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Roadster reservations

Discussion in 'Roadster 2022' started by Twiddler, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. John W. Ratcliff

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    So, by the time I get my Roadster, I should be about 60 years old. If things go according to plan I should also be retired by then. I not only plan to daily drive the car, I plan to drive it cross country as well. I have no intention of limiting the miles I put on the car, because at my age I could care less about resale value. I see no reason to think the car will be any less reliable and maintenance free as any other modern Tesla.

    I will probably be one of the first to put 100k miles on one.
     
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  2. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 Porsche 918 Hybrid

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    Drive it like you stole it! :cool:
     
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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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    Would love to see this Roadster hit the road in 2020+. Congrats to those who put their deposits down! There’s nothing like waiting for a Tesla. ;)

    I’ll wait for my midlife crisis to hit and for me to lose some more hair up top before considering this. :) In the meantime, will make do with my S and shortly, the 3.
     
  4. paulwesterberg

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    Porsche sold 918 copies of the Porsche 918 Spyder for $847,000+. At the time it had the fastest 0-60 time. You might say that Porsche has better brand recognition and customer following, but Tesla has sold the best selling large luxury sedan in the US for the last 3 years.

    Whether there are 1000 people willing to pay an extra 50k to be the first owners is questionable is another question. Tesla may be trying to reap a little extra cash from other automakers who buy the first available Tesla production vehicles in order to tear them down and reverse engineer components.
     
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  5. sputnik

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    @JenniferQ , @Colasec - any luck with getting the wire transfer confirmed as received? I've made a couple of calls, and gotten basically non-answers. 'We will have a dedicated team checking in with you next week' - is the latest non-answer.
     
  6. dailydriver

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    I transferred the $45K on Monday and have not received a confirmation yet, but I'm not too concerned. I paid the initial $5K on Friday, got the reservation confirmation on Saturday, and wired the funds on Monday. The confirmation indicated they wanted the money by 11/27 (10 days).
     
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  7. dailydriver

    dailydriver Member

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    No Powerwall yet, but 6 Teslas. ;):cool:

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  8. JenniferQ

    JenniferQ Supporting Member

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    @sputnik I am same as @dailydriver. Also placed Model 3 order Wednesday, so I'm hopeful they won't forget about me!
     
  9. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    Very nice hand you got there, but I think a Tesla straight flush beats a full house:)
     
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  10. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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  11. Casey_S

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    Do we know if "base" reservations are signature or if there's only founders editions?
     
  12. Colasec

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  13. nigelsilva

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    I suddenly feel poor after reading this thread...
     
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  14. ElecFan

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    Wow, 'due to the volume' means they are getting a great deal of reservations for the Roadster? Sounds promising to me. Maybe a couple of hundreds or thousands!

    I noticed the people with referral rebates were transferred to the founders edition so maybe the 50k edition reservations are going swifter than the founder ones? I can imagine with a 250k deposit.
     
  15. doofenshmirtz

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    Never ceases to amaze how a company as progressive as Tesla is hamstrung by wire transfers that take 10 days
     
  16. Johann Koeber

    Johann Koeber Active Member

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    After maling my reservation on Friday, it took me 2 days (monday and tuesday) to transfer the money. I am still waiting for the email that they have received the payment. It must have been on teslas account no later than Wednesday.

    Due to limits on my account, I had to pay in 5 installments. Hopefully Tesla has no probblem adding the 5 amounts, as I have supplied the RN on all of them.

    Sure wish they will send the email soon.

    OTOH it is a good sign that they are so busy. I bet the 1,000 founders and about 10,000 regular reservations will be sold in no time.
     
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  17. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    I am day 7 now and no confirmation of my deposit. We did have a holiday though.
     
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  18. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    I'm not sure what you mean by this?
     
  19. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Especially since Elon is coming from PayPal.
     
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  20. Doom

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    I'm still waiting on a wire verification as well.
     

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