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Just placed my order!

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by zack, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. zack

    zack Member

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    Jet black, Sport, standard leather black with grey traditional and black wheels. Delivery scheduled for late February. I'm massively stoked. I read this forum front to back before making my decision. Thanks everybody!
     
  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Congrats, It's going to seem like forever until February.
     
  3. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    Congrats, Zack. You'll have to report in with your VIN when Tesla gives it to you. :wink:
     
  4. kgb

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    I'll take some pictures of my (your) car and post them here. We have the exact same taste. ;-)
    The pictures will help you pass the time.

    Hope you have someone to wash it for you. I tried washing it myself... because it is black and I wanted it done right... but the shape of the vehicle makes a spotless wash quite a challenge... not impossible but challenging. Good thing it is so small!
     
  5. Jaff

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    Congrats Zack!

    qwk is right, but I'm finding the last 2 weeks to be the worst! :frown:

     
  6. tomsax

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    Congratulations!

    The best way to thank the community for helping you make the decision to buy is to name another owner as a referral as early as possible in your communications with Tesla. The referral owner will get a free HPC when you take delivery. Within our local owner community, we have been donating those free HPCs to create charging locations that help us extend the useful range of the Roadster.

    It's good for you, it's good for the community, and it's good for Tesla.
     
  7. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Great Idea!

    How soon do you have to mention this to your salesman? Is it too late after purchase?
     
  8. zack

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    I will, but they already know. I test-drove a local owner's car, and Tesla introduced us. They know who he is. It was a blast.
     
  9. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Pshaw. The absolute worst is having the Tesla in your garage with no license plates! In my case, someone mistyped one letter of the postal code, and it took me three days to pry them from the courier, who shall remain unnamed Purolator.
     
  10. Doug_G

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    Oh, and CONGRATS!!!
     
  11. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #11 dsm363, Dec 1, 2010
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    Really? That's great news. I asked about the referral the day I placed the order but never heard anything back. I thought it was still the $500. I'll ask again. Thanks.
     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks Tom. I knew you were right but hadn't heard that before.

    I heard back from Tesla and the referral gift is a free HPC like Tom said.
     
  13. Jaff

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    #13 Jaff, Dec 1, 2010
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    :biggrin::biggrin:...life on the bleeding edge is hell, ain't it! :wink:


     
  14. tomsax

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    That sounds promising, but Tesla isn't always as diligent at following up on the free HPC as you might want, paperwork and all. A gentle reminder, or a series of periodic gentle reminders, may be required from the recipient owner. It turned out that Ted Merendino was the one in charge of making it happen for the one I got recently but he hadn't heard anything about until I asked and he tracked it down. I don't know if he handles that for all Tesla owners or just a subset.
     
  15. 7racer

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    I just placed my order and am waiting to sign my paper work.

    Anyone I can name as a referral? I think there is an owner of a white one here in Dallas...if they want to chime in.
     
  16. vfx

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    Congratulations!
    Assuming you have been lurking here for a while, just name anyone here who helped you decide to place your order. You could PM them for a real name.
     
  17. pgwoosley

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    Congratulations. It is good to hear that there will be another Texas owner.
     
  18. 7racer

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    thanks,

    I did a custom...don't know the VIN yet so a bit of a wait.

    I have just been lurking. Things are still confusing for me as I am still learning the lingo.

    Just reading...

    so no one that has helped...but more than happy if you guys have a forum member that I can put on the form as a referral.

    also...any suggestions on things to read etc...point me there!
    Still trying to make heads or tails on the charging connectors etc.
     
  19. pgwoosley

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    Assuming that you are not itching for a road trip soon and your daily drive is easily within the Tesla's range, don't overload on the subject of connectors for now. Many people survive on the 120 v connector, but generally most people want either the home (wall) connector or the universal connector with the standard 14-50 adapter, or both. Just have installed or install the wall connector and/or a 14-50 socket for the universal connector to use. Note that the universal connector checks for the presence of ground. (Many other devices use the neutral plug as the ground, but it will not work with the universal connector.)

    You have plenty of time to learn about other connectors, unless you have access to free charges with another system or you plan a road trip.

    Note that Tesla representatives reported making it all of the way from Dallas to Houston on one charge.
     
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    Did you get my PM?
     

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