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How long is the wait from Order to delivery?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ImEric, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. ImEric

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    If you have already gotten your Model 3, how long did you wait once you place your order? The online estimate says "3-6 Weeks," but of course we know that Tesla's timeframes can be... let's say "hopeful." And of course 3 weeks is already a big difference from 6 weeks. I'm curious how long most people waited after placing their orders.
     
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    Their delivery estimates are accurate, but early adopters will most likely have a few service calls imagine
     
  3. FlyF4

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    4 weeks, 2 days, 5 hours, 3 minutes, and 36 seconds..... plus or minus one year :D
    Seriously though, a friend in San Diego is wondering about the same thing. Placed order 7 weeks ago and so far no indication when it will be delivered. I am sometimes told it depends on the spec you are asking to be built. Texting Elon every night to complain about the wait will likely incur an additional 4 year wait :p When my friend gets word, he will post. He's on here.
     
  4. novox77

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    it actually varies widely, with the larger variation happening between configuration and VIN assignment. If you're lucky, there's already a car built that matches your config, and not a lot of other people are choosing the same thing. You'll get your VIN fast. Sometimes the wait for a VIN can take a whole month because your config is all out and you're waiting for the next batch of your config to be built.

    As for VIN to delivery, that's a lot more consistent, with most people reporting about a week. Here on the east coast it seems to be taking a bit longer. The car is shipped by rail to a rally point; from there, it continues to final destination via truck to service center. Finally at service center, they give it another detail and inspection, at which point, it's ready for pickup. 2 weeks on average.
     
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    My 1st 3 took 3weeks from giving them another 2500 to delivery.
    My 2nd has been 4 weeks so far, no vin yet
     
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    Both my 3’s took roughly 3 weeks from order to delivery
     
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    that's interesting. I better tell my friend whom has been waiting 7 weeks. I wonder what is so special about his car.
     
  8. ImEric

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    DId he even get his vin number yet? 7 weeks seems a bit long. I've been hearing that CA wait times have been like 2-5 weeks for delivery, and just wanted a larger sample size. I would call Tesla and ask about it.

    That's good to know! Mine is Deep Blue Metallic with Aero Wheels like your second one, so hopefully, the timeline is similar. I fear that waiting over a week to place my order put me behind all of the other non-owners who immediately placed their orders without hesitation. I guess we'll see.
     
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    Ok, I guess I am out of date by a week. Just called him and he said 3 is on the way to him. Still took 7 weeks and got vin after 3 weeks. Sad 2 weeks of that delay was his fault. So sounds like it would have been 5 weeks without his delay.
     
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    3 days, but i am in SO California
     
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    Tomorrow will be two weeks since config. So, at best I will get my VIN tomorrow and my car in a week from then. Fangers crossed

    -Randy
     
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    Ordered on January 4, picked up in Fremont on January 11.
     
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    Placed reservation at 10:35 am 3/31/2016 at Fashion Valley, San Diego
    Configured 2/22/2018
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    VIN assigned today! (3/7/2018), 1 week + 6 days after configuration
    No delivery date yet
    Delivery location: Honolulu

    Of note, I didn't get a notification that my VIN had been assigned. I've just been checking my account page every hour! :p
     
  14. ImEric

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    Just to be absolutely clear, you ordered and then three days later, you had your car? I'm in southern California too, but I haven't heard of anyone getting their cars in less than a week after placing their order. They must've had your exact configuration already on a truck when you ordered, lol.
     
  15. omar

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    how do you check if your vin has been assigned on mytesla page?
     
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    Sorry. I missed that. How was the 2 week delay his fault?
     
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    It will just show up. When you first sign in the VIN will replace the RN number. If you click "manage" your VIN will also display on the right sidebar.
     
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  18. omar

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    Awesome! Thank you for the response. Configured 2/22. White with sport wheels. No vin yet.
     
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    Did you have to fly to the mainland to stand in line?
     
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    Apparently he thought the transfer of money from one account to another went through but it didn't, so his fault for the 2 week delay.
     
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