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[POLL] CA Current owners ONLY. Have you received your config invite yet?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by insaneoctane, Nov 24, 2017.

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As a current Tesla owner, Have you received your configuration email yet?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. onautopilot

    onautopilot Member

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    Got my configure email today. I'm a current owner. I was maybe number 100 in line on day one.

    They're saying 4 weeks to delivery. It would be a bummer to miss the federal tax credit by days.. Hopefully it'll come a few days early or the republicans will keep the credit.
     
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  2. wraithnot

    wraithnot Model 3 VIN #2942 Model S VIN #5785

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    I got my invitation to configure today as well (9:28 am to be exact). I'm a current model S owner and we got in line at the Corte Madera, California Tesla gallery at around 8 am on day 1. I'm definitely glad we went to the Freemont Tesla delivery center last weekend ( Pictures of production Model 3s ) so we knew what the different color and wheel options looked like in real life and we were ready to finalize the configuration soon after we got the email. I didn't realize it beforehand, but you have to put down an additional $2,500 deposit to get things moving. Once you confirm, the original $1000 and new $2,500 both become non refundable. We also were told that the car would be delivered in four weeks which will put it into 2018. But we'll move some money around so we're ready to pounce if a car becomes available in 2017.

    It's still a bit of a leap of faith to buy a car without a test drive, but my wife and I have been very happy with the model S.
     
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  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Nope. Didn't get an invite today and am still showing Nov :snicker: - Jan.
     
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  4. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Same for a local friend of mine.
     
  5. beachbum77

    beachbum77 Banned

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    #45 beachbum77, Dec 7, 2017
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    I think he is referring to the EV-CPO.com website where you can sort cars by different fields. The Tesla website is only good for seeing pictures and features. It is not very good for looking at the inventory.
     
  6. beachbum77

    beachbum77 Banned

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    As far as anyone knows Bonnie you are the only owner outside CA to get an invite.
     
  7. daniel

    daniel Active Member

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    Owner in WA state, second-day reservation. My delivery estimator got revised from (IIRC) Feb-April to new estimate of December 2017 - January 2018. However, I am outside of CA, I have not received an invitation, and the folks above who have received invitations have delivery estimates of four weeks. So it's obvious I cannot get delivery this month. Not unless they send me an invitation very soon, and then deliver in 2 weeks instead of 4.

    So my delivery estimate is clearly way off, though January is still an outside possibility. Maybe Roadster owners are getting a bit of an added priority boost? Or they are now expecting a lot of the CA-owner orders to postpone. Or, much more likely, the delivery estimator had a brain fart.

    I am now very optimistic of getting my car before June. :)
     
  8. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

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    I look at the Delivery Estimator more along the lines of delivery configurator...within that specified time frame you will get to configure your car for delivery, not necessarily delivery of it. Had the production line issues been non-existent at the start, which seemed highly unlikely for a new car/production line, I'm sure it would be otherwise.

    For those who mentioned having a Nov-Jan date, to me it still means you are in the initial period for Telsa owners/non-employee and most likely ahead of those now getting Dec-Feb time frames. Hard to be patient, I understand. I'm in the Dec-Feb range and unless things really ramp up, thinking we'll get our invite in February.
     
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  9. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Completely unfounded theory that someone can easily disprove:

    I think only owners got their delivery windows adjusted. Is everyone showing Nov-Jan is probably just a super early line waiter, or do we have any owners still showing that as of *right now*?
     
  10. insaneoctane

    insaneoctane Active Member

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    Just a line snap:
    12/8/2017 71.4% NO
     
  11. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

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    I've never heard of the delivery estimator giving a two month window. It's always been either a vague term ("Early 2018") or a 3 month window.
     
  12. daniel

    daniel Active Member

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    This makes a lot of sense.

    I assure you that as of this morning (December 8, 2017, around 9:00 a.m. Pacific time) mine said Dec-Jan. This surprised me so much that I double-checked, and re-loaded the page and checked a third time. I checked again just now (11:20 a.m. same day), and they've changed it to Dec-Feb.

    Originally it was January-March. Then they changed it to February-April when a lot of people got a one-month delay. And now it's December-February. I'm in Washington State and I've owned my Roadster since 2011. Not CA, but still west coast, and if they prioritize Roadster owners, or if they prioritize by original date of ownership, that could give me a bit of a boost.

    I'm still expecting delivery before June. :)
     
  13. Mark Z

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    Received my email and have delayed for all wheel drive. If no cream color interior option occurs, I may be waiting a long time.
     
  14. Lifeinabox

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    Got my config email today. I'm a new owner (less than 3 months, CPO) and placed my order Day Two, so a little surprised my number was called so soon. Configurator says First production models ready for delivery in 4 weeks, Base is early 18, and Dual Motor is spring 18.
     
  15. run-the-joules

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    Wow. So not only are they letting people order two cars by giving priority to both reservations for only owning a single S or X, which is the opposite of how they said it would work, they're letting new owners and late reservers order before people who waited in line at a store in California to reserve and owned Tesla at the the time that they still have.

    I'm saddened to see that Tesla is screwing this up every bit as badly as I feared they would.
     
  16. Dilbagh

    Dilbagh Member

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    I'm a current owner and first day line waiter - reserved around noon 3/31 in San Diego. No invite yet. Delivery window Nov-Jan.
     
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  17. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    There we go, theory disproven. Thanks, legitimately.

    At this point I don't think we can ascribe any sort of logic or reason to how they're doing this, because there's no longer any rational explanation for who is getting invites and who is showing what dates anymore.
     
  18. daniel

    daniel Active Member

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    I wonder if maybe the 4 weeks is because they have not yet ramped up, and later invites, once things get going, might not take as long to deliver.

    Are they maybe prioritizing people who are closer to the factory? That might put some day-two people ahead of some day-one people if the latter are farther away even within California? It's hard to believe they're just drawing names out of a hat. It certainly would be nice if there was more transparency to the process.
     
  19. EscoguyS75

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    Before I got my invite, I drove my Model S 75 to a Honda dealer. Perhaps Telsa tracked me and thought I might be shopping. :)
    Got invite today at 10:17 am PST. Took two hours to realize and discuss options with wife. Order submitted at 12:57 pm.
     
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  20. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Anecdotal evidence isn't worth much, but my main data point is a good friend who is on his second Model S, and has continuously owned at least one since before he waited in line at the Walnut Creek store to make his reservation. He lives about 25 minutes from the factory if traffic is average, and has not yet received his invite.

    I am legitimately astonished at how badly they're screwing people over. I was angry the other day when I was having a generally bad day and took it out on people who didn't deserve it, but today I'm just sad for the folks who are going to miss out on an effective 25-35% discount on their car because Tesla made the decision not to stick to their word. I'm not the one getting hosed here, but Tesla should be reaching out to the people who are.
     

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