TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

The Early Adopter High...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SCW-Greg, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Location:
    Beaverton, OR
    I can't even imagine receiving my Model S this week as Jason (Sig serial #00000001: jason (Jason) on Twitter) is getting his tomorrow at 10am.

    But what kind of emotions would you have if I were receiving yours this week, vs. (as in my case) getting one 9 months from now, when 10,000 are by then already on the road? I think this is one of the reasons why early adopters exist.

    I just can't imagine having it untethered, unrestricted, and just sitting there waiting for me to get in (24/7).
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    15,848
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    So... this means the real non-insider first delivery is August 10, 2012.
     
  3. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,266
    To be honest, it's been long enough I think it'd just be relief it's done. I'm sure I'll be excited when it happens, but usually my interest is front loaded in the discovering and planning. I'm not an impulse person so by the time big events happen, I've pretty well analyzed it to death and the act of completion is a bit anti-climatic. My general enthusiasm has been dampened quite a bit, though part of that is the level of vitriol in parts of the forums has gotten so high the "checking in with Tesla stuff" has become associated with a feeling of foreboding.
     
  4. johnnyS

    johnnyS Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Messages:
    406
    We will know how many are on the road when we get ours, but for our friends and neighbors our model S probably will be the first one they see. According to the map of reservation holders, the next reservation holder is a couple of miles from us. I realize the map only has a small percentage of the reservations, but the model S will be very unique for at least another year.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    I hear you. although I think in the case of the Tesla, writing that big cheque is going to get your heart pounding pretty fast:smile:


    The Tesla forums are very tame compared to many. Try a programming forum for real vitriol.
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    6,097
    Location:
    Redwood Shores, CA
    Echo all that! That pretty much sums up how I'd feel come Thanksgiving with the Model S in my garage!

    I feel the same way about travel planning too (for complex itineraries for travel abroad); the thrill is in the planning and the waiting rather than the trip itself ;)
     
  7. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,266
    Getting mine will be very cool of course, but seeing other Model S on the road, evidence of Tesla growing, is something that will make me smile. I'm sort of excited about that aspect of things.
     
  8. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Location:
    Beaverton, OR
    I get that 100%!

    I've been following this Model S (loosely) for 3 years now, interested, capturing the occasional news releases, but got serious about it about 6 months ago as it was nearing reality. Finally taking the plunge at the PDX open. I suppose part of my "foreboding"concerns are tapered by the belief that in 9 months a lot will be worked out. That's my hedge.

    STILL, can't imagine having them show up at my door tomorrow. It would be an epic moment - for a non-founder.
     
  9. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Lithia, FL
    Once I get a confirmed delivery date, I think I'll lock myself in the house . I won't even check the mail for fear of getting run over by the mail lady before I get to take delivery of my Model S. Keep in mind I used to have P73 before upgrading. Laid my 5 grand down the day after the unveiling. That was 3 and a half years ago. :scared:
     
  10. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    4,424
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Who is the first here, active on this forum?
     
  11. STxTesla

    STxTesla Sig #1278

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    So...I upgraded to a Signature series and became an "Early Adopter" and was wondering if there will be any significant added collectable value of these cars.
    Although they are signature series...there is not much difference between them and a fully loaded Model S (non-Signature).
     
  12. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    15,487
    Gratz. What's your sequence # now?
     
  13. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,455
    Location:
    Germany
    The signatures come early and at a premium. That caused much disappointment when Tesla revealed pricing late in 2011.

    In the mean time, I came to the conclusion that the signature premium is a test if you can take the pain of being an early adopter and take delivery of a car still nearing its completion. :smile:
     
  14. STxTesla

    STxTesla Sig #1278

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Sig #1278
     
  15. chmod a+wrx

    chmod a+wrx Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    152
    I agree!

    I used to participate in a lot of Unix-oriented BBSes, newsgroups and then forums...way too much anger out there!!!!
     

Share This Page