You actually do like to see it. Every week in the past, a 2023 Fisker Ocean One appeared on Vehicles & Bids. The Ocean will get a full manufacturing run, however there are solely going to be 5,000 Ocean Ones, making this automotive comparatively uncommon. However on the time, we questioned whether or not the demand was actually there for yet one more electrical crossover from a brand new automaker that only a few individuals have heard of. Would bidders actually be prepared to roll the cube and pay massive bucks simply to get their arms on a Fisker Ocean One? Because it seems, no, they weren’t.
The public sale ended as we speak, with a excessive bid of $65,000, however that wasn’t sufficient to fulfill the reserve, so the automotive didn’t promote. Womp, womp. However hey, at the least we have now proof that flipping a Fisker isn’t the most effective concept. It simply doesn’t have the model recognition that even Rivian had at first. And whereas we don’t doubt that it’s good to drive, there are many different electrical crossovers you should buy for $75,000 or regardless of the reserve worth was. That’s most likely a sensible transfer on Fisker’s half however not the flipper’s.
That stated, it additionally didn’t assist that the vendor was fairly cagey about why they have been promoting the automotive within the first place. It already had 1,700 miles on it, so it’s not like the vendor acquired their supply and instantly determined to attempt to flip a revenue. Perhaps they drove it, and, for no matter cause, it simply didn’t match their wants. Perhaps they underestimated how troublesome proudly owning an electrical automotive with out residence charging will be. These are utterly comprehensible causes for promoting quickly after shopping for.
It’s additionally doable that they acquired uninterested in ready, purchased one thing else, and as an alternative of canceling their order and dropping the $5,000 non-refundable deposit, they determined to take supply and check out promoting it to get their a reimbursement. But when that was what occurred, why put 1,700 miles on it earlier than placing it up for public sale? However no matter why the vendor was eliminating it, it’s at all times good to see consumers refuse to pay greater than sticker for a used automotive, even when it’s a uncommon one.