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Man Can’t Sell Tesla Cybertruck That Won’t Fit Into His Parking Spot

Man Can’t Sell Tesla Cybertruck That Won’t Fit Into His Parking Spot

It’s important to consider a big purchase from every angle.

Just ask the Salt Lake City man who bought a Tesla Cybertruck earlier this year only to find that it was too big for his parking spot. The man is now stuck with the EV because its purchasing agreement bars him from selling it.

Blaine Raddon wanted the Cybertruck from the moment he first saw it during its live-streamed launch event, according to Business Insider. He reserved the EV soon after, and last month he finally received it. Unfortunately, in the time since he pre-ordered the vehicle, his living situation changed. Raddon had separated from his wife, moving from their house to an apartment complex.

Unlike his previous home, which had a garage that could comfortably fit past Teslas, the apartment complex had a parking garage with spots for each resident. Because of this, Raddon was a little concerned when he picked up his Cybertruck and saw how big it was. (It measures 224 inches long and 95 inches wide.) Sure enough, when he returned to his apartment, he found that he could barely fit the vehicle into his parking space. Raddon told the website he must perform a multi-point turn just to navigate the EV into his space.

After learning his Cybertuck was too big for his parking spot, Raddon says he reached out to the Tesla dealership where he’d picked up his EV on May 22 to discuss returning the car. The next day, the manager responded the next day and reportedly told him they did not feel his situation “warrant[ed] an unforeseen circumstance that would trigger Tesla’s purchase” of the pickup. They also informed Raddon that he could not sell the EV for a year due without violating Tesla’s Motor Vehicle Order Agreement, he alleges. That agreement includes a provision that states that if a Cybertruck owner sells the EV during the first year, they can be fined $50,000 or the value of the vehicle, whichever is greater, and be banned from buying future Teslas.

Raddon then took to X (formerly known as Twitter), posting a message to the automaker and its CEO Elon Musk. Neither Tesla or Musk have yet publicly responded to his pleas. The automaker also did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Robb Report.

Raddon told Business Insider he has no plans to break the agreement or hire a lawyer to dispute Tesla’s decision. He could always park the EV on the street, but, as some Cybertruck owners have already found, that may not be the best idea either.

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