I have always wondered why companies like to give customers trinkets. I rarely find any of the trinkets of interest. Tesla recently followed that marketing trend and mailed a box of trinkets to owner’s homes. I am not a fan of these trinkets as I do not find them useful, need to find a way to dispose of them and lament their unnecessary carbon footprint. The box contains the following:
1. A ceramic Tesla mug – probably the best thing in the box. I may keep this for a short time.
2. A hot beverage portable mug. Unfortunately the inside is plastic which probably has BPAs. I plan on giving this to Goodwill or an equivalent charity.
3. A Tshirt. Of reasonable material. Of course, unlikely to fit. Goodwill.
4. A baseball cap. I just don’t wear baseball caps myself. I may keep this for a bit for the odd chance I may wear a baseball cap.
5. A bunch of note card sized brochure things. Don’t have a clue what Tesla thinks owners would do with these. I put these in the recycle bin.
6. A bunch of playing card sized VIP things. I guess Tesla thinks we would give these out to friends. I put these in the recycle bin.
7. A Hot Wheels Tesla car. Goodwill.
Kind of a shame that there is nothing in this box of any interest. Would have been much nicer to have just one correctly sized shirt or something than a box of really nothing.