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Does my wife need to be present at taking delivery of the M3?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by mfa1, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. mfa1

    mfa1 Member

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    So I chose to place both myself and my wife on the title and registration of my M3, when I entered the details at the time of ordering.

    Does that mean both of us need to be present at the time of taking delivery? Or can I just go myself if my wife is not available?

    Anybody has any experience in that regard?
     
  2. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    Haven’t gone through this yet but earlier reports stated: yes. You both have to show ID when you pickup the car
     
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  3. MXWing

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    #3 MXWing, Jul 15, 2018
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    I told my wife it was the SR Model and not the P3D. SR also comes with white seats, red brake calipers and a spoiler.

    I’ll say the dual motor badge was just an error.

    Also told her it was built in a reputable building and not some tent.

    Are we sure she has to come for signing?
     
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  4. rich89

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    Don't think the delivery specialist will like to witness a murder
     
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    Just got my car and had 2 registrants also. Yes she needs to be there at signing. If that's not possible, it's better to register one person.
     
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  6. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    Definitely if she’s on the loan, if you’re getting one, but that’s probably obvious. I jokingly like to remind my wife that she doesn’t own a car. All four cars are in my name. It keeps things a little simpler.
     
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    Only if she is on the title.
     
  8. Mooman1

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    Or if she’s on the paperwork of any Tesla financing. BUT check with them first
     
  9. M3tam

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    Absolute must. They need it for the dmv registration document and some other document. I just had my wife come in before delivery date to sign.
     
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  10. Dana1

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    Would you want someone to legally make you responsible for a purchase without being present?
     
  11. MXWing

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    Any ideas for a good excuse to take her off it?

    And not come off like something is being hidden?
     
  12. Dana1

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    Be honest and talk to her about it?
     
  13. MXWing

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    Every new pair of shoes that amazon drops off I am legally responsible for. :(

    I was neither present to click order or around to refuse delivery from UPS. :(
     
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    I think you are right of course... but struggling between the outcomes of

    1.) asking in advance and getting shot down 100 percent.

    2.) apologize later and roll the dice on the possible consequences.

    3.) hope the monthly payments are not scrutinized too closely over several years.

    4.) hoping bitcoin hits 50,000 really soon.

    I’m a game theory economist and I’m having a hard time channeling the Nash equilibrium for a solution here..
     
  15. Skipdd

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    #1 Tomorrow is Amazon Prime Day. Encourage her to buy something nice on sale. Jewelry often works well.. Tell her after she receives it:)

    #2 Tell her it's a hassle to do all the paperwork and look over the car with a microscope, so it will be a lot more fun for her to see it when you pick her up. Then take her off

    #3 What @Dana1 said. Best choice in the long run. But could be paired well with #1 or a variant of that
     
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    Lol, the bottom line is that you will be signing Limited Power of Attorney documents for Tesla to act on your behalf at the DMV. Hard to do that for someone that isn’t there.

    Everyone on the registration needs to be present to take delivery.
     
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  17. Dana1

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    I’m not sure if you are jesting or not but in the event you aren’t... you are supposed to be a partnership. If you can’t afford the car you shouldn’t buy it. Not only do you jeopardize your partners trust but you jeopardize your financial goals. I really hope you’re kidding with all this. Game theory basically states we as individuals are more likely to succeed when all are succeeding ...I’d say you’re more likely to not be sleeping in your soon to be repossessed car when you don’t lie to your wife.
     
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  18. MXWing

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    100% percent jesting but I appreciate the quality of your replies.

    Tesla's are substantive purchases. I think they are worth every penny but one has to really plan for the financial trade offs of owning one.

    I would say most of the value comes from what "low consideration" factors for most people. Safety in a crash, and autonomy tools to help you avoid crashes in the first place.

    People who don't have experience with Tesla's will question my declaration above. However, I have good driving experience and EAP experience. When and where to apply man/machine tools varies from situation to situation.
     
  19. MissyMcBee

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    The answer is yes... you both have to be present if both are on the registration
     
  20. mfa1

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    Got it! Thank you all...
     

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