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Am I the Only One Losing Patience?!

TKTes75

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Nov 30, 2017
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Ordered October 14th MS LR+ White Ext, Black Int, 21in Wheels, Autopilot. Dallas, TX.

No VIN yet and its now 12/7. I see people on here that have placed their orders after me and have taken delivery already.

I know its the end of the year push and more than likely, I will get the car before the new year but this wait is ridiculous!

It seems they don't give a $hit about their higher end models anymore and are just concentrating on the 3 and Y.
 

Ostrichsak

Active Member
Sep 6, 2018
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4,213
Colorado, USA
If you think they don't give a $hit about you before they have your money just think of how responsive they will be once they do & owe you warranty work for free. lol








...seriously though, don't take my word for it. Do some research of Tesla "Customer Service" support or their complete lack thereof. It's not a secret. You're not new here so you probably already know and I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. Maybe you happen to live in one of the areas with a good CS presence in Dallas but if not... it's a nightmare.
 

TKTes75

Member
Nov 30, 2017
48
36
Dallas
If you think they don't give a $hit about you before they have your money just think of how responsive they will be once they do & owe you warranty work for free. lol

Oh, yes! This is my second rodeo. Trading in the black MS75 in my pic for this one. The Dallas and/or Plano SC is hit or miss dependent on how backed up they are. Mobile service has been a blessing. Its just a riot how people like me will wait this long and pay this much for a car knowing the imperfections and lack of service. Unfortunately, I drank the kool-aid a long time ago and there is no going back.
 

TKTes75

Member
Nov 30, 2017
48
36
Dallas
That seems odd to me. Maybe I was just lucky but I ordered on 10/6 and took delivery on 10/21. LR+ Blue/Tan, 19" wheels. I assume you've done all your online paperwork and all that?

According to my advisor, my portal has been complete since 10/15. I even have all my loan paperwork complete as of that date. Just waiting on that darn VIN!
 

haggis444

Member
Oct 23, 2020
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Cincinnati, OH
@TKTes75 I hear you and I had the same mindset as you. I ordered on 10/23 and just got my VIN Saturday. I thought the same thing as as I kept seeing people who ordered after me get VINs and even delivery. All I can say is that I am sure he wants to ship as many cars in this CY as possible so I bet you do get yours. Now if it's in acceptable condition is another story, I am nervous about that based on all of the stories I read on this forum and other places. Good luck and hope you get some good news soon.
 
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DerbyDave

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Jul 2, 2020
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Kentucky
On the plus side, maybe you are getting an upgraded something or another they were waiting on for the model/options you ordered.
 

DerbyDave

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Jul 2, 2020
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Kentucky
Going from Ludicrous to Plaid.
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Tholland

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Apr 22, 2019
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Don’t worry it’s happening on 3/Y side as well. Ordered early October and still don’t have vin for my M3P. It seems like east to about Texas is just not getting vins. For some reason. Probably will be a huge push in the last two week which I’m not fond of.
 

TSLA Pilot

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Mar 12, 2013
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Be happy--at least you'll be getting a 2021 Model Year VIN!

Curious: what happens to your trade-in value quote when there's such a long gap between your order date and the actual delivery? Will Tesla adjust it, or is your quote still good?
 

Tholland

Plaid/Black&ebony/21in wheels/OD- 5/31/21
Apr 22, 2019
1,146
1,339
Ocean City, MD
Be happy--at least you'll be getting a 2021 Model Year VIN!

Curious: what happens to your trade-in value quote when there's such a long gap between your order date and the actual delivery? Will Tesla adjust it, or is your quote still good?
They adjust it. I’ve seen some stay the same and I seem some drop up to $3400 as well.
 
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TSLA Pilot

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They adjust it. I’ve seen some stay the same and I seem some drop up to $3400 as well.

Ouch!

That doesn't seem right as the delay is on Tesla, not the buyer . . . and it would leave a bad taste in the buyer's mouth. I easily see it being okay if the trade-in wasn't in the expected condition, but this just feels wrong.

Thx for the info.
 

Tholland

Plaid/Black&ebony/21in wheels/OD- 5/31/21
Apr 22, 2019
1,146
1,339
Ocean City, MD
Ouch!

That doesn't seem right as the delay is on Tesla, not the buyer . . . and it would leave a bad taste in the buyer's mouth. I easily see it being okay if the trade-in wasn't in the expected condition, but this just feels wrong.

Thx for the info.
I agree with you 100% on this. And you’re welcome.
 

TKTes75

Member
Nov 30, 2017
48
36
Dallas
Curious: what happens to your trade-in value quote when there's such a long gap between your order date and the actual delivery? Will Tesla adjust it, or is your quote still good?

I was told by my advisor that if there is less than a 1,000 mile difference from the original quote than the price wouldn't change. I do not believe this to be true however. I have read on these forums of trade price reduction at time of delivery with less than a 500 mile difference. Once again, Tesla advisors are the last person to get concrete information from. Regardless, the car has been sitting in the garage with little to no movement since October. Quite a waste.
 

TKTes75

Member
Nov 30, 2017
48
36
Dallas
add me to the waiting list...i ordered on 10/10 and still waiting for VIN in NJ. Config is white exterior, black interior, 19 inch wheels and FSD

So I finally came to the end of the road with my patience. I have cancelled my original order placed on 10/14 and put a deposit on a 2021 MS LR+ with 6 miles on the ODO. Its currently sitting in Salt Lake City so should cost me an extra $1,000 to transport to Dallas but at least I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel.
 
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