Cybertruck, the hottest thing since sliced bread was discovered in the eyes of "Tesla Man": Elon Musk– unless you plan on flipping it for a quick buck. Because, you know, Tesla's got some resale rules that are tighter than your favorite pair of skinny jeans.

If you dare to play the resale game within the first year of ownership, congratulations! You've just earned yourself a one-way ticket to Lawsuitville, with Elon Musk as your not-so-welcoming host and a $50,000 legal suit waiting to nuke your bank account.

So, you've scored a Cybertruck. Great! Just don't get any ideas about making a quick profit, at least not until a full one-year anniversary of your purchase. No selling, no trying to sell, no nothing for a whole year.

Rear profile of a Cybertruck.
This the thing that Musk is acting so bitchy about. pffft! (Credit: Tesla)

Sure, there's a buyback option, but it's not a walk in the park. You need a reason that's so compelling that Tesla accepts. But you need to give that reason in a written form to Tesla. After all, who doesn't like to jump through hoops after spending a small fortune on an electric truck?

Now, Tesla knows its cars are a flipper's dream. Used Teslas have been fetching higher prices a brand-spanking new unit. But the Cybertruck takes it to a whole new level of drama. Even if Tesla agrees to buy it back, they'll play hard to get with deductions based on wear and tear, repair estimates, and a charming little fee of $0.25 per mile driven.

After that sweet deal, and only if Tesla says "thanks, but no thanks," can you try your luck with a dealer or another eager buyer. And here's the sweetest part.

Violating Tesla's sacred Motor Vehicle Order Agreement could cost you more than the Cybertruck itself. They'll legally block your ownership transfer. And if that doesn't scare you off, get ready for the big guns – a $50,000 fine or the value of the sale, whichever stings more.

Oh, and here's the cherry on top: if you're naughty and breach the Cybertruck resale rules, Tesla will never sell you another car! It's like a breakup, but with electric vehicles. Considering Tesla's cars are a hot mess of tight software-hardware integration, any attempt at shady ownership transfer will be almost certainly be caught.

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