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Home delivery vs. In store pickup

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by fasteddie7, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

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    does anyone have any thoughts on home vs. service center delivery? I live 3+ hours from the closest service center so i have the option to do either, and my delivery specialist explained the difference was there is no new vehicle orientation with home delivery. Am I really missing out? I've been obsessing over the vehicle so I'm pretty aware of the features and how to operate it, what else would i miss out on?
     
  2. TLej

    TLej Little-Known Member

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    I had home delivery, no problem. I, like you, had thoroughly researched the car. I don't feel like I missed a thing experience-wise; seeing your own car being offloaded from a hauler right in front of you and then being given the key is a pretty unique experience in and of itself (assuming you haven't had it happen to you before, I suppose). Plus, the driver who delivered mine had lots of experience with Tesli and was pretty knowledgeable in his own right.

    No wrong answer to this one!
     
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  3. STbreaker

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    I live about the same distance from a SC so I was offered home delivery. I wanted the experience of getting my car "at the dealer." So I chose to head there. They reserved and paid for my one way rental.

    You seem less likely to get your standard "swag" with home delivery, but otherwise to each his/her own.
     
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  4. Snerruc

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    I am getting mine Wednesday i have been told to allow at least an hour for them to explain the car and set it up to my needs. It is coming by barge.
     
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  5. TLej

    TLej Little-Known Member

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    Not sure what standard swag is, but I found some goodies in the frunk. Had no idea they were going to be there, but it was a neat little surprise - like an Easter Egg hunt, without knowing I was hunting for anything.

    I'm sure the store delivery would be cool too, but I loved the experience I had.
     
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  6. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    Make a vacation out of it. Fly to Fremont, CA. and get the factory tour along with the full delivery experience. Then experience a fun drive home learning all about Superchargers, etc. You will be more experienced than most Tesla owners by the time you get home!
     
  7. jeffro01

    jeffro01 Active Member

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    Bad idea... The taxes will kill ya doing something like that since you have to pay tax to CA for taking delivery there and then the OP would have to pay the PA tax when the car is registered in PA...

    Jeff
     
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  8. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Active Member

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    I guess the only downside with home delivery, is how do they handle Due Bill items (cosmetic and other minor flaws found on delivery)? Or do you just make a list and have it done at the next SC visit?
     
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  9. SMSMD

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    I enjoyed the home delivery....you can make a note of any damages/flaws on the delivery acknowledgement receipt and get it witnessed by the driver. I got a swag bag too which was in the frunk , the driver was very helpful. My family, friends and neighbors joined in the fun as well. My DS was on phone to answer any queries. Had my checklist and went through it. I felt I had full control of the whole process.Good luck. you will like it which ever way you chose to go...it's a TESLA MOMENT.
     

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  10. EV-lutioin

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    Hmmm, I had to drive three hours for delivery and they told me they don't offer home delivery anymore :eek: I very much enjoyed the drive home though:)
     
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    I enjoyed my drive home as well which was less than a minute:D. And had a swarm of neighbors and passers by looking at it with awe.
     
  12. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    I would sacrifice and take delivery at the Tesla facility. Why? If there are cosmetic issues, etc. you are there an can point them out definitively without question. If you take home delivery and there may be chipped paint, blemishes, etc. I would think that it would be your word against Tesla's word. Who's to say that you were or weren't at fault should something not be up to your expectations or liking?

    Just something to consider.
     
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