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Reservation Bump after buying Model S

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by superm1, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. superm1

    superm1 Member

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    I bought a Model S a month ago and had two model 3s reserved day they went live to public. Should I get a bump in my production date, and if so, who do I contact?
     
  2. Buddy

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    #2 Buddy, Aug 16, 2016
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    From what I've read...yes (I believe it was a tweet from Elon Musk if you want to search).

    As far as contacting someone, I don't think that is necessary. Your MyTesla account should show your vehicles and the model3 production has not yet begun.
     
  3. Max*

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    I'd call Elon directly and demand that your queue in line be moved up.
     
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  4. JeffK

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    #4 JeffK, Aug 16, 2016
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    It used to say that was the case on the Tesla blog but they removed that line of text.

    You'd better believe people will complain about it to if they make that an official thing (and I believe there was complaining). Rich people would literally be bumping the lesser rich out of the tax credit which might have benefitted them the most. If you get bumped from end of that first quarter after 200,000 by even one day, you've just lost $3750 of potential tax credit... If you're sitting on the edge 2 quarters from that point and you get bumped a day you lose $1750, two quarters later and you'd lose any tax credit at all.
     
  5. Skione65

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    Absolutely. You should have already received a 'Confirmation' In the mail. I received mine already. It was a Lithograph and said

    "Thank you for your Purchase....I've moved you up to #1.....All the best...Elon"!

    Ski
     
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  6. mspohr

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    HA!
    Mine said "I've moved you up to #0" !!!
     
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  7. JeffK

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    Ha! Mine said you move up to #-1... which was awesome until I learned it was stored as an unsigned int.
     
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  8. Frank Schwab

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    It's been made clear that owning a Tesla will move you up in line...
    and that ordering a highly-optioned Model 3 will move you up in line...
    and that living on the west coast (I'm hoping that Phoenix counts) will move you up in line...

    What's not entirely clear is how all of these "move you up in line" items are going to work when they conflict with each other. Will a non-owner in LA have priority over an owner in Springfield? Will a Base owner have priority over a top-spec non-owner?

    I have my own speculation about how it'll work. Half of the people on this forum have their own speculation. All of us are probably wrong, and we won't know for sure until Tesla starts delivering cars. As Buddy said, as long as "My Tesla" shows your Model S and your Model 3 orders, then Tesla knows everything they need to slot you appropriately.
     
  9. NikeWings

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    HA! Mine said 'while our algos project the idea of a finely managed queue, remember there really is no queue. Remind me, was it a black or red PDL you wanted?' ~ EM
     
  10. Model 3

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    I hope that was an 16bits integer and not an 64bit :eek:
     
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  11. ModelNforNerd

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    You're going to get that red one from the reveal and the Gigafactory!

    ;)
     
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  12. Odebek

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    It's still there: "In order to be as fair as possible, there will be a different queue for each region. And as a thank you to our current owners, existing customers will get priority in each region."

    Reserving your Model 3
     
  13. Mark C

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    Well, at least by being a non-owner, living in a non-EV friendly state, and trying to purchase a lesser optioned 3, I should get offered to configure on the 31st of next February! At least I'll have more time to save up the money.

    Just a thought, but if I could afford a Model S or X and bought one just to get a better place in the Model 3 line, and then sold the "take-me-to-the-front-of-the-line-mobile" with the depreciation hit that would be, I wouldn't need a tax credit. So, if that's your plan, shoot me a private message when your 3 arrives and sell me your near new S for what my 3 after tax credit will be. I'd prefer a red or blue one, no leather, no pano roof and no active air suspension. It'll still be the most awesome car I'll ever own by a very wide margin.

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
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  14. dsvick

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    Since they can't know your options until after you configure I'm thinking that reservation date, prior ownership, and region will affect when you get asked to configure and then options will affect when you get delivery.

    The part about owners and deliveries beginning in the west are in the blog and can be considered official, the part about the highly optioned ones getting moved up I think was a tweet so it is more likely subject to change.

    But it is fun playing the "when will I get mine" game :D
     
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    Oh my gosh, I hate to tell you this but you must have missed typed or something, there is a glaring problem in what you said ..... they wont know you're getting a lesser optioned car until after you've been asked to configure ... sheesh :)
     
  16. JeffK

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    The part they removed was the second part of the sentence you posted... it read: ",meaning that the fastest way to own a Model 3 is to own a Model S or Model X."

    The real test will be if a pre-existing owner orders a base model and a future owner orders a fully spec'd version then who gets priority?
     
  17. Ciaopec

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    For those of you with this "first world headache" it will all be made abundantly clear in the next release notes, or when AP 2.0 makes its debut, or "soon". In the interim, I continue to fiddle with an Easter egg hunt, hoping for an answer. Today, I'm going to input "42" in the "Name my car" slot and see what happens.o_O
     
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    My guess here is that the pre-existing owner will have the shortest wait between reservation opening of the DesignSenter, and the future owner will have the shortest wait between finalizing the order and delivery. The rest is a lot of unknown about where and when did they reserve, how fast will they batch out the opening of the DesignSenter, how long the production lines is when they finalize and how much weigth Tesla put on the different configuration options.
     
  19. Mark C

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    Sorry about the negativity, I guess I need to stay off of priority bump threads before they drive me crazy! Have a great day. Mark
     
  20. dsvick

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    I wasn't commenting on the negativity, it was supposed to be a funny by concentrating on the smaller detail of them not what your options are while overlooking the blatantly obvious Feb 31st. part of it. My only defense is that it sounded funny in my mind, of course a lot of things sound funnier there .... like the voices ....
     
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