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order priority factors?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by crazybarracuda, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. crazybarracuda

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    i have read several things listing different factors that will affect the delivery dates. does anyone have a general idea of how all of that will go?
     
  2. doublejj

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    Mine first!.....after that I'm not sure:D
     
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  3. Brad_NC

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    I did hear that doublejj's car would be first. After that I'm pretty sure mine is next.
     
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  4. ucmndd

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    Be an owner. Spend more money. Be closer to California.

    Easy peasy.
     
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  5. sunnyvale

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    They told me at the store that I will have priority because I already ordered the model X.
     
  6. attathomeguy

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    So my understanding is I am a current roadster and model s owner and I live in the Bay Area and I would be willing to pickup at fremont factory so that's a lot of priority. From what I have heard the further you live the lower on the list you are on but current owners will be ahead of non current owners even if they spend the max amount of money.
     
  7. McHoffa

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    too bad you're not also an employee of Tesla or SpaceX, you'd get the first car :D
     
  8. attathomeguy

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    I actually know a guy from highschool who works on the Tesla Factory Floor and trust me I tried to get him to order for me but he wouldn't!
     
  9. doublejj

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    I'm considering a temp move to Freemont in about a year & 1/2...:D
     
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  10. Fonzi'sGF

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    Tesla’s line cutting policy that allows new customers willing to pay more money for a higher optioned vehicle to move ahead of long standing orders. A related issue is Tesla’s proven inability to meet current production goals. As time goes on my projected delivery date gets further into the future. If Tesla’s new order rate for high configured vehicles continues to exceed their production rate, delivery dates for committed lesser configured vehicles will continue to get pushed further into the future.
    This is the current situation with the Model X and will probably be the same situation with the Model 3.
     
  11. alseTrick

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    I HOPE people who reserved in March/April of 2016 (reveal 1) have their basic model cars delivered before fully-optioned cars that weren't reserved until after reveal 2.

    I FULLY understand how someone who may have reserved on April 20th can bypass someone who reserved March 31st but only wants a base model. That, to me, isn't all that egregious. The first example is.

    And something that I would find completely UNACCEPTABLE would be allowing a reservation made in mid-2017 to bypass an April 2016 order just because it was a PxxDL.

    Basically, I'm suggesting they "clump" the reservations:
    Clump 1 - March 2016 to the day before whenever the 2nd reveal is
    Clump 2 - Day of the 2nd reveal to last day before first day of production
    Clump 3 - First day of production onward (until "caught up" w/ pre-orders)

    I also think Tesla should try to start shipping international vehicles in Clump 1 before US vehicles in Clump 2. But, I think this should depend entirely on the US tax credit situation. If the tax credit has already expired, then they should start delivering internationally. If the tax credit has not yet been exhausted, then they should start US delivers in Clump 2 until it is exhausted before switching to international deliveries in Clump 1.

    **From what I've heard, I shouldn't expect Tesla to do that. So, I'm not. But that's what I think should happen.**
     
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  12. tsla007

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    Fonzi is dead wrong. Elon tweeted 4 months ago-options do not give you priority!
    So forget spending on more options if you don't want them.
    This is a fact! Elon twitter
    Also, those that waited in line will get their cars first after employees/current owners. Again, options don't give you priority anymore.
     
  13. TheMaverick

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    Link to this tweet...??
     
  14. Fonzi'sGF

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    How about some real world facts before you call me wrong.
    I gave Tesla $5000 for my RESERVATION over two years ago.
    I committed my ORDER in early February 2016.

    Communications with my Tesla Delivery Experience Specialist (DES) have consistently pushed my delivery date out further into the future with each conversation:

    • On April 15th I was told to "Prepare for Your Model X Delivery!”

    • On May 21st I was told that "Our 75kwh Model Xs (like yours) are estimated to begin production in June and July."

    • Recently my DES indicated "As far as the status of your order goes, Model Xs with 5 seat configurations (like yours), are set to be produced at the end of this year.”
    I now have no confidence in anything that I am told by Tesla, Tweet, email or blog posts.
     
  15. Tiberius

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    So you revived a nearly 4 month old thread just to complain based you your experience with the model X? (A car with many known supply issues contributing to worldwide delays)

    Man do I feel sorry for Fonzi...
     
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  16. Jason Bourne

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    My understanding of the priority sequence is this

    1. Tesla employees
    2. SpaceX employees
    3. Current Tesla owners
    4. residents of US west coast
    5. Deliveries working their way east
    I am not an employee, owner nor live on the west coast, but I did reserve in store at 10.30am on March 31. Based on the data gleaned from the 'hack' that allowed us to see our sequential reservation spot, I estimate myself to be ~25,000 in line. If Tesla is able to stick to their announced plan to deliver 100,000 Model 3s by EOY 2017, I think I'll get mine in Fall 2017.
     
  17. melindav

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    based on the tesla blog prior to the reveal, current owners will be within each region - not delivered before starting in on west-east deliveries. So an owner in Oakland will be one of the early deliveries on the west coast. A Chicago owner will be one of the first within that region's deliveries... etc. but the Chicago owner will not be before a non-owner in Seattle.
    "In order to be as fair as possible, there will be a different queue for each region. And as a thank you to our current owners, existing customers will get priority in each region.
    Model 3 production is scheduled to begin in late 2017. When production begins, we will begin deliveries in North America starting on the West Coast, moving east."
     
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  18. 03DSG

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    Wrong
     
  19. WileyTheMan

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    If the "higher options rules the queue" thing is true, I hope they give us an idea of what options to choose if we want quicker delivery.
     
  20. dsvick

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    I've also heard that there is tweet out there somewhere that says highly optioned cars won't get priority, but I've not seen it and haven't seen a valid link to it either. It does make sense though that they wouldn't want to just build the most expensive cars first, not after they were so beat up in the press over the initial MXs being so expensive.

    The only thing, I think, that we can definitely say is what we know from the MyTesla page, that we'll be asked to configure based on date of the reservation and that it'll be done by region. With employees and prior owners having priority within a region. I can see something like this:
    They take all the people in the region closest to the factory, sort them by reservation date.
    Then move all the employees and prior owners to the front.
    They then take the first few thousand and let them configure.
    Move on to the next region moving East and repeat until they hit the Atlantic then start over back West and grab the next few thousand in each region.

    Another sorting option would be to sort them by reservation date, then split each region into groups of several thousand, then move employees and prior owners to the front. That way an employee can't wait until the day before production starts to place their order and still be at the front of the line.

    I can see some additional fine tuning of the production schedule based on selected options, but only to produce similarly optioned vehicles at the same time. Keep in mind this is complete, rampant speculation ... :)
     

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