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Existing Owner Priority for Model 3 - Extend to family/friends?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by omkar, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. omkar

    omkar Member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Irvine, CA
    Based on the invite email from Tuesday, it is clear that existing owners will get priority.

    Any ideas on these questions?

    1. Can an existing owner put down a reservation for another family member (different household) and will that get the same priority?

    2. Can an existing owner put down a reservation for a friend and will that get the same priority?
  2. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Probably not. In the past reservations have been non-transferable.
  3. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009. EV miles: 233,000

    Jul 16, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    If it is a GOOD family member or friend, what has worked at some times in the past is to make the reservation in your name. When the time comes to order the car, order it as your friend wants. When your DS asks how to title the car, put it in your name AND your friend's. After the purchase, you can go to the DMV and get your name taken off.

    Of course I can't guarantee Tesla will continue doing that. And there are things that can go wrong in this scenario, so I'd only do it with somebody you know and trust. Better for your friends to reserve your own if at all possible. Especially since a reservation only seems to determine when they can order; WHAT they order is the primary determinant of when they get the car.
  4. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Active Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Marietta, GA
    How about if your family member is in another state? Will you be able to select a delivery address outside of the state you live in?

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