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OK, so...did everyone get their cars by the end of 2019?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by BoneHLP, Jan 1, 2020.

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For those that ordered by the cut-off of December 8, did you receive your Model 3 by end of year?

  1. Yes, I took delivery of my car in 2019

    69.9%
  2. No, I was not able to take delivery by end of year

    30.1%
  1. BoneHLP

    BoneHLP Member

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    After months of reading through these threads, did everyone get their cars? How was the event? Are we all good?
     
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  2. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    ...Or what
     
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  3. BrewerGlyph

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    Nope. Delivery estimate window still says 2-3 weeks from order date, which wrapped up last Sunday. Can't get my SA to respond.
     
  4. Bonk1977

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    Nope. Ordered in November, I had a vin, I wired cash, had a delivery time for 12/31 that was cancelled a few hours before. I went to talk the sales team and they seemed to sound like a lot of people where promised cars in 2019 and tesla did not deliver.
     
  5. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    How busy was Hawaii? The last sales region in the world for Q4?
     
  6. shonline

    shonline Member

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    no
     
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  7. masayako

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    Got it. Placed an order on 12/21, delivered on 12/30.
     
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  8. OCR1

    OCR1 Active Member

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    There are a bunch of Performance cars in stock in Southern California today. Let’s see how quickly Tesla sells them with no tax credit remaining.
     
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  9. Revelation

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    Probably just as well as when the tax credit went from $7,500 down to $3,750 and then down to $1.850.
     
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  10. OCR1

    OCR1 Active Member

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    There has been a significant price drop, as well as incentives, after each reduction in the tax credit. So what are you suggesting?
     
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  11. Revelation

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    Yes, there was a price reduction after the first drop in incentives. The fact remains they are still selling them as fast as they can make them - that is the point...
     
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  12. 2xM3

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    A $1850 incentive will not sway someone buying A car for $60k in either direction.

    I’m surprised that it even sways someone buying a $40k car.
     
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  13. OCR1

    OCR1 Active Member

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    Sorry if I’m being a little slow here, but I’m still not following your point. Are you suggesting that Tesla will continue to sell as many cars as they can produce without offering any discounts, price drops, or other incentives because their demand is so strong?
     
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  14. OCR1

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    I don’t know. That seems to conflict with the insane number of people who gave up their New Year’s Eve to sit around the Fremont factory all night hoping to get a car before midnight.
     
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  15. Ryanide

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    Seems like delivery depended upon which model and configuration was ordered. I’m guessing that’s why some people have waited months and didn’t get their cars, while others ordered just a few weeks past or less and got one. So sorry to all those who waited and didn’t get one.

    The whole process is super frustrating and I think the reality is that there is so much demand and everyone working at Tesla is grasping to keep up. It was chaos when I picked up my car. I have never experienced anything like it. I signed all my documents without even seeing the car, waited 45 minutes for them to find it and left with no paperwork...!? It was already dark, so I didn’t notice a few issues when I was there and now I need to schedule service through the app, which keeps producing an error. So there are still a lot of unknowns. The buying process is a bit of a mess but it all feels like massive quick growing pains. On the flip side, the vehicle is incredible and drives amazing. I feel like the technology is far ahead of anyone else and I love the idea that it will continue to improve.

    I ordered my Performance LR White/Blk, 20” Auto on 12/8 and got delivery on 12/30.
     
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  16. Techlead13

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    Ordered a SR on 11/16, didn't get anything... sucks
     
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  17. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    Elasticity of demand is an ever changing equation.

    The Model 3 SR at it's cheapest in California was $35,000 - $2,500 CVRP and - $3,750 Federal Tax Credit.

    At $39,990 (AP is priced in at $3,000), $2,000 CVRP, and 0 Federal Tax Credit Tesla will sell out production.

    As an economist it's very difficult to explain Tesla not having to maintain price drops that matches the subsidies to maintain sales levels. Other than a broad answer is the good has low price elasticity of demand.
     
  18. 2xM3

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    I’m betting most of those were SR buyers since anyone wanting a Performance model likely could get one sooner from inventory prior to year end.
     
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  19. n8leon

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    Same story here, nope. :-(

    I ordered black/black SR+ on Nov 24, wired over half as downpayment, had a VIN, MVPA, approved Sales Contract, etc.
    I noticed @ 6 PM PST yesterday that the VIN had disappeared from my account page. (today that page is all blank except the car pic)
    But my 8 PM appt still showed there yesterday, so I headed to the factory by 7 PM and was pulled out of line by a Sales Rep.
    He immediately starts talking to me about an LR config, before even explaining that my SR+ was not yet built, as if I already knew that or something.
    And yeah, I heard others having the same conversation about which LR would you like to buy instead.

    And to pour salt on the wound, this morning, my Tesla app is notifying me that my batter level is too low.
    The ID matches the last 6 numbers from the *new* VIN that showed up last night about 11:30 PM.

    Pretty disappointing.
     
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  20. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon Active Member

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    All I can say is thank God the federal tax credits are gone so Tesla can stop these ridiculous end of rebate shenanigans and people can buy their cars in a more ordered fashion.
     
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