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How do payments work at time of delivery?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by bradc, May 26, 2013.

  1. bradc

    bradc Member

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    My delivery button just showed up for delivery between Jun 7 and Jun 21. I am expecting to pay about a third of the cost in cash, and financing the rest via my own bank. For a cash payment this large, what forms of payment will Tesla accept? Personal check? Cashier's check? Wire transfer? Other? Since my bank does not have any locations in state, obtaining a cashier's check or similar takes a few days, as does wiring payment.

    Any advice or tips? Starting to get excited about delivery.
     
  2. ohaq

    ohaq Model S #P9,326

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    They added a payment button on mytesla account. I remember options for wire and electronic, I chose electronic.

    here is some text from the email before payment

     
  3. johnnyS

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    I wrote a personal check for about half the cost and had a check from a credit union for the rest.
     
  4. Puyallup Bill

    Puyallup Bill Member

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    Similar. I mailed a personal check for what I wanted to place down, then carried a USAA check for the balance to the delivery meet.

    USAA prefers to do a bank transfer, but my product specialist, or their accounting department, dropped the ball and didn't get the info to USAA in time. USAA kindly overnighted a check to me.
     
  5. bradc

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    Thanks everybody. If Tesla will accept a personal check a few days ahead of time, that's the most convenient. I also have USAA and they make the financing part of the equation pretty easy.

    I'll keep watching the site for payment info.
     
  6. gregincal

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    I handed them a personal check for the entire price of the car when I came to pick it up.
     

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