We’re excited to pick up our MY Saturday! This said, it would be helpful to gauge recent experiences. I know there are threads that address these issues, but they all look to be from 6+ months ago so better to get more recent insight.
- Payment: Actually got called by the manager of the service center early yesterday morning and I did request the financing switch (got approved in 2 minutes) and to pay by check. He told me although Tesla now really prefers electronic, a certified / official bank check made out to “Tesla Inc” is fine. For those who paid by check, when do you recommend I hand that over? Like will they not unlock the car until I give them the check on arrival? I don’t want to delay the process but I also want to do a least an initial cursory look at the car before getting to that point.
- Delivery day checklist: I’m going to take my time before clicking that magic “accept delivery” button. This list seems pretty exhaustive, and because it’s a touchless delivery hopefully I can do my inspection without taking up the team’s time. Is there another checklist anyone recommends? I imagine the overall build quality is much better from the time this list was produced.
- I was told the SC got the car in around 9pm Wednesday (was called 9am next day / yesterday). He said I could have picked up as early as yesterday afternoon, but I picked Saturday both for convenience and to give the QC team more time to look the car over. Smart move or did that not really matter?
- How firm is Tesla on delivery appointment times? It’s going to be easier to get there about 15 min early given where I will be before my appointment. Not a big deal or should I wait next door at Staples pretending to look at office furniture or something ?