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Is my "home delivery specialist" legit?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Peter Chastain, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Peter Chastain

    Peter Chastain My M3/LR is headed to the delivery center!

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    #1 Peter Chastain, Aug 9, 2018
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    I have received an e-mail from a Grant Davis (who identified himself as a Tesla home delivery specialist), saying that my Model 3 has been built. I will be taking home delivery, since the closest Oregon delivery point is 350 miles away. I cannot go to a (closer) California delivery center without having to pay California sales tax, which would be stupid, since I live in Oregon. The e-mail from Mr. Davis stated that cashier's checks to cover the sales price should be sent to him at his address (7180 Pollock Drive, Las Vegas). His address? No company name?? Las Vegas???? It all sounds so bogus. I think I should ask Tesla whether the dude is a real person or a scammer, but the last time I asked Tesla something on the web site, I never got a response. In the guy's favor, the Google satellite view of that address shows what looks like an office complex, rather than his house and backyard swimming pool, but still.... I haven't yet gotten any more detailed instructions about how the check should be made out, which also sounds strange, since I confirmed details of my purchase about 30 hours ago. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. MXWing

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    1.) Did his email address end at Tesla.Com?
    2.) Does he know the exact details of the vehicle, have access to the motor vehicle purchase agreement and know what the amounts are?
    3.) 7180 Pollock Drive is Tesla's address in Las Vegas. My Inside Sales person has that address in her signature.
    4.) I'd call his number back and see if you hit any Tesla like voice recordings.
    5.) You can write [email protected] and also see if you can get a confirmation as they would also have all the details of your vehicle.
    6.) I'll be curious on what he wants the check made out to. Hope its Tesla Motors Inc.

    Not a smoking gun but interesting.
    Grant Davis | Tesla Motors Inc | ZoomInfo.com

    Let us know how it goes..!
     
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  3. NAT3

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    You could also just do a bank transfer online via your Tesla account. I just took delivery yesterday in Portland from a delivery specialist and I made the payment online via bank transfer with my routing and account numbers -- it was a piece of cake and I never had to worry about a check being lost / stolen / misused. The whole process was seamless.

    Nate.
     
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  4. wagonwheel

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    Northeastern Oregon here, and I received the same email from Grant last week. Note that in the delivery guide that was attached to the email, he/they encourage that we take delivery at the Portland Service Center due to a home delivery requiring coordination with a third-party vendor, which adds additional days before we receive our vehicle.

    He did provide me with my VIN, and responded today via email about a question that I had about when the final contract may be ready.

    With the information provided in the email, attached documents, contact information provided, etc., I have no concerns.
     
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  5. MXWing

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    Occam razor's would tell us that this scam is a two man show and @wagonwheel is in cahoots with Grant Davis - IF that's actually his name.

    :D
     
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    LOL! Yes, please send me all of your money! ;)
     
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  7. Peter Chastain

    Peter Chastain My M3/LR is headed to the delivery center!

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    Thanks, guys. This is the biggest car purchase of my life, and after 2+ years, I am just getting skittish. :) I can hardly wait!
     
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  8. cella

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    The guy is probably legit, but I would still not make a payment without having seen the car first, simply because you'd lose all leverage in case the car has significant paint flaws or similar. It should be possible to hand over a cashiers check when the car is delivered.
     
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  9. rdfield

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    I worked with Grant, who had my Model 3 delivered to my home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He always responded promptly to my questions, and told the trucking company that I did not want a night delivery. Everything went extremely well.
     
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    Haha ya. That’s how their emails sound. As I keep reading your post I felt it was legit.
     
  11. MXWing

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    I found Grant Davis’s LinkedIn in and it said prior job to Tesla was a prince in Nigeria.

    Hoping he’s not the guy telling Musk that financing is secured for the LBO.
     
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  12. Trevor B

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    C'mon man ... you can't be that naive to not know how to verify if this person is legit or not? :eek:
     
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  13. Robwoodruff

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    Did you find any paint or trim problems with your model 3 on delivery? I'm from Las Cruces so your post caught my eye.
     
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    All was perfect, Robwoodruff- and we inspected very carefully.
     
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    Grant contacted me with the standard email, about my car being ready and could be delivered in as soon as two weeks. I needed to get my financing in place, which I have done, but now I feel like he's ghosting me. No VIN, no responses to emails or calls from the bank loan manager. What was your timeline for delivery in Cruces? I'm in SF, and am hoping being on I25 it might be quick.
     
  16. DaveInNM

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    Just joined the forum and am in Albuquerque. Also on I25, maybe we'll get ours together! LR RWD Silver, early reservation holder, ordered on 8-24-2018. Have received a VIN, but nothing further. No contact from Tesla. Delivery by end of September. Home delivery, obviously. Very excited to hear about the perfect delivery in Las Cruces, hoping for the same. Good luck everyone!
     
  17. ℬête Noire

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    I don't see anyone else having mentioned it so I'll put this info up here, for future people that experience this; That Las Vegas location is the same physical address used by my Inside Sales Advisor that has been handling my paperwork, and also where my bank sent the cheque that they drafted for the loan. He made things change on my Tesla account page (set it to a specific time and date for the delivery appointment) so I'm feeling fairly confident. Also, our loan officer has handled TX new Tesla purchases before and didn't freak out with these same mailing instructions. (except Attention to Gilor, not Grant)
     
  18. drawfour

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    Mine was called an "Inside Delivery Advisor" - but same thing - out of Las Vegas with a 702 area code. I confirmed the information, told him I wanted to add FSD but didn't want to push back delivery date, so I was hoping he could take care of it. He said no problem, it would just be the $3k extra (i.e. no $500 change fee), and within a few days, I got the confirmation email from Tesla that my configuration had changed to add FSD. And then a few days later, he called me to schedule delivery, and I now have my Model 3 sitting safely in my garage. :)
     

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