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Express Delivey

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Kingbao, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Kingbao

    Kingbao Member

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    I'm a newbie to this forum and awaiting for my MS in early October, just received an email from the delivery experience specialist, he mentioned the express delivery - is anyone familiar with this term?
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I've heard it as a colloquiallism.... where you don't get every little thing explained to you because you know as much as they do about the car? :D

    Not sure what it means when *Tesla* says it! :confused:
     
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    My advice to you is don't fall for it or for a rushed experience - focus your time on inspecting the car, not hearing about how to plug the connector in or the follies of pumping gas in your electric vehicle, etc.
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Exactly. There's a delivery checklist in the X forum, if you want to use that as a starting point. Everything about how to use the car you can learn here. Getting the car in perfect shape, you need to get them to do.

    Model X Delivery Checklist
     
  5. James*

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    In the FAQ from your My Tesla page, it explains:
    I plan on doing the full orientation even though I've read everything about the car, since (as others have said) I wish to fully inspect the vehicle. I wrote my own checklist based off a few checklists I've found -- here's what I plan to use when I take delivery in a few weeks:

     
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    As the Model 3 rolls out, the Express Delivery seems to be what is to come. Self-delivery, IMO, is to be a possible part of the experience once enough units are sent to stores at certain times. It is a way to cut expenses. If the only issues are cosmetic, and if none are found, the cars could be self-delivered through menu options in the cars.
     
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    Dang, I have read those definitions and forgot them. Express Delivery might as well be, drop the car off at your house.
     
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    Be on the look-out for your DS trying to squeeze your delivery to the end of Sept if at all possible or try to switch to an inventory vehicle to make delivery #'s for the end of the quarter. Not a bad thing but just something to prepare for.
     
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    Don't forget about other family members that may also drive the car. We may have watched all the videos, read the manual, and obsessed on TMC for 3 months before we get the car, but our family probably didn't. They could benefit from a more thorough walkthrough at delivery.
     
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    Excellent point... while you're obsessing over panel gaps (not criticizing, I'll be doing the same!), they can listen to the training that you know all about from reading a zillion posts here. They need to know that level of knowledge, whereas we want to know everything. :D

    Seriously, the videos on the Tesla site are pretty good, and reading the manual ahead of time is an excellent way to dive deeper quicker, also. It should be in your My Tesla document list.
     
  11. Kingbao

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    Wow!!! I’m overwhelmed with all the responses – thanks so much for the info.

    I’m hooked on this site.
     
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    yes, that exactly my owner advisor said, they will drop off the car at my house when it's complete and ready to deliver.
     
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    Awesome checklist - thanks James.
     
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    Don't do this. They are trying to maximize Q3 2017 deliveries. In your case, this means instead of early October, the sale needs to happen by the end of September. That could mean accepting delivery and making payments while the car is still in transit. People who accepted this had lots of problems when the car arrived damaged. See this thread:

    P100D Delivery Disaster, trying to resolve it with Tesla
     
  15. boaterva

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    I agree, you definitely want to take delivery at the SC. All might be well with home delivery, but you never know.
     

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