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Reserve online or in store

Discussion in 'Model S' started by metafor, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. metafor

    metafor Member

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    I'm currently not near a Tesla store but I'd like to reserve a Model S online. I will, however, be traveling and will be near a Tesla store in Palo Alto in a few weeks. Can I still get my picture with the giant check after I reserve it online? :)
     
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    you apparently stand more of a chance of free schwag if you reserve in-store, see this thread
     
  3. DavidM

    DavidM P2624, Delivered

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    Funny. Welcome metafor. Congrats on your first post.
    If you think your $5,000 is a giant check, wait until your car is delivered! That'l be at least 17 more giant checks. :smile:
     
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    Ha! Thanks! I think I'll just wait until I drop by a Tesla store in a few weeks then. It sounds like the in-store reservation process is more enjoyable. I wonder if they can offer a test drive when I'm there...
     
  5. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I reserved in a store, and thought that it was a great process (plus they gave me a Tesla keychain and a hotwheels roadster) As far as a test drive, from what I hear, the stores will start getting cars for test drives in September, so I would not help my breath on driving one, but you can always hope :)
     
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    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    Just as an FYI - When you reserve in store all they do is park you in front of a computer and have you reserve online. The nice part about doing it in store is that you get the opportunity to speak with a Tesla rep and ask questions galore along with see the pretty Model S sitting on the floor.

    You can just go online now, reserve the car, then make a trip to the Palo Alto store and ask for SWAG and your "certificate".

    Speaking of SWAG, the running joke amongst my ICE loving friends is that I bought a $5000 key chain
     
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    I received TWO key chains, so only $2500 ea.
     
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    I got a gym bag too, which I value at $1k. So there. :tongue:
     
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    Hmmm. When my friend reserved one, he got a giant certificate lkke they give out to lottery winners (only without the money obviously :)

    That's really the only reason I want to reserve in person. Does that not happen for everyone?
     
  10. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    Haha that is NOT standard operating procedure :)
     
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    Just thought I'd update. It turns out that only the store at Santana Row in San Jose does this; the employees there thought it'd be fun for people who reserve a car. Anyway, I got in line with the rest of you :)

    tesla_reservation.jpg
     
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    That is just great :D
     
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    Anybody tried going to the store for swag after reserving online? I'm starting to feel like I missed out, I mean a 1k gym bag is no key chain.
     
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    Don't feel bad. All I got besides the giant certificate pic was 2 keychains. Oh well, I'd rather Tesla spend more money ramping up production rather than on schwag.
     

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