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HPWC trick over?

ponzu

Member
Apr 19, 2018
289
96
Southern California
Those who configured and have not gotten the VIN assigned -- have you tried the HPWC trick lately? If not, would you mind trying it now?

I resolved to stop refreshing my shopping cart with HPWC in it, which was showing my RN and "This is a gift for another VIN" in the dropdown. I figured a watched RN never boils.

But today I resolved to break my resolution and went to check up on it. What I found is "This is a gift for another VIN" as the only option.

Now I am thinking one of three things must have happened.

A. They have heard about and took away the HPWC trick because their shopping site was experiencing a DDOS-like load from the compulsive refreshers.
B. They cancelled my reservation because someone reported as hate speech my posts where I was dissing white and silver paint colors.
C. My build has progressed to the stage where a highly trained team of ISAs is working on crafting the official VIN notification email, but it is too secret to show in the shopping cart.

What do you think and, more importantly, what do you see?
 
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MissyMcBee

Member
Dec 4, 2016
246
170
Silicon Valley
I just checked and it changed....at first i thought maybe i had a VIN and it was registering yet but i think Tesla is playing with US! UGH!! I WANT MY VIN!!!!:p



btw...i've checked at least 10x today and it was not like this until now....
 

SoCalDude

Waiting... for my Model S LR MSM 19s
Apr 21, 2018
230
355
Irvine, California
Mine says ... or VIN not yet assigned. See image
 

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eprosenx

Active Member
May 30, 2018
2,074
2,517
Beaverton, OR
Ditto here. Earlier today it showed my reservation number, now it just shows "This is a gift or VIN not yet assigned".

Bummer. I was hoping this state change meant that perhaps I now have a VIN but they just won't show it to me.

I am in the 4/18 group and have now been waiting 48 days. I got the "July" delay email so I may still be a month out. That sucks!!!
 

SoCalDude

Waiting... for my Model S LR MSM 19s
Apr 21, 2018
230
355
Irvine, California
I am in the 4/18 group and have now been waiting 48 days. I got the "July" delay email so I may still be a month out. That sucks!!!

The crazy thing is that some July email recipients are receiving VINs while June recipients (including me) are still waiting for a VIN. With my luck Model Y owners will get their car before I get my 3.
 

octoad

Member
Apr 4, 2016
134
57
Southern California
I now have my TM3, and when I try the VIN trick, I see my VIN. My guess is that those without a VIN simply don't see the reservation number. So, if you have a VIN, you'll see a VIN. If you don't, you'll see the message about it being a gift.
 

manishee

Member
May 21, 2018
34
11
San Jose, CA
If only Tesla could focus on making cars faster, and communicating what is going on, it would help more... Rather than spending cycles in filling holes that paying customers are using... for getting information that gives them a warm and fuzzy feeling a tad bit sooner...
 

BlueWRXPride

Member
Oct 24, 2017
185
53
Syracuse
Does it remain true that you will see the "Edit Design" link in your account until a VIN is assigned? We just won't be able to see what that VIN is until they tell us?
 

TT97

Active Member
Aug 6, 2017
2,173
2,911
Los Angeles
I now have my TM3, and when I try the VIN trick, I see my VIN. My guess is that those without a VIN simply don't see the reservation number. So, if you have a VIN, you'll see a VIN. If you don't, you'll see the message about it being a gift.

Once you have your car, the VIN will still show. The VIN trick that they changed is after the VIN is "assigned" yet before your car is delivered.
 

ponzu

Member
Apr 19, 2018
289
96
Southern California
I now have my TM3, and when I try the VIN trick, I see my VIN. My guess is that those without a VIN simply don't see the reservation number. So, if you have a VIN, you'll see a VIN. If you don't, you'll see the message about it being a gift.
As I understood, the value of the HPWC trick was this. Even before VIN was visible on the main page, and before the VIN email went out, VIN would show up in the shopping cart. Maybe hours, maybe days earlier that the official news. And as we all know, that counts.
 

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