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Just because Tesla Motors hasn't made a profit yet doesn't mean early buyers of its cars can't.

At least, that seems to be what one future owner of a Tesla Model S Signature Series is saying by putting his ordered-but-not-yet-delivered electric vehicle on eBay. The seller, who is based in Portland, Maine, has put a $145,000 price tag on the car, but he is accepting starting bids as "low" as $138,500. If the car sells (and it has zero bids, as of this writing), it could make for about a 50 percent profit for the seller. The Model S has an 85-kilowatt battery pack and a 265-mile single-charge range, and the one up for sale is scheduled for an October 14 delivery.

"This may be the only chance in the next few years to acquire one of these amazing, limited edition, game changing vehicles," the seller wrote on the sale post. Bids are being taken until September 20, but you can also put your order in for a non-Signature Series Model S through Tesla directly.

For the curious, check here for Autoblog's First Drive impressions of the Model S here.