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Short-circuit one-week order confirmation?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by brec, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. brec

    brec Member

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    I ordered yesterday!

    Over at Tesla's forums someone mentioned that it was possible to "manually" confirm a Pending order rather than waiting for the automatic confirmation which currently takes a week from paying the deposit. But how to do that wasn't mentioned. Anybody know if it's currently possible, and if so, how?
     
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    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Just call and request it.
     
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    I ordered mine on 8/3 (70S). I called and they said you have to wait, you cant speed it up.
     
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    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    It used to just be a button on the "My Tesla" page after you ordered.
     
  5. brec

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    Ah, that explains it. The owner who posted also referred to an obsolete "two weeks" before automatic confirmation, so the experience wasn't recent.
     
  6. danni

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    I had two weeks, that I could skip using a button on My Tesla. I skipped after one day. Maybe it's different for different countries.
     
  7. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I think it changed. I had a week, there was no button to press. This was a couple months ago, though I heard if I called and asked they would skip the week. Lately I've heard they no longer do that.
     
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    I ordered my S70D last week, went home and right away confirmed it on the website, but I still had to wait 1 week for Tesla to confirm it.
     
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    With as many posts as there are here on TMC from people wanting to make *one more change* to their order AFTER it was comfirmed, it may be prudent to just use this week to mull over the order and see if there really are changes you want to make.
     
  10. brec

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    I can think of two motivations for Tesla for this delay:

    (1) To provide an opportunity for the customer to act on regret and cancel the order;

    (2) To provide an opportunity for the customer to change the ordered configuration. In this case I'd bet that a vast majority of such changes are to add options and to thus increase the cost of the car.

    I think (2) is more likely, but I have no evidence.

    In my case, there is a high probability that this "feature" will serve only to delay confirmation by a week. I'm currently two days into the week.
     
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    I tried to request that my order be confirmed ahead of the one week automatic confirmation, but was denied. The extra time until confirmation isn't too bad though - I kept trying to decide between the grey and black seats!
     
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    Try calling a store or service center and request the sales rep confirm the configuration. Worked for me.
     
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    When was this? One store manager told me that was no longer possible. However in retrospect I'm not sure whether he was saying the customer used to have a "Confirm" button but no longer does, or that he no longer could do it.
     
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    It was (2) in my case... i made some changes and added some options during the one week period. I wonder how many people do the same?
     
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    One option - order 7 days earlier.

    I've read the forums for a while and have seen so many people talking about changes weeks after doing the initial order and I am thinking that Telsa got sick of the US ordering crowd constantly asking for late-period changes and are forcing the 7-day window. In Europe, they do not have this window and many people in July appear to be able to still do a confirmation early, either same day as order or a couple days later.
     
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    9 April. I didn't have a confirm button, but sales was able to do it for me.
     

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