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Any experience with inventory car shipping?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Firewired, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Firewired

    Firewired Member

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    I placed a deposit on an inventory vehicle the day it arrived in Boston from Fremont on 4/06. Since then the car continues to sit in Boston without any update or anticipated date that it is expected to ship to Texas. One would think that there would be a lot more unused truck capacity going from east to west than the other way around. I have asked both my salesman and delivery specialist who don't seem to be able to get any further information. I got my financing in order the day I put the deposit down. I am little concern d that if we pass th 30 day mark, I may Have to re-apply and have another hard credit inquiry pulled for no apparent reason.

    Is this delay and lack of information usual, and are there any other avenues to get a realistic expectation? Thanks.
     
  2. ThisIsTrue

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    Yeah, I was pretty grumpy that my Inventory unit sat for a long time. The day it was promised to arrive in Denver about 3 weeks after putting down my deposit, my DS called me and said "GOOD NEWS! The car has arrived at ...the factory!" Wow! Only three weeks to go 20 miles? What an accomplishment! I was FAR from pleased. They NEVER got photos to me (as promised), and I had to stay an extra night in Denver at my own expense because they missed the "final, I have to go home" delivery date.

    There are MANY such complaints about poor communications with buyers scattered among the fora here.
     
  3. Firewired

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    I can't even get them to give me a ballpark estimate. They are just waiting to hear that it was able to get onto a truck.
     
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    Hi Firewired,

    Yes! I just went through this process, I placed a deposit (03/09/17) on a used 2013 P85 that was located in Dublin, Ca.....I also had been pre-approved at that time for the vehicle and was told it would take 4-6 weeks for delivery. It took 2 weeks for the car just to get from Northern California to Southern California (Buena Park). My car was ready on 04/19/17, almost exactly 6 weeks.
     
  5. Firewired

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    Did you have to re-apply for financing?
     
  6. ThisIsTrue

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    Actually, I consider that honest: rather than make something up, they're not making a promise until they know it's on the way (have hard data). Logistics is letting them down; this is something Tesla really needs to get fixed.
     
  7. Firewired

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    I agree this is a pre-model 3 problem that really needs to be sorted out.
     
  8. Chaz

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    My inventory car was supposedly in the Las Vegas inventory and enroute to Denver where I was going to pick it up. Then I got a call saying my Model S arrived and was asked when did I want to come down to the Las Vegas SC to take delivery. Communication after purchase/order, particularly at the SCs, could be better.

    I don't know if you will have to re-apply for financing if it's close to the 30 days, but there is always a chance theywill run another credit check to make sure nothing has changed.

    Even though I told my DS and the Tesla Finance rep that I was going to lease multiple times, the lease company and the finance company both ran separate credit checks on me.
     
  9. dedicatedtek

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    It was 1 month for me. My inventory Model S was in PA, and I'm in Texas. I was as patient as could be, even though I wanted the car quickly. I did a trade-in of my old vehicle, which I was told I couldn't put more than x miles on it, or that the value of trade-in was only good for x days. As the date got closer to my estimated delivery, I was worried about the trade-in stipulations, but my DS told me if the mileage or number of days is a little off - no big deal.

    My recommendation is not to depend on the estimated delivery - just try and wait until they schedule your pickup date.
     
  10. Firewired

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    Thank you, I appreciate the advice. I put the deposit down on 4/06, and they can't give any estimate of shipping or delivery date. They said they can't tell until they are able to get a truck with capacity to take the care from MA to TX.
     

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