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News...referral program not available to private party buyers

Discussion in 'Model S' started by JeffS, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. JeffS

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    #1 JeffS, Dec 7, 2015
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    I just had my first confirmed referral. Totally legit referral. Helped him through the process. Hooked him up with the product specialist that helped me through the process...he finalized his decision Saturday on an inventory new P85D.

    Just learned that, since all I own is a lowly private sale Model S VIN 61,8xx... I am not allowed to participate. My advocacy of the car is not worthy I guess. Lesson learned.

    My friend will get a referral code very easily, so no worries there. Just somewhat irritated that I am not a member of the club because I purchased a 10mos old car from not-Tesla.

    Anyone one code away from the GigaFactory event?
     
  2. Cyclone

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    Do you have a referral code on your My Tesla dashboard? If so, I am confused how they would say you are ineligible. I can send you my code if you like, but I am not "one code away" from the event and it doesn't bother me if they use mine or someone elses.


    http://ts.la/brandon2682
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    It's probably more an issue that you didn't get transferred as the owner in Tesla's database, rather than targeting you because of what S you own.

    Get that issue fixed and I'm sure you'll have a referral code to use.
     
  4. JeffS

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    I can get a code. I just can't benefit from it. Hence...looking for someone who can...and quick. Friend's new car is an inventory car, so delivery expected late next week or earlier.
     
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    I didn't think inventory cars were eligible for referral links, are they?
     
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    Neither did I... but I got a referral discount on my inventory purchase, so I wasn't going to complain!
     
  7. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    #7 andrewket, Dec 7, 2015
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    I don't buy this. Doesn't make sense. What Bonnie said- is your VIN now registered with Tesla as you as the owner? When you log on to my tesla, do you see YOUR referal link?
     
  8. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Inventory yes, CPO no.
     
  9. JeffS

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    I dunno. Words directly from the product specialist when I called to get the referral applied.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    This will clear it up quickly. Can you log onto MyTesla? Sign into My Tesla | Tesla Motors

    If you cannot, you need that account set up before you can get a referral code.
     
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    CPOs get it too. Immediately after I purchased my yet to be delivered sig red CPO my referral link showed up.
     
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    That does not clear it up but thank you. I cannot benefit from the referral program. Looking for someone who can. Super simple.
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Since every other owner CAN benefit from the referral program, we're all pretty much convinced that you have another issue going on. Are you able to log onto MyTesla?

    We get you're trying to share your referral & that's very gracious of you. People are just concerned that you are't fully set up in the system.
     
  14. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Sorry, I meant that you can't get the discount on CPOs.

    As far as I know, anyone who owns a Model S using any method: ordered, inventory, CPO, or private party sale is eligible to be a referrer to someone else (the referee) buying an ordered or inventory car.
     
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    This. From the first reply to the Op to most of the others, we are all surprised to hear this. To my knowledge, if you can log into the My Tesla Dashboard, your referral link will be there and everyone with a living Tesla on the road would have one. But if you are not properly set up in the Dashboard, then I can see you not being properly set up for the referral program. That is not a limitation of the referral program but of getting your access in the Dashboard fixed.
     
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    His 2nd post in the thread indicates that he has a referral link & that Tesla told him it isn't valid. He wrote:
     
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    To me, that sounds like he can get a code from someone else. It does not answer the direct question of if there is a code displayed on his My Tesla Dashboard.
     
  18. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Or he is getting bad info from someone at Tesla. It would be crazy not to allow referrals from a model S owner just because they didn't buy direct.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I suspect this has been straightened out. I'll be interested to hear back from the OP to see if there is any update.
     
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    I have a private party tesla and I have a code. What I am curious about is if he is saying his code has been invalidated because he is not the original owner. Then that would be the case for me as well
     

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