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"Confirm Now" or wait... does it make a difference?

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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I ordered my Model S last Friday. I was told that the order would be automatically confirmed on 11 Sept. When I go to My Tesla page, there is an option to "Confirm Now".
I have thought about the options and configuration (and made one change) but I don't think I'll change my mind from now on.
I was wondering if there is any advantage in "Confirm Now" such as getting into the production queue sooner? Of course I would like to have my car ASAP and if this could move it up a week, all the better.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 

Vitaman

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Aug 9, 2014
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I asked exactly this question to my Advisor and he said that it made no difference at all. It will not affect how fast it goes into production.
I was hoping that I would be rewarded by being decisive, but alas, no.
 

karmamule

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May 24, 2014
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Waltham, MA
My advisor said the exact opposite. He said that it will get scheduled sooner if you confirm sooner. When I first ordered my dashboard said "Late September" and when I confirmed the next day it said "September" for delivery, so I think it does have an effect.
 

omarsultan

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Jun 22, 2013
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Confirming essentially means you are committing to buy and you forgo your deposit at that point and they will work you into the production schedule. In return, you will get your car sooner. :)
 

bonaire

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Aug 24, 2013
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Commit now and there is an ever small chance of slipping into a slot at the end if September. But not if you wait.
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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12,639
California
I've Confirmed my reservation!
We'll see what happens. It would be fantastic if I slipped into September to help them make their numbers since I'm in California and have scheduled Factory pickup. (I do realize that this is a very small chance... but I can hope.)
 

omarsultan

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Jun 22, 2013
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Tesla only reports quarterly, so they would only really care about pulling Nov deliveries into October if they needed to. That being said, good luck getting your car sooner than later.
 

karmamule

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May 24, 2014
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Waltham, MA
Good luck mspohr! The chances are probably slim, but seeing as you're doing a factory delivery that gives you a glimmer of hope.

Plan on it not happening: better to be delighted if it does rather than disappointed if it doesn't! There's a world of forums and blogs and videos and a couple marvelous books to keep yourself busy until it does arrive. Welcome to the Wait! :biggrin:
 

Mpowered

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Aug 30, 2014
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I just ordered a blue S60 as well, slated for November delivery. I'm going to confirm based on the information in this thread and will let you know if we end up getting an earlier production slot. Thanks!
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
10,059
12,639
California
I confirmed yesterday (holiday) and received an email from my "Delivery Experience Specialist" today with information about my reservation (but no date yet).
I think it does help to confirm early... at least the process seems to have started.
BTW, so far this is the best experience I have ever had buying a car (even if I do have to wait for it).
 

bonaire

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What was your experience? Did you test-drive or just go online and order?

You will probably get a Vin # pretty soon and then it starts to get interesting with other updates to status.
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
10,059
12,639
California
I ordered a model X on-line but wanted a test drive so I made an appointment at the Roseville dealer. Of course, they only had the model S to test drive. My sales representative (Jessica) was the most knowledgeable car sales person I have ever encountered and was able to answer all of my questions clearly and completely. She was also great during the test drive in explaining the car and helping me sort out some confusion with the controls. I have to admire her "white knuckle" skills also as I took a few curves at speed.
Anyway, at the end of the test drive, I decided to buy a model S (and keep my model X reservation for next year) and she, again helped me through the configuration process and made solid recommendations on options. It was easy, clear, painless... even fun.
 

karmamule

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May 24, 2014
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26
Waltham, MA
And car purchases SHOULD be fun!! We're getting this fantastically expensive amazingly complicated/sophisticated object that will be of major importance in our lives. It should be a fun & exciting time, but traditional dealerships have managed to inject so much anxiety and worry into the whole process for so many people. My purchase experience was similar: a fun test drive, no pressure conversation, helpful low-key advice, and DONE.

Then, it's just the anticipation. And the WAITing.... Welcome to that wait, mspohr and Mpowered! :)
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
10,059
12,639
California
Every car I have bought in the past was a difficult experience because I knew that they were lying to me and trying to screw me.
Tesla is a much more refreshing experience.
I am in the queue, now (late November) so am counting the days... it is difficult.
 

tliving

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Mar 8, 2014
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New England, USA
I ordered my Model S last Friday. I was told that the order would be automatically confirmed on 11 Sept. When I go to My Tesla page, there is an option to "Confirm Now".
I have thought about the options and configuration (and made one change) but I don't think I'll change my mind from now on.
I was wondering if there is any advantage in "Confirm Now" such as getting into the production queue sooner? Of course I would like to have my car ASAP and if this could move it up a week, all the better.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?

The "confirm now" option is basically the 2 week back out clause. If you confirm immediately the clock to delivery starts. Otherwise things just sit for 2 weeks until it "auto confirms". This is the way they claim the deposit is 100% refundable -- thats only true before you confirm.
 

mspohr

Well-Known Member
Jul 27, 2014
10,059
12,639
California
I confirmed early and they gave me a "late November" delivery date then a few weeks later moved it to "December". Since it's factory delivery I expect I am getting pushed back by other orders which have shipping time added so they can make their quarterly numbers. I half expect them to push it to Dec 31.
 

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