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Model S ... the key packaging

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tdelta1000, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Did any get a good pictures of the Model S key package? If so share. Also, does anyone know what type of material is the key box made of...?
     
  2. tdelta1000

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    At this point I take no one has any picture of the Model S key packaging.
     
  3. favo

    favo Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    I'm pretty sure you can see the box in the 6/22 event video when Elon gives the key to Jeff Skoll.
     
  4. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    It looks like brushed aluminum to me, with a black flocked interior with two indents for the keys. This is taking another page out of the Apple book -- make the packaging part of the experience.
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Do we know our keys will be the same? Those could have been show for the event.
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I'll throw a fit if Tesla treats us riff-raff differently ;)
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I'll throw a fit if Tesla treats the riff-raff the same :wink:
     
  8. W8MM

    W8MM R1.5 #325 + Mdl S #01380

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    Depends on one's notion of what constitutes riff-raff. If one put a deposit on a Roadster in 2007, but didn't sign up for the Model S Signature series because of pre-announced lack of preferred options, is one considered riff-raff?
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Then, said one, would be rewarded by being on the roadster friends and family list no? They'd get their car earlier. Anywho, this is off-topic, but a topic that might warrant some discussion (treatment of the different "tiers" of reservation holders). If there is more discussion to be had on this, I'll split it to another thread.
     
  10. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Of course, I was joking with gg_ ; but it's been said elsewhere that Sig Series has to have some benefits.

    On topic: I don't need some expensive box that will be tossed in the garbage. I'd just as soon receive my keys in recycled cardboard.
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The expensive box will add to the value of the car years from now when it's sold as a collector's item.
     
  12. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    I'm willing to try out the fancy packaging. It works for Apple, and if I had to guess they're trying to emulate that experience, or the experience of buying a really expensive watch where the box and packaging are part of the whole cache and experience of ownership. I could see, if it's nice enough, holding onto the box and then bequeathing it to the next owner (OK, not me because I'll never sell it, but others might!).
     
  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    @Arnold - To your children, then.

    "Today's the day that your father gives the 'the box'. Try to at least pretend it means as much to you as it does to him." ;)
     
  14. tdelta1000

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    I agree but I still would prefer a close of the entire Model S key package.
     
  15. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    LOL!!!!
     
  16. tdelta1000

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    Yeah...good possibility.
     
  17. tdelta1000

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    This is so true.
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Ummm, if there are 20,000 of them they won't be a collectors item.
     
  19. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Assuming that the box comes either with the car's VIN or the OP's name engraved it will. Most of the 20,000 will be either lost or damaged--even by those who intend to keep them over the next 35 years. (IIRC 35 years is about when a car starts becoming a collector's item).
     
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    NigelM Recovering Member

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    If most will be lost or damaged, all the more reason not to waste natural resources.
     

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