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Deposit shift?


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Jun 6, 2018
I ordered a MY in July, which is scheduled to be delivered in November. However, a M3 came available and I jumped on it. Has anyone had their deposit shifted to another Tesla when this happens?
Yes but this was several years ago when a deposit was a deposit.

Now they are considered “order fees” and I’m not sure how they treat that.
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Sep 5, 2021
It's still a deposit because it's applied towards the cost of the vehicle. It's not an additional fee you pay on top of the vehicle price.
I believe this is not true. If you look at your account, you will see the Order Fee is part of the total Car Price (a long with Destination and Documentation Fees). Then, below, there will be a credit for the Order Fee, but that is only because you had to pay it to make an order. The Order Fee is just an additional component of the purchase price.
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I had a conversation with my SA on 9/5 about changing colors of my M3 and asked about changing deposit to MY. They said they cannot do that anymore and if I wanted to "change" to an MY, I would have to go through the ordering process again and the M3 order would still be active

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