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Paying for your car........

stew18

Member
Mar 10, 2021
14
10
Whatcom County
Hi there,

New guy here... I have an appointment to pick up my car on Friday. I am putting a nice chunk down. In my account it wants me to link up to my bank to make the payment. For some reason it is having trouble linking up to the bank. Am I able to bring a cashiers check when I pick it up?

Thanks for your help

Stew
 

Shane23

Member
Jul 22, 2020
68
55
Brooklyn, NY
Hi there,

New guy here... I have an appointment to pick up my car on Friday. I am putting a nice chunk down. In my account it wants me to link up to my bank to make the payment. For some reason it is having trouble linking up to the bank. Am I able to bring a cashiers check when I pick it up?

Thanks for your help

Stew
Everything is center specific, but yes you can bring a check to complete final purchase payment..
 

Habu

Member
Dec 20, 2020
27
24
Cincinnati
I ignored the Tesla requests for payment before delivery and showed up with 2 cashiers checks, one for my down payment and one for the financing. I wanted to inspect the car before I gave them my money.

Nothing was said and delivery went smoothly.
 

DurkaDurka

Member
Mar 4, 2021
24
15
East Coast
I tried the Plaid thing, which gave me an error. Tried it twice actually. Of course, I get $.01 deposits the next day. Typical. Anyhow, I disliked the fact that I provided by user/pass to them, so I changed it. I'd MUCH prefer to just bring a personal check, but Tesla's site says :

Final payment is accepted via:
  • Electronic check (direct debit) in your Tesla Account
  • Wire transfer
  • Certified check at time of pick-up, with your Reservation Number (RN) and name in the memo line
Note: Credit Cards are only accepted for the initial order fee.

I don't really want to go to the bank for a certified check, so I'm waiting for actual contact from Tesla to see if I can just bring a personal check. The amount is significant (over $30K).
 
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DurkaDurka

Member
Mar 4, 2021
24
15
East Coast
As an FYI, Tesla called me to confirm my pickup and I asked about payment. They said a personal check was fine, which was a relief for me. So far, no issues...I'm holding my breath for QA of the car. :oops:
 
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nlam514

Member
Mar 4, 2021
85
62
Los Angeles
Does Tesla use this 3rd party company (Plaid?) for the down payment only? What about the monthly payment (loan) going forward? I would hate to give out my user name and password to any 3rd party companies.
 

exefworks

Member
Feb 26, 2021
12
11
WA
Does Tesla use this 3rd party company (Plaid?) for the down payment only? What about the monthly payment (loan) going forward? I would hate to give out my user name and password to any 3rd party companies.
You'd set up an account with whoever is actually servicing your loan. So if you have a Chase loan and already have an account with them, it'll just show up under your login.
 

nlam514

Member
Mar 4, 2021
85
62
Los Angeles
You'd set up an account with whoever is actually servicing your loan. So if you have a Chase loan and already have an account with them, it'll just show up under your login.
Thank you. My loan is with Chase and I also bank with them. That should make things easier. Hopefully I can just provide a personal check for the down payment during delivery.
 

Ignatius2021

Member
Mar 10, 2021
20
26
Pacific Northwest
Has anyone tried paying with Bank of America online bill pay? Seems easier than having to line up a cashiers check and safer than handing over a personal check with accounting and routing numbers printed on it.
As long as the timing works out.
 

OCR1

Active Member
Jan 28, 2018
3,756
4,102
Southern California
Has anyone tried paying with Bank of America online bill pay? Seems easier than having to line up a cashiers check and safer than handing over a personal check with accounting and routing numbers printed on it.
As long as the timing works out.
They can’t confirm immediate receipt of funds with online bill pay. Use their ACH system. It’s the same as online bill pay except it pulls the money from your bank account using their website so they receive immediate confirmation.
 

Ignatius2021

Member
Mar 10, 2021
20
26
Pacific Northwest
They can’t confirm immediate receipt of funds with online bill pay. Use their ACH system. It’s the same as online bill pay except it pulls the money from your bank account using their website so they receive immediate confirmation.
Sure— I just hate handing anybody my account number and routing number.
 

klangeMod3

Member
Mar 24, 2021
10
11
Everett, WA
I'm also bringing in a cashier's check for about ⅔ of the balance. Hope it goes smoothly. Well see in about 48 (Amazing to save for it for a few years and then have it vanish with a bit of ink printer on paper!!)
 
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fortunex

New Member
Mar 19, 2021
3
0
Arizona
Plaid is safe. Their fintech allows them to share your information without seeing it.

I just paid for delivery but Tesla didn't use Plaid, asked for the typical account and routing numbers for ACH. *shrug*

I prefer Plaid, honestly, because I swear sometimes ACH doesn't work randomly.
 

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