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So much for 3-5 months

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Johnny Mac, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Member

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    Pulled the trigger 2 days ago with all the changes because the 3-6 week change to 3-5 months really through me for a loop and the potential loss of the tax credit made me click the order button. Well I get the call today for delivery on the 7th next week!!! Good maneuver Elon. You got me.
     
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  2. S4WRXTTCS

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    What configuration?

    LR-RWD?
     
  3. Johnny Mac

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    Yes that’s what I went with. I really would have liked the all wheel drive for a little bit better performance but I just could not justify the extra $4000 I was already spending at my limit
     
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  4. Terthen

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    Yep. I got suckered too. I was waiting as long as possible to see if I could get SR. My plan was SR, PUP, and maybe autopilot. When i saw the 3-5 month increase in wait I placed order immediately (LR, RWD, PUP) to capture the full tax credit.... and I’m supposed to get the car next week!

    You got me Tesla... well done.
     
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  5. SoCalGuy

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    They're just clearing RWD inventory.
     
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    Mind sharing VIN?
     
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    MXWing Active Member

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    @Trevor B

    This thread may be of interest to you.
     
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    All the cars that were produced and hidden out of sight are now surfacing.
     
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  9. Johnny Mac

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    In all of my bewilderment when I got a call to set up the delivery, I forgot to ask what the actual Vin number was, so I cannot answer your question just yet.
     
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    Is everyone that placed reservation are now able to place order for Model 3?
     
  11. boaterva

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    Right, next week is July, where do you think all those cars on the lot are going?

    Here we go!
     
  12. daver6640

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    I sure hope so. I think someone had posted a rail yard somewhere in Richmond.
     
  13. diplomat33

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    I configured the LR-RWD 2 days ago and already my account is giving me the option of applying for financing. The page says that only happens when you are close to delivery but the credit application is only valid for 30 days. Does that mean that if I get approved, I could take delivery of my car in 30 days? That seems very fast when the configurator said 3-5 months.
     
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    It looks like the rules are changing compared to what occurred a back a few months ago. In the past, it was reported that the ability to fill out credit application from Tesla was only available once you had a VIN. Now, it appears that has changed. Worse case scenario you don't get the car in 30 days and have to re-apply. It sounds like you will get the car sooner but time will tell.
     
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    Thanks. I think I might call Tesla just to verify what is happening.
     
  16. Trevor B

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    Thanks! Yes, I'm hoping the other thread is an anomaly of sorts (folks getting their car two months after reserving it!)

    @Johnny Mac When did you reserve the car?
     
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  17. daver6640

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    If you call them the best advice is to call when they first open at 7 am Pacific Time...I think not sure about time. I have called a few times and they have answered quickly compared to calling in the afternoon they usually have a recording set-up that they are not taking any calls due to high volumes or something like that.
     
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  18. diplomat33

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    Thanks for the tip
     
  19. daver6640

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    What is your config details?

    My Details:
    3/31/16 Reservation
    2/22 invite
    4/30 config
    5/20 July delay Email
    No contact / No VIN
    Non-Owner
    Red/Sport/EAP
    Selected Fremont for Delivery
    All boxes have been checked

    Is it time for all April Configs to get some love?
     
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  20. sooner

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    I mean, I do not find this surprise a negative.

    I do not have a date scheduled yet, but I expect that Monday. I have a VIN. 38403.

    Tesla can continue to 'get me' with surprises like this.
     
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