Is there an advantage of ordering a Tesla at a store with a salesperson over just ordering online? Can a salesperson add anything price-wise such as an incentive? Will the wait time be the same each way?
Gee. How boring. Every other car I bought from a dealer involved all kinds of excitement. Frustration, anger, joy, etc., etc. Don't all you folks miss the drama?
I wonder whether the salesperson would get a commission. I went to a test drive, and the salesperson tried to push me to order on the spot.
@Mr. Big - I actually think it's good that your purchase is linked to a sales advisor. Although they may not have done much to help with the purchase, I found my sales advisor to be an invaluable resource to help answer questions and coordinate the delivery of my M3. The delivery advisor could not be reached and never returned messages that I left so every time I had a question or issue, I would contact my sales advisor who was super responsive and she would take care of things for me. This alone was the one big reason I would go with a sales advisor even if you end up ordering online.
Was this at the Sunnyvale dealership? lol If so, I met the same person.Agree. Even when you order online, you get assigned a sales advisor.... but I have no idea where that person is. They might be in a call center somewhere, etc.
I went to a "store" and ordered mine. Even though they walked me over to a computer to order, my sales advisor was invaluable. We bonded over cars (he had come over to tesla from selling BMWs in fact), and even though I did not have a long wait, he was invaluable in providing information for me on cars matched to me, the "born on" date, helping get me scheduled for delivery, etc. After I got my car and got the chrome delete and other wrap stuff I had done, I drove by and showed him and he was super excited about it.
it was very much like having a nice salesperson at a BMW dealership for me. Everyone has had different experiences, but mine was very good in this regard. I recommend making a local contact at the store if possible, but thats because thats how I like to do business.