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2013 Tesla Model S: A Gift Card To Buy Some Jeans

October 4, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

We received an unexpected gift from Tesla recently. It is a $100 discount card to buy 7 For All Mankind jeans. I wondered if this was meant to smooth things over after our tire incident, but there was no note attached.

You must spend $250 however, in order for the $100 discount to kick in. I hadn't heard of the brand, and I wondered how much one could get for $250. After a quick visit to the company Web site, I learned it's not very much.

As one of my more fashion-oriented colleagues pointed out, this is a designer brand. A pair of jeans advertised on the gift card was selling for $198. A men's button-down shirt went for about $150. Makes sense, I suppose. If you can drop a hundred large on a car, chances are, you don't have to shop at the Gap.

In any case, you won't see me sporting $200 jeans anytime soon. I gave the gift card to my editor in chief, as any ethical journalist would do. Mr. Oldham will then dispense the card as he sees fit.

Would you buy the jeans or re-gift it? I've already seen one person selling his card on eBay. Asking price was $10.

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 10,200 miles


  • dunning15 dunning15 Posts:

    This had nothing to do with your tires. Many people were angered over the V12 engine comment. Apparently Tesla Marketing did approve this venture but it was overwhelmingly despised by Tesla owners.

  • That is funny that they'd put a V12 comment on the front of it. --- Seems more like junk mail to me since it isn't really a gift card but a discount card. But I guess like you said if you are buying that car for yourself you may already shop at that store. -- I went to the website and the stoned zombie look on the female at the lower right was funny. Maybe she should try looser pants and she might get enough blood flow back to focus on something.

  • voshinski voshinski Posts:

    Pathetic marketing gimmick - just because you can afford a $100k car doesn't mean you think $200 denim is normal. I'll wear my $40 Lucky's any day.

  • prndlol prndlol Posts:

    A brand-tarnishing come on.

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    Umm... its a gimmick and its an ad - its definitely NOT a gift card if you have to spend $250 to get the deal. I'm surprised you aren't concerned that Tesla sold your information.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Tesla sending out spam now?

  • zhangrenhou zhangrenhou Posts:

    I would throw it away. Like the person above me stated, it's spam.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    Good grief and I thought my $50 dollar Carhartt were dreadfully expensive. I would burn this thing when ever the chance came up.

  • wongck wongck Posts:

    How can you live in LA and now know what 7 jeans are?

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