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Production X Configuration Has Begun!

Discussion in 'Model X' started by engle, Nov 23, 2015.

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  1. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    I completely understand why you would be annoyed, but look at it from Tesla's perspective and that of logistics. If they go by when the order is confirmed, they can start sourcing parts, and forecast builds by model. If they go by deposit date, the queue would be constantly changing. Let's say you wait 6 weeks to confirm. When you confirm, if Tesla tried to "insert" you into the build queue, they could end up in a position where many orders behind you have parts sourced, but yours does not. They would have to skip your order, effectively pushing you back anyway. So then you might suggest: ok, give me the earliest build slot where parts can be lined up. But that creates a domino effect pushing every order behind that slot off by one. It would make it impossible to give people an accurate estimated delivery date. At some point you have to draw the line, and confirmed date is the simplest to implement and the easiest to communicate.
     
  2. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I haven't confirmed, either, and I recognize the penalty for doing so is going to be a later delivery. The way I see it, production should be ramping up pretty quickly and the difference will likely be pretty small - a few weeks, perhaps. I am willing to pay that penalty in exchange for some in-person confirmation of certain aspects of the car. For those who are willing and happy to confirm before me (but sit in reservation line behind me), I say more power to them. The car is probably a better fit for them, since they aren't hesitating. They should get it first.
     
  3. JohnSnowNW

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    It would be nice to get a little more indication on when to expect delivery...as I'm sure everyone agrees with. We've decided that we'd like to defer taking possession of our Model X 90D (not yet configured obviously), until fall.

    However, it seems like things will simply work out that way...but it would be nice to know.

    I'm not really sure how deferment works, but I assume it's a straight forward process.
     
  4. MrBoylan

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    Sweet ride! :) Congrats on the order. My wife was similarly skeptical but eventually came around. I would buy her jewelry but a.) she's not into that and b.) we can't afford it now! :)

    Are you going to go double black and powder coat the wheels after delivery, or do you like the silver/black contrast? I initially was thinking black wheels on the Blue X, but decided I like silver wheels better after all.

    BTW, I keep looking for an early "Confirm" button on my My Tesla page but it has not appeared. So it will likely auto-confirm my order on 12/20. Sad to lose access to the design studio but happy to be one step closer to ownership! You shouldn't have too long to wait with a P90D. Here's hoping they ramp up quickly!
     
  5. ChtiLuxo

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    Anyone OUTSIDE North America been invited to configure yet ?
     
  6. SeanA

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    Very logical. I was just thinking that the parts list by batch wouldn't vary so much as to make it an issue. Any sourced parts would get used quickly. I don't know how "just in time" the lines run. I wouldn't, at all, want my indecision to delay someone else.

    This is more a reflection of my emotional desire to have the car positioned against my logical side that, ya know, actually wants to touch an example of what I'd be spending so much on... The early adopter challenge, for sure - but this isn't dropping $200 on a Kickstarter campaign ;)

    Thanks for for the reply...
    Sean
     
  7. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Not yet. I would expect Canadian reservations holders to be next. My gut tells me no earlier than a month from now, probably longer.
     
  8. bobbykansara

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    I apologize for the dumb question in advance:


    When you get assigned a VIN, does it show up under your reservation number on the MyTesla page, or somewhere else?


    I am only Prod #1071 so I doubt I have a VIN number assigned yet. But I also want to make sure I am not missing it if I need to be looking somewhere else. Thanks in advance!
     
  9. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    It replaces you reservation number.
     
  10. Cobra Kai

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    For the moment I will keep the silver/black contrast, but I will look into powder coating them black at some point. I think the double black looks awesome. I REALLY wanted the blue, but my wife nixed that. She says that color looks fine for a sports car but not an SUV. Says its dumb. My retort was "it IS a sports car that looks like a SUV" lol. I had an athens blue Infiniti G37 convertible that I absolutely loved for 5 years and then I had to trade it in for a family SUV right before the twins came. Now she's taking over that vehicle while I get the X. Much to her continued dismay. So because of that, I relented on the deep blue metallic (it's totally more my style and personality) and going with the obsidian black metallic to keep her happy. That was the only color she liked when we streamed the X reveal back in September.
     
  11. highedu

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    So about 10k asked to confirm to-date and Monday right around the corner. Last batch was small (~1k)....any guesses in if they will go big and do the remainder of orders or maybe another 5k?

    I'm in the 14k range so hopefully soon
     
  12. spentan

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    Also in the 14k range,
     
  13. mspisars

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    Any news on new invites past 10k?
     
  14. gfb107

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    If there are any today, I doubt it'll happen before 1:00 PM PST
     
  15. highedu

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    I just logged in to My Tesla Page and nothing yet....I am #14XXX
     
  16. Vizir

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    Nothing so far on my #11xxx
     
  17. commasign

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    #10085, nothing yet. :(
     
  18. highedu

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    looks like no invites today.....unless they do a big bang wont make the goal to get all invites to configure out before the end of year
     
  19. timf

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    I'm 10053 and just got invited to configure. Looks like 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST is the magic hour.
     
  20. omarsultan

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    Just got my invite - #10,3xx :)
     

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