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So you think I was a little harsher in tone than you would prefer when explaining a situation that anyone would agree is frustrating? That makes it okay to be mean?

No I get why you don't like the responses. I was just trying to say, the tone of the original post might result in diametrically opposed responses, because it's a public forum people do that. That's why I suggested something like /venting at the end often resonates with others and softens things up - because everyone has those moments where something peeves them and they rant to get it off their chest.

It would have been as prudent for responders realize you are venting.

I just waited 7 weeks for a ~$50 repeater camera that was dead the day I picked up the car, with pretty much no one who actually cared or could help me to talk to. Ended up buying a replacement on eBay at my expense, to get me by while I waited for Tesla to get their act together. I find that highly unacceptable and I ranted similarly and noted it was a rant.

That said, enjoy your Tesla, the moment you show up and get into it and realize it really is yours, this particular problem will likely fade into the background. :)
 
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I hope your road trip works out for you. Sometimes with new deliveries we discover some bugs or malfunctioning components that need to be serviced after a few hundred miles of driving around. It’s not a big deal when you are just driving around locally and there is a service center nearby. But if you are on a long stretch of road where there is no Tesla service center within hundreds of miles you could find yourself in a challenging situation.

At a minimum I would be taking a tire inflator and patch kit, and a J1772 charging adapter for non-Tesla chargers. Your trip is certainly going to be quite an adventure. Please let us know how it’s going once you start.
 

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I just waited 7 weeks for a ~$50 repeater camera that was dead the day I picked up the car, with pretty much no one who actually cared or could help me to talk to. Ended up buying a replacement on eBay at my expense, to get me by while I waited for Tesla to get their act together. I find that highly unacceptable and I ranted similarly and noted it was a rant.

When I read this, I thought I had written it. This is/was my exact experience. It's been 7-8 weeks and I'm still waiting for a replacement repeater -- but the lack of interest in getting it fixed on Tesla's part prompted me to buy one from eBay. Worked perfectly and I've been NoA'ing ever since.
 

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