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Hong Kong Launch Event

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by markwj, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    launch.png

    Wednesday 23rd July 2014
    6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
     
  2. AppleFan

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    Happy that we will finally see Model Ss on the road. Disappointed that it seems solely a reservation holder is not enough to get an invitation to the event. Anyone else besides Mark got an invitation? BTW, confirmed no Elon?
     
  3. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    From http://www.teslamotors.com/en_HK/events

    Tesla Motors HK Launch event - missing (July 15th 2014).jpg

    This is all for "Asia / Pacific" still.

    It seems for the chosen few only, possibly Signature, Friends and Family and celebs. TM sure knows how to annoy their loyal customers. I wonder how many would cancel right now if they could get their deposit back? It wouldn't matter to Tesla Motors at all anyway, they won't have any problems selling this car.

    Of those ~1000 spaces at the event, a significant share of them are probably reserved for HK celebrities (I would have done that), though it's hard not to feel a bitter after having let Tesla Motors have my money interest free since December 2012 - that I cannot even get to cheer on the official launch.

    Well, maybe the rest of us will be in a second or third wave of email invites?
     
  4. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    DITB, maybe you can still try to go that night, at least you will get the see the event at distance or even be let into the event! Who knows?
     
  5. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    I might be able to get some tickets. But it's not just about me, it's the other reservation holders also.

    On the other hand - if all Signature customers are invited then I would say at least it makes sense that they put down a much larger deposit than I did (even though some did it quite late in the game).

    Are there any Signature customers who didn't get an email invite to this event?

    In the end, the main goal is to move vehicles from the combustion era, into non-combustion era, which is what Tesla Motors is spearheading. Too bad the sales/marketing/public relations department is not up to speed with the rest of the organisation.
     
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    Not every reservation holder got an invitation?
     
  7. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    Maybe, but not yet.

    Mark is the HK Tesla guru here, so he should be invited for sure (but cannot make it).

    I would imagine all the Sig customers have been invited, though I haven't heard yet.

    There is still a chance there will be one or more waves of invites, in the order of sequence number and celebrity status. What if sequence #400 is a famous HK celeb? For sure I would have given them tickets, had I been Tesla Motors.

    Let's see ...
     
  8. Chickenlittle

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    Please don't break the windshield
     
  9. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    Hahahaha!

    No, we gotta be more creative. Like refusing to charge for a week or something :tongue:
     
  10. sonywong

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    I don't get invitation too.
     
  11. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    #28 Sig customer didn't get invited?That would mean for sure that there must be more waves of email invites coming. At least for you Signature holders ... in particular those with delivery on 23rd!Imagine if they forgot to invite someone and they call the name ... no-one comes forward haha!
     
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    I am not sure if I wanna go (will get the car on the 24th). My friend who has a production#9X got invitation. Guess we will receive invitation later or never (just like the test drive)
     
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    Hahaha... technical issues probably
     
  14. lx3h

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    sonywong, congratulations to you! 24th is just one week away! Are you excited?

    Could this be random invitation? Or maybe your friend works for the press?

    I wonder what press will be invited? SCMP? Apple Daily? Takungpao?

    Where's that Alan guy who works for NY Times? Haven't heard anything from him since the interview. Don't even know if his article was published or trashed.
     
  15. sonywong

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    Not so excited, but busy with finance and insurance for the car, hahaha

    My friend is not press, he even haven't confirm his order.....
     
  16. AppleFan

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    I guess the invitations are indeed going out in waves, because I just got one now (received at 5:19pm).
    Or maybe it's super-quick reaction from my Delivery Specialist as I just bothered him about it (at 4:57pm) :p
     
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    I got mine at 5:15 also.
    River
     
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    Just got mine too! Anyone going?
     
  19. DITB

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    5:17 pm here.

    I'm going - let's see if the RVSP system works this time (!!!)

    I hope the rest of the reservation holders will get the invitation shortly.

    Maximum two guests pr invitation - yet it seems you can use the form more than once.
     
  20. AppleFan

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    I'll be there. I wonder if we can do a real-life catch up somehow? It would be good to meet some of the people behind the screen names...
     

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