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Model 3 Unveiling and Reservation

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by tims, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. tims

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    Tesla has confirmed the reservation deposit required for Model 3 will be AU$1,500 (link). The reservation payment will be fully refundable if you decide to cancel your reservation.

    There are two ways to reserve your Model 3. The first is to visit your local Tesla Store when it opens on the unveil date, and will allow you to get a better spot in the queue. The second method is to make a reservation online via the Tesla website when the live unveil starts.

    When production for Model 3 beings in late 2017, deliveries will be first made in North America, starting on the West Coast, moving east. As Tesla continues to ramp up production, deliveries to the APAC region will begin.

    The live stream will commence Friday, 1 April 2016 at 1:30 PM AEST.

    I'll definitely be placing a reservation deposit!
     
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    According to my calculations, it starts at 8:30pm PT which is 2:30pm AEDST. Am I wrong?
     
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    18 hours behind sounds right
     
  4. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Yes that is the time of the Launch in Hawthorn, but according to Gizmag, you will be able to go into a Tesla store on the 'day of the launch' which makes Australia the first place in the world you can place an order.
    I'm a bit sceptical, most likely you will not be able to order from a Tesla store here until the Morning of April 1 and the first store openings will happen in California. However if the rumour is true, you may see crazed fans flying to Sydney and Melbourne just to be first.
    Now where did I put my tent. ;-)
     
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    #5 salamagd, Mar 21, 2016
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    Anyone planning on rocking down to the Richmond VIC store next Thursday/Friday (which day will it be)? ;)
     
  6. ggr

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    You should be able to order in store as soon as the stores open in Oz on April 1. Of course you'll be about 6 hours behind the store openings in various other places, but still better than waiting for the event. We'll be lining up at our local store in SoCal.
     
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    I'll be at the Sydney store on Thursday.
     
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    upload_2016-3-22_13-52-28.png According to Heath Walker, It looks like Australia will be the first to reserve Model 3!
     
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    Unfortunately we'll still be the last to receive delivery (the blog post specifically says they will roll out to RHD countries last), so it seems a bit pointless to be the first to reserve.
     
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    I'm bringing my sleeping bag Thursday night.
     
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    Actually you need your sleeping bag for Wednesday night as you can reserve in store from 9:00 AM on Thursday in Melbourne or Sydney, which is the first place in the world where you can do this.
    I know its a symbolic thing, but we'll take it.
     
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    No pulling the wool over your eyes!
     
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    That's correct :)
    1:30pm AEST (for those in QLD)
    2:30pm AEDT
     
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    I will be at the Sydney store about 6:30 - 7 am on Thursday - see you guys there :)
     
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    Looks like it may be busy in St Leonards, Chadstone and Richmond stores next Thursday.
    Has anyone checked if James will be taking reservations from Brisbane?
     
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    Bullet1 Electric - way of the future

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    Spoke with James yesterday and reservation begin at 9.00am in Carindale
     
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    Do you have to show up? Will they accept a phone call?
     
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    From an email from SC Richmond, in part: "regarding the Model 3 the individual has to be instore at the time of the reservation, as for how many you can pre order that is still yet to be confirmed"

    However, it's worth making a call tomorrow for a second opinion.
     
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    I wonder why they want people in-store?, after all this is a company that insisted I purchase on-line and not in-store. Maybe they figure its a sales opportunity on S and X?
     

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