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Reservation process detils (payment options)

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by WarpedOne, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. WarpedOne

    WarpedOne Supreme Premier

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    Yes, I'm reserving on 01.04.16

    I'm in Europe and don't own a credit card (we have debit cards).
    What are "usual" payment options for reservation?

    Only credit cards, bank transfer, pay pal, ..?
    Is reservation accounted for card/account owner or a named third party (say me paying with a friends credit card)?
     
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    That's what Tesla is allowing for Model X reservations, I'd expect the same for Model 3. FWIW, if your debit card has the Visa, Amex, or MasterCard logo on it, then it can be processed the same way as a credit card and therefore can be used for the deposit. I don't know if the payment account holder name is relevant—contact Tesla with your question.
     
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    It does not matter who pays as long as it's legal money.

    If your friend is there, and writes Tesla a check with proper Identifications, there should not be any problem.

    However, if your friend is not there and you bring your friend's credit card and sign the name. That is a "no, no." It will be hard to prove that your friend authorized it.
     
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    I called the local store and they told me a debit card is fine.

    Also said that if I paid by check my place in the line would not be established until that night.
     
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    Wow! That's a huge difference for people who camp 2 nights.

    Thanks for sharing the info.
     
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    I've heard that some European stores accept VISA and MasterCard. NOTHING else. So beware...
     
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    I tried reserving using an Amex credit card. The reserve page didn't show what types of cc are accepted.
    At least it said at the end of the reservation that the process completed successfully. Yet half a day later my cc doesn't show a charge, nor did I get a confirmation email. And logging into MyTesla doesn't work either.
    Perhaps I should try again? Otoh I don't want to reserve two cars.
     
  9. cynix

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    I was not able to reserve using an Amex — it kept saying there was a problem when processing payment. Ended up using a MasterCard instead.
     
  10. sparkie

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    I reserved using Amex just fine FWIW. The pending charge hit my card immediately and then a few days later it posted.
     
  11. jeffhre

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    I reserved using Amex but was told Checks weren't accepted - North Los Angeles County.
     
  12. NikolasRide

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    I reserved using my Chase Visa card...
     
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    So glad we could pay with Amex, hooray for 1500 air miles! :)
     

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