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Tesla made 200 limited-edition surfboards that cost R20,000 each — and they sold out in just one day

Sean Wolfe , Business Insider US
 Jul 30, 2018, 09:08 PM

  • Tesla just briefly had surfboards for sale on its website.
  • Each surfboard cost $1,500, or about R20,000, and only 200 were put up for sale.
  • Some can be found on eBay now — selling for between $2,000 and $5,000 each 

Tesla briefly sold surfboards on its website, but if you didn't pick up one of the $1,500 models  (around R20,000) you're probably out of luck — only 200 were put up for sale. 

The carbon-fibre surfboards came in one style, red and black, which matches the liveries found on Tesla's cars — the same matte  and gloss paints were used.

Even those who were able to snag one before they sold out will have to wait a bit — shipping is expected to take 10 weeks, as the surfboards are made to order.

And, if you happen to own one of Tesla's more road-friendly vehicles, the website states that "Model S, X and 3 can comfortably accommodate this surfboard on either the inside or outside of the vehicle."

Some of the surfboards appear to be up for sale on eBay, but with a drastic increase from the retail price — some are selling for more than $5,000. That's R65,000 – before shipping and import duties on your new surfboard.

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