private elementary school and now I miss what I was paying for day care. (And day care was year round, no 3 months of summer needing to figure out what to do with the kid.)
 

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They don't have socialized day care in Canada? I thought I was in the same boat with my kid; then my wife decided he needed to go to private elementary school and now I miss what I was paying for day care. (And day care was year round, no 3 months of summer needing to figure out what to do with the kid.)
Quebec has socialized daycare. Ontario actually just passed a daycare subsidy, so we will see what costs will be like when that comes into effect. I think they are saying $10/day. Which is much better than the $72 we pay now. But in the city of Toronto, it's supply and demand, not a ton of available daycare. You literally have to get on a waiting list when you find out you are pregnant.

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Who's getting a One?!?!
 

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Just looking at the details of this is says, "We expect all deliveries of the Fisker Ocean One to occur by end of September 2023" That is much longer than anticipated to fill the 5,000 Ocean One orders! Perhaps they are giving themselves wiggle room for non-launch markets (after all, the One is basically the extreme with one additional color option and a signature).
 
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Great point. The other thing that I know, but didn't mention, is people that want to spend this much on a car are often very smart with their money and they may not see a $5000 deposit as a good use, ESPECIALLY when the final specs are unknown. The car could be denied at delivery, no?

Anyway, affordability is relative. I've got daycare costs that are almost double the median American mortgage payment. It definitely is a temporary drag on my expendable income.
There is nowhere right now to invest $5,000 to save it from inflation. Nowhere. So, instead of it sitting in the bank and losing value to inflation, you may as well put in a deposit on the Fisker One and lock in the price. You can always resell the One at a profit and harvest the Federal Tax Credit in the process.
 

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BTW, Canadian purchasers of the
Fisker Ocean Ultra will still
qualify for the $5000 EV rebate
(Equals the $5000 Fisker deposit)

“Canadians who want to purchase a truck, SUV, or van will be eligible to receive the incentive if the vehicle has an MSRP of under $60,000 (higher trims of these vehicles will qualify if the MSRP is under $65,000).”
 

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BTW, Canadian purchasers of the
Fisker Ocean Ultra will still
qualify for the $5000 EV rebate
(Equals the $5000 Fisker deposit)

“Canadians who want to purchase a truck, SUV, or van will be eligible to receive the incentive if the vehicle has an MSRP of under $60,000 (higher trims of these vehicles will qualify if the MSRP is under $65,000).”
Canadian deposit is 6500$ for the ocen one and I assume this would be the same for all trim levels. and newly listed Canadian prices.on the website are 43000$ sport, 63999$ ultra and 89000$ extreme
 

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Anecdotally, the Facebook Fisker Ocean group (6800 members) has a poll and four members that say they were contacted so far.

Another thing is that after you pay the $5000 deposit, if you cancel at any point before buying it, you lose the entire $5000 deposit.
I think that’s understandable. With our $5000 deposit on our Jag order, we can cancel at any time UNTIL the build date. When they give us a build date, then we have to poop or get off the pot.

So essentially I think it’s similar that Fisker is already telling us we’re making cars in November - we’ll get to you as soon as possible. So if you cancel after us telling you we’re definitely making cars in November then that’s understandable you’re going to forfeit your cash.

My two cents anyway
 

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Do you think so? For a vehicle that costs this much? I'm sure a lot of people are looking to trade in their current vehicle to fund their initial payment so you may be right. I just mean to say that people buying nearly $70k vehicles aren't living paycheck to paycheck.
Some people (like me) are/were able to get a pre-qualify deal with a credit union to buy a car up to a certain amount. I bought my ELR (used), and when I sold my i3, I went back into the credit union and they redid the deal and the payment amount with zero problem.

My ELR, after putting 40k miles on it is worth more than I paid for it, or at least as much. So there’s half the Ocean Extreme cost right there for me so getting the Fisker won’t be a huge hit for us.

There’s a lot of folks at that price level who are retired and/or no longer have a house payment so a car payment is not a problem. We paid off our home last year and have no CC debt so all those decades of bustin rear have paid off!
 
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