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Once get VIN, could I delay the delivery for 1-2 weeks?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ZooSean, May 1, 2018.

  1. ZooSean

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    As topic, the reason is that I may be traveling in the time when I suppose to getting my VIN and delivery.

    Anyone has experience?

    Many thanks
     
  2. McFlurri

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    I dont believe you can
     
  3. ZooSean

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    Why ? I must pick up my car on certain date? Ppl has live to live with not only for Tesla.
     
  4. McFlurri

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    Not sure exactly why.. but i have read and pretty sure i even watched a video that said Tesla will not let you delay delivery.

    As i recall, if you cant make your delivery date, they will assign the VIN to someone else and you will have to wait for another to fit your specs. ( they dont want to hold on to a bunch of vehicles).

    This is anecdotal evidence though and I hope it's not true...
     
  5. ZooSean

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    Any link, with people to talk about this topic?
     
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    The order agreement says you agree to pick up within a week. I imagine YMMV depending on the delivery center and extent of the delay.
     
  7. David 90274

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    Yes, you should be able to delay delivery of the car, within reason. Anecdotally, I have heard they will hold a given car/VIN up to a week. Anything beyond that and it may take some time to get another VIN assigned and arrange delivery. Definitely contact Tesla if your trip is coming up soon.

    I am in a similar situation. I ordered on 3/23 and had not received a VIN by 4/20 so I called Tesla to let them know I would be out of the country for an extended period starting in early May. The delivery specialist indicated that if they could not get my car to me before my trip, they would reassign my initial VIN (which was issued earlier today) and get me another car later when I was able to take delivery. The exact timing of the 2nd VIN and delivery is unclear at this time. I would not expect them to cater to your timetable.
     
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    Seems like it takes longer than a week to schedule you a pick up date
     
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    You should be fine. For me, it took a little more than 1 week for the "Inside Sale Advisor" to call to arrange for financing, check documentation, etc. after I see my VIN on the website. During my initial conversation with her, I explained that I have an upcoming vacation and she entered it into the system. From the time she called to the time the car arrived at the delivery location is about 1 week. When all the required documentation is complete, she then work with me to find a suitable delivery appointment.

    So, bottom line is to get your documentation and financing ready so you can get it all squared away before your trip. He or she will then work with you for the best time to pick up the car.
     
  10. McFlurri

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    Yes!! Thats where i heard it. Its in the agreement...

    Thank you so much it was driving me crazy lol.

    I knew i saw it somewhere and wasnt making *sugar* up
     
  11. ZooSean

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    One week max shall work for me, worse case one week could give me enough time to fly back.
     
  12. timk225

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    I got my VIN 2 weeks ago and my delivery is 5 days away.
     
  13. redhooker

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    I had the same issue, when they called to arrange delivery I was going to be out of town. They delayed delivery until I got back. It was a 2 week delay. Hopefully they will work with you also.
     
  14. ZooSean

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    You hadn’t been assigned another VIN , had you?
     
  15. steven415

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    Got my car 3 days after Vin. You probably could delay it by stalling your paperwork or not replying quickly to the emails... At least at Fremont
     
  16. redhooker

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    No I didn't get assigned another VIN. They kept the one I was originally assigned.
     

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