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Picking up Inventory 90D in NJ to drive back to MA before the MA incentives drop

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Pvgas, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Pvgas

    Pvgas Member

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    A I was just about to put down my deposit for a new build Titanium Metalic 90D I received an email notification from Tesla alerting me that the MA incentive was going to drop from $ 2500 to $1000 for any EV over $60k at the end of the month (less than a week ). I put down my deposit and later confirmed that the incentive change was going to happen as indicated. As a new build would take more than a month, I contacted my Owner Advisor who found a similarly equipped 90D with 277 miles in NJ. We transferred the deposit to this inventory 90D with the expectation that I would be able to take delivery before the deadline of the incentive change.

    This evening I got an email for my DS that we could expect delivery mid-March.....WHAT???...Apparently logistically the car wouldn't be able to be transferred in time to MA from NJ. So...I'll be closing the deal Friday in MA, picking up my plates, then taking a road trip to NJ for delivery.

    Never a dull moment. ...I think I'll try to get one of my pilot friends to fly me down....

    Can't wait for the return trip :cool:

    Titanium Metallic | 90D| AP | UHF stereo | Pano | Obeche Gloss | All black premium interior | Cold Weather | Black Next Gen | 19" standard wheels | standard suspension
     
  2. David_Cary

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    Yeah - nothing happens fast at the delivery phase ... until the end of the quarter is near.

    Glad to see that things worked out but you do realize that you are doing this for $1500? Hardly seems worth it if you value your time. Adventure yes, savings - eh.

    Pity that Tesla or you weren't more informed of the change. But congrats!
     
  3. byan1232

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    Haha I to school in Boston and constantly drive from MA to NJ it's not too bad. Especially with autopilot!! :p
     
  4. tstafford

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    Very sweet to get a lightly used 90D. I haven't seen many (or any?) posts like that.

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    The $1500 justifies it. The REAL reason is that he gets his car this weekend!!
     
  5. HankLloydRight

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    Having lived in Boston for about 20 years and have family in the S. Jersey area, I could do this drive in my sleep. It's really no big deal at all! The OP makes it sound like a cross-country trip! It's only NEW JERSEY!!!
     
  6. Pvgas

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    I agree that it is only Jersey, but I might as well try to make it a fun adventure....fly down at 180 mph, get there in an hour or so...much better than driving an ICE....then a leisurely return trip....
     
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    Sorry to hear Tesla's incentives dropped, in MA. Now, GM, who is testifying against Tesla in Indiana, on Thursday, gets the full $2,500, for a car with an engine. That's sad.
     
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    @pvgas could u let me know what tesla gear they gave u with your car pickup at the Paramus location? I'm picking up there too in March and excited to see what cool stuff they give us. :D
     
  9. Pvgas

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    Coffee mug, pen, pin, desk calendar. .....and a sweet ride
     
  10. Pvgas

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    ...and an umbrella
     

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