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26 days since config, no VIN

WinstonY

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Apr 13, 2018
19
10
Seattle
I waited in line on 3/31, configured on 4/10, blue/sport, but it's been almost four weeks and no VIN. I know the advice has been to be patient, but I'm seeing lots of people in my area who configured later or ordered online who have not only received their VIN, but several have also received delivery.

I'm in Washington state, so I'm one of the ones racing the clock to beat the expiration of the WA state tax incentive on 5/31. Local deliveries are already being pushed out to 5/20, so it's getting tight, even if I were to receive a VIN today. When I configured on 4/10, I thought I had plenty of time!

The spreadsheet indicates a VIN for 4/10 blue/sport should have been assigned a while ago. The folks on the phone and the guys in the store aren't able to do anything. Any suggestions other than be patient?
 

Drax

Member
Oct 24, 2017
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295
United States
Unfortunately, it seems patience is the only way to go at this point. I configured black/aero/FSD on 4/6 and am still waiting on a vin, and there are plenty of others who are before us who’ve been waiting even longer.

TBH, the only thing that’s really helping calm my nerves at this point is the very remote possibility that a white interior and/or awd becomes available before I take delivery... But realistically, I just want my damn car already! :)
 
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WinstonY

Member
Apr 13, 2018
19
10
Seattle
Unfortunately, it seems patience is the only way to go at this point. I configured black/aero/FSD on 4/6 and am still waiting on a vin, and there are plenty of others who are before us who’ve been waiting even longer.

TBH, the only thing that’s really helping calm my nerves at this point is the very remote possibility that a white interior and/or awd becomes available before I take delivery... But realistically, I just want my damn car already! :)

I hear ya! The WA tax incentive saves us about $3200, so not only is patience in short supply because we want the car, but also because it'll make a difference to our wallets! *sigh*
 
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bradkeller

Member
Jan 5, 2018
8
10
Falls Church, VA
I'm in the same boat. I ordered in the store on 3/31, configured on 4/10 (blue, aero, EAP) And have no VIN. I called Wednesday and was told to be patient. I live in a state that doesn't value alternative fuel vehicles, so there was no state tax break on the table.
 

shrspeedblade

Rideshare Monkey
Sep 29, 2015
1,129
4,211
CA, United States
Don't know if it will help, but I tried tweeting Elon about this and advise anybody on Twitter to do the same. Unless it would mess up when they hit the 200k nationally there is no reason not to give you guys some priority. I think "Be Patient" is really the only answer any person answering the phone can give.

FWIW I'm a blue/aero/EAP config too and only just over an hour from the factory, so clearly the production "rotation" isn't favoring us at the moment!
 

WinstonY

Member
Apr 13, 2018
19
10
Seattle
I'm in the same boat. I ordered in the store on 3/31, configured on 4/10 (blue, aero, EAP) And have no VIN. I called Wednesday and was told to be patient. I live in a state that doesn't value alternative fuel vehicles, so there was no state tax break on the table.

Argh. I suspect the move to electric is inevitable, and VA will have to come along one day, hopefully sooner rather than later! Hope the blues come through soon.
 

SkagitDoug

Member
Aug 1, 2016
72
6
Skagit Valley
I hear ya! The WA tax incentive saves us about $3200, so not only is patience in short supply because we want the car, but also because it'll make a difference to our wallets! *sigh*
Depending on what options you have selected for your Model 3, Washington State Sales Tax will run near $4,500.
 

paulvinh

Member
Mar 9, 2018
264
76
Los Angeles, CA
It is pretty ridiculous. I haven’t had a car for 5-6 months. Been bothering my in laws and my parents for their car. Seeing others getting VIN with a later config than me could get bittersweet. Happy that they are getting their VINs but then I check my page and have nothing.

Config 4/12. Seen others from 3/22 and still no vin!
 
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mhan00

Active Member
Oct 13, 2014
1,207
1,505
Southern California
I’m guessing Tesla actually is trying to game the Fed tax rebate by delaying the 200k delivery until next quarter. It’s been a couple weeks for me too and I still don’t have a VIN either in So Cal.
 
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