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Hawaii - Model 3 reservations

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by nanimac, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    According to tweet by Elon...reservations start March 31 in stores and April 1 on-line. $1,000. No signature series.

    Elon Musk on Twitter:

    Starting this thread to track Hawaii reservations when the time comes :)
     
  2. StephenM

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    W00t!!! So who's gonna line-up at the Hawaii store to reserve on March 31st? I think that despite the fact that Tesla has a huge fan base now compared to 3 years ago when the Model S debuted, we will still be one of the 'early adopters' as far as reservations for the Model 3 go if you line up a day in advance of the on-line availability. I will likely have to sell my Model S to be able to get a well-loaded Model 3, but I think I will be happy with it. It will be less tech, but I really do not need such a big car.
     
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    I may put a reservation as well for my wife.
     
  4. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    #4 Akikiki, Feb 11, 2016
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    Realllly? huh, really? :smile: StephenM don't you find yourself using yours S like a delivery truck from time to time?
     
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    the question is... how many days before the 31st will people start camping out in front the store! Black Friday lines... but then again, us being here in Hawaii, it's pretty much the last place on earth to start the 31st.... Should we plan a group trip to the east coast lol... so really will it matter when on the 31st we order it anyway? as we will be behind everyone in the states.... but then it depends on what options we choose to get for production, I have read when the S came out and as the X's are rolling out, the fully loaded ones were made first anyway, so it didn't matter where in line you got for a reservation just earlier then months later??
     
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    I'm planning on putting a downpayment on one for my wife as well, but just in case plans change, does anyone know if the deposit is refundable?
     
  7. nanimac

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    I would think it would be the same policy as for the S or X so probably refundable :)
     
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    Elon mentioned on yesterday's investor call that the Model 3 will not be like the S and X where there are "signature" or "founders" versions that are fully loaded. All will be the same production model from VIN 001 and it's a $1000 deposit only.
     
  9. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    And just think about all the thousands and thousands of drivers that took a Model S test drive and did not buy. Those immediately become people that know what Tesla can do and some of them will put down a deposit without waiting around for a 3 to test drive first.

    Okay, let's have some fun. Anyone dare to speculate how many reservations/deposits will be placed in the first 48 hours after the 3 is revealed 31 March. I'll go first. 10,000+
    And by the end of one full week after: 20,000+

    Your turn:
     
  10. StephenM

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    I've literally helped people move apartments with my S. They're absolutely gobsmacked when they see how much my car can fit. I would never turn down getting a P90D, but I've gotta say that there is a significant loss of space in the frunk with AWD.

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    Why so low?? lol
    These are worldwide reservations now. I do think there will be at least 50k reservations by the end of April. At least. There are 100k Model S on the road now. Of those owners, there are many who will be putting deposits for the Model 3, and some have said they would place several deposits. Add in all of those that couldn't afford a Model S/X in the first place and have been pining for the 3. It's going to be absolutely crazy, and I can't wait to hear on the Q1 conference call how many reservations came in.
     
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    I am trying to persuade the other half to go for the deposit. It's helping that it's only $1000 this time.
     
  12. nanimac

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    We've decided to put a deposit down on one... although my husband is asking why he gets the "cheap" Tesla..LOL
     
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    Wonder if we can get them to open up at midnight the 31st to take our deposits?
     
  14. nanimac

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    Wonder if the Ala Moana store will be re-open by then? Better for dpdoll and I if can do at Waipahu :)
     
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    I think I might just put down a deposit on a III. too bad I can't replace my "wrecked" Model S right now.
     
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    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Wrecked? Something has happened to your 2222?
     
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    Long Story. off topic...
     
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    Hopefully, not as dramatic as what happened to me and the log.
     
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    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Well, pick another thread and tell us about it. That's what we are here for. To help you cry if your MS is broken.
     
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    If you're thinking about placing a deposit for a 3, keep in mind that the $7500 federal tax credit may be phased out before you get your 3 delivered. The tax credit drops to 50% in the two quarters following the sale of the 200,000th Tesla to a US customer, then to 25% in the following two quarters. Reference: IRS Instructions for Form 8936.

    Since deliveries of the 3 will likely not start until early 2018, assuming TM hits their targets for 2016 production of 80-90k vehicles (some of which are going to China and Europe), there's a very real possibility that TM will hit the 200,000 US vehicle sales sometime shortly after starting deliveries of the 3, and a lot of folks are going to be disappointed to find out that they may only get $3750 or $1875. Some are suggesting that although there will not be a "signature" 3, that highly optioned 3s will get produced first. Worst case scenario, the 3 is delayed to late 2018 and there's no credit available at all.
     

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