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Depends if jury believes putting down deposit is "buying" or not.



Tesla has an online reservation system (https://www.teslamotors.com/own). From http://automotivedigest.com/2012/10/dealers-annoyed-with-tes... :

> Tesla’s stores are a bit dif­fer­ent – essen­tially show­rooms to gain con­sumer inter­est and edu­ca­tion. For those impressed and want­ing to buy, they’re directed to a com­puter to make their deposit and place their order.

Tesla here is clearly navigating on purpose through a gray area in which the customer is technically not buying anything from the show room.

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gray areas are what make epic court cases. If it was cut and dried one side or the other would settle.

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