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Saw car carrier full of white Tesla 3s by the factory this morning

NixGhost

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Oct 25, 2019
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11
Utah
Dude, don't get me all excited! Ordered a White on Black LR AWD on 10/26.... still says 5 - 9 weeks and no VIN in the Source Code yet.
Strap in dude, I ordered the same thing with FSD on 10/13 and complete silence. I do believe orders are going out but they're starting on the East Coast and working their way in. Additionally, there's a poster on another page that got an email from his Delivery Specialist claiming US production has resumed and that orders would be fulfilled ASAP.
 

SGM1980

Member
Oct 28, 2019
79
27
USA
I hear you all say they ship from East to West, but I'm in NC and ordered on 10/28 and it's been total radio silence. So they're certainly not filling ALL Q4 deliveries East to West...
 

skydreamerjae

Goldmember
Nov 4, 2019
359
622
Fountain Valley, CA
This was like back in April or March, but my coworker and his brother both went to Tesla Buena Park and placed their orders on site. Coworker's brother placed order first. MR black/black 18" and then my coworker placed his order. Some issue happened (put the $2500 down but no account was created) for my coworker so he had to return the next day (Tesla was closing soon that day) to replace his order and put down ANOTHER $2500. So at this point, my coworker ordered a day AFTER his brother; exact same trim and options. Yet, my coworker was able to take delivery one week before his brother did. Just wanted to throw that info out there. And they also eventually refunded him his first $2500 that went no where.
 

Elliott 151

Stealth Performance AWD FSD White on Black, 18"
Nov 7, 2019
36
28
Los Altos, CA
I ordered on September 19th and still waiting. Apparently California and especially the local SF Bay Area lowest priority. They are still shipping overseas...
Tesla M3 hwy 101 mtv view Nov 9_2019.jpg
Just yesterday (November 9, 2019), I spotted a truckload heading north on HWY 101 in Mountain View. As the picture shows, these are configured for non-USA market with the wider license plates and right hand steering wheels.
 

onair125

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Oct 18, 2019
20
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California
I ordered on September 19th and still waiting. Apparently California and especially the local SF Bay Area lowest priority. They are still shipping overseas...View attachment 474944 Just yesterday (November 9, 2019), I spotted a truckload heading north on HWY 101 in Mountain View. As the picture shows, these are configured for non-USA market with the wider license plates and right hand steering wheels.
I ordered on September 19th and still waiting. Apparently California and especially the local SF Bay Area lowest priority. They are still shipping overseas...View attachment 474944 Just yesterday (November 9, 2019), I spotted a truckload heading north on HWY 101 in Mountain View. As the picture shows, these are configured for non-USA market with the wider license plates and right hand steering wheels.

wow..those grey wheels are super S3XY on the P3D.
They really need to start producing and focusing on NA orders or else a lot of people will be losing some of the rebate benefits, Especially in California.

I’m still eagerly waiting for my P3D in CA. ordered on 10/10. Marina Del Ray is my delivery center.
 

jonquiljo

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Sep 26, 2019
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527
SF Bay Area - Marin
damn..waiting on a p3d white/white I ordered in september..I really hope they bust out a few for us soon
Right hand drive cars? This is NOT a good sign. I’m pretty sure that Tesla can make only one type of car at a time (right or left hand). When I was told yesterday that 60% of cars were going overseas, I figured that they were all left hand as the final configuration could likely be easily changed at the end of the line. Most European cars just need a different console language and a few other things.

Well, I can only hope that those RHD cars had been sitting on a lot for a ship to be loaded. I doubt, however that we are so lucky. Want to bet that Tesla comes short on USA deliveries and cites “too much demand” as the problem? Too much demand - where?

It seems (from first hand reports) that Tesla is really going to make good on the “X-mas special” chaos car sale idea. Thats just a guess. It is also VERY possible that the “5-9 weeks” designation during the past number of weeks is B.S. too.

I wouldn’t be so insistent that Tesla try a bit harder to deliver to USA customers if they hadn’t been receiving billions in tax breaks and incentives from our various governments. We give Tesla billions in breaks, but they go out of their way to deliver anywhere but here?

Well, nothing we can do about it.
 
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dandrewk

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Jun 25, 2019
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Tesla has consistently been reducing the maximum delivery time for Model 3's every week. Currently it says 5-7 weeks. Theoretically you could order today and still get year end delivery, including east coast.

We can take that any way we want, but it shows Tesla seems confident in meeting those goals. And as I've said before, it's different from the "2-3 weeks" promised in September. This one comes with potential costs to their customers and Tesla themselves.
 

DKM3D

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Nov 1, 2019
58
26
Union City CA
Spotted one more shipment this time close to Fremont factory in 880N today at noon with euro cars. Fremont delivery center is just empty, saw just two people taking delivery of used model S.
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jonquiljo

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Sep 26, 2019
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Tesla has consistently been reducing the maximum delivery time for Model 3's every week. Currently it says 5-7 weeks. Theoretically you could order today and still get year end delivery, including east coast.

We can take that any way we want, but it shows Tesla seems confident in meeting those goals. And as I've said before, it's different from the "2-3 weeks" promised in September. This one comes with potential costs to their customers and Tesla themselves.
The problem is that "2 weeks" was promised in early October and a few days later it went to "2-3" weeks. Then Tesla had a change of mind and all of a sudden made it several weeks longer. Around the 14th of October, the numbers increased by close to 2 months. Did they all of a sudden realize that they were making inaccurate predictions? I really don't think so!

So I would trust the delivery estimate today no more than I could trust the estimates back in early October. The only difference is that in early October, we didn't think that the numbers would change so much in one day!

At this point shall we say we will receive a car by the end of December? Maybe. Is Tesla telling us the truth? Probably they don't even know. Tesla may make good cars, but their sales integrity is not stellar.
 

dandrewk

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Jun 25, 2019
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Marin County, CA
Agree 100%, but I have to compare it to last year's year end "mad rush", this time for a $7500 tax credit. At the time, Musk promised year end delivery. If not met, Tesla would "make good" on the tax credit.

I asked my SA who was there a year ago. He said they filled all their orders within the promised time, save for "a few" that were delayed for logistical reasons. These were indeed compensated.

It's fair to assume the same guarantee, but then there's no guarantee it will. It's a bit less of a sting with the lower credit, so it will be easier for Tesla to absorb.

That's what I was referring to expensive penalties should Tesla fail to deliver by 12/31. It's a bit more customer anger and a PR hit. It might actually cost them.
 

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