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The positive side of not getting an invite

geometro

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Jun 24, 2015
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I am a day one reservation holder, in store (@Fremont no less) and after yesterday’s flood of invites, I am still dry. If I had received an invite I would have ordered right away.

However since I’m at the bottom of this bucket, I’m starting to think that maybe AWD and white interior *may* be available when my turn arrives. “I’m so far behind that I might be ahead” is the only thing I can think of at this point.

~ Eternal Optimist
 

sroh

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Sep 10, 2017
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San Jose, CA
I'm with you geo! I think we may be getting hosed because there are too many of us in the bay area who want these cars and they have a delivery center availability bottleneck.
 
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sreams

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Nov 7, 2017
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I am a day one reservation holder, in store (@Fremont no less) and after yesterday’s flood of invites, I am still dry. If I had received an invite I would have ordered right away.

However since I’m at the bottom of this bucket, I’m starting to think that maybe AWD and white interior *may* be available when my turn arrives. “I’m so far behind that I might be ahead” is the only thing I can think of at this point.

~ Eternal Optimist

I have a feeling they will open up new options to people in the same order they did the initial invites. For example... AWD to employees, then owners, etc. So you may be waiting even longer, unfortunately.
 
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DanL3

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Feb 1, 2018
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I have a feeling they will open up new options to people in the same order they did the initial invites. For example... AWD to employees, then owners, etc. So you may be waiting even longer, unfortunately.
That may be, but it will be quick once they make it public. I would expect maybe a week from the first word on an option to everyone able to configure it. On the other hand it could be a long long time between configure of a new option and delivery. Imagine 30,000 AWD configures with a production volume of 1000 parts per month because of the supply limitations of parts needed for the AWD cars.
 

turtlesz

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Aug 7, 2017
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My invite just came this past week but I am wishing for white interior to show up soon. Wish someone had a timeline for it so I know whether to wait or not. If no new news soon I will order next weekend.
 

Pkmmte

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Sep 19, 2017
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Los Angeles, California
My invite just came this past week but I am wishing for white interior to show up soon. Wish someone had a timeline for it so I know whether to wait or not. If no new news soon I will order next weekend.
Rumor was going around that it would be available in the second week of April but would cost an extra $3,500.
 

turtlesz

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Aug 7, 2017
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Rumor was going around that it would be available in the second week of April but would cost an extra $3,500.

I heard about that too but I believe it's clearly a rumor with no true backing. The PUP is already charging for premium vegan seating so don't think charging $3500 more for color is reasonable. Without PUP maybe in the future they will charge $3300 for premium seating as a standalone option like the S and X and get to choose interior color without additional cost. Will have to wait and see, but the rumor of $3500 in addition to PUP cost will leave a sour taste about Tesla's price gouging to me if true.
 
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geometro

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Jun 24, 2015
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Austin
My invite just came this past week but I am wishing for white interior to show up soon. Wish someone had a timeline for it so I know whether to wait or not. If no new news soon I will order next weekend.

Like most good things in life, it will show up *after* you order. :)
 

SMAlset

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Mar 4, 2017
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Maybe the 3,500 is accurate but you'll have a choice of that or black at the same or similar price and maybe a multi-pattern fabric at a lower cost to choose from. That would be nice and not as large of an interior option choice as on the MS/X lines but still enough for most people. I'm hopeful once production takes off in April, that they'll present all the options for the AWD version.
 

geometro

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Jun 24, 2015
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Austin
Bumping this back to the top... anyone else a Day 1, line waiter with still no invite? Still March-May, but I’m feeling rather lonely.
 

c041v

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Jan 7, 2013
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I drove 3 hours each way to the closest store and waited in line for a few more to make a reservation on the 31st.

I've never been so disappointed in a company I've defended time and again over the the last 6 years, all because I'm in the wrong part of the country.
 
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geometro

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Jun 24, 2015
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Austin
I drove 3 hours each way to the closest store and waited in line for a few more to make a reservation on the 31st.

I've never been so disappointed in a company I've defended time and again over the the last 6 years, all because I'm in the wrong part of the country.

Not sure there is a “right” part... I’m 30mins from the factory and 10mins from the Palo Alto HQ and nothing.
 

geometro

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Jun 24, 2015
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Austin
Did you contact Tesla? I thought most people willing to purchase the first production got an invite

Is there a special number to call? I just called the sales number and the guy didn’t even know that a batch went out today.
He did say that he could see that I was a day 1 reservationist though.
 

sroh

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Sep 10, 2017
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San Jose, CA
I'm still with you geo. 3/31 1pm reservation in the Santana Row store in San Jose. No invite yet. I've been excusing Tesla all along, but it's starting to get a bit ridiculous and discouraging.
 

Howdus

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Mar 6, 2018
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Palo Alto
I drove 3 hours each way to the closest store and waited in line for a few more to make a reservation on the 31st.

I've never been so disappointed in a company I've defended time and again over the the last 6 years, all because I'm in the wrong part of the country.

Uh, I think you mean the wrong COUNTRY eh!
 
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