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Finally placed my order tonight

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by liuping, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. liuping

    liuping Active Member

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    #1 liuping, Sep 23, 2013
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    After thinking about it for weeks and having finally figured out "exactly" what I wanted as far as colors and features, I change my mind at the last minute tonight when I went in to the San Diego/UTC Tesla Store to place my order.

    I was all set on the grey interior with carbon fiber dash, but they had a white/tan in the showroom and I really liked the tan for the first time. I discounted it early in my decision process when I was looking at the dark grey exterior, so I never really focused on it after that. Once I switched to Tan leather, I thought the Obeche Matte seems a more natural choice.

    At least my other choices did not change, otherwise all that "planing" would have be a waste of time :)

    I guess now the waiting begins...
     
  2. bareyb

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club! It's a great obsession. Be careful... That period between placing the order and hitting the confirmation button can be expensive. ;)
     
  3. purplewalt

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    Welcome.
    Congratulations on placing your order.
    I think the Pearl White is an amazing color on this car.

    There are two phases to waiting:
    **You have two weeks until you Finalize your Order.
    **After Finalizing, THEN the real wait begins for Production and Delivery of your car.

    (You do know of course that some folks on here will encourage you to explore upgrading to a P or even a P+.)
    Be Happy and determined to Love what you have planned for.
     
  4. bareyb

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    Time until liuping upgrades to a "P" in 5...4...3... :D



    j/k ;)
     
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    Congratulations Liuping! I test drove a white with tan and obeche matte. Definitely a great looking combo.

    You are right... now to prepare for the real wait. :) At at least we have Tesla Motor Club to keep us occupied in the mean time.
     
  6. liuping

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    As tempting as that is, it might lead to call from divorce lawyer in 3..2..1 :)

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    I'm thinking of confirming early just to remove the thoughts of changes and temptations of upgrading. I figure to at least give it a few days though...

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    TMC has been a great source of info to feed my obsession. Thanks to everyone here for sharing so much information!
     
  7. texex91

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    CONGRATS! Glad you pulled the trigger :cool:

    Is the wait really November now???

    (You know if you order a P+ you can get it much faster 3..2..1--couldn't resist)
     
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    Warning! Confirming early doesn't remove the thoughts of changes and temptations of upgrading. I tried the same thing. It doesn't work :)
     
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    Agreed - I confirmed 4 days after I ordered. 10 days later I had the urge to get a P85 instead of a S85. Luckily Tesla put my brain in check and said it was too late.
     
  10. liuping

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    I'm sure I'll get a more accurate date after I confirm. I also am waiting for them to search inventory for a match, just in case. For some reason if I buy one from inventory that has dual chargers, I can remove the HPWC. If I buy one new I can't. strange.
     
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    liuping - Pearl White with a Black Roof is going to look extremely sharp. There have been a number of standard whites with black roofs but I don't recall seeing a pearl white with black roof. Please post pics after it arrives. Congrats and good luck with your wait.
     
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    When I put in my reservation this weekend they told me November is already full and they're currently scheduling the first two weeks of December if you're ordering a P. Not sure about the other models, which in the past have had longer waits.
     
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    WOW! That's not good--everyone better get to ordering the P+ ASAP :wink:
     
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    Tex did you order and confirm same day?
     
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    That's not good. I was hoping for a shorter, not a longer wait than the estimate. :(

    Are only P85+ orders faster through production, or are normal P85 orders also faster than S85's? That would be very bad news for my S85 order...
     
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    I've never seen P85+s mentioned as being higher priority than P85s, but it's certainly possible.

    Be aware that I was told this by one of the showroom workers who helped me out with the test drive and ordering, not someone in delivery handling the scheduling. That said, he did claim to have spoken with delivery in the past few days with the above info. I was on a follow-up visit to the showroom, and he told me right off that delivery times had changed since we had spoken a week prior. He originally quoted me a mid-to-late November delivery.
     
  17. texex91

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    Ordered late afternoon, confirmed and then changed to P+ next morning.

    I was told by Tesla (at least in Sept) that +'s are going first, as they wanted highest dollar cars booked and $$ before quarter close. In general is that the case, kinda probably. That's why they say 3, 2, 1 mo waits depending on model.
     
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    It sounds like they just changed from mid to late November.

    I called the store today just to confirm if late November was real. The sales person said that's is official time frame they've been told by Tesla HQ.

    There we no available inventory matches close enough to my order, so I'll wait a few days to make sure I'm good with everything, then confirm early. It might help a little to speed things up, but even if it does not, it will feel more real at that point.
     
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    Good to hear. Santana Row guys must be wrong. I know when I hit the order button it said Late November, but they said that production slots are filling so quickly with European orders that first half of December was more realistic.
     
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    Yeah, finalizing it doesn't take the fiddling away. Finalized friday, called Tesla on Monday due to the default reason... I wanted the P... Now waiting for Tesla to confirm (should be no issue as I don't expect delivery in EU before Jan). If they come out with something new you'll still want to fiddle ;)
     

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