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Are Tesla Sales Centers able to assist in the reservation process ?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by creekcrosser, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. creekcrosser

    creekcrosser Member

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    is it possible to make an appointment to sit and talk about potential costs, etc. and reserve then and there ?
     
  2. Zythryn

    Zythryn M3 Silver, M3 Midnight Silver

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    Depends upon what state you are in.
    In some states, the dealership association has been able to get protections for their cartel actually written into state law.
    All the information is available online though.
     
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  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    All you do is use a computer and sign in to tesla.com and make an account if you don’t have one. Making a reservation is a few clicks since all you are doing is paying the $1000 reservation/deposit fee. No configuration of the car is done at that point.
     
  4. Marsnaut

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    You can visit the store, but you'll find it easier to reserve online by yourself.

    Tesla doesn't have dealerships where you need to negotiate. All the options and pricing are transparent (with the exception of the unreleased options like AWD and white interior) and prices are the same for everyone. You can find the prices of things pretty easily with some Googling.

    For the financing/payment part, it's cheaper in most cases for people to go to their local credit union vs financing through Tesla.
     
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  5. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

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    Yep. For the context of the OP, Google for tesla franchise laws.

    Example:
    Why it’s illegal for Tesla to sell its cars in Texas from 2013 says
    I don't know if the situation has improved in TX for Tesla since I haven't kept track and don't live there.
     
  6. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Is a reservation ‘selling’ anything? Serious question. I have no idea.

    For an S or X, you are placing a firm order for the car. For the 3, you are not. Still. You are putting in a request to place an order someday.

    Where does this fall under the laws of the states that restrict things?
     

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