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Delivery to Texas without being fully funded?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by TRiNiCHAP, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. TRiNiCHAP

    TRiNiCHAP New Member

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    Hi -

    I received some surprising news today. I got a VIN and was also scheduled a delivery pickup for next Mon!! However, I thought the Model 3 Tesla had to be fully funded/paid before it would even be put on the truck to head from California to Texas? (I still have an outstanding balance.) My delivery manager said the car was new but wouldn't go into specifics. Not that I'm complaining, and hopefully all will go smoothly next week, but just wondering if anyone else has come into a similar situation? Maybe I'm getting a vehicle another fellow Texan previously paid for but rejected upon delivery? :-/
     
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  2. jkcheng122

    jkcheng122 Member

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    My car was in Texas too before I secured finances. Picked it up about 2 weeks after ordering. I think it was only a day or two after my credit union cut the check.
     
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  3. SpiceWare

    SpiceWare Member

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    A friend of mine in Austin got his quicker than he expected too.

    I wonder if the requirement is just out-of-state. Since Tesla's building in batches they could stage finished cars where they are allowed to sell (would also free up space in California). Looking at the map, Colorado could be a good choice to shorten delivery times for mid-America.
     
  4. ConSaab

    ConSaab Member

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    hey all,

    I have the same situation.. I was given assigned a VIN and MVPA yesterday. My delivery is scheduled for next week 12/18. My DA has not reached out to me yet but I am working with my CU to get check sent to me. My question is, how likely will this 12/18 date hold up? could it be possible that the car is already in Dallas but DA waiting few days prior to reach out with payment details?
     
  5. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    Mine showed up about a week after the vin. Build month matched too.

    If the ship in a truck, it’s about 24 hour driving straight through. Certainly reasonable in 5 days.
     
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  6. SP_H

    SP_H Member

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    My advisor said fully funded before they can ship it. It takes them 5 days to ship the car from Cali to Texas. I would call Tesla number to get more info. I know with my delivery I had the same problem and have to pay all or else they were going to deliver my car in January. It’s hard to tell if they can track the car or not.
     

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