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Anyone else get a call today about the Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Fusion, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Fusion

    Fusion Member

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    My friend who put down a reservation for the Model 3 got a call today stating that it would be about 3 years before he would get his Model 3. He said they stated something about getting a Model S. Not sure if it was just a sales call just to see if they could push some of the people towards getting a S instead.

    Out of a bunch of us(friends) reservation holders, he was the only one to get a phone call.
     
  2. DougH

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    Tesla returned the Model S 60 because they received to many orders for the Model 3 so they want people to order the Model S.
     
  3. Chanderson

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    Negative, i at least still havent had any calls of that nature. And i reserved before the unveil of the M3.
     
  4. JeffK

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    #4 JeffK, Jul 5, 2016
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    I wonder if the call was a scam. Any caller id?

    I'd be offended if I got such a call from Tesla assuming it was legit..
     
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  5. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    Definitely sounds like a pushy sales tactic - but I didn't think Tesla employees worked on commission? In which case that doesn't make any sense.
     
  6. SpiceWare

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    When did your friend put down his reservation?
     
  7. Fusion

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    The night of the unveil. Same as me.
     
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    Got a nice email from the local store, but no phone calls.
    Robin
     
  9. Garlan Garner

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    If they told me 3 years delivery time. I'm not getting a telsa at all.

    You want to see Tesla's stock drop? Let the OP's statement be true.
     
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  10. wrf2e

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    3 Years? I would hope this isn't Tesla calling. He reserved on unveil day. If he also lives in the SFO area, he should have his before the end of 2017. Either Elon is yanking our chain about production, or this sales person is using sales tactics that fly in the face of how Tesla presents it's direct sales model.
     
  11. MiamiNole

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    Sounds like a rogue Tesla dealer salesperson.
     
  12. Garlan Garner

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    I believe a true comment such as this would be posted somewhere official. The call was either a hoax or the OP is shady. lol
     
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  13. wrf2e

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    Agreed
     
  14. X Yes?

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    Wow. That could really hurt, especially the part about the 3 year wait for the Model 3. Shows the tremendous amount of pressure the sales people are under to keep the production line moving.
     
  15. Fusion

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    Why would I be shady and what would I gain from this? Just curious?
     
  16. JeffK

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    We think someone was punking your friend... google the phone number on his caller ID and see if something associated with Tesla shows up.

    Many people who have Model 3 reservations tell pretty much everyone they know, so the circle of friends who might have pulled a prank would be quite large.
     
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  17. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Did they also tell him that his current car was in high demand and could be worth up to $nn, nnn?


    I look forward to getting such a phone call. There would be two responses: "Perfect! I didn't want to replace my current car until 2019 anyway." or "If I have to wait 3 years for a Model 3, then I certainly don't want a Model S. I'm not going to buy a car from a company that'll soon be bankrupt."
     
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  18. Mkorpal

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    There is no way that was legit. Why would Tesla tell someone there is going to be a 3 year wait a month after announcing a huge ramp up in production? How would a 1 in a thousand chance of converting a reservation to MS order be worth a very possible cancelled reservation in addition to what would be some very very bad press?
     
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    A three year lead time from the Reveal would be disastrous for Tesla. There's no way Elon would allow that to happen again, especially with their "make-or-break" model. I predict a six month delays is the most they could safely absorb without serious repercussions.
     
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    They're defaulting to "3 Years" because that's how long their lease program is. It's just a sales push to get you in a Tesla now. Got the same pitch when I test drove the S. I'm happy to say it didn't come across as typical 'pushy car sales tactic' to me.
     
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